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Nov 14, 2019

Nuclear Fantasies

Posted by in category: cosmology

Neutron stars cannot exist.

“The sky was clear—remarkably clear—and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse.” —Thomas Hardy.

On June 13, 2012 NASA launched the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) on a mission to study X-rays in what are thought to be the remnants of supernova explosions, called pulsars. NuStar joins other X-ray space telescopes like Chandra and XMM-Newton, except that it is capable of focusing X-rays to a sharp point, enabling it to “see” energies up to 79,000 electron-volts. That capability makes it more than 100 times more powerful than the other observatories.

Nov 14, 2019

Multimodal Acoustic Trap Display

Posted by in category: futurism

Caption: Two minute explainer video of the Multimodal Acoustic Trap Display developed at the University of Sussex.

Credit: Eimontas Jankauskis

Nov 14, 2019

From sci-fi to science lab: Holograms you can ‘feel’

Posted by in categories: holograms, science, virtual reality

Walking, talking holograms have been a staple of sci-fi films since Princess Leia was magically brought to life in “Star Wars”.

Now scientists in Britain say they can make even more realistic 3D versions—a butterfly, a globe, an emoji—which can be seen with the , heard and even felt without the need for any .

Writing in the journal Nature, a team at the University of Sussex in southern England, said technology currently in use can create 3D images but they are slow, short-lived and “most importantly, rely on operating principles that cannot produce tactile and auditive content as well”.

Nov 14, 2019

UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to US residential customers for the first time

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, drones

UPS is rolling along with its drone delivery program, working with partner CVS Pharmacy to deliver prescription drugs to customer doorsteps via its newly deployed commercial drones. UPS delivered medications to two paying customers on November 1 using the Matternet M2 drone system that the logistics company is using in partnership with Matternet…

Nov 14, 2019

An Energy Breakthrough Could Store Solar Power for Decades

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Researchers in Sweden have created a molecule that offers a way to trap heat from the sun.

Nov 14, 2019

Coronal Holes, Cosmic Collision, Big Announcement | S0 News Nov.14.2019

Posted by in categories: climatology, cosmology

Daily sun, earth and science news

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Nov 14, 2019

This Breakthrough in Lab-Grown Meat Could Make it Look Like Real Flesh

Posted by in categories: food, innovation

Scientists at Harvard have created a texture in meat grown in a lab close to the actual animal meat we’re used to. Would you eat it?
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Human meat consumption is bad for the planet—livestock raised for food makes up for approximately 14–18% of our greenhouse gas emissions, and the land requirements to grow their food is responsible for nearly 80% of all deforestation in the Amazon.

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Nov 14, 2019

This Dutch butcher makes vegetables taste just like meat

Posted by in category: food

This vegetarian butcher makes plant-based meals that look and taste like real meat. Look out for our weekly Pioneers for the Planet videos, a collaboration with WWF #Netflix #OurPlanet #ShareOurPlanet #VoiceForThePlanet

Nov 14, 2019

South Korea wants to build 3 hydrogen-powered cities by 2022

Posted by in categories: energy, futurism

A huge test for the fuel of the future.

Nov 14, 2019

MIT Engineers Transparent Film To Replace Air Conditioners

Posted by in category: sustainability

Goodbye, bulky A/C units: This film can cool an entire building.