Cellular Imaging from Phonon Imaging on a Fiber Probe

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed an ultrasonic imaging system, which can be deployed on the tip of a hair-thin optical fibre, and will be insertable into the human body to visualise cell abnormalities in 3D. The new technology produces microscopic and nanoscopic resolution images that will one day help clinicians to examine …

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Ultrasonic Sound tornadoes levitate objects in a soundless void

Researchers at the University of Bristol have been able to levitate objects using ultrasonic waves larger than the wavelengths of sound used by the device. This could enable touchless control of drug capsules or micro-surgical implements inside the human body using sound. Above – A styrofoam particle of 1.6cm (1.88 wavelengths of sound) trapped in …

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Cheap gigapixel holographic microscope using an off the shelf scanner

Japanese researchers demonstrated a gigapixel inline digital holographic microscopy using a consumer scanner. The consumer scanner can maximally scan an A4 size (European pagesize) image (297mm × 210mm) with 4800 dpi (≈ 5.29µm), theoretically achieving a resolution of 56,144 × 39,698 ≈ 2.22 gigapixels. The system using a consumer scanner has a simple structure, compared …

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Lower Insurance prices based on achieving or maintaining cholesterol levels, BMI, blood pressure and other targets

One of my 156 predictions made in 2006 was that Insurance would have pricing based on maintaining biomarkers in optimal ranges in the 2008 and 2012. An article in 2012, many [worker wellness programs] offer discounted premiums to workers who meet standards related to blood pressure, cholesterol and weight, with the value of those discounts …

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3D cork-like structures created from graphene

Monash University researchers have established, for the first time, an effective way of forming graphene, which normally exists in very thin layers, into useful three-dimensional (3D) forms by mirroring the structure of cork. Graphene is formed when graphite is broken down into layers one atom thick. In this form, it is very strong, chemically stable …

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World Nuclear Outlook to 2030

The World Nuclear Supply Chain: Outlook 2030 has been produced by the World Nuclear Association Revised scenarios for nuclear generating capacity in individual countries and areas have been incorporated into the report, feeding into three scenarios for world nuclear capacity up to 2030. The scenarios are based on differing underlying economic and political trends but …

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Physicists and biologists plan to build a dark matter detector out of DNA that is 1000 times more sensative

Arxiv – New Dark Matter Detectors using DNA for Nanometer Tracking (13 pages) Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) may constitute most of the matter in the Universe. While there are intriguing results from DAMA/LIBRA, CoGeNT and CRESST-II, there is not yet a compelling detection of dark matter. The ability to detect the directionality of recoil …

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A breakthrough in the understanding of high-temperature superconductivity

Eurekalert – Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) are unveiling a novel theoryfor high-temperature superconductivity. The team hopes the new finding gives insight into the process, and brings the scientific community closer to achieving superconductivity at higher temperatures than currently possible. This is a breakthrough that could transform our world. Superconductors are composed of …

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Report #2 – Energy Catalyzer: Scientific Communication and Ethics Issues

Entire By Steven B. Krivit, Senior Editor, New Energy Times article [This article is Copyleft 2011 New Energy Times. Permission is granted to reproduce this article in English only so long as the article, this notice and the publication information are included in their entirety and no changes are made to this article.] [This is …

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2010 World Nuclear Generation was 2630 TWH – I officially won my three uranium and nuclear 2010 bets

Global production of uranium increased 6% in 2010, compared with the previous year, according to the World Nuclear Association (WNA). Kazakhstan maintained its position as the leading uranium producing country. Figures compiled by WNA show that worldwide uranium production grew from 50,772 tonnes in 2009 to 53,663 tonnes in 2010, the highest level since the …

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