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Aug 13, 2016

Scientists Build Implantable Bio-Sensor Size of Sand Grain (Video)

Posted by in category: electronics

Imagine a powerful sensor that can sit inside your body, reading and transmitting information to help keep you healthy.

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Aug 13, 2016

Korean Scientists Develop Wearable Touchscreen that Functions even When Stretched to 1,000%

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones, wearables

A group of Korean materials scientists at the National University of Seoul, led by Chong-Chan Kim, had just developed an “ionic”, translucent, jelly-like computer touchpad that can be worn on the wrist and used just like a regular smartphone screen to scroll, click, drag, swipe, play video games and even type words.

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Aug 13, 2016

UK scientists create biological lightbulbs

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, genetics

They discovered genetically engineered bacteria’s response to shocks.

Genetically engineered E coli bacteria responds to electric shocks by producing a fluorescent protein that can be used as a light source. A team of undergraduate scientists at Newcastle University have created a lightbulb made up of living matter.

Like any other electric bulb, the living light glows to illuminate a room, but is made by replacing some of the traditional electric components in a lightbulb circuit with biological parts.

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Aug 13, 2016

MIT and Microsoft Have Teamed Up to Create the World’s First “Smart-Tattoo”

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Just the beginning; wait until folks look at how medical treatments and stimulates can be applied in this technology.

The skin-touch technology is said to be conductive to electricity, too.

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Aug 13, 2016

NASA Building Deep Space Habitats with Private Companies on Earth

Posted by in categories: habitats, space travel

Continuing on with NASA’s trend of contracting work out to private companies, they have just started accepting bids and designs to create space habitats. The habitat selected will eventually house astronauts in future space missions, and possibly those that go to Mars. In their initial announcement, NASA has shown 6 different companies along with each’s design. This is all part of the NextSTEP-3 program.

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Aug 13, 2016

Boston Dynamics: On a mission to build the most advanced robots on earth

Posted by in categories: engineering, robotics/AI

Hey Boston Dynamics why don’t you team up with D-Wave and/ or Google’s QC work in building your advance robot because everyone knows that the real magic in robotics and other AI isn’t going to be realized until QC is implemented as part of the under lying technology.

Boston Dynamics is an engineering company that specializes in building dynamic robots and software for human simulation. You know doubt know of them from the many videos they produce. One of the more recent ones is below:

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Aug 13, 2016

3D Print Your Own Breakfast

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, food

A team of researchers at Columbia University has developed a 3D food printer capable of printing and cooking multiple ingredients at one time.

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Aug 13, 2016

Is Quantum the Future of High-Performance Analytics?

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

If you think quantum computing sounds like something out of science fiction, you’re not alone. It’s still more theory than practice, but it might be able to answer questions that are unsolvable by current computers. Earlier this year, IBM made a small quantum computer available via the cloud.

Quantum Mechanics and the Weirdness of Particles

To understand quantum computers, you must first know a little bit about quantum mechanics. In the briefest possible description, quantum mechanics is the branch of physics that models how particles behave at the smallest scales.

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Aug 13, 2016

China successfully develops semiconductor quantum chip

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

China has made a breakthrough in the research of quantum computing. The quantum laboratory of the University of Science and Technology of China recently announced its success in developing a semiconductor quantum chip.

According to a CNTV report on Aug. 11, the quantum chip is equivalent to the “brain” of future quantum computers; it enables quantum operations and information processing. Besides computing, technologies for quantum storage and control are also essential to the future of this technology. The “sandwich-type” solid-state quantum memory can be operational at a low temperature with magnetic auxiliary equipment.

Zhou Zongquan, a researcher at the Key Laboratory of Quantum Information under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said that the direction of future development is to prolong the life of quantum memory.

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Aug 13, 2016

Turning Quantum Theories Into Quantum Technologies

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology, quantum physics

ACQUIRE researchers will confront major challenges in a four-year quest to engineer a quantum communication system on a chip. The chip will need to operate at room temperature with low energy in a fiber optic network with entangled photons.

Currently, such a communication system may be demonstrated in laboratories, but only at cryogenic (very low) temperatures, and with bulky, energy-intensive equipment. However, a fundamental understanding of quantum physics and optical materials, as well as recent progress in nanoscale photonic integration, have brought communication systems scaled to the quantum level within reach.

If successful, the ACQUIRE teams’ results will begin to realize the hardware needed for secure and efficient quantum communication. The findings from the ACQUIRE projects will also advance quantum sensing and computing.

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