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Jun 10, 2024

Physicists overcome two key operating hurdles in fusion reactions

Posted by in categories: energy, physics

A team of physicists from several institutions across the U.S. working with a colleague from China, at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility, in San Diego, California, has devised a way to overcome two key hurdles standing in the way of using fusion as a general power source.

Jun 10, 2024

Cancer-fighting antibodies inject chemo directly into tumor cells, upping effectiveness

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Oncologists have grown increasingly excited about “antibody drug conjugates,” which allow for the use of more potent chemotherapy agents with fewer side effects.

Jun 10, 2024

‘Quantum optical antennas’ provide more powerful measurements on the atomic level

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Similar to how a radio antenna plucks a broadcast from the air and concentrates the energy into a song, individual atoms can collect and concentrate the energy of light into a strong, localized signal that researchers can use to study the fundamental building blocks of matter.

Jun 10, 2024

Large-scale, lab-grown meat: Step inside a cultivated meat factory

Posted by in categories: futurism, sustainability

Lab-grown meat, cultivated meat, cell-based meat, slaughter-free meat: All of these terms refer to the process of creating real meat from animal cells, despite names that may allude to a vegan product.

What benefits are there to growing meat from chicken cells rather than raising animals for slaughter? Industrial animal agriculture is responsible for an estimated 15 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions, and with demand for meat projected to double in the next decade, this technology could offer a more sustainable option for future carnivores.

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Jun 10, 2024

LEE LECTURE: WILCZEK, Frank, “My Life With QCD” — 04/09/2024

Posted by in category: quantum physics

FRANK WILCZEK Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, MIT; Chief Scientist, T. D. Lee Institute and Wilczek Quantum Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Distinguished Professor, Arizona State University; Professor of Physics, Stockholm University; 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics My Life With QCD: A…

David M. Lee Historical Lecture in Physics: FRANK WILCZEKHerman Feshbach Professor of Physics, MIT;Chief Scientist, T. D. Lee Institute and Wilczek Quantum Ce…

Jun 10, 2024

Elon Musk Speaks: All Starship Tiles will be Replaced After Flight 4 Issues!

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, Elon Musk, space travel

Elon revealed details about Starship Flight 4 outcome, Flight 5, and beyond during a gaming livestream in X.

Video Credit: Elon Musk.

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Jun 10, 2024

New material records mechanical stress through luminescence

Posted by in categories: innovation, materials

Identifying crumbling infrastructure is sometimes as difficult as rectifying it. Yet, this process has been made easier thanks to an innovative new material developed by Tohoku University researchers. Details of the findings were published in the journal Applied Physics Letters on April 25, 2024.

Jun 10, 2024

Digital twins are helping scientists run the world’s most complex experiments

Posted by in category: futurism

Engineers use the high-fidelity models to monitor operations, plan fixes, and troubleshoot problems.

Jun 10, 2024

Research team uses CRISPR/Cas9 to alter photosynthesis for the first time

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, genetics

A team from the Innovative Genomics Institute at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) has produced an increase in gene expression in a food crop by changing its upstream regulatory DNA. While other studies have used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing to knock out or decrease the expression of genes, new research published in Science Advances is the first unbiased gene-editing approach to increase gene expression and downstream photosynthetic activity.

Jun 10, 2024

Neuroscience, Spirituality, and Perception: The God Helmet

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Join us as we delve into the fascinating and controversial world of bicameral mentality, a hypothesis introduced by Julian Jaynes. In his groundbreaking book, \.

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