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Black hole birth captured: Biggest, brightest to happen in at least 20 years

Black hole birth captured: Biggest, brightest to happen in at least 20 years | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Intelligent telescopes designed by Los Alamos National Laboratory got a front row seat recently for an unusual birth. "This was the burst of the century," said James Wren, one of the scientists involved in the discovery.

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33rd Square | Futuristic Tube Transport System Looks To Speed Passengers Around The Globe

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Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt reads wearer's biological and physiological info

Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt reads wearer's biological and physiological info | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Ralph Lauren clothing has been helping people look slick since 1967, but in the future it may also help you to keep fit. The company has announced a new Pol...
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Om/One: The Death Star of Bluetooth speakers

Om/One: The Death Star of Bluetooth speakers | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
In a market as saturated as the Bluetooth speaker market, any point of difference can make a ... difference. The Om/One sets itself apart from the pack with...
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Surgeons replace a 12-year-old's cancerous vertebra with a 3D-printed implant

Surgeons replace a 12-year-old's cancerous vertebra with a 3D-printed implant | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The latest surgery brought to you by the seemingly endless possibilities of 3D-printing comes at the hands of doctors at China's Peking University Third Hos...
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New diabetes treatment would turn liver cells into insulin-producers

New diabetes treatment would turn liver cells into insulin-producers | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Tel Aviv-based regenerative medicine firm Orgenesis is currently developing a diabetes treatment that it claims addresses many of the shortcomings of islet ...
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Scientists create water splitter that runs on a single AAA battery

Scientists create water splitter that runs on a single AAA battery | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A new emissions-free device created by scientists at Stanford University uses an ordinary 1.5-volt battery to split water into hydrogen and oxygen at room t...

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British inventor develops Hoverbike, a motorcycle that takes to the skies

British inventor develops Hoverbike, a motorcycle that takes to the skies | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Mr Malloy, the inventor who works a day job at an optical engineering firm in Sydney, has spent the last two years working in his garage on a bike that can take to the air.

 

With a maximum takeoff weight of 270kg, the Hoverbike is projected to reach an airspeed of 150 knots (278 km/h) and travel 148km on a primary tank of fuel at 80knts cruise (290km with secondary tanks installed), according to his website.

 

The original intention was to get the Hoverbike free flying and "show that to the world and get potential investors to invest to take it towards the production stage, which is harder than the flying stage". But this proved financially impossible. 


So for now, a 1/3rd size prototype is being developed that can be used as a drone. There is a Kickstarter campaign that will run until the end of August and has already reached its funding goal.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1524806320/hoverbike


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"We combined the simplicity of a motorbike and the freedom of a helicopter to create the world’s first flying motorcycle."  


The Hoverbike concept is intriguing and seems sound. Two motors and counter-rotating propellers for lift. Very stable in the air. The inventor is producing a 1/3rd size model/drone first and then will develop the full size version...

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Another way to photosynthesize hydrogen from high-tech 'leaves'

Another way to photosynthesize hydrogen from high-tech 'leaves' | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Australian National University say they've figured out a new way to mimic photosynthesis to creat hydrogen for fuel cell cars.

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Maybe we should just admit that the future is unpredictable, especially the hydrogen economy. Just recently, we've seen Toyota predict the cost of hydrogen will be between $5-and-$7 per kilogram in the future. UC Davis also recently released a report that says hydrogen can be inexpensive in the future, but that likely continued fracking for natural gas will be necessary. But what if it isn't?

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) say they have discovered yet another interesting way to to mimic the photosynthesis of a leaf to create hydrogen that could be used as a fuel. The secret is a new protein that, "when exposed to light, displays the electrical heartbeat that is the key to photosynthesis," according to ANU. The potential end results are not only hydrogen fuel for use in fuel cell vehicles but also, maybe, trapping carbon from the air.

In a statement, ANU's Dr. Kastoori Hingorani, said, "Water is abundant and so is sunlight. It is an exciting prospect to use them to create hydrogen, and do it cheaply and safely." Cheaply? That sounds good but we've heard about similar breakthroughs before. Still, this one sounds promising and if the press releasebelow isn't detailed enough for you, you can find detailed research published in BBA Bioenergetics.

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Scientists unlock energy conversion abilities of photovoltaic cells

Scientists unlock energy conversion abilities of photovoltaic cells | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

New technique involving spectroscopy can quickly test an organic material's suitability for solar power cells. Advance could lead to more efficient organic photovoltaic cells, researchers say.

Researchers at Japan's University of Tsukuba have reported in the journal Applied Physics Letters that they've created a method to determine the efficiency of the charge formation in an organic photovoltaic material.

