Popular Science And New Technology Notes (general, hardware etc.)

2015

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Sea lion flippers could help engineers design stealthier submersibles

…and unlike a propeller that leaves a discernible wake, the sea lion-inspired flipper also is virtually silent in the water. In the long run, it could pave the way for the development of “hydrodynamically quiet” autonomous underwater vehicles.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/sea-lion-flipper-subs/#ixzz3tfxw5MxN


.A robot controlled by mental commands…

Scientists demonstrate that people with disabilities can control telepresence robots or a wheelchair using only mental commands. Furthermore, disabled people manage to take the control of a telepresence robot as precisely as valid persons…


 

The worlds coolest cube by Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (ETH Zurich). A must watch video link!


How filmmakers manipulate our emotions using color

The Verge:


 

Geek warning: Inside Adam Savage’s Cave: Awesome Robot Spider…


How Fast Can We Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System?

http://gizmodo.com/how-fast-can-we-transition-to-a-low-carbon-energy-syste-1744953797?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow


A Real Life Star Trek Communicator… Too much hype, but still interesting.

http://finance.yahoo.com/video/orion-labs-creates-real-life-011433283.html


16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough

http://inhabitat.com/16-year-old-irish-girls-win-google-science-fair-2014-with-world-changing-crop-yield-breakthrough/


Amazing Supercomputer Animation Shows How CO2 In The Atmosphere Travels Around The Globe

http://uk.businessinsider.com/nasa-a-year-in-the-life-of-earth-2014-12?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter?r=US


Geek warning: Adam Savage’s Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton

Stanford engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/november/radiative-cooling-mirror-112614.html


A nice immunotherapy read:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/cancers-super-survivors-how-immunotherapy-is-transforming-oncology-1417714379


Cutting Edge Batteries: A nice review

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/11/141117-nanotechnology-for-better-batteries/


HP looks to 3D printing market to boost performance

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29817650


3D Printing Stocks Investors: What You Need to Know About 4D Printing — and How Stratasys Is Involved

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/10/28/3d-printing-stocks-investors-what-you-need-to-know.aspx


Nanotechnology applied to clothes.

http://genesisnanotech.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/fabricor-the-aussie-company-using-nanotechnology-to-clean-your-clothes/#more-4250


About a hoverboard…

A welcome read for all Back to the future fans! More seriously, as stated in the article, this could become a really useful technology to move heavy items in warehouses:

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/21/marty-mcfly-hoverboard-available-on-kickstarter 


A very nice update from Novartis on their T-cells reprogramming effort. Very high response rate in children suffering from leukemia, we could be witnessing a revolution in leukemia treatment:

http://www.fiercebiotech.com/story/penn-novartis-team-amazed-remissions-durable-responses-leukemia-car-t-study/2014-10-15

 Some background information on this new treatment from Forbes. Full support from the Novartis CEO, who is trying to speed up as much as he can this program:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2014/05/07/is-this-how-well-cure-cancer/


Approach(es) to address ethanol production’s biggest problems

CEN reference source link here

http://www.chalmers.se/en/staff/Pages/Jens-B-Nielsen.aspx


A Personal sub-marine 

http://www.deepflight.com

September 26, 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11120003/Technology-revolution-in-nuclear-power-could-slash-costs-below-coal.html


NASAs´top inventions:  From water filters to hairstyling tools with nanomaterials

http://www.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/top-5-nasa-inventions.htm#page=10

http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/nasa-inventions/5-strange-nasa-technology-items.htm#page=6


The world´s firs 3D printed car

https://localmotors.com/3dprintedcar/

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