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This British startup is building a super solar material
Ucilia Wang, gigaom.com
Two years ago, British researcher and entre­pre­neur Henry Snaith, and his team at Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty, were exper­i­ment­ing with a new class of com­pounds and dis­cov­ered some­thing rather unusu­al. Using these new com­pounds called…

This British startup is building a super solar material
Ucilia Wang, gigaom.com

Two years ago, British researcher and entre­pre­neur Henry Snaith, and his team at Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty, were exper­i­ment­ing with a new class of com­pounds and dis­cov­ered some­thing rather unusu­al. Using these new com­pounds called…

(Source: smarterplanet)

— 15 hours ago with 21 notes
New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

wildcat2030:

See on Scoop.it - Knowmads, Infocology of the future

Researchers at Aalborg University, MIT and Caltech have developed a new mathematically-based technique that can boost internet data speeds by up to 10 times, by making the nodes of a network much smarter and more adaptable. The advance also vastly improves the security of data transmissions, and could find its way into 5G mobile networks, satellite communications and the Internet of Things.


See on gizmag.com
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Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions
Leo King, forbes.com
Google is devel­op­ing a smart con­tact lens, with phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal giant Novar­tis, to help patients man­age dia­betes – in one of a num­ber of moves focused square­ly on bil­lions of dol­lars of poten­tial rev­enue avail­able across the total…

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions
Leo King, forbes.com

Google is devel­op­ing a smart con­tact lens, with phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal giant Novar­tis, to help patients man­age dia­betes – in one of a num­ber of moves focused square­ly on bil­lions of dol­lars of poten­tial rev­enue avail­able across the total…

(Source: smarterplanet)

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spaceplasma:

Fundamental Studies in Droplet Combustion and FLame EXtinguishment in Microgravity (FLEX-2)

The Flame Extinguishment - 2 (FLEX-2) experiment is the second experiment to fly on the ISS which uses small droplets of fuel to study the special spherical characteristics of burning fuel droplets in space. The FLEX-2 experiment studies how quickly fuel burns, the conditions required for soot to form, and how mixtures of fuels evaporate before burning. Understanding how fuels burn in microgravity could improve the efficiency of fuel mixtures used for interplanetary missions by reducing cost and weight. It could also lead to improved safety measures for manned spacecraft.

  • More information: here

Credit: Reid Wiseman/NASA

(Source: youtube.com)

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curiosamathematica:

The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.
It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.

curiosamathematica:

The Google trend for the search query “quadratic formula”.

It repeats in the same pattern every year. Down in summer, up in September, down again in December and up again in spring time before going down again in the summer. And so it goes on forever.

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These mutant worms can't get drunk | Futurity →

wildcat2030:

Neuroscientists have used human molecules to create mutant worms that don’t get drunk on alcohol. “This is the first example of altering a human alcohol target to prevent intoxication in an animal,” says Jon Pierce-Shimomura, assistant professor at University of Texas at Austin. An alcohol target is any neuronal molecule that binds alcohol, of which there are many. One important aspect of this modified alcohol target, a neuronal channel called the BK channel, is that the mutation only affects its response to alcohol. The BK channel typically regulates many important functions, including activity of neurons, blood vessels, the respiratory tract, and bladder. The alcohol-insensitive mutation does not disrupt these functions at all. “We got pretty lucky and found a way to make the channel insensitive to alcohol without affecting its normal function,” says Pierce-Shimomura, who is corresponding author of the study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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