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Feb 19, 2021

A Longtime Educator Says K-12 Schools Need To Encourage Creativity And Curiosity

Posted by in categories: education, innovation

It is about time to revisit our assumptions about the public school system. What should be the goal of school education?

If we want to change a classroom to embrace innovation and questioning, we need the leaders and the school system as a whole to embrace innovation and questioning.

Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Hassan Tetteh, MD, Health Mission Chief, Dept. of Defense, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, ethics, government, health, military, policy, robotics/AI

Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh, MD, is the Health Mission Chief, at the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, serving to advance the objectives of the DoD AI Strategy, and improve war fighter healthcare and readiness with artificial intelligence implementations.

Dr. Tetteh is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine, a Thoracic Staff Surgeon for MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and leads a Specialized Thoracic Adapted Recovery (STAR) Team, in Washington, DC, where his research in thoracic transplantation aims to expand heart and lung recovery and save lives.

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Feb 19, 2021

Incredible Sneak Peek of Mars Landing Sent Back

Posted by in categories: health, robotics/AI, space

The six-wheeled robot’s latest data since touching down yesterday include a series of images captured as the rover’s “jet pack” lowered it to the ground.

Less than a day after NASA ’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, engineers and scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California were hard at work, awaiting the next transmissions from Perseverance. As data gradually came in, relayed by several spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet, the Perseverance team were relieved to see the rover’s health reports, which showed everything appeared to be working as expected.

Feb 19, 2021

White Matter Changes in Brain Found in Frontotemporal Dementia

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Study reveals those with frontotemporal dementia have greater white matter hyperintensity than those with other forms of dementia. The amount of white matter hyperintensity was associated with the severity of FTD symptoms.

Feb 19, 2021

Incredibly detailed video shows DNA twisting into weird shapes to squeeze into cells

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Scientists recently captured a high-resolution video of DNA shimmying into weird shapes in order to squeeze inside cells.

Feb 19, 2021

Exciting New Tech for People With Low-Vision, Blindness

Posted by in categories: innovation, virtual reality

Innovations in smart canes, electronic glasses, virtual reality and more are helping people with sight-stealing eye conditions navigate the world.

Feb 19, 2021

Twisted trilayer graphene could help make high-temperature superconductors

Posted by in categories: materials, particle physics

Two’s company, but three’s a crowd – unless you’re trying to make graphene superconduct at higher temperatures. That is the finding of researchers at Harvard University in the US, who discovered that the superconducting state in three stacked and twisted layers of graphene is more robust to temperature increase than the equivalent state in two-layer graphene. The researchers also found evidence that superconductivity in the trilayer system comes from strong interactions between electrons, rather than weak ones as in most conventional superconductors – corroborating a result reported a few days earlier by a separate team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

A sheet of graphene consists of a simple repetition of carbon atoms arranged in a two-dimensional hexagonal lattice. When two sheets of graphene are placed atop each other and slightly misaligned, they form a moiré pattern, or “stretched” superlattice that dramatically changes the electronic interactions in the material compared to its pristine counterpart. The misalignment angle is critical: in 2018, the MIT group, led by Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, discovered a so-called “magic” angle of 1.1° where the material switches from an insulator to a superconductor. This means the twisted graphene can carry electrical current with no resistance below a superconducting transition temperature, Tc, of 1.7 K.

Feb 19, 2021

Scientists 3D print new dragonfly-inspired ‘spiky-joints’ for treating wrist injuries

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical

Researchers from the German Kiel University have developed novel 3D printed ‘spiky-joints’ that provide wrist injury patients with a more flexible form of arm support.

Inspired by the natural wing micro-joints of the dragonfly, the spiky-joint features a novel interlocking mechanism that’s designed to cushion the wrist without impairing free movement. When set to its maximum rigidity, the scientists believe their device could be ideal for treating everyday strains and sprains, and preventing common hyperextension injuries in athletes.

Feb 19, 2021

Art Installation Helps Plants Grow

Posted by in categories: food, information science

This art installation enhances plant growth while taking pesticides out of the equation through ultraviolet light. The GROW project shines vertical lights across 215000 square feet of farmland creating a luminous dreamscape that highlights the beauty of agriculture, and displays nature as the ultimate work of art it is!

📹 @roosegaarde via IG.

Feb 19, 2021

AI will take construction robotics from hype to reality

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Buildots attaches 360 cameras onto project managers’ hardhats to collect footage inside the construction site, flagging problems to be solved and tracking construction progress.