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appleGraphene-Based Neural Probes Probe Brain Activity in High Resolution

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Measuring brain activity with precision is essential to developing further understanding of diseases such as epilepsy and disorders that affect brain function and motor control. Neural probes with high spatial resolution are needed for both recording and stimulating specific functional …

appleLike Tony Stark Making Technology from Scraps

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Take some metal scraps from the junkyard; put them in a glass jar with a common household chemical; and, voilà, you have a high-performance battery. “Imagine that the tons of metal waste discarded every year could be used to provide …

futureGene Editing could destroy latent viruses in the human body like herpes

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Almost all of us carry one form or another of herpes virus, and the consequences can be far worse than the occasional cold sore. Herpes viruses also cause shingles and can be implicated in blindness, birth defects and even cancer …

africaThree exoplanets about the size of Venus and the Earth are the best known targets for life outside the solar system

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Star-like objects with effective temperatures of less than 2,700 kelvin are referred to as ‘ultracool dwarfs’. This heterogeneous group includes stars of extremely low mass as well as brown dwarfs (substellar objects not massive enough to sustain hydrogen fusion), and represents …

appleStratospheric Sulfate Geoengineering would be effective and affordable to mitigate climate change

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Stratospheric sulfate aerosol geoengineering may mitigate effects of climate change. Sulfate could be mixed into jet fuel so that contrails would spread the sulfate into the stratosphere. We would mimick a volcano. If we put 5 billion tons of sulfates …

electronicsIBM has Carbon Nanotube Electronics Breakthrough

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IBM Research announced a major engineering breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors to power future computing technologies. IBM scientists demonstrated a new way to shrink transistor contacts without reducing performance of carbon nanotube devices, opening a pathway …

energy40 foot tall 3d Printer for printing houses

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An Italian company (Wasp project) has gone even bigger with a record-breaking 12 meter (40 ft) tall printer called the Big Delta. By 2030, international estimates foresee a rapid growth of adequate housing requirements for over 4 billion people living …

commercializationUS Military buying 55,000 Oshkosh L-ATV’s for protection of light tank and MRAP but half MRAP weight and more mobility

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Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $6.7 billion contract, Aug. 25, for production of the joint light tactical vehicle, or JLTV. Col. John Cavedo, the former JLTV program manager, said the average unit procurement cost will be below the original $399,000 …

androidJustifying and discussing optimism and pessmism about China

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As often arises whenever Nextbigfuture has an article about China, there are various points brought out: 1. Too many articles about China 2. Too much optimism about China’s prospects – some were too optimistic about Japan 3. The expectation that …

economic impactGoogle will be the GE of the internet of things era

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The Economist makes the case that Google is positioning itself to be an inventor and re-inventor of hardware. Google will also be the GE of the internet age. The common factor shared by GE’s early products was electricity, something businesses …