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Dec 21, 2019

Nawa’s stylish e-motorbike uses an ultracapacitor to drastically boost range

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Nawa’s Racer goes farther than other e-bikes thanks to an ultracapacitor that harvests more brake energy.

Dec 21, 2019

Lucid Motors doesn’t want to be a ‘Tesla Killer’

Posted by in category: futurism

Lucid sees Mercedes, not Tesla, as its main competitor.

Dec 21, 2019

Futuristic Upside-Down Railway in Wuppertal, Germany

Posted by in category: futurism

It’s hard to believe this futuristic tram opened in 1901!

Dec 21, 2019

China finishes core network for GPS rival Beidou

Posted by in category: satellites

With two new satellites sent into space, China’s Beidou navigation system is one step closer to full deployment.

Dec 21, 2019

New technique increases 3D printing speed by 1,000 to 10,000 times

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

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Ultraprecise 3D printing technology is a key enabler for manufacturing precision biomedical and photonic devices. However, the existing printing technology is limited by its low efficiency and high cost. Professor Shih-Chi Chen and his team from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), collaborated with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop the Femtosecond Projection Two-photon Lithography (FP-TPL) printing technology.

By controlling the spectrum via temporal focusing, the laser 3D printing process is performed in a parallel layer-by-layer fashion instead of point-by-point writing. This new technique substantially increases the printing speed by 1,000—10,000 times, and reduces the cost by 98 percent. The achievement has recently been published in Science, affirming its technological breakthrough that leads nanoscale 3D printing into a new era.

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Dec 21, 2019

New Tests Use Epigenetics to Guess How Fast You’re Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

From the beginning of time, humankind has searched for the secret to a long life. Now science may have found an answer, in the form of molecular augury. The pattern of chemical chains that attach to the DNA in your cells—on-off switches known as epigenetic markers—can reveal how swiftly you are aging, and perhaps even how much longer you will live. While genetic testing might tell you where you came from, epigenetics promises a glimpse into the future. Now, a handful of companies are offering commercial blood or saliva tests based on the science of epigenetics—a chance to find out how old you truly are.


Companies claim they can now easily calculate your biological age. Should you take them up on it?

Dec 20, 2019

New boson appears in nuclear decay, breaks standard model

Posted by in category: particle physics

Weird electron-positrons from decaying beryllium and helium hint at new boson.

Dec 20, 2019

Why Haven’t Hydrogen Vehicles Taken Over the World Yet?

Posted by in category: transportation

What ever happened to hydrogen cars?

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Dec 20, 2019

IBM Research Created a New Battery That Outperforms Lithium-Ion—No Problematic Heavy Metals Required

Posted by in categories: materials, transportation

With everything from cars, to trucks, to even airplanes going electric, the demand for batteries is going to continue to skyrocket in the coming years—but the availability of the materials currently used to make them is limited. So scientists at IBM Research have developed a new battery whose unique ingredients can be extracted from seawater instead of mining.

Dec 20, 2019

Cops Can Now Get Warrants for Entire DNA Websites

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, law enforcement, policy

To that end, Fields decided to ask a Florida judge to grant him a warrant that would override the new policy, allowing him to search GEDmatch’s entire database, including users who hadn’t opted in — and Judge Patricia Strowbridge did just that, the detective announced at a recent police convention, according to the NYT.

Legal experts told the NYT that this appears to be the first time a judge has approved a DNA website warrant this broad, with New York University law professor Erin Murphy calling it “a huge game-changer.”

“The company made a decision to keep law enforcement out, and that’s been overridden by a court,” Murphy told the newspaper. “It’s a signal that no genetic information can be safe.”