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appleiPhone X is easy to break and expensive to fix

CNET performed drop tests on the iPhone X and it broke on the first drop. The iPhone X is glass on the front and the back. The $1000 iPhone X can cost about $500 to fix the rear glass and …

appleApple iPhone 8 and Apple TV 4K

Apple has officially announced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and they have faster processors, a True Tone display, and upgraded cameras. The wireless charging is basically the same as all other smartphones. Place the phone on a charging pad. …

appleVision of a Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope and hypertelescopes

Physics Today has a speculative article that proposes that laser light be used to shape and polish an asteroid to high optical standards. This could create an Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope (ABAT). The Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope (ABAT) focuses light …

appleLike Tony Stark Making Technology from Scraps

Take some metal scraps from the junkyard; put them in a glass jar with a common household chemical; and, voilà, you have a high-performance battery. “Imagine that the tons of metal waste discarded every year could be used to provide …

appleConducting ink can boost solar thermal by 70% for a few dollars

Researchers at the Technological Institute of the Lagoon (ITL), Mexico, have created a nanoparticle-rich, conducting ink that they have used to coat pipes of solar water heaters to increase their efficiency by up to 70 percent. The new coating was …

appleReal technology to mimick the Star Wars Force or Fictional Telekenesis

Combining gesture interface, augmented reality and virtual reality interfaces, drones, power beaming, beam forming, robotics, magnetic levitation and sonic levitation would enable people to mimick the Star Wars Force or Fictional Telekenesis. Drones with speakers would be able to get …

appleNew Appoach targets Cancer Stem Cells and uses tens of thousands of animal models

Stemcentrx, has raised $500 million and is valued at $3 billion, people familiar with its finances say, a nearly unprecedented value for a company with no revenue, facing the usual R and D obstacles, and that almost no one has …

appleChina will bigger than ITER test Tokamak for testing magnetic fusion by 2030

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), a $20 billion machine being built in France. Constructing ITER has already cost three times as much as budgeted, and completion has slipped from 2016 to 2019, with the first plasma experiments the following …

appleIQ Prediction from Structural MRI using Machine Learning

Stephen Hsu at Information Processing reports on a paper where the authors use machine learning techniques to build sparse predictors based on grey/white matter volumes of specific regions. Correlations obtained are ~ 0.7 A separate UCLA paper show that brain …

appleLaser Weapons will be mounted on various US navy ship guns

The Laser Weapon System or LaWS is a directed-energy weapon developed by the United States Navy. The weapon was installed on the USS Ponce for field testing in 2014. In December 2014 the United States Navy reported the LaWS system …