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Nanowire electric cable bacteria are everywhere and quite amazing.
The liquid is prevented from falling down inside of a sealed container by vibrations. The bottom boats "float" by air pressure and displacement. Cool.
Article written by the creators, but apparently lithium sulfur batteries are like half the weight of lithium ion
Infecting mosquitoes with Wolbachia bacteria controls Dengue and potentially other diseases.
What a phone could do with a 5 meter radar in it.
Cancer screening needs to be part of the standard annual physical exam bloodwork.
Coupling a flow battery to a photovoltaic collector to create a unified energy device. Experimental, but allows for simpler infrastructure.
Plastics are broken down small enough to pass into cells. The problem is now amplified by an order of magnitude.
Hybrid photovoltaic.heat converter focuses infrared separately.
People have been in North America a really long time.
Clean local minimal impact sourced lithium is a big improvement.
Of course the magic binder is top secret but this is some great development in reducing construction emissions.
Safer, easier to produce lithium ion batteries may well find their place in home power storage.
Grid scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant being built. Compress air when electricity available,  save for up to a week and use it to drive a turbine to create electricity as needed.
video A Decade of Sun   90
A decade of sun pics makes from some amazing slow TV.
The surveillance state without the state. Possibly the best path forward,
Repair blocking medical equipment is expensive and dangerous.
Voting online is harder than banking online. Good overview of the main issues, layperson accessible.
Worth being aware of the biotic pump theory, but the amount of forest transportation is remarkable.
Flying satellites 50km closer brings the resolution up to 50cm. Impresive imagery.
Inducing hibernation in mice and rats is a promising first step. Short on details.
The shape makes sense, but how to make many work together?
Layperson glimpse into developments using engineered ligands (protein messages to cells) to fight or block disease.
Phone embeddable memristor design for neuromorphic devices that can recognize objects
As a musician I'm finding this possibility inspirational.
Nitrogren has an allotrope that resembles black phosporous in structure. No industrial use. 1.4mil atmospheres and 4k Celsius.
Impressive carbon capture efficiency achievement.
Clearly it should be possible to train an AI to recognize a range of expressions from hate speech through dog whistles. Let's start there and work our way into privilege, microaggressions and silencing. Release early and release often.
SocMed now confirmed to majority bot, at least for covid19 info.
Independent bookstores get a chance of survival against the behemoth. How it's done.
Incorporating evaporative cooling into solar cells boosts efficiency by an average of 15%
One possible approach to jet flight without the use of fossil fuel. Not viable yet, but great to see some progress on this front.
This evidence is distressing in how common the potential cause is, but vitally important for developing ways to deal with it.
Early days, mice only, but hugely welcome progress towards possibly treating Alzheimer's.
Some explanation of what goes on in the highly automated test box.
Industrial scale biological breakdown of PET plastic for high quality recycling.
The concept of short lived super pollutants presents an achievable target in a way that can be easily understood.
It appears to be possible to adapt x-rays for use in elastography, which could lead to far higher resolution than MRI. Early days, but interesting.
Diagnosing disease by smell seems to be vastly underexplored, and this woman's olfactory sense is astonishing
Computer simulation shows breakdown of PFAs is possible and potentially cost feasible.
A universal radio receiver could have a lot of utility beyond military.
Far from perfect but way better than nothing which is what many people get
Probably won't last, but awesome move making blocked reporting available through a videogame.
Now malware writers also have to deal with defensive security. Serves them right.
Distributed food production and distributed energy production are both key parts of our sustainable future. This is a big step in the right direction.
In benefit to the world commons, all of the Smithsonian digital image archive is now CC0.
Another source of renewable energy, a thin film of protein nanowires generating electricity from atmospheric humidity.
Only works for U.S. based spam callers but great nonetheless and definitely a step in the right direction.
Good writeup of being on the receiving end of a phishing scam, suitable for less technical readers.
Some perspective on the development of immunotherapy to fight cancer.
Some details on how a super fast camera for mostly transparent things.
Grow your own bricks. Not an immediate solution to anything yet as it stands, but interesting.
Another level of baiting and directing the immune system to battle cancer.
Dense stable storage of hydrogen for fuel cell applications.
Cannabigerol (CBG) can kill off MRSA in mice. Early days, but any possibilities in the pipeline are good news.
Miniaturized particle accellerators more accessible for general research.
Asgard archaea and the possible origins of complex life on earth.
Pretty basic structure and function, but we have living robots now.
99% of ocean plastic is broken down so it is too small to see. Small enough to enter the bloodstream.
Long read about online murder markets. Law enforcement needs to get up to speed a bit it seems
A vaccine is a huge step towards putting this horrible disease away.
