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Jun 16, 2019

Self-cleaning Clothes Made Possible By Nano-enhanced Textile

Posted by in categories: energy, nanotechnology

Circa 2016

Not a big fan of laundry day? Well what if you could wash your clothes just by stepping into the sunshine? Thanks to researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, a self-cleaning textile could make that possible in the very near future. With the help of special nanostructures grown directly into the fabric, these new textiles could degrade organic matter like dirt, dust, and sweat when exposed to a concentrated light source.

To achieve this effect, the nanostructures used by the RMIT University team are made copper and silver. These metals are great at absorbing visible light, and when they’re exposed to light from the sun or even a light bulb, the nanostructures react with increased energy that creates “hot electrons”.

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Jun 16, 2019

Martian Architecture Will Swap Glassy Skyscrapers for Caves So We Survive

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

The cities of the future may look more like the dwellings of the past.

Jun 16, 2019

The five: unsung female scientists

Posted by in category: futurism

The history of science has often seen women’s work overlooked and their credit stolen.

Jun 16, 2019

AMI 750

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The AMI 750, acoustic therapeutic sound instrument, has been described as the most effective device for stress and pain relief in the market today.

As our most popular product, the AMI 750 provides access to ten therapeutic sound channels and is utilized by professional healthcare practitioners and private owners worldwide.

Weighing less than 9 pounds and measuring 14.5 × 14 × 3 inches, it is easy to transport from room to room or in a carry-on bag for travel.

Jun 16, 2019

Fully Automated Luxury Communism: a timely vision

Posted by in category: futurism

David Wood

I find myself in a great deal of agreement with Fully Automated Luxury Communism (“FALC”), the provocative but engaging book by Novara Media Co-Founder and Senior Editor Aaron Bastani.

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Jun 16, 2019

It’s Still A Little Hard To Believe ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Is Releasing On PS4 And Xbox One

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Again, it’s all good stuff, essentially what I would hope for out a next-gen Deus Ex, but it’s still a little difficult to judge these elaborate upgrade trees without actually getting the opportunity to move through them at the intended pace. From what we can see, it’s plenty deep: there is the opportunity to build a hacking-fluent cyber ninja, and I’m going to guess that a good chunk of people playing this game are going to go that route.

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ is clearly stretching the limits of what’s possible on Xbox One and PS4.

Jun 16, 2019

Smart Steel and Flesh: Real-time Narrative/News Clips/After Action Assessments of the Otso/Donovia Conflict of 2030/03

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

Joel Aud

The Mad Scientist team executed its 2019 Science Fiction Writing Contest to glean insights about the future fight with a near-peer competitor in 2030. We received 77 submissions from both within and outside of the DoD. This story was one of our semi-finalists and features a futuristic look at warfare and its featured technologies.

Jun 15, 2019

Technology and Human Potential with Nichol Bradford

Posted by in categories: business, employment, ethics, robotics/AI, singularity

Nichol Bradford, MBA, is the CEO & Founder of the Willow Group and the Executive Director and co-founder of the Transformative Technology Lab, Conference, and TT200 List. Prior to becoming a leader in Transformative Technology, Bradford was a senior executive in video games with responsibility for strategy, operations and marketing for major brands that include: Activision Blizzard, Disney, and Vivendi Games — including operating World of Warcraft China. Nichol is a graduate of Singularity University GSP15, has an MBA from Wharton School of Business in Strategy. She is author of a novel, The Sisterhood.

Here she describes developments in the emerging industry of transformative technology. She points out that, in the next 25 years, enormous numbers of jobs will be displaced by automation. This challenge, and others, make it essential that people large numbers of people actualize more of their innate potential. Technology can assist in this process — particularly when it is scalable and can be afforded by the millions. She emphasizes a variety of technological advances while emphasizing the importance of ethics, privacy, and data sovereignty.

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Jun 15, 2019

Spinach power for solar cells

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Popeye would be proud.

Popeye uses spinach to power his muscles. Now, scientists are looking to spinach as a power source for making electricity.

A solar cell converts sunlight into electricity. Most of these, today, are made of a material called silicon. The new device instead uses proteins from spinach and from a bacterium called Rhodobacter sphaeroides.

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Jun 15, 2019

Conjugating Carboxylic Acid Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

Conjugating Carboxylic Acid Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles, unlike other gold nanoparticles, are pre-ready for covalent conjugation. The carboxlic acid groups on the surface of the gold nanoparticles are easily reacted with primary amines via a condensation reaction which yields strong amide bonds. Usually, this is achieved by using a water-soluble carbodiimide linker such as EDC.…oparticles