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Apr 10, 2020

Coating That Could Destroy COVID-19 Virus, for Use in Hospital Masks, in Development

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, nanotechnology

Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) are working to create a protective coating that would include a new nanomaterial to catch #COVID19 and kill it within seconds.

ORLANDO, Fla., April 10, 2020 — The masks that health care workers wear to protect them from the virus that causes COVID-19 block the virus before it reaches their faces, but do not destroy it. To further protect doctors, nurses, and others on the front lines of the pandemic, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) are working to create a protective coating that would include a new nanomaterial to catch the virus and kill it within seconds.

Apr 10, 2020

Scientists capture 3D images of nanoparticles, atom

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, particle physics


Since their invention in the 1930s, electron microscopes have helped scientists peer into the atomic structure of ordinary materials like steel, and even exotic graphene. But despite these advances, such imaging techniques cannot precisely map out the 3D atomic structure of materials in a liquid solution, such as a catalyst in a hydrogen fuel cell, or the electrolytes in your car’s battery.

Now, researchers at Berkeley Lab, in collaboration with the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea, Monash University in Australia, and UC Berkeley, have developed a technique that produces atomic-scale 3D images of nanoparticles tumbling in liquid between sheets of graphene, the thinnest material possible.

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Apr 10, 2020

Gold prices soar to 7.5-yr. high as Fed drops “atomic bomb”

Posted by in category: futurism

Senior Technical Analyst Jim Wyckoff prepares investors with an overview of how the markets opened and closed. What moved metal prices? How do the technicals look? By looking at important developments.

Apr 10, 2020

American breaks record with deepest submarine dive ever, finds plastic waste

Posted by in category: materials

The diver’s team found four new species and something else no other expedition has seen — pollution.

Apr 10, 2020

You Can Now Ride a Submarine to the Deepest Point on Earth

Posted by in category: futurism

While billionaires vie for the stars, $750,000 trips to the bottom of the Marianas Trench will begin departing in May.

Apr 10, 2020

Meet Victor Vescovo, who just broke the world record by diving 35,853 feet into the deepest part of the ocean

Posted by in categories: business, education

Circa 2019

The world record for the deepest dive in history has just been broken by Dallas businessman and explorer Victor Vescovo, who plunged down 35,853ft into the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep—the deepest known point on Earth.

The depth achieved by Vescovo was 66 feet deeper than the previous record for a solo dive, held by film director James Cameron, who reached 35,787ft in 2012. The previous record for the world’s deepest dive (not solo) was 35,813ft, performed in 1960.

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Apr 10, 2020

Inside the daring mission to reach the bottom of all Earth’s oceans

Posted by in category: futurism

Victor Vescovo wanted to be the first person to reach the deepest points of all five oceans – but first he had to build a submarine that was up to it.

Apr 10, 2020

The artist with the remote-controlled robotic body: ‘I’ve made a career out of being a failure’

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Stelarc has suspended himself from hooks and had an ear surgically constructed on his arm. Now his Adelaide biennial work puts the audience at the helm.

Apr 10, 2020

Charting a course toward quantum simulations of nuclear physics

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

In nuclear physics, like much of science, detailed theories alone aren’t always enough to unlock solid predictions. There are often too many pieces, interacting in complex ways, for researchers to follow the logic of a theory through to its end. It’s one reason there are still so many mysteries in nature, including how the universe’s basic building blocks coalesce and form stars and galaxies. The same is true in high-energy experiments, in which particles like protons smash together at incredible speeds to create extreme conditions similar to those just after the Big Bang.

Fortunately, scientists can often wield simulations to cut through the intricacies. A represents the important aspects of one system—such as a plane, a town’s traffic flow or an atom—as part of another, more accessible system (like a or a scale model). Researchers have used their creativity to make simulations cheaper, quicker or easier to work with than the formidable subjects they investigate—like proton collisions or black holes.

Simulations go beyond a matter of convenience; they are essential for tackling cases that are both too difficult to directly observe in experiments and too complex for scientists to tease out every logical conclusion from basic principles. Diverse research breakthroughs—from modeling the complex interactions of the molecules behind life to predicting the experimental signatures that ultimately allowed the identification of the Higgs boson—have resulted from the ingenious use of simulations.

Apr 10, 2020

Billions Of Google Chrome Users Now Have Another Surprising Option

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, internet, security

Google Chrome has dominated the internet browser market for the last decade with a staggering near-60% market share and users stretching into the billions.

Rivals to Google Chrome, including Apple’s Safari, Microsoft’s Edge (formerly known as Internet Explorer), and Mozilla’s Firefox have largely failed to convince users to switch—but browser choices are becoming more complex.

Users’ desire for greater security, better privacy, and an ill-defined need to “take back control” from the likes of Google and Microsoft has opened the door for alternatives—including blockchain-based privacy browser Brave, whose chief executive thinks Google “is going to be taken apart over coming years.”