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Feb 10, 2020

Researchers Discover Immune Cell That Could Kill Most Cancers

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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Feb 10, 2020

“Reverse fuel cell” converts waste carbon to valuable products at record rates

Posted by in categories: energy, engineering

Fuel cells turn chemicals into electricity. Now, a U of T Engineering team has adapted technology from fuel cells to do the reverse: harness electricity to make valuable chemicals from waste carbon (CO2).

“For decades, talented researchers have been developing systems that convert electricity into hydrogen and back again,” says Professor Ted Sargent (ECE), one of the senior authors of a paper published today in Science. “Our innovation builds on that legacy, but by using carbon-based molecules, we can plug directly into existing hydrocarbon infrastructure.”

In a hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen and oxygen come together on the surface of a catalyst. The chemical reaction releases electrons, which are captured by specialized materials within the fuel cell and pumped into a circuit.

Feb 10, 2020

Chemistry in Coronavirus Research: A Free to Read Collection from the American Chemical Society

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry

ACS Publications is providing free access to articles related to the #coronavirus, in support of the on-going coronavirus outbreak relief efforts in #China.

View the Virtual Issue to access all available articles:

In light of the current outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019–nCoV), ACS Publications would like to share this Virtual Issue that features a collection of articles on coronavirus research. Chemistry has a key role to play in understanding everything from viral structure to pathogenesis, isolation of vaccines and therapies, as well as in the development of materials and techniques used by basic researchers, virologists and clinicians. This Virtual Issue aims to provide a brief overview of the important contributions of chemistry to understanding and controlling the spread of coronaviruses and includes articles from„„, and as well as the preprint server ChemRxiv. We hope the research contained in this Virtual Issue will provide you with important insight into challenges and approaches in virus research.

Feb 10, 2020

A Plea to Save the Last Nuclear Arms Treaty

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, military, treaties

Two former diplomats, from Russia and America, call for extending the nuclear arms limitation pact called New START, to make the world more secure.

Feb 10, 2020

How America’s prisons and jails perpetuate the opioid epidemic

Posted by in category: law enforcement

Medications for opioid addiction work. Most prisons and jails don’t offer them.

Feb 10, 2020

An Invation to The Future, Seeking Delphi™ Webinar: After Shock and The Legacy of Alvin Toffler, with Cindy Frewen, Jerome Glenn, and Andrew Curry

Posted by in category: futurism

“Change is not merely necessary to life–it is life.”–Alvin Toffler.

Feb 10, 2020

Where Computing Is Headed—Beyond Quantum

Posted by in categories: business, quantum physics, robotics/AI

To address the challenge, some startups are making chips focused on specific software tasks. Others are pushing further, finding processing and storage solutions in new materials, including synthetic DNA.

Quantum computing is the best-known of these new methods. Startups as well as tech giants including Alphabet Inc.’s Google and International Business Machines Corp. are developing quantum computers, which harness the properties of quantum physics to sort through a vast number of possibilities in nearly real time. The advent of quantum computing has paved the way for other experimental techniques, startup executives say.

The market for new computing technology comes as advancements in traditional chip making are hitting a physical limit under Moore’s Law, the idea that every two years or so, the number of transistors in a chip doubles.

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Feb 10, 2020

Something in Deep Space Is Sending Signals to Earth in Steady 16-Day Cycles

Posted by in category: space

Scientists have discovered the first fast radio burst that beats at a steady rhythm, and the mysterious repeating signal is coming from the outskirts of another galaxy.

Feb 10, 2020

Handheld bioprinter for treating burns at the point-of-care

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioprinting, biotech/medical, government, life extension

A burn that is over 25% of the human body area can be life threatening. However a burn that is only 1 percent but on a visible area of the body can be life-worsening. That is why advancements in the area of wound care and burns treatment are so important from patient perspective. Being a doctor of the future will include having a point-of-care device such as a 3D-Bioprinter that will scan the lesions in dept and width and print a gel imbued with cells and prolo-factors.

Forgive me my conservatism… we already have such clinics that are on the clinical trials for such treatments.

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Feb 10, 2020

A new device uses AI to identify fake pairs of Nike and Adidas sneakers in seconds. Here’s how it works

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

One of the biggest problems in the sneaker resale market may now be more manageable.

Product authentication technology provider Entrupy on Wednesday released its Legit Check Tech (LCT) solution, a device that uses artificial intelligence to determine whether a sneaker is counterfeit or not — and it only takes about a minute to use.

Fake pairs of popular Nike and Adidas sneakers are rampant in the resale sector. Authorities recently busted a counterfeiting operation that shipped $470 million worth of fake Nikes to the US.