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air pollutionWearable biosensors can flag illness, Lyme disease, risk for diabetes; low airplane oxygen

A new wave of wearable sensors allows frequent and continuous measurements of body functions (physiology), including heart rate, skin temperature, blood oxygen levels, and physical activity. We investigated the ability of wearable sensors to follow physiological changes that occur over …

malariaFive weeks of nanoparticle treatment reduced artery damage by up to 80% in mice

Very promising core-shell nanoparticle platform employs a hydrophobic interior comprising PLGA, a block copolymer of lactic and glycolic acids—both natural metabolic products—and diagnostic and therapeutic cargo molecules. Some PLGA molecules are linked to a fluorescent dye to track the disposition …

computer memoryDOE wants to make US buildings twice as energy efficient by 2030

The Building Technology Office of the US Department of Energy wants to reduce building energy use by 50% in 2030, compared to the “business-as-usual” energy consumption projected by the 2010 Annual Energy Outlook There is a focus on more efficient …

DNAExtreme Ultraviolet Lithography hopes for hitting 10 nanometer node in 2016 and hopes to lower cost by six times for the 5 nanometer node

The latest extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems are making about 28 wafers per hour or 100 wafers per day with a 40 W light source in pilot tests. The progress is significant but falls far short of a production target …

cancerA 96-Antenna System for Next Generation of Wireless

A Rice University wireless antenna rig, known as Argos, represents the largest such array yet built and will serve as a test bed for a concept known as “Massive MIMO.” MIMO, or “multiple-input, multiple-output,” is a wireless networking technique aimed …

futureJapan claims 280 uninhabited islands but does not say exactly where

The South China Morning Post reports that Japan three days ago said it will accelerate the nationalisation of 280 uninhabited islands in a bid to strengthen control of the country’s maritime territory. Ichita Yamamoto, minister for oceanic policies and territorial …

futureFormer Canadian Defence Minister Claims there are 80 different alien species living amongst us in an interview on Russia Today

There has not been enough comedic material coming from the Crack Smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford in the last few days. So former Canadian politician Paul Hellyer is picking up the slack. It is also still being broadcast from …

energyAlternative to Keystone pipeline clears Canadian Federal Review panel with a lot of conditions

A federal review panel says the proposed $7.9-bilion Northern Gateway pipeline project should go ahead if more than 200 conditions are met. A National Energy Board review panel released its report into the proposed project Thursday afternoon, after months of …