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Jun 6, 2023

Inside Tesla’s New $10,000 Home For Sustainable Living

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, habitats, space travel, sustainability

Yup that’s right a Tesla Affordable Home.


Known for turning a sofa in the Boca Chica SpaceX office into his bed, Elon Musk, The World’s Richest Man, took it to another level when he announced Tesla’s $10,000 sustainable unboxable moveable home. If you are remotely familiar with the Tesla CEO, you wouldn’t be surprised that he is building a sustainable home. So, how did Elon go from overhauling the tech space to completely disrupting the real estate industry?Well, it all started with this tweet from 2020. At the height of the pandemic, Elon Musk made this insane announcement.

Jun 6, 2023

Tesla plans to license Autopilot and Full Self-Driving to other OEMs

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

Tesla is planning to license Autopilot and even its Full Self-Driving suite to other companies, CEO Elon Musk said yesterday in a Tweet.

The announcement comes after Tesla recently struck a deal with Ford to open its Supercharging network to the automaker, which also plans to adopt Tesla’s charging connector that will eliminate the need for an adapter.

Musk, in a Tweet responding to an article regarding GM CEO Mary Barra’s comments regarding Tesla’s prowess in EVs, said that the company “aspires to be as helpful as possible to other car companies,” mentioning the move it made several years ago that made its patents freely available to other companies.

Jun 6, 2023

Is It Just Me, or Does That Hotel Look Like…?

Posted by in category: futurism

Eye-catching new hotel in Scotland bears resemblance to the widely known emoji; ‘really hard to see anything else’

Jun 6, 2023

If light has no mass, why is it affected by gravity? General Relativity Theory

Posted by in categories: information science, mathematics, space

General relativity, part of the wide-ranging physical theory of relativity formed by the German-born physicist Albert Einstein. It was conceived by Einstein in 1915. It explains gravity based on the way space can ‘curve’, or, to put it more accurately, it associates the force of gravity with the changing geometry of space-time. (Einstein’s gravity)

The mathematical equations of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, tested time and time again, are currently the most accurate way to predict gravitational interactions, replacing those developed by Isaac Newton several centuries prior.

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Jun 6, 2023

Man spends 93 days at the bottom of the Atlantic — now he’s 10 years younger

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Retired naval officer Joseph Dituri has spent more than three months living inside a 100sqft pod in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.

His time spent below the waves was part of a study group to research the effects of a pressurised environment on the human body.

Jun 6, 2023

What’s the (dark) matter with Euclid?

Posted by in category: cosmology

Euclid is ESA’s mission to shed light on dark matter and dark energy, but teams at the Agency’s mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, are also in the dark. A series of problems have befallen the mission in pre-launch simulations.

Currently about halfway through the Euclid simulations campaign, the key focus in the Main Control Room is the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) and spacecraft commissioning.

These are the two most critical moments in a mission’s life; as it wakes up after the rigours of launch, makes its first manoeuvres towards its target destination and as its instruments are commissioned.

Jun 6, 2023

“Genotoxic” Warning: Chemical Found in Common Sweetener Damages DNA

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

Sucralose, a widely used artificial sweetener, produces a DNA

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is a molecule composed of two long strands of nucleotides that coil around each other to form a double helix. It is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms that carries genetic instructions for development, functioning, growth, and reproduction. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA. Most DNA is located in the cell nucleus (where it is called nuclear DNA), but a small amount of DNA can also be found in the mitochondria (where it is called mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA).

Jun 6, 2023

Researchers demonstrate secure information transfer using spatial correlations in quantum entangled beams of light

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma led a study recently published in Science Advances that proves the principle of using spatial correlations in quantum entangled beams of light to encode information and enable its secure transmission.

Light can be used to encode information for high-data rate transmission, long-distance communication and more. But for secure communication, encoding large amounts of information in light has additional challenges to ensure the privacy and integrity of the data being transferred.

Alberto Marino, the Ted S. Webb Presidential Professor in the Homer L. Dodge College of Arts, led the research with OU doctoral student and the study’s first author Gaurav Nirala and co-authors Siva T. Pradyumna and Ashok Kumar. Marino also holds positions with OU’s Center for Quantum Research and Technology and with the Quantum Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Jun 6, 2023

Finite state machine implemented as pneumatic circuit using microfluidic valves to create lab-on-a-chip

Posted by in category: chemistry

A group of biochemical engineers, Siavash Ahrar, Manasi Raje, Irene Lee and Elliot Hui at the University of California, Irvine, has developed a finite state machine (FSM) implemented as a pneumatic circuit using microfluidic valves to build a lab-on-a-chip. Their work is published in the journal Science Advances.

Over the past several years, biochemical and have been working toward the goal of automating many of the that are currently done by hand—trained lab technicians using pipettes to determine the concentration of a chemical dissolved in a liquid, for example. Automating such tasks would not only make them less expensive, it could speed things up, potentially offering medical lab results in minutes rather than hours. To that end, engineers have been working toward building what they call a lab-on-a-chip. In this new effort, the research team has applied pneumatics to the problem.

Many involve the movement of liquids. The researchers sought to use instead of electricity when building circuits for use on a potential lab-on-a-chip. They created a tiny sandwich comprising panes of glass as the bread and a sheet of silicone as the interior. But before making their sandwich, they etched the to allow a liquid to pass through and poked holes in the silicone sheet to connect the channels in the glass panes.

Jun 6, 2023

Engineers Revisit 100-Year-Old Water Valve Design by Nikola Tesla

Posted by in category: futurism

Nikola Tesla’s “valvular conduit” design, also known today as the “Tesla valve”, was patented in 1920. The design, essentially a series of interconnected keychain-shaped loops, was created to enable fluid to pass in only one direction with no moving parts.

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