Nanofountain Pen Can Place Nanodiamonds with 1000 Times Higher Resolution and inject Single Cells with Functionalized Nanodiamonds

Nanofountain pen can use functionalized nanodiamonds for many applications. The placement of nanodiamonds is one thousand times more precise than previous methods. Nanodiamonds are rapidly emerging as promising carriers for next-generation therapeutics and drug delivery. However, developing future nanoscale devices and arrays that harness these nanoparticles will require unrealized spatial control. Furthermore, single-cell in vitro …

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International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2009

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2009) in Kobe, Japan, is presenting many interesting robots. [H/T Sander Olson] A rapid pole climbing robot from the University of Pennsylvania. Robot-Assisted Rapid Prototyping for Ice Structures Video of ice sculpting robot at this link McGill University researchers are currently developing experimental robotic systems for building …

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Australias Entecho has UAVs and Hoverpod

The Hoverpod is Entecho’s personal flight Compact Air Vehicle (CAV) and employs their patented radial drum fan lifting system. With its small footprint and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) ability, it is easily transported, can be launched from anywhere and fly over any surface; be it snow, water, sand or wetland. The Hoverpod is the …

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Safer Pluripotent Stem Cells using Recombinant Protein Bath to Convert Cells

In Vitro and In Vivo Pluripotency of piPSCs(A) piPSCs can effectively differentiate invitro into cells in the three germ layers, including neural progenitor cells (Pax6+), characteristic neurons (TUJ1+), mature cardiomyocytes (CT3+), definitive endoderm cells (Sox17+), pancreatic cells (Pdx1+), and hepatic cells (ALB+). Images were merged with DAPI (blue) staining.(B) RT-PCR analysis of invitro differentiation of …

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Galaxies like Toilet Flushes Spin Left or Right

Polar plot of net asymmetries A in 30° sectors in right ascension and slices in z. Segments with positive A are indicated in red and negative A in blue. [blue are left hand spinning and red are right hand spinning] The A for segments with The handedness preference was previously seen in an analysis of …

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Lasers, Holograms and Laser Communication Roundup

1. Photonic chip breaking the terabit-per-second barrier. Researchers from Australia, Denmark, and China have combined efforts to show the feasibility of terabit-per-second Ethernet over fiber-optic cables. The solution involves a photonic chip that uses laser light for switching signals, and a form of the exotic material type, chalcogenide. One of the key breakthroughs researchers made …

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A Highlight Point from the Longer Nuclear War Article

200 million megaton of explosions will not kill the biosphere. The current nuclear arsenal will not kill all humans and the pattern of nuclear explosions for a nuclear war between the largest nuclear powers will not destroy civilization, let alone kill all people or even half of all people. The greatest risks from a total …

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Toward a Urine Test for Corony Artery Disease

A new urine test that is about 80-92% accurate could allow for early detection of coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is responsible for most of the 1.5 million heart attacks that occur in the United States each year. A cheap and simple test for biomarkers would allow for early detection and monitoring of …

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NASA Developing Fission Surface Power Technology 12-40KW

NASA looks to be developing larger (12-40KW) radioisotope thermoelectric generators for the moon’s surface. Hopefully NASA finishes this work as they have a history of starting big RTG projects and not completing them. Also, it probably would be better to use the Hyperion uranium hydride reactor instead, which has been covered extensively on this site …

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