Some good perspective on children's learning and function within family and community.
Treating math like natural language has been alluded to by human computers, the approach works for neural nets. Whoa.
Really cool we can get these details from some kid's chewing gum after all these years.
Vastly improved technique for dealing with prostate cancer. Sound waves guided to destroy cancer cells.
Affordable homes 3d printed in around 24hrs. This could help a lot of people.
Earliest known storytelling cave painting now 44k years ago in Indonesia.
Great energy possibility leveraging saline differences in estuaries. Breakthrough in membrane manufacturing tech.
Ford motors continuing to innovate on re-use of materials. More of this kind of thing please.
We need to step up our recycling game. Both better separation and better tech to deal with it.
Yet another reason I'm extremely hesitant to do monetary transactions on android.
Vanadium dioxide is transparent below 30 degrees Celsius, then reflects infrared between 30 and 60, then it becomes conductive without transmitting heat. Interesting material.
Synthetic biologists make Escherichia coli live off CO2 through genetic engineering and directed evolution.
Sticking an ECG onto a Blue Whale is pretty impressive. Now we know their heart rate can go as low as two beats per minute on a deep dive.
By measuring distorted light backscatter in undersea fiber optic cables it is possible to find fault lines and detect seismic activity. Brilliant application, hoping this rolls out over the next few years.
Detecting cancer early from a simple blood test could save lives, avoid suffering and reduce medical care costs.
Solid state lithium battery technology. Reducing the fire risk would be a big step forward.
Biochar could be really useful for sequestering carbon as part of combating climate change.
Heliogen is using patented AI to better concentrate the mirrors of a solar furnace. Works great, now to get it in use at at scale.
New form of carbon discovered by Joel Therrien of the University of Massachusetts in Lowell on 4 November at the International Symposium on Clusters and Nanomaterials
This is how the gig economy could actually have a chance of working.
Lithium sulfur batteries might be able to bridge the power to weight ratio needed for wider adoption.
Xenotransplantation moves a step closer to reality with temporary skin grafts.
Landfills responsible for 41% of methane emissions in California. Manure management 26%, oil and gas operations 26%.
Capturing solar energy as heat would help reduce impact of heating for older buildings. Seems like a worthwhile angle to explore, we need all the tools we can get.
Capturing trash before it enters the ocean by redirecting it using bubbles.
Perhaps observing superconductivity in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene will finally be enough to kickstart more widespread use of the material.
BBC international news now available via TOR. Nice!
The quantum supremacy milestone evaluated and contextualized.
article Invisibility cloak   60
Apparently Ghost In The Shell style thermoptic camouflage is close to reality. Need to see some of this IRL.
HireVue is a bullshit license to discriminate.
At risk for Alzheimer's? Consider hitting the clubs and some choice concerts.
Equifax credit dispute portal? User admin, password admin.
Google funding climate change denial and anti-environmental action.
β-Bi2Pd naturally exists in a quantum state making it the logical building block for computing.
How millions of identities were hijacked to scrap net neutrality.
Open loop scrubbers should be illegal on cruise ships. Discharge needs to be regulated to protect food supply and water access.
Just kind of neat to see something growing off planet.
A privacy-respecting security-oriented linux-based phone has actually shipped.
Hackable lightning cables, careful what you plug in.
A for-profit enterprise will always abuse its users, but the advantage of a public social net extends beyond avoiding problems to providing additional benefits.
Our election systems are still not secured.
A good tactic for a phone with more privacy. At least better visibility into what you are using.
article Adblock Radio   80
Finally someone is applying the logical tech to absurdly annoying audio ads.
AI deep learning on par with humans for medical image diagnosis without patient context.
Heads up if you get an email, apparently from someone you know, quoting an old conversation. Do not open the attachment.
The genetically modified mosquitoes were supposed to die. They didn't.
A Metal Organic Framework works like a crystalline sponge to trap other compounds. Can be used to pull water from air.
Any breakthrough on malaria is hugely welcome.
Apparently human voice communication is at a rate of 39.15 bits per second, regardless of language.
Reducing the toxicity and quantity of insecticide using targeted drone delivery is great. Now if we can take the next step of direct mechanical action without any pesticide at all that would be huge.
Brilliant new technique for repairing metal foams using an initial polymer coating as a marker and then electroplating. Having recently dealt with welding aluminum, I'm looking forward to better fab options.
New way of creating hydrogen peroxide from just water. Water does more than we knew.
Volumetric bioprinting becoming clinically useful. Shooting a laser into a spinning jar of hydrogel with stem cells in it.
article Maglev Heart   80
Centrifugal pump artificial heart with magnetically suspended impeller can simulate a pulse with variable speed. Currently in animal trials.
