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Jul 17, 2019

Team efficient microchip

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, health, mobile phones

Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments have designed a new chip for portable electronics that could be up to 10 times more energy-efficient than present technology. Given its reduced power consumption, the new chip could lead to cell phones, handheld computers, and remote sensors that last far longer when running from a battery.

Indeed, the power required could be so low that implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and health monitors could be powered indefinitely by a person’s body heat or motion—no battery needed.

According to Anantha Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering, the key to the improvement in energy efficiency was finding ways to make the circuits on the chip work at a voltage level much lower than usual. While most current chips operate at around 1.0 volt, the new design works at just 0.3 volts.

Jul 17, 2019

New Remote Charging Tech Could Start Powering Up Your Phone as Soon as You Walk Into a Room

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, sustainability, transportation

Imagine having your cell phone start to charge when you walk into a room, or your electric car charge as you drive over a particular strip of land. It’s like a sort of ambient charging environment surrounds you.

Harnessing the power of magnetic fields.

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Jul 17, 2019

Soulful Reflections Photo

Posted by in category: futurism

Your thoughts?

Jul 17, 2019

Instead of looking up, look down

Posted by in category: futurism

Jul 17, 2019

Deciphering the Mystery of Vile Vortices

Posted by in category: futurism

A vile vortex is any of twelve purported particular geographic areas, arranged in a pattern around the Earth. The term was coined by Ivan T. Sanderson, who cataloged them as the sites of unexplained disappearances and other mysterious phenomena.

The mysteries of the deep blue sea have always enticed us. One such mystery is that of the vile vortices which though solved, raise several doubts for their being.

Jul 17, 2019

SpaceX pinpoints cause of Crew Dragon explosion, looks forward to safer spacecraft

Posted by in category: space travel

The cause of a SpaceX explosion that resulted in the destruction of a crew capsule and sent orange smoke into Space Coast skies has been pinpointed, the spaceflight company confirmed Monday.

Just 100 milliseconds before an uncrewed Crew Dragon capsule fired its eight SuperDraco thrusters during a test at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on April 20, the capsule exploded, leaving Landing Zone 1 littered with fire, debris and chemicals. The cause, SpaceX said, was traced down in recent weeks to a reaction between a liquid oxidizer – nitrogen tetroxide, or NTO – and a titanium check valve, which caused an ignition and the subsequent explosion.

According to accident investigators, a component allowed nitrogen tetroxide to leak into the spacecraft’s pressurization system tubes well before testing began. When the pressurization system activated and attempted to simulate a firing of the SuperDraco thrusters, a “slug” of the NTO that had leaked into the tubes was blasted through at high speed, resulting in ignition with the titanium valve.

Jul 17, 2019

Biodegradable Bags

Posted by in category: materials

We need these biodegradable “plastic” bags everywhere.

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Jul 17, 2019

Scientists Bring A Severed Brain Back To Life, Sparking Ethical Debate

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Nothing is impossible … just don’t get queasy when Human bionodes are able to experience the consciousness of other people’s bodies.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Local) – Has science gone too far? That’s the question some experts are asking after Yale University researchers announced that they have successfully reanimated a pig’s brain, which had been severed from its body.

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Jul 17, 2019

Boston Dynamics’ robots are preparing to leave the lab — is the world ready?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Boston Dynamics’ robots get ready to walk the walk.

Jul 17, 2019

NASA probe snaps closest and most detailed photos of asteroid ever captured

Posted by in category: space

In the dark and lonely place that is space, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has managed to reach a new level of proximity as it studies an asteroid.

After a manoeuvre, the spacecraft in NASA’s asteroid study mission is orbiting closer to a planetary body than any spacecraft has ever come, the space agency said.

The mission recently entered a new phase where the spacecraft will orbit about 2,231 feet above the asteroid Bennu’s surface.