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50 Cent Paper Microscope Could Revolutionize Medicine

50 Cent Paper Microscope Could Revolutionize Medicine

For a whole lot of people, especially those in developing countries, science — and with it, medicine — isn’t readily available to the majority of citizens. But Manu Prakash wants to change that. Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, is the proprietor of “frugal science,” a term he coined to explain the movement toward building cheap versions of high tech tools. His endeavour aims to make medical devices both affordable and available to the masses…So in 2014 he created a paper microscope, aptly named the Foldscope, that costs only 50 cents to produce.

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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn’t

Posted by on August 3, 2015 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 3 Comments
Beam Me Up? Teleporting Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn’t

“I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another,” says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland. His lab’s setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and send them someplace else on Star Trek. Instead, a couple million dollars’ worth of lasers, mirrors and lenses lay sprawled across a 20-foot table. “What they do in the TV show is, they send the atoms over a long distance,” says David Hucul, who recently got his Ph.D. with Monroe. “But, really — if you could build anything, you wouldn’t send the atoms.” That’s because atoms are big and heavy, and you don’t really need them, he explains. The laws of physics say that any atom of carbon is identical to any other atom of carbon. Oxygen, hydrogen and so on: They’re all perfect atomic clones.

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Voice Of Earth: NASA Discovers Planets And Stars Give Off Music – This Is What It Sounds Like (Video)

Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Earth, Sci-Tech, Science, Space, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Voice Of Earth: NASA Discovers Planets And Stars Give Off Music – This Is What It Sounds Like (Video)

The universe is teeming with planetary music. Sounds exists in the form of electromagnetic vibrations and can be detected using specially designed instruments developed by NASA. The “voice of Earth” and the sounds of other planets and stars are absolutely breathtaking.

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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal the Brain in Exquisite Detail

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal the Brain in Exquisite Detail

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you’d expect to find on the starship Enterprise. Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen consumption deep within the body. He has also created a camera that shoots at 100 billion frames a second, fast enough to freeze an object traveling at the speed of light.

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Lexus Slated to Release ‘Back to the Future’ Hoverboard August 5 (See Cool Videos)

Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Inspiring Inventions, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Lexus Slated to Release ‘Back to the Future’ Hoverboard August 5 (See Cool Videos)

The Lexus Hoverboard is set for release on August 5… The Lexus Hoverboard represents true engineering innovation. It is close to life imitating the art of the 1989 classic movie ‘Back to the Future II’, which features Marty McFly (played by Michael J Fox) riding a hoverboard (see below).

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Your Car CAN Be Hacked (Another “Conspiracy” Confirmed)

Posted by on July 26, 2015 in Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Your Car CAN Be Hacked (Another “Conspiracy” Confirmed)

Your car CAN be hacked! James Corbett discusses the confirmation of yet another “conspiracy theory,” namely that cars can be remotely hacked and controlled.

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NASA Releases Stunning New Close-up Color Images of Pluto (1MIN Video)

Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science, Space, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
NASA Releases Stunning New Close-up Color Images of Pluto (1MIN Video)

NASA has released a number of stunning colour photographs of the planet Pluto. The pictures have been compiled from four images from the New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager mixed with color data from the Ralph instrument. The new pictures indicate that Pluto is covered by masses of flowing ice.

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No Humans Allowed! Test “City” for Driverless Cars Opens

Posted by on July 22, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
No Humans Allowed! Test “City” for Driverless Cars Opens

There is an entire network of roads lined with sidewalks, streetlights, stop signs and traffic signals. There’s even a “downtown” area complete with fake building facades and outdoor dining areas. The idea behind Mcity is simple: test out new driverless car innovationsin a human-free environment before these technologies are unleashed in the real world.

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Stephen Hawking Backs $100M Search for Alien Life

Posted by on July 21, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Space, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Stephen Hawking Backs $100M Search for Alien Life

A $100 million donation will fund a new alien-seeking initiative called Breakthrough Listen. Physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced the $100 million project aimed at searching for alien life at a conference in London. The project will use two powerful telescopes that will scan ten times the amount of sky covered by previous efforts.

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Wow! Scientists Demonstrate Robots Showing Self-Awareness (Video)

Posted by on July 18, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Wow! Scientists Demonstrate Robots Showing Self-Awareness (Video)

A trio of Nao robots has passed a modified version of the “wise man puzzle” and in so doing have taken another step towards demonstrating self-awareness in robotics.

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Pluto: Timelapse Video Shows Dwarf Planet Images from 1930s to 2015

Posted by on July 16, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science, Space, Technology, Videos with 1 Comment
Pluto: Timelapse Video Shows Dwarf Planet Images from 1930s to 2015

Timelapse video showing a sequence of images just released by NASA that shows how human understanding of Pluto has evolved since the 1930s. The distant world was discovered in 1930 by astronmer Clyde William Tombaugh.

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Dazzling New Pluto Photos Plus NASA Press Conference

Posted by on July 15, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science, Space, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Dazzling New Pluto Photos Plus NASA Press Conference

One day after its historic flyby of Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons space probe has delivered eye-popping photos of the dwarf planet and its moons.

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New App Walkonomics Shows You the Most Nature-Filled Route to Where You Want to Go

Posted by on July 14, 2015 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
New App Walkonomics Shows You the Most Nature-Filled Route to Where You Want to Go

The Walkonomics app helps you find the best route for getting from point A to B based on walkability. It now has a new version that lets you find the path that puts you closest to nature, or more specifically, has the most trees, so that you can add a little nature immersion to your day-to-day travels.

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NASA’s Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter

Posted by on July 14, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science, Space, Technology with 1 Comment
NASA’s Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter

After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface — roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.

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These Applications and Websites Will Help Enhance Your Brain

Posted by on July 10, 2015 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
These Applications and Websites Will Help Enhance Your Brain

If you want to enhance your brain power with online tools, keep your brain fresh, or alternatively, brush up on your gaming skills, then give these a try.

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