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Oct 29, 2019

Avatars: Are we ready for our digital twins?

Posted by in category: entertainment

When we think of avatars, we imagine a blue film character. But now they’re being used very differently.

Oct 29, 2019

Sound waves: A noninvasive way to attack prostate cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Prostate cancer runs in Jeff Nelson’s family. His brother, uncle and cousins have all been diagnosed with the disease. When his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test results jumped to 5.5 from 4 in summer 2018, he knew he had to move quickly.

Jeff Nelson chose UCI Health and an investigative treatment for prostate cancer that uses high-intensity sound waves to destroy only the cancer tissue. He’s glad he did.

Oct 29, 2019

‘Diamond rain’ on Saturn and Jupiter

Posted by in categories: climatology, space

Diamonds as big as jewels fall as “rain” on Saturn and Jupiter, seeded by giant lightning storms, according to new calculations by US scientists.

Oct 29, 2019

Structured light promises path to faster, more secure communications

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, security

Hard light computers could be exponential.

Structured light is a fancy way to describe patterns or pictures of light, but deservedly so as it promises future communications that will be both faster and more secure.

Quantum mechanics has come a long way during the past 100 years but still has a long way to go. In AVS Quantum Science researchers from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa review the progress being made in using structured light in quantum protocols to create a larger encoding alphabet, stronger security and better resistance to noise.

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Oct 29, 2019

A crop that feeds billions freed from blight

Posted by in category: food

Bacteria that infect rice are thwarted by changes to rice genes involved in sugar transport.

Oct 29, 2019

Here’s how you can use your phone to plant trees

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, sustainability

Planting trees to save the planet just got a whole lot easier – no gardening gloves required.

Researchers say planting trees helps capture and store carbon – and a new app makes it easy for anyone to get involved.

Oct 29, 2019

Boudica was flogged and her daughters raped

Posted by in category: futurism

There is no comprise with the patriarchy.

Oct 29, 2019

This Electric Catamaran Is Luxurious, Eco-Conscious and Now Available for Charter

Posted by in category: futurism

If you’d like to finish off the year with a clear conscience, we’ve found the ideal eco-friendly charter yacht for your upcoming holiday voyage. Known as E, the 60-foot electric catamaran will hit the waters this December and promises a sailing experience that’s both luxurious and low impact.

Sail the Seven Seas guilt-free.

Oct 29, 2019

Permaculture Garden Produces 7000 Pounds of Organic Food Per Year on a Tenth of an Acre

Posted by in category: food

Family grows 7000 pounds of organic food per year on a tenth of an acre, supplying 90 percent of their diet… They spend less than $2 per day per person on other kitchen staples and make over $20,000 a year selling excess produce

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Oct 29, 2019

A Simple Filter Turns Blue OLED Light Into White

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

Compared to regular blue OLED these converted white OLED last 30 times longer.

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have come a long way since the first working device was reported three decades ago. Prized for their dark blacks, crisp image reproduction, and power efficiency, today’s OLEDs dominate the screens of Android phones and LG televisions. They may take over iPhones as early as next year.

And because OLEDs are cheap and easy to make, we ought to also use them to make white light for general illumination, says Konstantinos Daskalakis, a post-doctoral researcher at Aalto University in Finland.

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