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Apr 20, 2019

Light sails and stingray airships to explore space

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NASA has announced the 18 projects awarded funding in its NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) programme.

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Apr 18, 2019

‘Bubble Boys’ Cured in Medical Breakthrough Using Gene Therapy

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St. Jude researchers license technology to Mustang Bio in hopes of bringing treatment to market.

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Apr 18, 2019

Global Solid State Refrigerator Market 2019 Major Growth

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The global “Solid State Refrigerator” market is amongst the most encouraging markets. This global Solid State Refrigerator market is escalating at higher rates in terms of growth and development of innovative techniques on mounting customer selection. The Solid State Refrigerator market offers a vast stage for contenders Tellurex Corporation, Beijing Huimao Cooling Equipment Co., Ltd., Hicooltec, Thermion, Merit Technology Group, TE Technology, II-VI Incorporated, RMT Ltd., Micropelt, Laird, Custom Thermoelectric Inc., Phononic, Inc., Komatsu, Kreazone serving with great opportunities for expansion.

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Apr 17, 2019

Solar evaporator offers a fresh route to fresh water

Posted by in categories: innovation, sustainability

About a billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water. Desalinating salty water into drinkable water can help to fill this dangerous gap. But traditional desalination systems are far too expensive to install and operate in many locations, especially in low-income countries and remote areas.

Now researchers at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering have demonstrated a successful prototype of one critical component for affordable small-scale desalination: an inexpensive solar evaporator, made of . The evaporator generates steam with and minimal need for maintenance, says Liangbing Hu, associate professor of science and engineering and affiliate of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute.

The design employs a technique known as interfacial evaporation, “which shows great potential in response to global water scarcity because of its high solar-to-vapor efficiency, low environmental impact, and portable device design with low cost,” Hu says. “These features make it suitable for off-grid water generation and purification, especially for .”

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Apr 16, 2019

The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist for the Dumbest Reasons

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Firearms makers have resisted Silicon Valley-sponsored digital innovation that could transform public safety.

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Apr 15, 2019

Scientists Make a Breakthrough in Teleportation

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Circa 2017


Chinese scientists accomplish the feat of teleporting a photon to a satellite hundreds of miles above Earth.

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Apr 14, 2019

Dr. Oliver Harrison MD, MPH, CEO, Telefonica Innovation Alpha — IdeaXme — Ira Pastor

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Apr 11, 2019

Nuclear fusion breakthrough breathes life into the overlooked Z-pinch approach

Posted by in categories: innovation, nuclear energy

Nuclear fusion holds untold potential as a source of power, but to recreate the colliding atomic nuclei taking place inside the Sun and generate inexhaustible amounts of clean energy scientists will need to achieve remarkable things. Tokamak reactors and fusion stellarators are a couple of the experimental devices used in pursuit of these lofty goals, but scientists at the University of Washington (UW) are taking a far less-frequented route known as a Z-pinch, with the early signs pointing to a cheaper and more efficient path forward.

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Apr 10, 2019

Breakthrough discovery in astronomy: First Black Hole image

Posted by in categories: cosmology, innovation

On 10 April 2019 at 15:00 CEST (Brussels time) the European Commission will present a ground-breaking discovery by Event Horizon Telescope — an international scientific collaboration aiming to capture the first image of a black hole by creating a virtual Earth-sized telescope. EU-funded researchers play a key role in the project.

Six press conferences around the world will take place simultaneously In Europe, Commissioner Moedas and lead scientists funded by the European Research Council will hold a press conference in Brussels to unveil the discovery.

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Apr 10, 2019

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

Posted by in categories: cosmology, innovation

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

This breakthrough was announced today in a series of six papers published in a special issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters. The image reveals the black hole at the centre of Messier 87 [1], a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. This black hole resides 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun [2].

The EHT links telescopes around the globe to form an unprecedented Earth-sized virtual telescope [3]. The EHT offers scientists a new way to study the most extreme objects in the Universe predicted by Einstein’s general relativity during the centenary year of the historic experiment that first confirmed the theory [4].

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