Wearable 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 over a prolonged period of time. The system is validated in canine models showing capability to screen 1–2% of the entire blood over 2 hours. This is about seven times more than a regular blood draw.

FasTrak 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 tall by one-foot wide sign. The bottom half of that sign mentions that Flex Fastrack …

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Russian 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 of two superconducting aluminum loops coupled by Josephson junctions. A phase difference between the wave …

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Battery-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 2D materials combine to create a functional device immediately suitable for industrial applications. * No …

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Pen-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 technology. The MasSpec Pen is an innovative handheld instrument that gives surgeons precise diagnostic information …

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A 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 breath for marijuana-derived compounds is far more complicated than testing for alcohol. But scientists at …

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Peter 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 to risk boldness than triviality. 2) A bad plan is better than no plan. 3) …

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Nantero 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 existing strategic and financial investors. Nantero currently has more than a dozen partners and customers …

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Elon 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 a real turning point in the evolution of solar power. The rooftop shingles he unveiled …

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Geocosmo can forecast earthquakes weeks in advance – winner of Singularity University Grand challenge with Disaster Resilience #gsummit

Two, three weeks before an earthquake strikes, there are subatomic particles that are released. We can now forecast earthquakes to the hour two or three weeks before it strikes. Rocks contain dormant electronic charge carriers which can be activated by stress. When Earth applies high levels of stress, the rocks can undergo catastrophic rupture leading …

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