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LG’s TV at the Next Level with the Quantum Dot

December 18th, 2014 at 2:21 pm » Comments Off

A new kind of display is about to make TV images appear even more lifelike. LG will show off a TV based on quantum-dot technology at CES 2015 in January, and the company also plans to start selling it later that year. Quantum-dot tech uses extremely tiny crystals — measuring 2 to 10 nanometers — […]



The First Lady of Graphene

December 18th, 2014 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

The birthplace of graphene – the one-atom-thick carbon – is Manchester University, where it was created by two physicists. But Cambridge could become the adopted home of the so-called wonder-material. A vast new facility that can make up to five tons of the ultra-valuable black dust each year is being built in the city and […]



The Rise of Smart Skin

December 13th, 2014 at 1:04 am » Comments Off

Stretchable smart skin South Korean and U.S. researchers have developed a stretchable material that senses touch, pressure, and moisture, and could be used to give artificial limbs feeling. By David Talbot on December 9, 2014



Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit – and Why it will Never Happen

December 10th, 2014 at 5:44 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity.



Exposure to environmental factor linked to huge rise in ADHD: Study

December 2nd, 2014 at 5:08 pm » Comments Off

Exposure to a component of air pollution increases the chances of children developing ADHD by five times. A link between rising air pollution in urban areas and the rapid increase in diagnosis in ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) has been discovered in a new study.    



Stanford researchers develop a way to store solar energy more cost-effectively for use at night

November 22nd, 2014 at 8:32 am » Comments Off

How electrolysis could produce hydrogen as a way to store renewable energy. There isn’t a cost-effective way to store large-scale solar energy. But researchers at Stanford have developed a solution by using electrolysis to turn tanks of water and hydrogen into batteries. During the day, electricity from solar cells could be used to break apart […]



Link found between milk consumption and death: Study

November 18th, 2014 at 3:24 pm » Comments Off

The most likely culprit: lactose. The British Medical Journal published a large study that tracked the dietary habits of over 100,000 people in Sweden. The study followed the participants for 20 years taking into account differences in lifestyle and demographics. The researchers at Uppsala University found that women who drank three or more glasses of milk […]



A 2D material that generates electricity from movement could someday be woven into our clothes

October 29th, 2014 at 9:47 am » Comments Off

The 2D material is known as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). A transparent, flexible material only as thick as an atom could one day power our electronics, according to a paper published to be published in Nature. And the best part is it could generate electricity from walking, running and other everyday motions.    



Scientists discover greater rates of mitochondrial mutations in children born to older mothers

October 25th, 2014 at 8:48 am » Comments Off

A  normal mitochondria (left) contain distinctive folds known as cristae, but these folds are lost in damaged or dysfunctional mitochondria (right). A team of Penn State scientists have discovered a “maternal age effect” that could be used to predict the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations in maternal egg cells — and the transmission of these […]



Groundbreaking new battery charges to 70% in 2 minutes, and lasts 20 years

October 24th, 2014 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

The battery is expected to be on the market in 2 years. Are you tired of waiting an hour for your phone to charge before you leave the house? Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have come up with the best solution yet – a lithium ion battery that charges to 70 percent in […]



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