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Feb 9, 2018

New Device Could Drive MicroLED Displays, Li-Fi

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The gallium-nitride HEMT-LED lets voltage control light, replacing typical LED support circuitry.

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Feb 9, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Reader’s Digest — Signs Your Body Is Aging Faster Than You Are

Posted by in categories: aging, biological, biotech/medical, business, chemistry, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, innovation

https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/signs-body-is-aging-faster-than-you/

Feb 9, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Transform U! Show — Ira S. Pastor

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Feb 9, 2018

Putin calls to create powerful international research centers in Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for expanding scientific cooperation with other countries and establishing powerful international research centers in Russia.

“Of course, we were actively involved in preparations to set up these [international scientific] centers. We are currently working there, and working successfully,” he said at a meeting of the Council for Science and Education. “However, we need to establish such centers of our own.”


The president recalled the proposal to establish one of such centers in Novosibirsk. “I believe that’s the right idea,” he stressed. “We will be sure to think about this and implement this project.”

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Feb 9, 2018

China formulates new policies for autonomous cars in bid to catch up to US

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI, transportation

The latest sign of regulatory support comes two months after Beijing became the country’s first city to green light open road test for autonomous cars. The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s top economic planning agency, also unveiled a three-year plan in December, making the development of smart cars a national priority.


The latest sign of national regulatory support comes two months after Beijing became the country’s first city to green light open road test for self driving cars.

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Feb 8, 2018

New process could make wood as strong as titanium alloys but lighter and cheaper

Posted by in categories: energy, engineering

Engineers at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) have found a way to make wood more than 10 times times stronger and tougher than before, creating a natural substance that is stronger than many titanium alloys.

“This new way to treat wood makes it 12 times stronger than natural wood and 10 times tougher,” said Liangbing Hu of UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and the leader of the team that did the research, to be published on February 8, 2018 in the journal Nature. “This could be a competitor to steel or even titanium alloys, it is so strong and durable. It’s also comparable to carbon fiber, but much less expensive.” Hu is an associate professor of materials science and engineering and a member of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute.

“It is both strong and tough, which is a combination not usually found in nature,” said Teng Li, the co-leader of the team and Samuel P. Langley Associate Professor of mechanical engineering at UMD’s Clark School. His team measured the dense wood’s mechanical properties. “It is as strong as steel, but six times lighter. It takes 10 times more energy to fracture than natural wood. It can even be bent and molded at the beginning of the process.”

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Feb 8, 2018

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Feb 8, 2018

Tesla Plans to Triple Battery Deployments in 2018

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Tesla said residential solar deployments were affected by the short supply of Powerwalls for customers who wanted solar plus Powerwall in their house.

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Feb 8, 2018

Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

Autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression and alcoholism have similar molecular signatures in the brain.

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Feb 8, 2018

Organic vortex lasers could be used in future 3D displays

Posted by in categories: electronics, futurism

Illustration of an array of organic vortex lasers, each with a different spiral and therefore a different topological charge. Credit: Stellinga et al. ©2018 American Chemical Society Researchers have developed a new type of organic vortex laser, which is a laser that emits a helical beam of light. In the future, miniature arrays of these vortex lasers, each with a slightly different spiral shape, may be used in applications such as 3D TV displays, microscopy, and as information carriers for visible light communications. The researchers, led by Ifor D. W. Samuel at the University of St. Andr…

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