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Nanomaterial to help reduce CO2 emissions

Nanomaterial to help reduce CO2 emissions | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new nanomaterial that could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations.
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Nanomaterial developed could help reduce (by separating and storing) CO2 from emissions. Great STOP-GAP tech - emphasis, from the team leader, on stop-gap and as an aid to the transition to the market of green energy!

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Young Girl Given Bioengineered Windpipe Dies

Young Girl Given Bioengineered Windpipe Dies | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
Hannah Warren, who would have been 3 in August, died from complications after a separate surgery on her esophagus. She was the youngest person ever to receive a bioengineered organ.
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Progress, despite the terrible outcome of this try. #RegenerativeMedicine

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Post-Transplant and Off Drugs, H.I.V. Patients Are Apparently Virus-Free

Post-Transplant and Off Drugs, H.I.V. Patients Are Apparently Virus-Free | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
Two H.I.V.-infected patients who had bone-marrow transplants for blood cancers have apparently been virus-free since they stopped taking antiretroviral drugs.
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Could we be closer to "curing HIV"?

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Discovery could lead to new way of cleaning up oil spills

Discovery could lead to new way of cleaning up oil spills | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —University of Alberta mechanical engineering researchers have shown that a simple glass surface can be made to repel oil underwater.
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The University of Alberta may have found a way to effectively clean up oil spills.

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Silver makes antibiotics thousands of times more effective

Silver makes antibiotics thousands of times more effective | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
Ancient antimicrobial treatment could help to solve modern bacterial resistance.
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Who knew vampire-slayers had such insight?

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DoD Biofuels Program Weathers Senate Storm

DoD Biofuels Program Weathers Senate Storm | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
Somebody in Washington must be looking out for biofuels. On the heels of the full U.S. Senate passing the the Farm Bill and its provisions friendly to biofuels (including $38 million for the Biomas...
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US Senate backing biofuels funding.

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Faster memory could accelerate computing | Technology | Science News

Faster memory could accelerate computing | Technology | Science News | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it

An advance in a speedy type of microchip could help engineers integrate computers’ short-term and long-term memory.

 
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A new type of processor, FRAM, might finally be response to an universal memory - and much faster computers.

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Danger Maps Backed by Alibaba Pinpoint Chinese Pollution

Danger Maps Backed by Alibaba Pinpoint Chinese Pollution | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
As pollution concerns rise in China, Liu Chunlei is boosting environmental awareness among the nation’s 564 million Internet users with help from the charitable arm of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
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Danger Maps is website to track environmental and dangerous pollution sites in China. #sustainablesocialactivism

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Yale Environment 360: Renewable Energy Generated 70 % Of Portugal’s Electricity in Quarter

Yale Environment 360: Renewable Energy Generated 70 % Of Portugal’s Electricity in Quarter | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
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Did you know we managed to generate 70% of our energy needs from renewable energies in the first quarter of 2013? 

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Prototype of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Train Unveiled in the UK

Prototype of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Train Unveiled in the UK | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
The first hydrogen fuel cell powered train in the UK was successfully tested last week, and the team behind it hopes to encourage further development by the rail industry.
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A successful test that could make trains even more sustainable.

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New Kind of Dark Matter Could Form 'Dark Atoms'

New Kind of Dark Matter Could Form 'Dark Atoms' | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it

Most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole. This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a pair of theoretical physicists at Vanderbilt University: Professor Robert Scherrer and post-doctoral fellow Chiu Man Ho. An article about the research was published online last month by the journal Physics Letters B.

 

“There are a great many different theories about the nature of dark matter. What I like about this theory is its simplicity, uniqueness and the fact that it can be tested,” said Scherrer.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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A theory that claims that there might be a new kind of dark matter.

“There are a great many different theories about the nature of dark matter. What I like about this theory is its simplicity, uniqueness and the fact that it can be tested,” said the investigator.

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Vloasis's curator insight, June 11, 2013 3:50 PM

"But boss, they already can't see us," said tertiary atom C.

 

"Shaddup and put the face paint on," replied primary atom A. "More and more of those fancy-ass scientists aren't just seeing us, they're fucking with us, stickin' us in chambers and makin' us run into each other because they want to gawk at the wreckage."

 

And it was true, modern-day atoms were feeling positively hunted. They felt they needed a plan to slip back into the peaceful shadows...

 

 

Camila Gomez Duclos's curator insight, November 25, 2013 1:11 PM

   Researchers say that the dark matter that makes up most of the universe could be part of the invisible and intangible counterparts.

   Dark matter is nonluminous material that is postulated to exist in space and that could take any of several forms including weakly interacting particles or high-energy randomly moving particles.

   Most scientists think that dark matter is made up of a new particle, one particle that interacts weakly with all the known forces in the universe.

   This theory might not hold true for every form of dark matter. Some researchers are saying that there is a new kind of matter that could exist, representing about one-fifth of all dark matter of the universe.

