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Self-Contained 7x7x7 LED Cube

Self-Contained 7x7x7 LED Cube | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
LED cubes are true 3D displays that work by lighting up points in a 3D lattice of LEDs. On the 3D display you can produce some truly mesmerizing anim...
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Closing the gap to improve the capacity of existing fiber optic networks

Closing the gap to improve the capacity of existing fiber optic networks | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed data encoding technology they claim increases the data capacity of optical networks to the point that all of the world’s internet...
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Scientists 3D-print self-assembling 'living tissue' using just water and oil

Scientists 3D-print self-assembling 'living tissue' using just water and oil | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it

Researchers have created networks of water droplets that mimic some properties of cells in biological tissues. Using a three-dimensional printer, a team at the University of Oxford, UK, assembled tiny water droplets into a jelly-like material that can flex like a muscle and transmit electric signals like chains of neurons. The work is published today in Science.

 

These networks, which can contain up to 35,000 droplets, could one day become a scaffold for making synthetic tissues or provide a model for organ functions, says co-author Gabriel Villar of Cambridge Consultants, a technology-transfer company in Cambridge, UK. “We want to see just how far we can push the mimicry of living tissue,” he says.

 

The network relies on each water droplet having a lipid coating, which forms when the droplets are in a finely-tuned mix of oil and a pure lipid.

The lipid molecules have a water-loving head, which sticks to the droplet's surface, and a water-fearing tail, which pokes out into the oily solution. When two lipid-coated droplets come together, each with its carpet of water-fearing tails, they stick to each other like Velcro, forming a lipid bilayer, similar to those in cell membranes. The bilayer creates a structural and functional connection between droplets.

 

Although previous studies have shown that lipid-coated droplets can form such connections, their watery composition and spherical shape made them tricky to assemble. “I already made a raft of droplets that stuck together,” says biomedical engineer David Needham of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, who was not involved in the study. “But to print them is really an achievement.”

 


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Mantis – a two ton turbo diesel hexapod you can drive

Mantis – a two ton turbo diesel hexapod you can drive | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Mantis is an enormous hexapod robot built in the UK by Matt Denton of Micromagic Systems.
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Two Palestinian youths were killed and more than 300 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces following the death of a Palestinian prisoner

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How one company is trying to buy up Mother Earth

How one company is trying to buy up Mother Earth | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
The tomato might have existed for thousands of years, but that isn't stopping Monsanto and their friends -- thank goodness there's an awesome plan to defend Mother Earth....
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Moths' hovering secrets revealed

Moths' hovering secrets revealed | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Footage reveals how moths use their abdomens in flight control, bending their bodies to fine-tune the forces that keep them airborne.
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‘Cowboy Windfarm’ Powers Oklahoma State U

‘Cowboy Windfarm’ Powers Oklahoma State U | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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Hemp – One Of The Most Healthy Recyclable Substances Around | TruthTheory

Hemp – One Of The Most Healthy Recyclable Substances Around | TruthTheory | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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How to Embed a Raspberry Pi into your eggbot

How to Embed a Raspberry Pi into your eggbot | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Build an egg-coloring robot that is completely independent of external computers by embedding a Raspberry Pi into the EggBot chassis.
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Termites 'engineer fairy circles'

Termites 'engineer fairy circles' | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
The enigmatic grass rings that can cover hundreds of square kilometres in the arid lands of southwest Africa look to be the result of some smart ecosystem management by termites.
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Tiny, personal blood testing laboratory gets under your skin

Tiny, personal blood testing laboratory gets under your skin | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
EPFL researchers have developed an implant that allows blood to be analyzed from within the body, with results then transmitted wirelessly to a computer.
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Nuke’em: Russia’s Plan to Nix Meteor Danger

Nuke’em:  Russia’s Plan to Nix Meteor Danger | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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Iceland: Pioneer in Green, Geothermal Energy

Iceland: Pioneer in Green, Geothermal Energy | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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WAR OF THE HACKERS

WAR OF THE HACKERS | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
  * H.G. Wells couldn't have written a better script if he tried.... Below are two reports from the Jerusalem Post about cyber attacks that took place on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. The F...
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EWICON bladeless wind turbine generates electricity using charged water droplets

EWICON bladeless wind turbine generates electricity using charged water droplets | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Dutch researchers have developed the EWICON, a bladeless wind turbine with no moving parts that produces electricity by pushing charged water droplets into ...
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Stardaug's curator insight, April 20, 2013 8:45 AM

New technology emerging in Wind Turbines. This is why Ontario (Canada) should hit the pause button. We can have renewable energy and avoid/reduce bird/bat kill numbers. Truly be environmentally friendly. Combine this with OCAS (Obstacle Collision Avoidance System) which helps reduce light pollution caused by the flashing lights atop Wind Turbines and its really becoming a win win for everyone in Ontario!

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Sign in to read: Stupidity: What makes people do dumb things - life - 01 April 2013 - New Scientist

Sign in to read: Stupidity: What makes people do dumb things - life - 01 April 2013 - New Scientist | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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Agent Orange, DDT, our food

Agent Orange, DDT, our food | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
One mega-company is gradually taking over our food supply -- putting the planet’s food future in danger. But we can turn the tide on Monsanto and other companies that push policies that prioritise their profits over the public good.
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Israel 'will act on Syria weapons'

Israel 'will act on Syria weapons' | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the BBC that Israel has a right to prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands in Syria.
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Who wiil stand up and act on Israels Weapons, FFS!

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US team's battery 'breakthrough'

US team's battery 'breakthrough' | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Researchers believe they have found a way to radically shrink the size of batteries while offering the same amount of power and faster recharges than at present.
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Graphene aerogel takes world’s lightest material crown

Graphene aerogel takes world’s lightest material crown | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A new graphene aerogel created at China's Zhejiang University is the world's lightest material, with a density of 0.16 mg/cm3.
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Turn Empty Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets

Turn Empty Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Not long ago I was challenged to create a project using a water bottle that could be displayed in a one minute long video. While I missed the one minu...
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Honey, are you for real?

Honey, are you for real? | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A laser device developed in the hopes of measuring carbon on Mars may soon be used here on Earth to root out counterfeit foods – and make sure that honey, olive oil and chocolate are what they claim.
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Ecoagriculture Snapshot » Biodiversity-friendly aquaculture on the Veta la Palma Estate, Spain

Ecoagriculture Snapshot » Biodiversity-friendly aquaculture on the Veta la Palma Estate, Spain | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Ecoagriculture Partners is.
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Chameleons, botnets and click fraud

Chameleons, botnets and click fraud | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A botnet called "Chameleon" is said to be generating more than $6 million a month through bogus clicks on online adverts.

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