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Inventor/author/cartoonist/former urban planner Steven M. Johnson's visionary ideas include a Segway-like golf-cart-meets-treadmill contraption, dashboard toaster oven, skylight solar cooker, and pedaltrain.(Steven M. Johnson) (Source: http://arieff.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/04/searching-for-value-in-ludicrous-ideas/)
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(University of Copenhagen) It is a mystery to many people why the world is running out of oil when most of the world's oilfields have only been half emptied. However some of the oil that has been located is trapped as droplets of oil in small cavities in the surrounding rock or is stuck to the walls of the underground cavity and cannot be accessed by the techniques currently used in the oil industry.
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Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a stretchable display by connecting organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic transistors with a new rubbery conductor. The display can be folded in half or crumpled up without incurring any damage, and can also cover complex three-dimensional objects, unlike other stretchable displays. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22632/)
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Darpa's latest venture, called "Physical Intelligence" (PI) intends to prove mathematically that all brain activities -- reasoning, emoting, processing sights and smells -- derive from physical mechanisms, acting according to the principles of "thermodynamics in open systems."They're asking for "abiotic, self-organizing electronic and chemical systems" that display the PI principles. Darpa wants to re-envision how thought works -- and then design ... More
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MIT engineers Joe Paradiso and Yasuhiro Ono have applied for a patent for a system that makes confidential conversations possible in open-plan offices, and will even let a conversing group move around a room and still remain in a secure sound bubble. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227075.700-cone-of-silence-keeps-conversations-secret.html)
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Launching on May 14, the European Space Agency's Planck satellite will enable us to find out what happened just fractions of a second after the big bang by examining the cosmic microwave background in exquisite detail. Cosmic microwave background (Plnck/ LBNL/SSC) (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227073.700-planck-the-future-of-probing-the-past.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news)
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Owning physical media (DVDs, CDs) is antiquated, says Forrester analyst Jeremiah Owyang: take up space, not available when you want them, obsolescent formats, depreciation, and bad for environment. Better choices: iTunes, Amazon music (DRM free), stream shows live from the web, Netflix on demand. (Source: http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2009/05/10/why-physical-media-is-archaic/)
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By eliminating the gene for a signaling protein called cyclophilin A (CypA) from a strain of mice, researchers at the University of Rochester and were able to provide complete protection against abdominal aortic aneurysm, a fatal event in 90 percent of cases.Inhibition of CypA also appears to have benefit in several diseases that involve blood vessels in the brain and heart, the researchers suggest. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news161183060... More
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Nanocrystals that emit steady light may may open the door to dramatically less expensive and more versatile lasers, brighter LED lighting, and biological markers that track more precisely how a drug interacts with a cell, researchers at the University of Rochester, Kodak, Cornell University, and Naval Research Laboratory have found. The nanocrystals overcome the problem of sporadic light emission (blinking) from nanocrystals. "Painting" a grid of ... More
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Distinctive brain patterns could become the latest subject of biometric scanning after EU researchers successfully tested technology to verify ­identities for security checks.The U.S. government's IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) is seeking development proposals to enhance such biometric-signature technologies. (Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/may/10/biometric-scanning-brain-security-checks)
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Flu Wiki, "dedicated to sharing accurate information without scaremongering," includes links to CDC, WHO, and other key sources. (Source: )
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(Boston College) A US Department of Energy grant to enhance the nation's energy security will team Boston College physicists Zhifeng Ren and Cyril Opeil, SJ, with colleagues from MIT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists and engineers now creating new technologies for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, have realized they can be used to enhance the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys in the upcoming servicing mission.
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The virus could infect more than a billion people by July and may not be slowed by summer temperatures in temperate countries, based on new data from Mexico and case numbers so far that reveals disturbing similarities with the last H1N1 pandemic, in 1918. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17100-warm-weather-may-not-halt-swine-flu.html)
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(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) The US military can now calibrate high-power laser systems, such as those intended to defuse unexploded mines, more quickly and easily thanks to a novel nanotube-coated power measurement device developed at NIST.
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Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have discovered important clues about why influenza is more severe in some people than it is in others. The influenza virus can paralyze the immune systems of some otherwise healthy individuals, leading to severe secondary bacterial infections, such as pneumonia. (Source: http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_Learn_Why_The_Flu_May_Turn_Deadly_999.html)
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A fluorescent protein found in Deinococcus radiodurans, an extremophile microbe, could give scientists an unprecedented view inside living animals.The proteins, which glow with tissue-penetrating infrared light, could be used to tag cells in living animals, allowing researchers to watch real-time biological processes that have until now been hidden. (Source: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/05/infraredcells/)
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A new approach to electrophoretic displays being developed by Philips Research -- moving pixels horizontally instead of vertically -- may finally mean high-quality color electronic paper. Prototype in-plane electrophoretic display (Philips) (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22627/)
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The creation of large-area graphene using thin copper films may enable the manufacture of new graphene-based devices that meet the scaling requirements of the semiconductor industry, leading to faster computers and electronics, according to researchers at the University of Texas at Austin. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news160924908.html)
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Free will resides in a place toward the back of the brain called the parietal cortex, new research at the CNRS Cognitive Neuroscience Center in Bron, France suggests. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17092-possible-site-of-free-will-found-in-brain.html)
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The World Health Organization may have inadvertently triggered a new wave of fear over the threat of a swine flu pandemic today by suggesting that up to 2 billion people could be infected if the current outbreak worsens. WHO chief Keiji Fukuda quickly noted to reporters that he was making statement based on data from past pandemics and was not a predicting what would happen with the current swine flu outbreak. (Source: http://abcnews.go.com/pri... More
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(University of Texas at Austin) The creation of large-area graphene using copper may enable the manufacture of new graphene-based devices that meet the scaling requirements of the semiconductor industry, leading to faster computers and electronics, according to a team of scientists and engineers at the University of Texas at Austin.
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(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have been awarded £1.7 million ($2.55 million) to investigate how nanotechnology could be used to improve the effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs.
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(CSIRO Australia) The head of CSIRO's Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory, Dr. Amanda Barnard, has won the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics 2009 Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics.
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(Wiley-Blackwell) Korean researchers led by Tae Gwan Park and Jinwoo Cheon have developed the basis for a four-in-one agent that can detect, target, and disable tumor cells while also making them macroscopically and microscopically visible.
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