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earthquakeGeocosmo set up earthquake warning facility in Turkey

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In 2017, a facility in Turkey was established through a collaboration between Turkey’s Natural Movements Research Foundation (DOHAD) and the GeoCosmo Research Center Foundation, a California-based group associated with NASA. “We will measure plenty of data and assess it. The …

gadgets$100 ultrasound machines the size of bandaids will be wearable and might be options for future smartwatches

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Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can …

airplanesIn a few years Scanners so electronics can stay in luggage

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Airport security is both slow and ineffective. The random testing of airport security finds that the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) fails to detect weapons 80-95% of the time. The 95% failure rate was from 2001 to 2015. Recent tests have …

energyGraphene foam for wearables and with scalable 3D production

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A Glasgow University team has developed medical sensors powered by a porous foam of graphene and silver, an advance with potential applications in the wearable device market. They used a commercially available graphene foam to make a layered structure with …

darpaDARPA challenges : describe limits of quantum computing and apply QC to improve machine learning

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DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is seeking information on new capabilities that could be enabled by current and next-generation quantum computers for understanding complex physical systems, improving artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and enhancing distributed sensing. The field …

3d printingOrganic ionic ink can make 3D printed sensors for soft robots

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Integrating sensors within soft robots has been difficult in part because most sensors, such as those used in traditional electronics, are rigid. Harvard researchers developed an organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink that can be 3D printed within the soft elastomer …

lasersPhotonic precision measurement chip shows mass production of quantum sensors is possible

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Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a chip on which laser light interacts with a tiny cloud of atoms to serve as a miniature toolkit for measuring important quantities such as length with quantum …

cameraWorldview Stratollites are commercial high altitude balloons like Google Loon – Worldview had an explosion December 2017

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World View Stratollites offer all the advantages of high-altitude balloons – low-cost, rapid deployability, and low-impact flight – with an innovative new development: the ability to fly a variety of trajectories – from circumnavigating the Earth to persistence over a …

businessPregnant Women can pee on an Ikea ad for half price on cribs

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The magazine Ikea ad, running in Sweden, encourages the reader to pee on it. If she does so, and is pregnant, the ad reveals previously invisible text offering a discounted price on a crib—using similar technology that pregnancy tests use …

carsResolution of self driving car sensors improved 1,000-fold to detect objects through fog

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The MIT Camera Culture group present a new approach to time-of-flight imaging that increases its depth resolution 1,000-fold. That’s the type of resolution that could make self-driving cars practical. The new approach could also enable accurate distance measurements through fog, …