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Astounding Breakthroughs – A Conversation with David Sereda

Written by on May 24, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Astounding Breakthroughs – A Conversation with David Sereda

(Source: Higher Journeys) David Sereda discusses breakthroughs in water re-structuring via the sound of the sun, unique crystal healing instruments and technology, Earth changes, the Fukushima disaster, and much more in an interview with Alexis Brooks that is available as a podcast on her  Higher Journeys website. David is a filmmaker, photographer, author and public […]

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Hempcrete, Made From Hemp, Used To Build Houses

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 1 Comment
Hempcrete, Made From Hemp, Used To Build Houses

(Huffington Post) Imagine you had a building material that was energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. The material may even have a higher R-value, or thermal resistance, than concrete, a claim that is still being investigated. The only problem? The base of the Hempcrete creation is hemp, which comes from the cannabis […]

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SpaceX Prepares to Launch First Commercial Flight to Space Station

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Earth & Space, Technology with 0 Comments
SpaceX Prepares to Launch First Commercial Flight to Space Station

(The Guardian) In a major step towards space privatization, SpaceX will send a Dragon capsule with supplies for the International Space Station In the early hours of Saturday morning, a rocket is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a mission to deliver a capsule full of supplies to the International Space […]

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Researchers Use Light to Switch on Gene Expression

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Researchers Use Light to Switch on Gene Expression

Imagine being able to control genetic expression by flipping a light switch. Researchers at North Carolina State University are using light-activated molecules to turn gene expression on and off. Their method enables greater precision when studying gene function, and could lead to targeted therapies for diseases like cancer. Triplex-forming oligonucleotides (TFOs) are commonly used molecules […]

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Secrets of the First Practical Artificial Leaf

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Nature, Technology with 0 Comments
Secrets of the First Practical Artificial Leaf

(Eurekalert) A detailed description of development of the first practical artificial leaf — a milestone in the drive for sustainable energy that mimics the process, photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert water and sunlight into energy — appears in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research. The article notes that unlike earlier devices, which […]

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Beam me up Scotty: Life-size Hologram-like Telepods Revolutionize Videoconferencing [video]

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Beam me up Scotty: Life-size Hologram-like Telepods Revolutionize Videoconferencing [video]

(Human Media Lab) Professor Roel Vertegaal’s Star Trek-like 3D cylindrical display is probably as close to teleportation as we will ever get. A Queen’s University researcher has created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3D videoconferencing pod that allows people in different locations to video conference as if they are standing in front of each other. “Why […]

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Wind Turbine Creates Water from Thin Air

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Wind Turbine Creates Water from Thin Air

(CNN) Wind turbines have long produced renewable energy but a French engineering firm has discovered another eco-purpose for the towering structures. Eole Water claims to have successfully modified the traditional wind turbine design to create the WMS1000, an appliance that can manufacture drinking water from humid air. The company aims to start rolling out the […]

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Swiss Scientists Demonstrate Mind-controlled Robot

Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Technology with 1 Comment
Swiss Scientists Demonstrate Mind-controlled Robot

(CBS News) Swiss scientists have demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone, a step they hope will one day allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings through so-called avatars. Similar experiments have taken place in the United States and Germany, but they involved either able-bodied patients or invasive […]

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Solar-powered Fabric Charges Phones on the Trail

Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar-powered Fabric Charges Phones on the Trail

(Discovery News) When every ounce on the trail counts, outdoor adventurers dream about ditching batteries. They might not have to wait. Designers at Colorado State University are developing solar-powered clothes from natural fibers that can charge a number of devices, including phones, tablets and GPS units. Professor Eulanda Sanders and associate professor Ajoy Sarkar in […]

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Nanotechnology is Ancient History

Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Archaeology, Technology with 0 Comments
Nanotechnology is Ancient History

(The Guardian) The ancient empires of the world are remembered for their impressive large-scale feats of engineering: Macchu Picchu in Peru; the pyramids in Egypt; and the Parthenon in Greece to name a few. But the craftsmen of those eras were also skilled at engineering at the opposite end of the spectrum at the nanoscale. […]

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Scientist Beams Up a Real “Star Trek” Tricorder

Posted by on April 22, 2012 in Technology with 2 Comments
Scientist Beams Up a Real “Star Trek” Tricorder

(Reuters) Dr. Peter Jansen, a PhD graduate of the Cognitive Science Laboratory at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has developed a scientific measurement device based on the tricorders used by Captain Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy and other space adventurers on the classic TV series that has spawned numerous spin-offs in more than 45 years. […]

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Tubular Solar Panels Create Electricity and Hot Water

Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Tubular Solar Panels Create Electricity and Hot Water

(Discovery) Look closely at these solar panels. They aren’t the flat panels commonly seen on rooftops, but arrays of tubular components. These tubes, developed by Naked Energy, in Guildford, England, are a kind of hybrid solar-energy contraption that make more efficient use of the sun’s energy to produce both electricity and hot water. They’re hybrid […]

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How It Would Work: Creating a Quantum Computer

Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Quantum Physics, Technology with 0 Comments
How It Would Work: Creating a Quantum Computer

(PopSci) Silicon semiconductors have taken us a dazzling distance along the computing road. But even if they continue unabated to get faster and more powerful (and it’s growing more difficult to make that happen) there’s a limit to what classical computing can do. The next real game-change in computing is quantum–tapping the quantum mechanical properties […]

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Physicists Create First Long-Distance Quantum Link

Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Quantum Physics, Technology with 0 Comments
Physicists Create First Long-Distance Quantum Link

(Wired) For more than a decade, physicists have been developing quantum mechanical methods to pass secret messages without fear that they could be intercepted. But they still haven’t created a true quantum network — the fully quantum-mechanical analog to an ordinary telecommunications network in which an uncrackable connection can be forged between any two stations […]

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Solar Cells Thinner Than a Thread of Spider Silk Created by Scientists

Posted by on April 13, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar Cells Thinner Than a Thread of Spider Silk Created by Scientists

(The Telegraph) The ultra-thin film consists of electrodes on a plastic foil and measures only 1.9 micrometres in thickness – a tenth of the thinnest solar cells currently available, according to researchers in Austria and Japan. The fact it is extremely thin, light and flexible paves the way for a number of new future uses, […]

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