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Jun 30, 2018

MyDefence Launches PITBULL – Wearable Counter UAS Jammer

Posted by in categories: drones, wearables

MyDefence is launching PITBULL – a next generation wearable Counter UAS solution utilizing smart jamming to defeat enemy drones. PITBULL is developed to have minimal impact on other signals while jamming, in an effort to maintain own communication. The Counter UAS jammer weighs 775 grams and can be worn on the uniform.

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Jun 29, 2018

Two Earth-size planets now seem even more like Earth

Posted by in category: space

Two of the earliest Earth-ish exoplanet finds are now more exciting targets in the search for habitable worlds beyond this rock.

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Jun 29, 2018

Tokomak Energy UK high temperature superconductors and better magnet path to commercial nuclear fusion

Posted by in categories: materials, nuclear energy

Tokamak Energy of the UK has built the ST40 prototype fusion reactor and they aim to reach 100 million degrees celsius by the end of 2018. They have already reached 15 million degrees.

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Jun 29, 2018

International Space Station added a new photo

Posted by in category: space

This Dragon has a Maya in it! 🇵🇭️👊.

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Jun 29, 2018

What If We Discovered Alien Life?

Posted by in category: alien life

We come in peace.

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Jun 29, 2018

Electricity from germs could be the next big thing, say Israeli researchers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, habitats, nanotechnology, nuclear energy, solar power, sustainability

You can generate electricity from oil, you can produce it from natural gas, you can make it from nuclear energy, and you can channel it from the sun, via solar energy conversion systems. You can even generate electricity from photosynthetic bacteria, also known as cyanobacteria, based on a new innovation developed at the Technion. As published in a study in the journal, Nature Communications, the Technion researchers have developed an energy-producing system that exploits both the photosynthesis and respiratory processes that cyanobacteria undergo, with the harvested energy leveraged to generate electricity based on hydrogen.

The study was conducted by three Technion faculty members: Professor Noam Adir from the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Professor Gadi Schuster from the Faculty of Biology, and Professor Avner Rothschild, from the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering. The work involved collaboration between Dr. Gadiel Saper and Dr. Dan Kallmann, as well as colleagues from Bochum, Germany and the Weizmann Institute of Science. It was supported by various bodies, including the Nancy and Stephen Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP), the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI), the Technion Hydrogen Technologies Research Lab (HTRL), the Adelis Foundation, the Planning and Budgeting Committee’s I-CORE program, the Israel Science Foundation, the USA-Israel Binational Science Fund (BSF) and the German research fund (DFG-DIP).

Scientists have long considered cyanobacteria a possible energy source. Cyanobacteria belong to a family of bacteria common to lakes, seas, and many other habitats. The bacteria use photosynthetic mechanisms that enable them to generate energy from sunlight. They also generate energy in the dark, via respiratory mechanisms based on digestion and degradation of sugar.

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Jun 29, 2018

Astrocytic Activation Generates De Novo Neuronal Potentiation and Memory Enhancement

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Astrocyte activation in the hippocampus is sufficient to generate synaptic potentiation, enhance memory allocation, and improve cognitive performance beyond what can be achieved by elevating neuronal activity alone.

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Jun 29, 2018

Wind power will work on Mars, study finds

Posted by in categories: energy, space

Wind power on Mars makes it possible for any rover or other craft to collect power at the poles or other areas on the planet that don’t get constant sunlight.

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Jun 29, 2018

How NASA saved the world

Posted by in category: space

NASA — National Aeronautics and Space Administration literally saved us from a planet-wide apocalypse.

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Jun 29, 2018

Passage to Mars

Posted by in category: space travel

Incredible true story of a NASA arctic expedition designed to be the first Martian road trip on Earth becomes an epic two-year odyssey of survival. Voiceover from Buzz Aldrin.br /

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