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Scientists have discovered way to create high-quality graphene capacitor, which could deliver high-frequency electronics

Scientists have discovered way to create high-quality graphene capacitor, which could deliver high-frequency electronics | MishMash | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Writing in PNAS, University of Manchester graphene researchers found that sandwiching a layer of the wonder material between boron nitride could produce highly-accurate capacitors.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 13, 2013 9:06 AM

Graphene is the future for new innovative...

 

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Healing Gel Updates Centuries-Old Bandage Technology

Healing Gel Updates Centuries-Old Bandage Technology | MishMash | Scoop.it
New York University student Joe Landolina has created a new gel that stops bleeding in a way very similar to a product in the video game Mass Effect.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 23, 2013 9:35 PM

 

Innovative and very interesting, check it out...

 

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Universal-soundbank free online sounds

Universal-soundbank free online sounds | MishMash | Scoop.it
sounds recorded from all over the world in high quality mp3 freely downlable on universal-soundbank for all djs, musicians or producers.

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João Carvalho's comment, July 8, 2013 5:28 AM
Fantastic!!! Thanks.
jlolaza's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:50 PM

Possible database to catalog sounds

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 26, 2013 11:47 AM

Very handy!

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A New Way to Heal Broken Bones: 3D-Printed Casts

A New Way to Heal Broken Bones: 3D-Printed Casts | MishMash | Scoop.it
Jake Evill used a 3D printer to create a breathable, lightweight, recyclable and washable exoskeleton that replaces the bulky plaster cast.

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dohapress - Social stigma linked to organ donation still exists in Qatar, says Maslamani

dohapress - Social stigma linked to organ donation still exists in Qatar, says Maslamani | MishMash | Scoop.it
Social stigma linked to organ donation still exists in Qatar, says Maslamani http://t.co/GdqZ7YYb9f

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Deborah Verran's curator insight, July 15, 2013 5:25 AM

Challenges with gaining community acceptance of organ donation in Qatar

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Is An 'Off The Shelf' Liver Coming Soon?

Is An 'Off The Shelf' Liver Coming Soon? | MishMash | Scoop.it
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time created a functional human liver from stem cells derived from skin and blood and say their success points to a future where much-needed livers and other transplant...

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Dr.Pedro Bernáldez's comment, July 8, 2013 4:43 AM
Congratulations!!!!
Dr.Pedro Bernáldez's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:44 AM

Congratulations for the scientists !!!!! It´s a great new!!!!

Deborah Verran's comment, July 8, 2013 5:06 AM
There is still a way to go for this technology such that organ donation will no longer be required. See commentary via http://scoop.it/t/organ-donation-transplant-matters-resources
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Johns Hopkins surgeons implant first brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer’s disease in US | KurzweilAI

Johns Hopkins surgeons implant first brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer’s disease in US | KurzweilAI | MishMash | Scoop.it
(Credit: iStockPhoto) Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have surgically implanted a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient in the early...

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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:19 PM

This is astounding news! Dated back in March though-- I'd like to hear an update.

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Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer

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A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones, scientists reported on Sunday.

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Brain Implants Could Help Alzheimer’s and Others with Severe Memory Damage | #neuroscience #health

Brain Implants Could Help Alzheimer’s and Others with Severe Memory Damage | #neuroscience #health | MishMash | Scoop.it
A maverick neuroscientist believes he has deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories.

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luiy's curator insight, June 14, 2013 5:18 AM

Theodore Berger, a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, envisions a day in the not too distant future when a patient with severe memory loss can get help from an electronic implant. In people whose brains have suffered damage from Alzheimer’s, stroke, or injury, disrupted neuronal networks often prevent long-term memories from forming. For more than two decades, Berger has designed silicon chips to mimic the signal processing that those neurons do when they’re functioning properly—the work that allows us to recall experiences and knowledge for more than a minute. Ultimately, Berger wants to restore the ability to create long-term memories by implanting chips like these in the brain.

