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Infographic: Hackers Create An Amazing, Illegal Portrait Of The Internet

Infographic: Hackers Create An Amazing, Illegal Portrait Of The Internet | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
It wasn’t malicious. The file itself was the size of a small JPEG. It was given the absolute lowest priority. And it was set to self-destruct if anything went wrong.
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Will Nanosponges Soak Up the Toxins in Our Bodies? | Eartheasy Blog

Will Nanosponges Soak Up the Toxins in Our Bodies? | Eartheasy Blog | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
By mimicking targeted cells rather than attacking toxins, nanosponges represent a single approach to combat a broad range of dangerous toxins in the bloodstream.
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LulzBot TAZ claims largest build area for desktop 3D printers

LulzBot TAZ claims largest build area for desktop 3D printers | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
The recently released LulzBot TAZ 3D printer has the largest print volume for 3D printers under $5,000, according to its developers.
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Nanoscavengers could be the next-gen water purifiers

Nanoscavengers could be the next-gen water purifiers | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
New “nanoscavengers” developed by researchers at Stanford University that can be removed from water using magnets could form the basis of the next generatio...
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Hadfield 'hit Earth like a car crash'

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been talking about his experiences on the International Space Station in his first public appearance since returning to Earth.
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NASA | Magnificent Eruption in Full HD

On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The...
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Researchers propose new shape resolution metric for shape-shifting mobile devices

Researchers propose new shape resolution metric for shape-shifting mobile devices | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Researchers have built a number of shape-shifting prototype Morphee devices to demonstrate their new shape resolution metric to indicate the self-actuated...
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RasPi camera board goes on sale in UK

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The highly anticipated 5-megapixel camera module for the Raspberry Pi has gone on sale in the UK.
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Staples becomes first major US retailer to sell 3D printers

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Office supply chain Staples will become the first major US retailer to offer 3D printers, starting with the Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems this June.
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Can you hear the Image? Tool that allows you to transform image into audible sounds - File Exchange - MATLAB Central

Can you hear the Image? Tool that allows you to transform image into audible sounds - File Exchange - MATLAB Central | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
File exchange, MATLAB Answers, newsgroup access, Links, and Blogs for the MATLAB & Simulink user community
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pseudoscience - The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com

pseudoscience - The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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A pseudoscience is a set of ideas put forth as scientific when they are not scientific.

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Assessing the Validity of Online Sources

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This is a fabulous map---but is the statement true?

 


Via Seth Dixon
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It's quite amazing!

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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 14, 2015 2:25 PM

After analyzing this map and looking at the busiest cities and countries in the world I believe this statement to be true. China a giant and very populated country, India is also within the top ten and so is Japan. Once all these have been looked at you can clearly tell that this area of the world is easily the most populated. Many of the other countries and nations have large swaths of land that are very lightly populated. This is a robust area of the world and in some cases the most expansive.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 6:33 PM
It surprises me how many people live in just that one circle! it is hard to believe or probably explain to someone that with all the other space in the world, that the circles region has more people in it than what is not circled. Although, it could be validated by more reliable or more sources, because with the world that we live in now, numbers can easily be forged. I do believe though that 51% of the world's population does live here.
Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 14, 2015 11:58 PM

This is perhaps the most intriguing map I've been able to analyze. Could it be possible that more people live in that circle than out of it? The world is HUGE and to think the majority of the population resides here, is truly incredible. India, has a huge population living in there for such a small area. Currently, India has over 1 billion people living there making it the second most populous country before China with 1.3 billion. China has a bigger surface area than India and it is interesting to know how these areas compare. The important issue with India is the fact that, with so many people, there is a lack of housing and sanitation unavailable to provide to so many people. The facts are giving that India suffers from overpopulation, clearly, this image has to be true.

