Category Archives: Technology & Solutions

Stem Cell Printer Human embryonic stem cells can be printed out with a valve-based printing technique, tailored to account for the cells' delicate properties. The cells were loaded into two separate reservoirs in the printer and were then deposited onto a plate in a pre-programmed, uniformed pattern. Colin Hattersley

Scientists 3-D Print With Human Embryonic Stem Cells

They hope to create 3-D tissues and organs using stem cells as the “ink.” 3-D printers can produce gun parts, aircraft wings, food and a lot more, but this new 3-D…

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Scientists use DNA to store MP3, holds 2.2 petabytes per gram

. Further exploring the role biological processes could one day play in the evolution of technology, researchers from the European Bioinformatics Institute claim to havesuccessfully encoded 154 Shakespeare sonnets and an MP3…

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Star Trek style ‘tractor beam’ created by scientists

A real-life “tractor beam”, which uses light to attract objects, has been developed by scientists. It is hoped it could have medical applications by targeting and attracting individual cells. The…

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Major Advance in Generating Electricity From Wastewater

Engineers at Oregon State University have made a breakthrough in the performance of microbial fuel cells that can produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants…

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Korean scientists develop world’s first bendable battery

Scientists have developed world’s first bendable lithium-ion batteries, paving way for flexible mobile devices. Researchers led by Professor Lee Sang-young of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in…

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Japan’s ‘Ikaros’ solar sail gets Guinness World Records entry

Ikaros, a Japanese probe launched in 2010, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the first interplanetary solar sail spacecraft. It was developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency….

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Advanced humanoid Roboy to be ‘born’ in nine months

Researchers at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich are creating one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever. Roboy, a tendon-driven robot modeled on human beings, had the help of over…

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Stanford Scientists Create the World’s First Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells

Solar cells image via Shutterstock Instead of rigid, cumbersome flat solar panels, you could soon be powering your home and electronics with a sticker. Engineers at Stanford have successfully fabricated thin, flexible solar cells…

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Smart Guns with RFID? “Only the Owner Can Shoot”

TriggerSmart Childproof RFID Chip Smart Gun  TriggerSmart, a startup that has patented a system that relies on an RFID reader embedded in the handle of a firearm to authenticate its…

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Father-daughter duo have the world’s first brain-to-brain ‘telepathic’ conversation

It should be fairly obvious why, all technological considerations aside, there has been much more research into letting machines extract our thoughts, rather than insert them. Mind reading is a scary-enough concept…

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The first flexible, fiber-optic solar cell that can be woven into clothes

An international team of engineers, physicists, and chemists have created the first fiber-optic solar cell. These fibers are thinner than human hair, flexible, and yet they produce electricity, just like…

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High-Traffic Colluding Tor Routers in Washington, D.C., and the Ugly Truth About Online Anonymity

With the U.S. Government trying to shut down websites and stealing gold, I feel the need to discuss communications security, surveillance and anonymity as the U.S. collapses further into overt fascism. I need…

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10 brilliant DARPA inventions

Davey Winder counts down ten amazing innovations that were born at – or inspired by – the legendary US defence agency Established in 1958 in response to the launch of…

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University Uses Tesla Technology to Wirelessly Charge Electric Bus

Utah State University presented a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is charged through wireless charging technology in a demonstration Nov. 15. The Aggie Bus rolled onto the streets carrying passengers today;…

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Iranians (and Americans) Use Bitcoin to Fight Government Control

Thanks to U.S. sanctions, dollars are scarce in Iran. Enter Bitcoin, the handy-dandy stateless peer-to-peer crypto currency! Iranians are using the hard-to-trace digital currency (which can be exchanged for dollars) to buy things…