 

The idea is so audacious and so far outside the mainstream of neuroscience that many of his colleagues, says Berger, think of him as being just this side of crazy. “They told me I was nuts a long time ago,” he says with a laugh, sitting in a conference room that abuts one of his labs. But given the success of recent experiments carried out by his group and several close collaborators, Berger is shedding the loony label and increasingly taking on the role of a visionary pioneer.

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25,000 Images of Art That You Can Re-use for Free

25,000 Images of Art That You Can Re-use for Free | MishMash | Scoop.it
The U.S. National Gallery of Art hosts more than 25,000 images of famous and not-so-famous works of art. Nearly all of the images can be downloaded and re-used for free. NGA Images also allows you to register and create online collections of images.

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Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors

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Brain-penetrating nanoparticle attacks deadly tumors

 

(Nanowerk News) Scientists have developed a new approach for treating a deadly brain cancer that strikes 15,000 in the United States annually and for which there is no effective long-term therapy. The researchers, from Yale and Johns Hopkins, have shown that the approach extends the lives of laboratory animals and are preparing to seek government approval for a human clinical trial.

 

“We wanted to make a system that would penetrate into the brain and deliver drugs to a greater volume of tissue,” said Mark Saltzman, a biomedical engineer at Yale and principal investigator of the research. “Drugs have to get to tumor cells in order to work, and they have to be the right drugs.



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Oslo Copes With Shortage of Garbage It Turns Into Energy

Oslo Copes With Shortage of Garbage It Turns Into Energy | MishMash | Scoop.it
Oslo, where roughly half the city and most of its schools are heated by burning garbage, is forced to import garbage to supply its waste-to-energy incinerating plants.

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This is a city that imports garbage. Some comes from England, some from Ireland. Some is from neighboring Sweden. It even has designs on the American market.

“I’d like to take some from the United States,” said Pal Mikkelsen, in his office at a huge plant on the edge of town that turns garbage into heat and electricity. “Sea transport is cheap.”

Oslo, a recycling-friendly place where roughly half the city and most of its schools are heated by burning garbage — household trash, industrial waste, even toxic and dangerous waste from hospitals and drug arrests — has a problem: it has literally run out of garbage to burn.

The problem is not unique to Oslo, a city of 1.4 million people. Across Northern Europe, where the practice of burning garbage to generate heat and electricity has exploded in recent decades, demand for trash far outstrips supply. “Northern Europe has a huge generating capacity,” said Mr. Mikkelsen, 50, a mechanical engineer who for the last year has been the managing director of Oslo’s waste-to-energy agency.

Yet the fastidious population of Northern Europe produces only about 150 million tons of waste a year, he said, far too little to supply incinerating plants that can handle more than 700 million tons. “And the Swedes continue to build” more plants, he said, a look of exasperation on his face, “as do Austria and Germany.”


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Quantum Computing Continues to Move Forward

Quantum Computing Continues to Move Forward | MishMash | Scoop.it
A newly published study looks at recent advances in quantum measurements, coherent control, and the generation of entangled states, while describing some of the challenges that remain ahead for quantum computing and other applications.

 

===> In quantum-based sys­tems, the direc­tion of the spin (either up or down) serves as the basic unit of infor­ma­tion, which is anal­o­gous to the 0 or 1 bit in a clas­si­cal com­put­ing sys­tem. Unlike our clas­si­cal world, an elec­tron spin can assume both a 0 and 1 at the same time, a feat called entan­gle­ment, which greatly enhances the abil­ity to do computations. <===

 


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In quantum-based sys­tems, the direc­tion of the spin (either up or down) serves as the basic unit of infor­ma­tion, which is anal­o­gous to the 0 or 1 bit in a clas­si­cal com­put­ing sys­tem. Unlike our clas­si­cal world, an elec­tron spin can assume both a 0 and 1 at the same time, a feat called entan­gle­ment, which greatly enhances the abil­ity to do computations.