 

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The Atlas of Dirt: Stalking the Planet's DNA | Wired Science | Wired.com

The Atlas of Dirt: Stalking the Planet's DNA | Wired Science | Wired.com | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
Three Places where the Earth Microbiome Project is mapping how small things shape big ecosystems.
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The Earth Microbiome Project is enormous project to understand the world's microbes and how they support life. If your consider that every GRAM of soil has up to 100 terabytes of genetic data... it's never ending?!

 

The final plan? A "gene atlas" to understand how the nurtients and microbes exist in the ecosystem. Outstanding work.

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DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show - NYTimes.com

DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show - NYTimes.com | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
With fabricated blood or saliva, “you can just engineer a crime scene,” said the lead author of a new study.
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This experiment is incredibly scary - and it leads it immense issues on ethics, privacy and so on.

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Stella Solar-Powered Family Car Unveiled With 600Km Range (video) | Geeky Gadgets

Stella Solar-Powered Family Car Unveiled With 600Km Range (video) | Geeky Gadgets | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
If your family car is costing and arm and leg to run you might be interested in the new creation called the Stella Solar car, which has been designed
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A family car for 4 people and with a 600km range? Sounds good... Have a lookout for the World Solar Challenge from 6th to the 13th of October of 2013.

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UN DESA | DPAD | World Economic and Social Survey

The Development Policy and Analysis Division - or DPAD - is the main development research division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
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The World Economic and Social Survey of the UN's Division on Development Policy and Analysis Division highlights the need for solid sustainable development challenges to tackle the impact of rapid urbanization around the world. The Survey highlights three issues: food security, energy transformation and sustainable cities.

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Two-dimensional atomically-flat transistors show promise for next generation green electronics

Two-dimensional atomically-flat transistors show promise for next generation green electronics | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara, in collaboration with University of Notre Dame, have recently demonstrated the highest reported drive current on a transistor made of a monolayer of tungsten diselenide (WSe2), a 2-dimensional atomic crystal...
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Sounds promising...

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3-D Map of Human Brain Gives Unprecedented Detail

3-D Map of Human Brain Gives Unprecedented Detail | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
The new map, a work of classic anatomy called BigBrain, is 50 times as detailed as previous efforts and will be available to researchers everywhere.
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Amazing: The brain of 65-year-old woman was preserved in paraffin after her death, sliced into 7,400 sections and photographed at a microscopic level just above that of viewing individual cells. Its portrait will serve, the researchers said, as an anatomical framework that other researchers can use as a reference, whether they are investigating large patterns of brain function or small details.
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Study Finds Sharp Drop in HPV Infections in Girls

Study Finds Sharp Drop in HPV Infections in Girls | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
The prevalence of dangerous strains of the human papillomavirus, a principal cause of cervical cancer, has dropped by half in the last decade, officials say.
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Great news.

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Genetics key to addicted children (Aus)

Genetics key to addicted children (Aus) | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
Genetics and family history can increase the risk of young Australians developing addictions, something that can be prevented, research shows.

Via ReGenUC
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So, you can blame for your family for your issues.

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Medieval bones yield 1000-year-old leprosy genome - health - 13 June 2013 - New Scientist

Medieval bones yield 1000-year-old leprosy genome - health - 13 June 2013 - New Scientist | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
Ancient DNA sequences are being probed to reveal origins of devastating human plagues
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Perhaps not ground-breaking research but a great news for understanding diseases.

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Green Crude: The Quest to Unlock Algae’s Energy Potential by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360

Green Crude: The Quest to Unlock Algae’s Energy Potential by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360 | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
A host of startup companies are pursuing new technologies that they claim will soon lead to large-scale commercialization of biofuels made from algae.
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Are algae the future of energy?

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How discovering ice's secret could unlock alternative energy options

How discovering ice's secret could unlock alternative energy options | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
A long-suspected secret behavior of water molecules in ice is seen for the first time using a new technique that could help develop energy alternatives.
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The way water molecules behave can lead the way for alternative energy sources.

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Plug your gadgets into the window with The Window Socket

Plug your gadgets into the window with The Window Socket | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
Two designers have come up with a way to move the socket from the wall to the window so you can charge with sunlight.
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A team of designers have come up with a plug for and from windows. 

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Growing Left, Growing Right – How a Body Breaks Symmetry

Growing Left, Growing Right – How a Body Breaks Symmetry | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
Our bodies start out symmetrical, but then things start moving. How this happens (and how it can go wrong) is a rich field of study.    
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A new field of study shows that the interior of our body move a little and so that are not symmetrical. It's a strange feeling to think we change without seeing, don't you think?

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Israeli Start-Up Gives Visually Impaired a Way to Read

Israeli Start-Up Gives Visually Impaired a Way to Read | Scientific and Technological Innovation | Scoop.it
A company has developed a camera-based system intended to give the visually impaired the ability to both “read” easily and move freely.
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The video of the camera at work is truly amazing.

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