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Aug 13, 2016

Innovative Transient Battery Is Designed To Self-Destruct In 30 Minutes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, military, physics

A Mission Impossible Battery that self destructs.

Here at HEXAPOLIS, we have talked about biodegradable electronics that are designed to automatically dissolve once their job is done. Such self-destructing devices could be especially useful in the world of medicine, where implants currently have to be surgically removed, as well as the military. As part of a new research, scientists at the Iowa State University have devised an innovative transient battery, which as its name suggests can melt away in less than 30 minutes.

Technological advancements in recent years have allowed researchers to develop an array of self-destructing electronics that are capable of performing specific functions. Up until now, however, these devices were driven by external power sources. Previous attempts to create transient batteries largely gave birth to contraptions that lacked power, stability and a substantial shelf life. More often than not, they were also quite slow in demolishing themselves. Speaking about the research, recently published in the Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, the team stated:

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Aug 13, 2016

Danish research: Nano treatment on cancer showing results

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Treatment could offer a better alternative to chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

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Aug 13, 2016

Scientists Build Implantable Bio-Sensor Size of Sand Grain (Video)

Posted by in category: electronics

Imagine a powerful sensor that can sit inside your body, reading and transmitting information to help keep you healthy.

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Aug 13, 2016

Korean Scientists Develop Wearable Touchscreen that Functions even When Stretched to 1,000%

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones, wearables

A group of Korean materials scientists at the National University of Seoul, led by Chong-Chan Kim, had just developed an “ionic”, translucent, jelly-like computer touchpad that can be worn on the wrist and used just like a regular smartphone screen to scroll, click, drag, swipe, play video games and even type words.

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Aug 13, 2016

UK scientists create biological lightbulbs

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, genetics

They discovered genetically engineered bacteria’s response to shocks.

Genetically engineered E coli bacteria responds to electric shocks by producing a fluorescent protein that can be used as a light source. A team of undergraduate scientists at Newcastle University have created a lightbulb made up of living matter.

Like any other electric bulb, the living light glows to illuminate a room, but is made by replacing some of the traditional electric components in a lightbulb circuit with biological parts.

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Aug 13, 2016

MIT and Microsoft Have Teamed Up to Create the World’s First “Smart-Tattoo”

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Just the beginning; wait until folks look at how medical treatments and stimulates can be applied in this technology.

The skin-touch technology is said to be conductive to electricity, too.

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Aug 13, 2016

NASA Building Deep Space Habitats with Private Companies on Earth

Posted by in categories: habitats, space travel

Continuing on with NASA’s trend of contracting work out to private companies, they have just started accepting bids and designs to create space habitats. The habitat selected will eventually house astronauts in future space missions, and possibly those that go to Mars. In their initial announcement, NASA has shown 6 different companies along with each’s design. This is all part of the NextSTEP-3 program.

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Aug 13, 2016

Boston Dynamics: On a mission to build the most advanced robots on earth

Posted by in categories: engineering, robotics/AI

Hey Boston Dynamics why don’t you team up with D-Wave and/ or Google’s QC work in building your advance robot because everyone knows that the real magic in robotics and other AI isn’t going to be realized until QC is implemented as part of the under lying technology.

Boston Dynamics is an engineering company that specializes in building dynamic robots and software for human simulation. You know doubt know of them from the many videos they produce. One of the more recent ones is below:

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Aug 13, 2016

3D Print Your Own Breakfast

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, food

A team of researchers at Columbia University has developed a 3D food printer capable of printing and cooking multiple ingredients at one time.

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Aug 13, 2016

Is Quantum the Future of High-Performance Analytics?

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

If you think quantum computing sounds like something out of science fiction, you’re not alone. It’s still more theory than practice, but it might be able to answer questions that are unsolvable by current computers. Earlier this year, IBM made a small quantum computer available via the cloud.

Quantum Mechanics and the Weirdness of Particles

To understand quantum computers, you must first know a little bit about quantum mechanics. In the briefest possible description, quantum mechanics is the branch of physics that models how particles behave at the smallest scales.

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