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How Robots Are Revolutionizing Our World

How Robots Are Revolutionizing Our World | MishMash | Scoop.it
From healthcare and homecare, to military use and emergency response, robots are fast becoming a fixture in our lives. A number of T.

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Gene Therapy Coming of Age? | The Scientist Magazine®

Gene Therapy Coming of Age? | The Scientist Magazine® | MishMash | Scoop.it

Using lentiviral vectors to replace mutated genes in blood stem cells, scientists successfully treat two rare diseases apparently without causing harmful side effects.


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Virgin tycoon Richard Branson tells how a chance meeting with Fiona Hills prompted his lifesaving organ crusade

Virgin tycoon Richard Branson tells how a chance meeting with Fiona Hills prompted his lifesaving organ crusade | MishMash | Scoop.it

Three months ago Branson was stopped in the street by a woman who begged for his help. The chance meeting shook him to the core and has led to hos continuing advocacy for organ donation.

 

This includes during the National Transplant week publicity campaign in the United Kingdom. Information on this can be viewed via-

 

http://www.transplantweek.co.uk/


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Electronics: Graphene makes a magnetic switch

Electronics: Graphene makes a magnetic switch | MishMash | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Tiny nanoribbons of carbon could be used to make a magnetic field sensor for novel electronic devices.

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Reprogrammed cells generate blood vessels

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Harvard researchers have generated long-lasting blood vessels from reprogrammed human cells. The study in the mouse model reveals both the potential and remaining challenges to vessel regeneration.


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Drugs Aim to Make Several Types of Cancer Self-Destruct

Drugs Aim to Make Several Types of Cancer Self-Destruct | MishMash | Scoop.it
Three pharmaceutical firms are trying to restore a mechanism that normally tells cells to die if their DNA is badly damaged, an approach that might work against half of all cancers.

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Wildcat2030's curator insight, December 24, 2012 3:45 AM

For the first time ever, three pharmaceutical companies are poised to test whether new drugs can work against a wide range of cancers independently of where they originated — breast, prostate, liver, lung. The drugs go after an aberration involving a cancer gene fundamental to tumor growth. Many scientists see this as the beginning of a new genetic age in cancer research. Great uncertainties remain, but such drugs could mean new treatments for rare, neglected cancers, as well as common ones. Merck, Roche and Sanofi are racing to develop their own versions of a drug they hope will restore a mechanism that normally makes badly damaged cells self-destruct and could potentially be used against half of all cancers.

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Researchers say AI prescribes better treatment than doctors

Researchers say AI prescribes better treatment than doctors | MishMash | Scoop.it
Two Indiana University researchers have developed a computer model they say can identify significantly better and less-expensive treatments than can doctors acting alone.

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Matthew Booth's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:11 AM

This article talks how an AI computer has given more frequently accurate diagnoses than doctors and how it is also more cost effective. This source gives good statistics and will be useful showing how AI might be seen more of in the future for medicine.

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Remove Any Image Background With Clipping Magic

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Clipping Magic is a free web app for quickly and easily removing image backgrounds.

When using images for PowerPoint presentations, blog posts and other projects, one may require removing their background so that they may blend in with the colors of your presentation slide, blog or canvas.  However, removing a background image isn’t easy and being a PRO at PhotoShop is not possible for everyone.


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Farnsworth ELA's curator insight, July 17, 2013 9:28 PM

This will make presentations more fun :-)

Ra's curator insight, July 21, 2013 5:21 PM

Add to the resources folder, just in case. 

NikMak's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:39 AM

Καταπληκτικό εργαλείο! Πιο γρήγορα δεν γίνεται! 

 

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U.S. Drought Could Cause Global Unrest

U.S. Drought Could Cause Global Unrest | MishMash | Scoop.it
Twice in the last five years, rising food prices triggered global waves of social unrest. With drought baking U.S. crops, another round of s...

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