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May 8, 2021

People laughed at him when he planted trees in a DESERT! But later they were all SHOCKED… — YouTube

Posted by in category: futurism

The story of the “Forest Keeper” of India.


They say it’s impossible for one person to change the world… However, the hero of our story decided to prove everyone wrong. As he believes, the main thing is to know exactly what you want from life and pursue your goal with dedication. Then you’ll be bound to succeed…

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May 7, 2021

Self-generating yarn made from graphene oxide strands

Posted by in categories: biological, physics

A team of researchers from Zhejiang University, Xi’an Jiaotong University and Monash University has developed a way to bind multiple strands of graphene oxide into a thick cable. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their process and possible uses for it. Rodolfo Cruz-Silva and Ana Laura Elías with Shinshu University and Binghamton University have published a Perspectives piece in the same issue outlining the work by the researchers and explaining why they believe the technique could prove useful in manufacturing efforts.

In recent years, have been exploring the possibility of making products using total or partial self-assembly as a way to produce them faster or at less cost. In where two materials self-assemble into a third material, scientists describe this as a fusion process, borrowing terminology from physics. So when a single material spontaneously separates into two or more other materials, they refer to it as a fission process. In this new effort, the researchers have developed a technique for creating graphene-oxide-based yarn that exploits both processes.

The work by the team is very basic. They created multiple strands of graphene oxide and then dunked them into a solvent for 10 minutes. When the strands were pulled from the solution, they banded together forming a cord, or single strand of yarn. They also developed a means for reversing the process—dunking the strand of yarn in a different solvent solution.

May 7, 2021

Latest Neural Nets Solve World’s Hardest Equations Faster Than Ever Before

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

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Two new approaches allow deep neural networks to solve entire families of partial differential equations, making it easier to model complicated systems and to do so orders of magnitude faster.

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May 7, 2021

Alabama Coal Mine Seems to Be Leaking Pollution While Workers Strike

Posted by in category: futurism

“” I think both with the how the workers have been treated and how the community has really been kicked aside here with the creeks, one of the problems we’re seeing is Wall Street values being applied to rural, working class communities,” said Smith. “That’s the values of ‘money first,’ and ‘consequences don’t matter.’””.


It’s sunny and in the mid-70s in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama right now. Normally, that would be prime conditions for a swim in Davis Creek or Texas Creek. But right now, both are running black, full of thick wastewater runoff.

May 7, 2021

Minuscule drums push the limits of quantum weirdness

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Although nothing in the laws of quantum physics limits such quantum weirdness to subatomic particles, the theory predicts that at much larger scales — say, the size of a cat — quantum effects should be so vanishingly small as to be unobservable in practice. Physicists have long debated whether this is just a limitation of our senses and instruments, or whether macroscopic objects are governed by their own set of laws that is fundamentally different from quantum mechanics. To explore this question, researchers have been pushing to observe quantum effects at ever larger scales. “One point of our research is, is there quantum in the classical world?” says Mika Sillanpää, a physicist at Aalto University in Finland.

Quantum drums

In an experiment at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, physicist Shlomi Kotler and his collaborators built a pair of vibrating aluminium membranes akin to two tiny drums, each around 10 micrometres long.

May 7, 2021

First nanoscale look at a reaction that limits the efficiency of generating clean hydrogen fuel

Posted by in categories: economics, energy, nanotechnology

Transitioning from fossil fuels to a clean hydrogen economy will require cheaper and more efficient ways to use renewable sources of electricity to break water into hydrogen and oxygen.

But a key step in that process, known as the or OER, has proven to be a bottleneck. Today it’s only about 75% efficient, and the precious metal catalysts used to accelerate the reaction, like platinum and iridium, are rare and expensive.

Now an international team led by scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has developed a suite of advanced tools to break through this bottleneck and improve other energy-related processes, such as finding ways to make lithium-ion batteries charge faster. The research team described their work in Nature today.

May 7, 2021

A stretchable and suturable fiber sensor to monitor biomechanical tissue strain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Implantable electronics are among the most promising healthcare technologies, as they can help to remotely monitor specific biological processes associated with a patient’s health. While researchers have developed a variety of implantable devices over the past decade or so, existing technologies have several limitations that can prevent their widespread use in clinical settings.

The first factor preventing the large-scale implementation of existing implantable technologies is the structural mismatch between these devices and most organs/tissues in the body, which typically have complex 1D or 3D structures. Secondly, reliably fixing soft electronic devices on organs that are moving or pulsating has so far proved to be highly challenging.

Researchers at Daegu-Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST) in South Korea and ETH Zürich have recently developed a new fiber-based strain-sensing device that could overcome the limitations of existing implantable electronics. This sensor, presented in a paper published in Nature Electronics, comprises a capacitive fiber strain sensor with an inductive coil for wireless readout.

May 7, 2021

New Research

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

BREAKING NEWS: new research by MIT and NCI provides further evidence of controversial claims that sars-cov-2 genes can integrate with human DNA!

May 7, 2021

Hypersonic weapons and the new space race | Project Force

Posted by in categories: military, space

@AlexGatopoulos looks at how hypersonic missiles are emerging as a key tool in the race to dominate the next frontier — outer space.

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May 7, 2021

People who live past 105 years old have genes that stop DNA damage

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

People who reach a very old age may have their genes to thank. Genetic variants that help to prevent DNA mutations and repair any that do occur have been found in supercentenarians and semi-supercentenarians – people who reach the ages of 110 and 105, respectively.

“DNA repair mechanisms are extremely efficient in these people,” says Claudio Franceschi at the University of Bologna in Italy. “It is one of the most important basic mechanisms for extending lifespan.”

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