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Recycled Newspapers Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel

Recycled Newspapers Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel
A lot of time and resources have been devoted to finding an alternative means of fuel, since the world is fast running out of fossil fuels. Some say that we’re already past peak oil, while others say that we are quickly approaching such point before the rate of petroleum extraction enters a terminal decline.

Researchers Implant Glowing Sensor to Detect Blood Sugar in Mouse

Researchers Implant Glowing Sensor to Detect Blood Sugar in Mouse
First off, no that isn’t some sort of deformed penis with the world’s tiniest testicles in the photo below. Get your mind out of the gutter. It’s a bald mouse that a team of researchers from Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo are using as a test rodent for a cool new sensor that may someday help make monitoring blood sugar less painful for diabetics.
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EES Packs Circuits Onto Skin: Beginning of the Modern Cyborg

EES Packs Circuits Onto Skin: Beginning of the Modern Cyborg
There’s a new process called EES (Electrical Epidermal System) which allows scientists to apply circuits and electrical components directly to skin, which could be big news for medical sensors, but it could also potentially lead to LED tattoos, integrated video game interfaces and more.

Now Grown-Ups Can Go Rock-A-Bye Baby in These Adult Cradles

Now Grown-Ups Can Go Rock-A-Bye Baby in These Adult Cradles
Don’t you ever wonder how come most children’s nursery rhymes end in some sort of tragedy? There was Jack who broke his crown, and Humpty Dumpty who fell apart because he had a great fall. Then there was the baby who was rocking-a-bye in the treetop, when the wind blows and drops both baby and cradle.

Scientists Create Stainless Steel That Resists Bacteria and Lasts Longer

Scientists Create Stainless Steel That Resists Bacteria and Lasts Longer
Today stainless steel is everywhere from the kitchens in restaurants and at home to the doctor’s office. The reason stainless steel is everywhere is that the material is easy to clean and lasts a long time too.

Dawn Spacecraft in Orbit around Vesta Asteroid, Bruce Willis Not Involved (Yet)

Dawn Spacecraft in Orbit around Vesta Asteroid, Bruce Willis Not Involved (Yet)
I really like NASA and space travel. I sincerely wish that Obama and others in Washington had left NASA with the money to actually send humans to continue to do some of the adventuring. NASA announced over the weekend that after four years and 117 million miles the unmanned spacecraft Dawn has entered orbit around the Vesta asteroid in our asteroid belt.

Researchers Develop Soft Memory that May Usher in New Biocompatible Electronics

Researchers Develop Soft Memory that May Usher in New Biocompatible Electronics
There are a number of reasons that you might want to implant electronics into the human brain. There are also numerous devices that are in testing and may one day come to market that are for treating various issues that start in the brain from depression to pain to controlling seizures.

Docs Successfully Transplant Synthetic Trachea Made with Patient’s Stem Cells

Docs Successfully Transplant Synthetic Trachea Made with Patient’s Stem Cells
Unless you have good reason to know what a trachea is, it might be new word for you. The trachea is the part of the human body most often referred to as the windpipe. A 36-year-old man has become the first person to successfully have a trachea transplant using a synthetic trachea grown from a synthetic scaffold seeded with his own stem cells.

Flashed Face Distortion Effect: Ugly Optical Illusion

Flashed Face Distortion Effect: Ugly Optical Illusion
Sean Murphy was looking at sets of faces for one of his experiments when he observed something really freaky. Skimming fairly rapidly through pictures of two faces side-by-side, Murphy started noticing that some of the people he had pictures of had grotesque and deformed faces.

Asteroid Came Really Close to Earth (and Most of Us Had No Clue)

Asteroid Came Really Close to Earth (and Most of Us Had No Clue)
We have probably all heard the clamoring by people over the years that we need to have a better warning system in place to warn us of asteroids that are on a path to collide with the Earth.

So This Is How Cobb Spun His Top in Inception

So This Is How Cobb Spun His Top in Inception
If you’ve seen the movie Inception, then you probably already know about his spinning top. If you haven’t, then I’m not about to go spoil the movie for you. However, I am going to talk about that top he keeps on spinning.

Make Your Own Geiger Counter Using Arduino

Make Your Own Geiger Counter Using Arduino
If you worry about radiation with all the post-quake nuclear troubles, going on in Japan, you can build your own radiation detector if you feel the need. The Libelium team decided that they wanted to put together a project that would let those living in Japan keep track of the radiation.

Ancient Mammoths Discovered in California

Ancient Mammoths Discovered in California
I always wanted to be an archaeologist when I was a kid. I had the Indiana Jones whip and hat left over from Halloween, so it was a natural progression for me. I later found out that you have to go to college for a really long time and opted out.

Potential Cure for Baldness Discovered by Accident

Potential Cure for Baldness Discovered by Accident
OK chrome-domes, listen up. This will make your day. A potential cure for baldness has been discovered – purely by accident. Apparently, the researchers that happened on the possible cure were researching a new treatment for gastrointestinal disease.

Thermobility Wireless Power Generator Makes Power from Heat

Thermobility Wireless Power Generator Makes Power from Heat
Don’t look now, coppertop, but the Matrix has you. A company called Thermobility has unveiled a power generator for mobile devices that makes power from heat. The little device is aimed at low-power applications and is the size of a golf ball right now.

Self-Folding Origami Needs More Swans and Unicorns

Self-Folding Origami Needs More Swans and Unicorns
A team of scientists at MIT Cambridge have developed a prototype of a “programmable matter” which can automatically change its shape when electrical impulses are applied to it. A demonstration of the technology was put together using a sheet of the material, which automatically folds itself into various shapes.
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