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Scientists Just Grew Wires Inside Roses

Scientists Just Grew Wires Inside Roses | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

Today scientists have taken a surprising leap toward actually integrating living plants into human electronics and power systems: a team of Swedish botanists and electrical engineers unveiled a fascinating method of growing and powering conductive wires inside living plants.


"With integrated and distributed electronics in plants, one can envisage a range of applications including... energy harvesting from photosynthesis, and alternatives to genetic modification for plant optimization."

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Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture

Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

After 2,000 years, a long-lost secret behind the creation of one of the world’s most durable man-made creations ever—Roman concrete—has finally been discovered by an international team of scientists, and it may have a significant impact on how we build cities of the future.

 

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Google 'Street-view' comes to the world's coral reefs

Google 'Street-view' comes to the world's coral reefs | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it
Scientists are taking the public with them to study the world’s coral reefs, thanks to 360 degree panoramas from Google's underwater street-view format.
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Russian scientists crowdfunding to rebuild Tesla's free energy tower

Russian scientists crowdfunding to rebuild Tesla's free energy tower | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

Two Russian physicists are fundraising to realize their project for wireless energy transmission once proposed by brilliant 20th-century scientist Nikola Tesla. Solar panels and an upgraded Tesla Tower could solve global energy hunger, they say.

 

Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, claim they have spent years scrutinizing the Nikola Tesla’s patents and diaries and they believe that with his most ambitious project – transcontinental wireless energy transmissions – Tesla came very close to unprecedented scientific discovery that could be brought to fruition.


The enthusiasts say they need about $800,000 to reconstruct the famous Wardenclyffe Tower once created by Tesla himself to implement his ideas and find a commercial application for his ideas on long-distance wireless energy transmission.


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Researchers successfully hatch a rare bird from the egg of a chicken

Researchers successfully hatch a rare bird from the egg of a chicken | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

Researchers from the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory in Dubai say that have just successfully hatched a rare bird species from the egg of a chicken. In a development being heralded as a major advancement for conservation, a team of scientists have proven that embryonic transfer from one bird species' egg can successfully develop in that of another. Fertilized yolk from a houbara bustard, a threatened desert bird native to the Middle East, was placed into the 'white' of a surrogate chicken egg.

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