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Plug into a plant: A new approach to clean energy harvesting

Plug into a plant: A new approach to clean energy harvesting | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
New technology out of the University of Georgia allows energy generated by plants through photosynthesis to be captured before the plants can make use of it...
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Will Nanosponges Soak Up the Toxins in Our Bodies? | Eartheasy Blog

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Kepler malfunction may end planet-hunting mission

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NASA’s Kepler space mission has suffered a malfunction that may make it impossible to carry on with its search.
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Electric shocks to brain help students solve maths problems, scientists say

Electric shocks to brain help students solve maths problems, scientists say | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Psychologists find students do puzzles 27% faster after non-invasive procedure than those who had no treatment
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And electric shocks to the bollocks stops 'em having sex to early!

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The Incredible Shrinking Cost of Solar Energy Drives Mega-Projects around the World

The Incredible Shrinking Cost of Solar Energy Drives Mega-Projects around the World | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Juan Cole | Energy, Environment, Uncategorized
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Have been saying this for a while, but our governments rather want to put money into Nuclear, which takes decades to plan and build, cost an absolute fortune and contaminate everything they touch!

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NASA's goggle-eyed SPHERE robots create 3D maps on the fly

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MIT Space Systems Laboratory’s SPHERES-VERTIGO system is a free-flying robot with stereoscopic vision that is part of a program to develop ways for small sa...
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Tongji Automotive Design Research Institute begins to make its mark

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Think of China's Tongji Automotive Design Research Institute (TADRI) as the automotive equivalent to MIT – the type of institution that gives a country a co...
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LG first to market with Curved OLED TV

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LG will become the first to get a curved OLED TV to market with its 55-inch 55EA9800 set to be in Korean homes from next month.
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A snip at about US$13,500

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Is 70 Percent Renewable Power Possible? Portugal Just Did It For 3 Months

Is 70 Percent Renewable Power Possible? Portugal Just Did It For 3 Months | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Portugal’s electricity network operator announced that renewable energy supplied 70 percent of total consumption in the first quarter of this year.
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The video goggles that can allow the blind to 'see' through sound - and even teach them to read again

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Shipping A 50-Foot Magnet Across The U.S., For Physics

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After the discovery of the Higgs boson
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New device can extract human DNA with full genetic data in minutes

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Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device.

 

University of Washington engineers and NanoFacture, a Bellevue, Wash., company, have created a device that can extract human DNA from fluid samples in a simpler, more efficient and environmentally friendly way than conventional methods.

 

The device will give hospitals and research labs a much easier way to separate DNA from human fluid samples, which will help with genome sequencing, disease diagnosis and forensic investigations.

 

“It’s very complex to extract DNA,” said Jae-Hyun Chung, a UW associate professor of mechanical engineering who led the research. “When you think of the current procedure, the equivalent is like collecting human hairs using a construction crane.”

 

This technology aims to clear those hurdles. The small, box-shaped kit now is ready for manufacturing, then eventual distribution to hospitals and clinics. NanoFacture, a UW spinout company, signed a contract with Korean manufacturer KNR Systems last month at aceremony in Olympia, Wash.

 

The UW, led by Chung, spearheaded the research and invention of the technology, and still manages the intellectual property. Separating DNA from bodily fluids is a cumbersome process that’s become a bottleneck as scientists make advances in genome sequencing, particularly for disease prevention and treatment. The market for DNA preparation alone is about $3 billion each year.

 

Conventional methods use a centrifuge to spin and separate DNA molecules or strain them from a fluid sample with a micro-filter, but these processes take 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can require excessive toxic chemicals.

 

UW engineers designed microscopic probes that dip into a fluid sample – saliva, sputum or blood – and apply an electric field within the liquid. That draws particles to concentrate around the surface of the tiny probe. Larger particles hit the tip and swerve away, but DNA-sized molecules stick to the probe and are trapped on the surface. It takes two or three minutes to separate and purify DNA using this technology.


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Biosciencia's curator insight, May 15, 2013 7:25 AM

The device will give hospitals and research labs a much easier way to separate DNA from human fluid samples, which will help with genome sequencing, disease diagnosis and forensic investigations.

Linda Coburn's comment, May 15, 2013 11:28 AM
It bothers me that an American university which receives American tax dollars for funding has decided to contract with a Korean company to manufacture this amazing device. We will never solve our economic woes if we don't bring mfg back to the US.
Center for Accessible Living NKY's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:29 PM

This should make obtaining genetic diagnosis much easier and faster.