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Flywheel Bicycle: KERS for pedal-pushers

Flywheel Bicycle: KERS for pedal-pushers | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A student has added a flywheel to a bicycle for storing kinetic power that is usually wasted in braking.
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Paper Gets a Nano Makeover | MIT Technology Review

Paper Gets a Nano Makeover | MIT Technology Review | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Cellulose nanofibers from wood pulp create a superstrong paper.
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Nano paper twice as strong as steel!!!

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Multi-material 3D printer launched

Multi-material 3D printer launched | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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21st Century Challenges - Royal Geographical Society with IBG

21st Century Challenges - Royal Geographical Society with IBG | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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Zooniverse - Science Projects

Zooniverse - Science Projects | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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Zooniverse (citizen science project)
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Desert plants to be put to the test for aviation biofuel production

Desert plants to be put to the test for aviation biofuel production | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A discovery by the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SRBC) that desert plants fed by seawater produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-know...
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Sugar batteries could be greener, cheaper and store more energy than lithium-ions

Sugar batteries could be greener, cheaper and store more energy than lithium-ions | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Even today's best rechargeable lithium batteries do lose their ability to hold a charge after a while, and are considered toxic waste once discarded. In jus...
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Ian Pearson - Futurizon

Ian Pearson - Futurizon | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Ian Pearson has been a full time futurologist since 1991, with a proven track record of over 85% accuracy at the 10 year horizon. As well as extensive writing.
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“Anyone can predict stuff, but only a few get it right”

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"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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Carbon nanotubes used to create a flame-retardant coating for furniture

Carbon nanotubes used to create a flame-retardant coating for furniture | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Nearly 20 percent of home fire deaths between 2006 and 2010 occurred in fires where upholstered furniture was the first item to ignite. With that in mind, s...
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Google announces glucose-monitoring contact lens prototype

Google announces glucose-monitoring contact lens prototype | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
With Google announcing its testing of a smart contact lens designed to measure glucose levels in tears, the search giant is looking to provide more effectiv...
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Silver nanowire conductors could mean better stretchable electronics

Silver nanowire conductors could mean better stretchable electronics | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A team of scientists have created elastic conductors using silver nanowires, which are said to offer several advantages over other materials used in the past.
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The Toyota FCV fuel cell vehicle: Has the code for a hydrogen car been cracked?

The Toyota FCV fuel cell vehicle: Has the code for a hydrogen car been cracked? | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
At CES 2014, Toyota unveiled a plan to bring a hydrogen fuel cell to market in 2015. Gizmag was there to get a look at the Toyota FCV in person and hear the...
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New Paper Tough As Steel

New Paper Tough As Steel | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Nanopaper made of gently processed natural cellulose nanofibers is found to have remarkable strength.
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Canada 'bans Marmite and Irn-Bru'

Canada 'bans Marmite and Irn-Bru' | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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We should immediately ban everything Canadian, starting with that fuck up wanker Justin Bieber!

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Microwave Cooks up Solar Cell Material | University of Utah News

Microwave Cooks up Solar Cell Material | University of Utah News | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
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Electric Cars & Solar: Will They Make Gasoline & Utilities Obsolete?

Electric Cars & Solar: Will They Make Gasoline & Utilities Obsolete? | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
These are interesting times in the automotive and electric-utility businesses. While the reasons are different, it turns out they may intersect.
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South Korea to spend $1.7 billion on 5G 'movie-in-a-second' mobile broadband

South Korea to spend $1.7 billion on 5G 'movie-in-a-second' mobile broadband | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
South Korea has announced a $1.7 billion plan to roll out a next-generation 5G wireless service fast enough to download a movie in a second.
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If our government really wants to attract big business and investor then they should be investing HS2 money in 5G, it would be money much better spent!

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ESA awaiting signal from Rosetta comet probe

ESA awaiting signal from Rosetta comet probe | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Like nervous parents, scientists and engineers at ESA are pacing the floor of mission control as they await word of whether or not the Rosetta spacecraft ha...
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Outback off-grid system - 6kW PV & 65kW battery bank

Outback off-grid system - 6kW PV & 65kW battery bank | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Fully specified solar PV 48v off-grid system with:
6kW solar array
OutBack Power FLEXpower TWO
2x OutBack Power FM60 Charge Controllers
1x 48V Battery Bank
Additional switchgear

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New test could make ulcer-causing bacteria emit green light in the stomach

New test could make ulcer-causing bacteria emit green light in the stomach | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark have published the findings of a study on a non-invasive method for early diagnosis of stomach ulcers. The...
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Hydrogel could dispense pain-killing medicine to joints as they move

Hydrogel could dispense pain-killing medicine to joints as they move | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
People suffering from joint problems tend to take a lot of anti-inflammatory drugs, even though such medications affect their whole body. Now, scientists ar...
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Liquid metal electrical wires can be stretched without breaking

Liquid metal electrical wires can be stretched without breaking | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
Scientists have created conductive electrical wires that can be stretched up to eight times their relaxed length without breaking.
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Facial recognition is in (the reflection of) the eye of the beholder

Facial recognition is in (the reflection of) the eye of the beholder | Slash's Science & Technology Scoop | Scoop.it
A study just carried out by Dr. Rob Jenkins of the University of York and Christie Kerr of the University of Glasgow, both in the UK, has found that the pic...
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