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(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University researcher Prof. Noam Eliaz of the TAU School of Mechanical Engineering has developed an electrochemical process for coating metal implants which vastly improves their functionality, longevity and integration into the body.
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Blasting the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan with X-rays can produce adenine, a base component of DNA, a new laboratory study suggests. When meteoroid impacts deliver water to the moon's surface, the finding adds to evidence that Titan may be ripe for life. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17380-solar-xrays-may-create-dna-building-blocks-on-titan.html)
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A team led by Yale University researchers has created the first rudimentary two-qubit solid-state quantum processor, taking another step toward building a quantum computer. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news165418586.html)
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The latest multi-core processors and some smart software allow techniques used by physicists and engineers to simulate the real world in extreme detail, creating virtual worlds governed by real physics, rather than the simplified versions used today.One expert evens predicts that such techniques could be used to create Matrix-like virtual worlds indistinguishable from reality within just a few years. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/... More
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There is enough space in the world to produce the extra food needed to feed a growing population. And contrary to expectation, most of it can be grown in Africa, say two international reports published this week. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227143.100-africa-alone-could-feed-the-world.html)
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(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) In Nature Nanotechnology, Singapore scientists report that they have developed novel peptide nanoparticles that effectively seek out and destroy bacteria and fungal cells that could cause fatal infections.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on June 28 2009 by Thoughtbot
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(Yale University) A team led by Yale University researchers has created the first rudimentary solid-state quantum processor, and used the two-qubit superconducting chip to successfully run elementary algorithms, demonstrating quantum information processing with a solid-state device for the first time.
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On Saturday, amateur radio operators will bounce signals off the moon, using parabolic antenna radio telescopes around the world. Also see Echoes of Apollo (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/27/technology/27moon.html)
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(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Two processes can be used to control the size of nanoparticles, which could serve as tiny light sources.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on June 26 2009 by Thoughtbot
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(Brown University) Infected implants now have a foe. Brown University researchers have created a nanoparticle that can penetrate a bacterial-produced film on prosthetics and kill the bacteria. The finding, published in the International Journal of Nanomedicine, is the first time that iron-oxide nanoparticles have been shown to eliminate a bacterial infection on an implanted prosthetic device.
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Brooke Greenberg is 16 years old now (the picture shows her at age 11), but hasn't aged since she was an infant. Understanding her condition could provide an insight into the genetics of aging.Richard Walker of the University of South Florida College of Medicine thinks that Brooke is the first recorded case of what he describes as "developmental disorganization." His hypothesis is that the cause is disruption of an as-yet unidentified gene, or gen... More
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Five domestic robots that gain energy by eating flies and mice, digested by an internal microbial fuel cell, have been built by James Auger, at the Royal College of Art, London and collaborator. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17372-gallery-domestic-robots-with-a-taste-for-flesh.html)
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Genes that make muscle stem cells in the embryo are surprisingly not needed in adult muscle stem cells to regenerate muscles after injury, scientists working at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Embryology with colleagues have found. The finding challenges the current course of research into muscular dystrophy, muscle injury, and regenerative medicine, which uses stem cells for healing tissues, and favors using age-matched stem cells for th... More
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The physics of invisibility cloaks could allow for designing a cloak that could render objects "invisible" to destructive storm waves or tsunamis, say physicists in France and the UK.When waves travel through the cloak they are compressed into tiny fluctuations in pressure and density that travel along the fastest path available. By tuning the cloak's properties, that path can be made to be an arc that directs surface waves away from an area insid... More
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Cancer poses a serious threat to wild animals, say twp pathologists working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, the second leading cause of death, as in humans.Understanding the cancers in animals will help understand them better in humans. The pathologists list 22 species that suffer from viral cancers. While some of the viruses have only been found in wildlife, others are closely related to human viruses, including papilloma virus, herpes sim... More
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Lightweight, high-energy batteries that can use the surrounding air as a cathode are being developed by PolyPlus. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/22926/)
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If we really want to end scarcity, we will have to build institutions that promote knowledge-sharing, while at the same time ensuring that there are incentives for creative and technical minds to contribute.Wikipedia and Google's book-scanning projects are examples of such institutions. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227141.000-finding-a-fair-price-for-free-knowledge.html)
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Antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" originating in hospitals are now increasingly being found in cats and dogs, and in victims of bites.Ironically, most animals probably acquired their infections originally from their owners. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17359-warning-over-superbug-risk-from-pets.html)
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"We need to learn how to protect privacy by intention, not by accident," says security expert Simson Garfinkel. "Although technology can help, my belief is that such protections need to start with clearly articulated polices... We need some kind of Privacy Protection Agency to give our rights a fighting chance. Our piecemeal approach is no longer acceptable." (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22831/)
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H+ magazine writer Lisa Rein will be sitting in on the first week of Singularity University, starting Monday, and blogging daily. (Source: http://hplusmagazine.com/editors-blog/daily-coverage-singularity-university-all-next-week)
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(DOE/Savannah River National Laboratory) A project under way at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory will study how special coatings that mimic structures found in nature can increase the usefulness of solar energy as a vital part of the nation's future energy strategy.
Eurekalert.org news made popular on June 25 2009 by Thoughtbot
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Singularity University (SU) -- the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address "humanity's grand challenges" -- today announced the selection of 40 students to represent the inaugural class for the Graduate Summer Program (GSP). Singularity University narrowed the final 40 students from a pool of more than 1,200 candidate applications around the globe. The summer program begins on June 29, 2009, ba... More
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Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman of Singularity University, describes his vision for the new institution. (Source: http://hplusmagazine.com/articles/ai/x-prize-singularity-university)
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In a video interview, Singularity University Executive Director Salim Ismail offers an inside look at Singularity University's inaugural summer session, which opens June 29 at NASA Ames. (Source: http://singularityhub.com/2009/06/24/singularity-university-to-launch-june-29-exclusive-interview-with-executive-director-salim-ismail/)
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Optogenetics combines genetic engineering, lasers, neurology and surgery to create a mechanism for easier and more effective direct control of groups of neurons in treating disorders such as Parkinson's, chronic pain, and depression. (Source: http://hplusmagazine.com/articles/enhanced/enhanced-optogenetics)
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