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Nov 23, 2020

Doctors say CDC should warn people the side effects from Covid vaccine shots won’t be ‘a walk in the park’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Public health officials and drugmakers must be transparent about the side effects people may experience after getting their first shot of a coronavirus vaccine, doctors urged during a meeting Monday with CDC advisors as states prepare to distribute doses as early as next month.

Dr. Sandra Fryhofer of the American Medical Association noted that both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines require two doses at varying intervals. As a practicing physician, she said she worries whether her patients will come back for a second dose because of the potentially unpleasant side effects they may experience after the first shot.

Nov 23, 2020

New DJI Farming Drone

Posted by in categories: drones, food

Using drones for agriculture! Technology used to benefit one of the oldest industries. 😃


Designed for use in agriculture, the new DJI T20 is bringing the latest tech to one of the world’s oldest industries 👏 😎.

Nov 23, 2020

Faint ‘super-planet’ discovered by radio telescope for the 1st time

Posted by in category: space

There are more to come.


Scientists using the Low-Frequency Array detected a cold, faint brown dwarf, also called a “super-planet.” This discovery represents the first substellar object found using a radio telescope.

Nov 23, 2020

CRISPR-based treatment destroys two cancer types

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system is very effective in treating brain and ovarian cancers, without side effects.

Nov 23, 2020

Scientists Create Electronic Gadget Powered by Quantum Tunneling

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, quantum physics

Tiny Dancer

Chakrabartty’s tunneling barrier was built in just such a way that “you can control the flow of electrons. You can make it reasonably slow, down to one electron every minute and still keep it reliable.”

The team is hoping the technology could one day power glucose or even brain activity monitors without the need for batteries.

Nov 23, 2020

Upcoming Video Game Will Generate New Levels Using Qiskit and a Quantum Simulator

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, quantum physics

By Christopher Sciacca

The first video games debuted in the1950s, later reaching mainstream popularity in the 1970s and 80s with arcades and home video systems like Atari and Commodore 64. Remember SpaceWar! and Pong? While limited by the capabilities of the hardware, they laid the foundation for the games we develop and play today, which by 2025 is expected to be a whopping $256 billion industry.

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Nov 23, 2020

These solar panels don’t need the sun to produce energy

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Cloudy days pose a real problem for solar panels. But a new innovation can convert UV light to energy—even if the sun isn’t shining.

Nov 23, 2020

Microfluidic Brain-on-a-Chip: Perspectives for Mimicking Neural System Disorders

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, computing, neuroscience

Neurodegenerative diseases (NDDs) include more than 600 types of nervous system disorders in humans that impact tens of millions of people worldwide. Estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggest NDDs will increase by nearly 50% by 2030. Hence, development of advanced models for research on NDDs is needed to explore new therapeutic strategies and explore the pathogenesis of these disorders. Different approaches have been deployed in order to investigate nervous system disorders, including two-and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) cell cultures and animal models. However, these models have limitations, such as lacking cellular tension, fluid shear stress, and compression analysis; thus, studying the biochemical effects of therapeutic molecules on the biophysiological interactions of cells, tissues, and organs is problematic. The microfluidic “organ-on-a-chip” is an inexpensive and rapid analytical technology to create an effective tool for manipulation, monitoring, and assessment of cells, and investigating drug discovery, which enables the culture of various cells in a small amount of fluid (10−9 to 10−18 L). Thus, these chips have the ability to overcome the mentioned restrictions of 2D and 3D cell cultures, as well as animal models. Stem cells (SCs), particularly neural stem cells (NSCs), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and embryonic stem cells (ESCs) have the capability to give rise to various neural system cells. Hence, microfluidic organ-on-a-chip and SCs can be used as potential research tools to study the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) disorders. Accordingly, in the present review, we discuss the latest progress in microfluidic brain-on-a-chip as a powerful and advanced technology that can be used in basic studies to investigate normal and abnormal functions of the nervous system.

Nov 23, 2020

World’s biggest computer chip can simulate the future ‘faster than the laws of physics’, creators claim

Posted by in categories: computing, physics

Trillion-transistor chip can run real-world simulations with over a million variables faster than real-time.

Nov 23, 2020

The Army Is Developing a Way to Spoof Soldiers’ Electromagnetic Signatures

Posted by in categories: electronics, military

Apparently, military electronics can give away their location.

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