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The Toilet of the Future Doesn't Need Water, Runs on Sunshine

The Toilet of the Future Doesn't Need Water, Runs on Sunshine | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

The toilet's shortcoming goes unnoticed for many of us, but it is in fact unsustainable, impractical, and unaffordable for 40 percent of the world.


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Scientists predict time will stop completely

Scientists predict time will stop completely | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Time might feel like it is running away from us as the pace of life increases but according to scientists, the future will stop completely.

 

More about TIME:  http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=time

 

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[VIDEO] Measuring the Universe

This is the film from our micro exhibition 'Measuring the Universe: from the transit of Venus to the edge of the cosmos'. If you can make it to Greenwich then come and see the exhibition - its on from 1 March–2 September 2012 and its absolutely FREE!

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iPads Could Scan Palms for Passwords

iPads Could Scan Palms for Passwords | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Tablets may soon authenticate users by reading hand movement.

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Origami-inspired design method merges engineering, art

Origami-inspired design method merges engineering, art | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Researchers have shown how to create morphing robotic mechanisms and shape-shifting sculptures from a single sheet of paper in a method reminiscent of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.

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[VIDEO] The Tesla Gun

A battery powered Tesla coil, in the shape of a rifle. Build details here: http://hackerfriendly.com/the-tesla-gun/ Sparks are quite tricky to film. There is...

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[VIDEO] Information is food - TEDTalks

How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food.

 

Articles about TEDTalks: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=TEDTalks

 


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How Our Brains Set the World Spinning

How Our Brains Set the World Spinning | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

If there’s ever excuse to publish an optical illusion as cool as the “Rotating Snakes,” I’ll take it. This illusion was invented in 2003 by Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Ritsumeikan University in Japan, and ever since, Kitaoka and other scientists have been trying to figure out why it works. A new paper by Stephen Macknik at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix may have the answer.


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Magnetic fields can send particles to infinity

Magnetic fields can send particles to infinity | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM, Spain) have mathematically shown that particles charged in a magnetic field can escape into infinity without ever stopping.

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What's in a surname? New study explores what the evolution of names reveals about China

What's in a surname? New study explores what the evolution of names reveals about China | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
What can surnames tell us about the culture, genetics and history of our society?

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Physicists continue work to abolish time as fourth dimension of space

Physicists continue work to abolish time as fourth dimension of space | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

In a new study, Sorli and Fiscaletti have shown that two phenomena of special relativity - time dilation and length contraction - can be better described within the framework of a 3D space with time as the quantity used to measure change (i.e., photon motion) in this space.


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If God were to simulate reality, would he prefer it quantum?

If God were to simulate reality, would he prefer it quantum? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

To we who live in the twenty first century, whose lives are enmeshed in various information processors, the eventual plausibility of the Matrix does not appear as radical as it once did. One by one, the photos we view and the mail we send, have been converted to digital form. Common questions, such as, “How many megabytes does that song take up?" reflect a society that is becoming increasingly accepting of the idea that the observable qualities of every object can be represented by bits, and physical processes by how they manipulate these bits. Some scientists have even gone as far as to speculate we could live within a giant information processor, a giant ‘Matrix’, programmed to simulate the laws of physics we know.


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Earth Hour dilemma: When the 'like' button harms the planet

Earth Hour dilemma: When the 'like' button harms the planet | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Green groups around the world are turning to social networking to drive their campaign for Earth Hour on Saturday, when lights are turned off for an hour to signal concern about global warming.But here's the irony. With every email, every tweet, every appeal watched on YouTube or "liked" on Facebook, environmentalists are stoking the very problem they want to resolve. Each time we network, we emit carbon dioxide (CO2) through the fossil fuels which are burned to power our computers and the servers and databanks that store or relay our message.


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Why your brain sees men as people and women as body parts

Why your brain sees men as people and women as body parts | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
The sexual objectification of women isn’t just in your head—it’s in everyone’s. A new study finds that our brains see men as people and women as body parts.

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New Scientist TV: Friday Illusion: Control this animation with your mind

New Scientist TV: Friday Illusion: Control this animation with your mind | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

If you watch this video normally, the moving circles in the first animation rotate while the shifting dots in the second clip follow a horizontal path. But if you look away and watch the movie out of the corner of your eye, the direction of motion will appear to change. In both cases, the moving objects seem to follow the direction of the background stripes.


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BPS Research Digest: Total recall: The man who can remember every day of his life in detail

BPS Research Digest: Total recall: The man who can remember every day of his life in detail | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

For most of us, it's tricky enough to remember what we were doing this time last week, let alone on some random day years ago. But for a blind 20-year-old man referred to by researchers as HK, every day of his life since the age of about eleven is recorded in his memory in detail. HK has a rare condition known as hyperthymesia and his is only the second case ever documented in the scientific literature (the first, a woman known as AJ, was reported in 2006.

 

MEMORY: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=memory

 


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Study reveals trade patterns for crucial substance played key role in Maya collapse

Study reveals trade patterns for crucial substance played key role in Maya collapse | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Shifts in exchange patterns provide a new perspective on the fall of inland Maya centers in Mesoamerica approximately 1,000 years ago.

 

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Every black hole contains a new universe: A physicist presents a solution to present-day cosmic mysteries

Every black hole contains a new universe: A physicist presents a solution to present-day cosmic mysteries | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Our universe may exist inside a black hole. This may sound strange, but it could actually be the best explanation of how the universe began, and what we observe today.

 

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[VIDEO] Believe it or not

Believe it or not: if you walk along a circular path, the visible width of the gate will be always the same. If you do not believe it, see the Inscribed Angle Theorem.

 

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Forget Google Glasses: Our ‘Smart Phones’ Will Soon Be Contact Lenses

Forget Google Glasses: Our ‘Smart Phones’ Will Soon Be Contact Lenses | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

You wake up in the morning, rub your sleepy eyes. As you’re getting ready to face the day you put in your contact lens, which will make the Internet and all your files, playlists, GPS, favorite apps, and addicting games literally available with the blink of an eye. Scientists are already at the animal testing phase of the technology that will make this possible.

 

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[VIDEO] A really smart home

On an off-grid property in Philo, California (Mendocino County), Loren Amelang built a home that would help him generate "free hot water, free power and a decent chunk of free heat". Putting his technical skills to use (he's a pioneer in C++ programming), Amelang wrote over 10,000 lines of code so that his home's water and electric systems could be operated more efficiently and automatically. An added benefit is the ability to control everything remotely, by even just a smartphone


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[VIDEO] Michio Kaku: Tweaking Moore's Law and the Computers of the Post-Silicon Era

What's beyond silicon? There have been a number of proposals: protein computers, DNA computers, optical computers, quantum computers, molecular computers. Dr. Michio Kaku says "if I were to put money on the table I would say that in the next ten years as Moore's Law slows down, we will tweak it.


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Nanosponge can absorb 100 times its weight in oil

Nanosponge can absorb 100 times its weight in oil | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

According to researchers at Rice University, a sponge made of pure carbon nanotubes with a dash of boron has been developed that can absorb up to 100 times its weight in oil


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Science off the Sphere: Lenses and Vortices

International Space Station Expedition 30 astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates physics in space for 'Science off the Sphere.' Through a partnership between NASA and the American Physical Society you can participate in Pettit's physics challenge and view future experiments here: http://www.physicscentral.com/sots


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