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gadgetsWearable Cancer Detection Tests 1-2% of Blood Over 2 Hours

Tests of a wearable cancer detection system are very positive. The system continuously collects CTCs directly from a peripheral vein. The system returns the remaining blood products after CTC enrichment, permitting testing of larger blood volumes than classic phlebotomy specimens …

californiaFasTrak Incorrectly Charges Millions of Drivers and Does Not Care

The picture above is California Highway sign is from the quarterly Metro Transportation Commission report. I have personally never seen the digital sign mention the Flex Fastrak transponder. You will see below the large highway sign a tiny 2 foot …

physicsRussian and UK physicists develop superconducting quantum state detectors

Russian and UK physicists have developed a superconducting quantum state detectors. The researchers, who come from MIPT, the Institute of Microelectronics and High Purity Materials of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Royal Holloway, University of London The detector consists …

electronicsBattery-free wireless RFID sensor from graphene oxide for Internet of Things Applications

Researchers have a design that layers graphene oxide, to create flexible heterostructure humidity sensors for remote sensing. * layer by layer printing allows for scalable and mass production at a very low cost. * the first printable technology where several …

gadgetSee through walls with android smartphone attachment

There is an $85 android smartphone add-on device that lets you clearly image through up to 4 inches of concrete wall. Walabot is a 3D RF imaging sensor. The 3D imaging is created using radio frequency technology, the same technique …

cancerPen-like Device Accurately Identifies Cancer in 150 times faster

A team of scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a powerful tool that rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing …

chemistryA Reliable Marijuana Breathalyzer is Near

Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal no matter which state you’re in. To enforce the law, authorities need a simple, rigorous roadside test for marijuana intoxication. Although several companies are working to develop marijuana breathalyzers, testing a person’s …

nanoscalePeter Thiel on Trump, Seasteading and making futures more like the Jetsons or Star Trek

Peter Thiel has given strong support to Donald Trump. One could have predicted Mr. Thiel’s affinity for Mr. Trump by reading his 2014 book, “Zero to One,” in which he offers three prongs of his philosophy: 1) It is better …

gadgetNantero raises another $21 million to commercialize nanotube memory

Nantero Inc., the nanotechnology company developing next-generation memory using carbon nanotubes, today announced the closing of an over $21 million financing round. The lead investor in the round was Globespan Capital Partners and also included participation from both new and …

futureElon Musk claims solar roof looks better than a normal roof, lasts twice as long, costs less and generates electricity

Elon Musk says the Tesla solar roof will actually cost less to manufacture and install than a traditional roof—even before savings from the power bill. “Electricity,” Musk said, “is just a bonus.” If Musk’s claims prove true, this could be …