The technique involved a combination of two different types of spectroscopy; electrochemical spectroscopy and photo-induced spectroscopy.

 


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World's coolest molecules

World's coolest molecules | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
É oficial. Físicos de Yale refrigerados moléculas mais legais do mundo.
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Meet the Company Google just bought to Design its Future

Meet the Company Google just bought to Design its Future | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Hoje, o Google anunciou que está dando um grande passo para o seu futuro: Ao comprar Gecko projeto, um projeto de produto de 18 anos de idade e estúdio de engenharia mecânica, para fazer parte do Google X. O que poderia Google quer com uma empresa de engenharia menor como Gecko? Sua capacidade de criar produtos do mundo real, que é o que.

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Street artist turns ugly street furniture into funny looking characters

Street artist turns ugly street furniture into funny looking characters | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Aiden Glynn is a Canadian street artists famous for giving the dull roads of his town a happier look by turning ugly street furniture into funny looking characters. A garbage pail, a wall or even a...

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Solar energy that doesn't block the view

Solar energy that doesn't block the view | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a flat, clear surface.
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Battery powered trousers could have you walking on walls

Battery powered trousers could have you walking on walls | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A group of students at the University of Leicester in the UK have shown that it is theoretically possible to build a pair of battery-powered trousers which ...
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Artistic space constructed from shipping containers and double-decker buses

Artistic space constructed from shipping containers and double-decker buses | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
The latest example of shipping container-based architecture to come to our attention is Village Underground Lisboa: a multi-use space aimed at creative type...
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Synthetic molecule uses salt to trigger self-destruction of cancer cells

Synthetic molecule uses salt to trigger self-destruction of cancer cells | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A team of international researchers has developed a molecule capable of triggering cancer cell death by carrying chloride into cancer cell membranes. The mo...
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New understanding of lizard tails could allow humans to regrow body parts

New understanding of lizard tails could allow humans to regrow body parts | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Lizards have the ability to break off their own tail when attacked by a predator, and then regrow it. Scientists recently announced that they have cracked t...
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Emotions Can Change Your DNA

Emotions Can Change Your DNA | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Scientific evidence in the last half century clearly shows that your emotions, the good ones and the bad, affect you in multiple ways: health, schoolwork, job performance, relationships and much more.

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Algorithm tweaks don't change the bottom line: Facebook is in charge of what you see

Algorithm tweaks don't change the bottom line: Facebook is in charge of what you see | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Facebook’s latest update to its ranking algorithm is supposedly designed to combat 'clickbait' headlines in the content shared on the network — but all it does is reinforce how little we know about how Facebook decides what we see and don’t see.


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raviv uses 3D printed polymers for virtual reality fashion collection - designboom | architecture & design magazine

raviv uses 3D printed polymers for virtual reality fashion collection - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
designer noa raviv has used classical sculpture and its evolution as the point of departure for a fashion collection called 'hard copy'.

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Recycling old car batteries into solar cells: Environmental twofer could recycle lead batteries to make solar cells

Recycling old car batteries into solar cells: Environmental twofer could recycle lead batteries to make solar cells | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers recycles materials from discarded car batteries -- a potential source of lead pollution -- into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power.

The system is described in a paper in the journalEnergy and Environmental Science, co-authored by professors Angela M. Belcher and Paula T. Hammond, graduate student Po-Yen Chen, and three others. It is based on a recent development in solar cells that makes use of a compound called perovskite -- specifically, organolead halide perovskite -- a technology that has rapidly progressed from initial experiments to a point where its efficiency is nearly competitive with that of other types of solar cells.


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10 Amazing Inventions by Teens (young inventors, hot car death, new inventions) - ODDEE

10 Amazing Inventions by Teens (young inventors, hot car death, new inventions) - ODDEE | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
If you think youth is all about selfies and games, you'll be surprised by these ten young inventors and their amazing creations. (young inventors, hot car death, new inventions)
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The story of life in photographs

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In this stunning slideshow, celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity. Soundtrack by Philip Glass.
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World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea

World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A group of South Korean scientists have developed a microscopic robot that can both detect and treat cancer.
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Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis

Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Bacteria growing in near darkness use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from sunlight, scientists have discovered. The discovery lays the foundation for further research aimed at improving plant growth, harvesting energy from the sun, and understanding dense blooms like those now occurring on Lake Erie and other lakes worldwide.
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Human or Machine? Life-Like Android Robots from Japan Show Glimpses of the Future

Human or Machine? Life-Like Android Robots from Japan Show Glimpses of the Future | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A new exhibition in Tokyo called "Android: What is Human?" is showcasing the world's most advanced android robots.

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