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energyPaper-Based Supercapacitor Will Get Boost in Energy Density

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Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers from the U.S. and Korea have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices. The device uses metallic nanoparticles to coat cellulose fibers in the paper, creating …

airplanes3D printing of high quality alloys will enable lighter and stronger metals for planes and more

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HRL Labs has made a breakthrough with a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys. These alloys are very desirable for aircraft and automobile parts and …

cryonicsAfrica will triple its urban population 500 million to 1.5 billion in 2050 will need China to help avoid mass slumification

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The proportion of Africans living in urban areas soared from 15 percent in 1960 to 40 percent in 2010. It’s projected to hit 60 percent in 2050. Against that backdrop, the big challenge for government policymakers is how to harness …

gadgetJoe Flanigan tried to buy the Stargate franchise

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I always liked the television Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis. I missed this information from 2014. Joe Flanigan (who played John Sheppard on the Stargate Atlantis show) had investors and they tried to lease rights to the Stargate Franchise. There …

antennasImplantable neural dust powered by ultrasound within a body

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First in vivo tests demonstrate ultrasound can be used to wirelessly power and communicate with millimeter-scale devices surgically placed in muscles and nerves Therapeutic modulation of the activity of the body’s peripheral nervous system (PNS) holds a world of potential …

materialsUltra-flat circuits will have unique properties

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The old rules don’t necessarily apply when building electronic components out of two-dimensional materials, according to scientists at Rice University. The Rice lab of theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson analyzed hybrids that put 2-D materials like graphene and boron nitride side …

3dGene therapy seems able to convert severe hemophilia into mild hemophilia

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Dutch firm UniQure presented results from an early study of AMT-060, a gene therapy it’s developing for patients with hemophilia B. To be clear, these are numbers from just the first handful of patients in UniQure’s study, treated with a …

darpaChina domestic aircraft carrier has conservative updating of the Soviet version they converted and the next ships will upgrade to nuclear propulsion and electromag launching of planes

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China will consider developing a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier after it gains enough experience in operating large vessels, Senior Captain Zhang Junshe with the People’s Liberation Army Naval Military Studies Research Institute said. China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, which refitted the Liaoning …

brainIntelligence ‘networks’ discovered in brain for the first time

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Scientists from Imperial College London have identified for the first time two clusters of genes linked to human intelligence. (H/T Futurepundit) Called M1 and M3, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function – which includes memory, attention, processing …

energyAmazon has free two hour delivery and paid one hour delivery in several markets

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Amazon expanded its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, to two more markets: the San Francisco Bay Area and San Antonio, Texas. The company had clearly been ramping up operations in California, in preparation to serve the Bay Area and beyond, …