How 4 malformed net management packets took out the 911 system for over 20 hours.
Exact location info easily pronounced over the phone, robust typo protection. Smart.
Nerve cells in the epidermis wrapped by Schwann cells form an independent pain sensory mechanism.
Environmental stiffness linked to aging of stem cells.
Hunstable electric turbine makes some significant advances in motor tech. Here i was thinking all the advances would be in batteries..
When a penguin approaches my height and weight, it starts to get slightly unsettling.
Another indicator there are no places left on earth without plastic pollution.
Fairly speedy and durable. Kind of fun to see on action, no practical applications yet.
Feels like we might be starting to build some serious therapeutic potential of CRIPSR.
New record for the number of trees planted in one day: 350 million. More of these kinds of records please.
Near miss city killer asteroid previously unknown.
For those with even a passing interest in boolean math, the world is more well known and tidier. Hao Huang proves the sensitivity conjecture.
Not only are the voting machines insecure, they are on the internet in swing states.
This is odd enough to almost be worth the clickbait, but waiting for an application
Possible mechanism for early protocell formation from basic chemical elements.
All this heart disease could be due to a missing gene in humans.
Neural net chips aren't sitting still either.
A great example of how manufacturing can be re-localized.
Capturing heat (broadband infrared) at up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit and converting it to photons (solar panel food) is pretty groundbreaking.
This should be a game changer. Someone please get this into the market.
Solar panel and solar still in one device with good efficiency.
Promising approach using a common cold virus to attack bladder cancer.
Veillonella gut bacteria metabolizes lactic acid produced by exercise and converts it into propionate, a short chain fatty acid the body uses as fuel.Potential supplement for those in earlier training stages
Not every day you discover a new property of light. No direct applications yet.
Didn't realize a heartbeat was that distinctiive or long distance detectable.
Sounds vaguely related to vegemite but I'd be willing to try it.
Giant birds of the ice age. Amazing humans made it through this time at all...
Noninvasive and effective is brilliant, blasting cancer cells with lasers is just awesome.
Why the fan site Archive Of Our Own manual tag wrangling beats AI, top-down, and laissez faire approaches to information organization.
Promising path for converting type A blood to type O in an economically practical way.
The role of the NSA in the crippling of Baltimore services and other cyber attacks.
Margaret Hamilton and Ellen Fetter, the programmers of chaos working with Edward Lorenz. Fantastic this has finally been documented.
Mapping soil microbes related to different kinds of trees is an important step in starting to understand our ecosystem.
Applying anti-HIV antibody location tech to curing snakebite, new research starting.
Ultraviolet light activated adhesive hemostatic hydrogel possible new surgery tool
A hearing aid that can focus on the one voice out of several that you are trying to hear.
The security and privacy you would expect from Facebook.
Immune system membrane attack complexes making holes in a bacterial surface.
Molecular antidote found for box jelly stings. A skin cream within 15 minutes and your skin cells don't die. Heart attack still possible.
Stronger SIRT6 gene proteins increase lifespan due to better DNA breakage repair.
Really good explanation of the 737 Max root issues and causes, with all the background you need.
Smart solution design and engineering for infant jaundice on Peru.
Significant work on identifying vulnerabilities of various cancers.
You can make an old brain work like it was young again by synchronizing hemispheres using electrical stimulation. The effect lasts less than an hour and the long term impacts of the stimulation are unknown.
Guessing what thieves are most likely going to do with stolen info, then recommending what to do to mitigate that risk. Pathetic there is enough data to have patterns.
Finally some clue on why pyroclastic flow is so fast and far reaching.
Genetic marker for being able to dull pain opens up more possibilities to explore.
Bioprospecting on old druid grounds in Ireland leads to new potential antibiotic source.
Some very welcome forward progress on secure verifiable voting. Not there yet, but a promising start.
Humans brains react to subtle magnetic field changes. How much varies, and replication needed, but significant result.
More clue how neurons connect up and how control systems develop.
Directly joining glass and metal is an impressive materials breakthrough, but not applicable to most personal projects.
Sleep allows DNA repair mechanisms time to catch up. Might be why it's needed.
Get some non-REM deep sleep to help clear the gunk out of your brain.
Open airflow lightweight acoustic metamaterial that can block up to 94% of the sound passing through it. Breakthrough enabling technology.
The problem isn't so much technology as technology companies. Point for point parallel vid for the insipid IBM ad.
Stable synthetic augmentation of DNA up to 8 letters.
Track who is posting this crap, then take care of the victims, including these moderators.
article ScienceDirect   70
Skrillex mosquito repellent. No really, I couldn't have made this up if I tried.
article AI generated faces   80
Every time this page is refreshed it generates a new face. Can't even tell. Wow
Structured porous metal, in this case nickel plated plastic spheres.
Converting plastic waste into vehicle fuel would be a huge improvement.
Like image enhancement for genome sequencing. Oceania part of human evolution.
Reusable packaging is definitely part of the solution. Great to see some innovation on this front.
Brilliant new mechanism for insulin delivery. Brilliant means anything that seems fairly obvious but you would never have thought of before you heard about it.
Steven Pruitt, Wikipedia editor extraordinaire. Wow. Need to step up my game a bit.
Alzheimer's maybe caused by the same bacteria responsible for gum disease. Wow. Keep flossing folks.
Rice paddies may be going away, the system of rice intensification (SRI) is a better way to grow.
Not only does seismic testing deafen whales, it also kills all the zooplankton for over a kilometer.
Applying bioacoustic monitoring to rainforests should happen yesterday.
If cancer cells are changing, why not change them into something less harmful? Very smart.
Do not trust search results unless you generated the search directly yourself. Even then always have your brain engaged.
Important breakthrough in plant efficiency, but lots of questions. Are the plants less resilient? Why is the USDA patenting things? How is a massively domesticated crop like corn a baseline for what's reasonable?
Ill health from ultrasonic interference + audible noise from crickets seems quite plausible to me.
Really good summary of how long a year is and when/why it's relevant.
article The Follower Factory   80
Good background in influencing the social media herd through purchased followers.
Cautiously optimistic on GMO plants like this to help clean up air in hermetically sealed buildings.
Bacteria and archaea at least 5km down in earth core samples. Large biosphere discovery.
If you are in need of secure digital communications and not sure what to do, Outline looks recommendable.
Ionic wind driven model plane shows propulsion without any moving parts.
I would not have known there was any connection at all. Interesting.
Good defensive technology for the ongoing and upcoming water wars.
We know just enough about genetic hacking to be dangerous. Need to grow out of this phase quickly.
This should be standard on all sunglasses IMNSHO. And polarized.
Always call back, using the number on your card. You might have to wait, but it's less hassle in the end.
6 degree Celsius passive cooling in a paint-on coating material.
Zinc-air batteries are awesomely non-toxic and made from common materials.
Apparently we have melted so much arctic ice the planet is actually wobbling more.
Bridging spinal cord injuries through signal amplification.
Transparently thin spray on antennas and shielding opens possibilities.
Just say no to diesel, it's an option for trains now. Germany taking the lead on the rail front.
This is going to be difficult. Trust networks, penalties for representing fabrication as fact, AI detection?
Good explanation of an ugly bulk shipping problem pointing out how some tech could save lives.
Way to bulky but at least someone is innovating in the UI space.
Significant progress toward a cure for muscular dystrophy by editing out the mutated gene.
Automating reef control with robots. Some cautious optimism if this works.
Our election mechanism security issues don't need to be exaggerated, they need to be dealt with.
Putting cancer cells to sleep, an alternative strategy with proof of concept.
Our police forces deserve better. So does the public. Body cams need to be trustworthy.
Cheaper and easier Wi-Fi luggage scanning, not much how it stacks up in actual use but notable.
Momentum continuing to grow on electrification of ships.
Actual voting machine irregularities in Georgia appear to surpass Chicago during the mob years.
Facebook with bank account info, what could possibly go wrong?
Simple, practical advice if you need to make use of public Wi-Fi.
article Voting machine hacking   90
Just in case you were still harboring the fantasy that electronic voting was somehow secure. Hilarious if it weren't so awful.
Looking forward to pics and data from this one. An exciting mission.
Remote access software installed on election control machines. Significant election integrity questions.
Quantum technology in long range radar detection. Messy article raises more questions than answers but notable.
Wiping out invasive mosquito populations by releasing sterile males. Initial success.
More options for plastic re-use: paving binder and building tiles.
Solar/hydrogen hybrid electric boat. Big step from ultralight to container vessel but it's a start.
Signaling the immune system to attack can be used to fight bacteria in addition to cancer.
Yet another leak of your personal info. No socsec or credit card numbers but significant personal data like kids and interests.
Good overview of current plant based structural engineering approaches.
Non-creepy ad targeting is smart. Still waiting for non-creepy social.
The confidence map generated by the neural net from the wireless data is pretty amazing. Full article http://rfpose.csail.mit.edu/
Energy density improvements in nuclear batteries open the possibility of implants.
Successful test eradicating breast cancer using T-cell immunotherapy.
Massachusetts finally starting on wind energy and hopefully leading the nation on green jobs.
Electric buses are taking over. Good riddance!
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