Jason Silvermann

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Germany's Energy Transition Breaks The Energiewende Paradox

2014 saw Germany’s carbon emissions fall for the first time since the big 2009-2013 emissions increase that occurred concurrently with their record renewable energy installation and nuclear phase-out, breaking the so-called Energiewende Paradox.<p>Germany’s electricity costs are still one of the …

DNA Nanobots Enter Living Organism For First Time - Human Trials Within 5 Years?

In the coming decades, a radical upgrading of our body’s physical and mental systems, already underway, <b>will use nanobots to augment and ultimately</b> …

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "computer bug."<p>Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots into a living cockroach, which are able to perform logical operations. Researchers say the nanobots could eventually be able to carry out complex programs, to diagnose and treat disease.<p>These DNA …

Nanotech

How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

Clean Energy

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New 'extreme' computer chip can withstand temperatures up to 300 degrees Celsius - ExtremeTech

New ‘extreme’ computer chip can withstand temperatures up to 300 degrees Celsius<p>By on April 1, 2014 at 3:20 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Engineering

Check out the Navy’s crazy electromagnetic railgun that’s set to be deployed in 2016

After toying with the concept for years, the U.S. Navy announced plans yesterday to install and test a prototype electromagnetic railgun aboard a …

110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years

It's never easy to predict the future. But as PM's 110th anniversary celebration draws to a close, we've decided to try. Here are 110 ambitious ideas for the decades ahead.<p><b>2012—2022</b><p><b>· People will be fluent in every language.</b> With DARPA and Google racing to perfect instant translation, it won't be …

Gene therapy comes of age: We can now edit entire genomes to cure diseases - ExtremeTech

By on April 1, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>For a long time, people thought HIV …

The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs

The emerging process of 3-D printing, which uses computer-created digital models to create real-world objects, has produced everything from toys to jewelry to food.<p>Soon, however, 3-D printers may be spitting out something far more complex, and controversial: human organs.<p>For years now, medical …

New gel to promote bone growth on implants used in surgical procedures

A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into …

Shares of Intuitive jump on FDA approval of new surgical robot

Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. jumped more than 12% Tuesday after the Sunnyvale company said the Food and Drug Administration had approved the latest version of its robotic surgical system.<p>The company said in a statement that its new Da Vinci Xi system has longer, thinner arms that provide …

FDA

SpaceX's Next-Generation Reusable Rocket Roars In Tie-Down Test

As SpaceX pursues its quest of rocket reusability, it recently subjected the first stage of its next generation Falcon 9 rocket (called the Falcon …

Space Travel

Spider-Web Bandages: New Medicine Mimics Nature

Medicine

Incredible Maps Capture the Genetics and Connections of the Brain

On April 2, 2013, the Obama administration announced an ambitious project to map the activity of every neuron in the human brain by 2023. One year later, we are starting to see the amazing results.<p><b>Scientists cannot hope to prevent or cure neurological disease</b> without a solid understanding of what …

Carbon nanotubes move closer to competing with silicon

An international team based at Stanford has reached an important milestone in pursuit of faster computing: It can now create stable carbon nanotube …

DARPA opens biotech office to utilize biology for national defense

"Starting today, biology takes its place among the core sciences that represent the future of defense technology." That's according to a press release today from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announcing its new Biological Technologies Office, which will work on things like …

27 Sales Acceleration Principles And Best Practices

Here are the principles behind the key concepts of the high velocity sales model we at InsideSales.com call S<i>ales Acceleration</i>.<p>1. <b>Sell Remotely</b>. Start with realizing that professional sales is now most often done remotely. This is where you begin.<p>The phone and the web combine to make the traditional …

Shortcut to carbon dioxide plastics holds sequestration promise

Japanese scientists have cleared a significant hurdle in using carbon dioxide as a chemical feedstock and made a polymer that contains almost a third …

'Waves' detected on Titan moon’s lakes

<b>Scientists believe they have detected the first liquid waves on the surface of another world.</b><p>The signature of isolated ripples was observed in a sea called Punga Mare on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.<p>However, these seas are filled not with water, but with hydrocarbons like methane and …

A New Material For Night-Vision Contact Lenses

The material is based on graphene.<p>Nobody has made night-vision contact lenses yet… but here's a glimpse at how that technology might work, if it ever comes to be.<p>University researchers have created a super-light, super-thin material that detects infrared light. Infrared includes the wavelengths of …

Nanotech

FYI: Where Is The Center of the Universe?

First, it's important to know that the big bang wasn't an explosion of matter into empty space—it was the rapid expansion of space itself. This means that every single point in the universe appears to be at the center. Think of the universe as an empty balloon with dots on it. Those dots represent …

Scientists can now create accurate mugshots using only DNA

Even though DNA analysis is still stuck in the past when applied by law enforcement today, scientists are still pushing the envelope with work that can turn DNA into a more effective investigative tool. In a new study published this week, researchers at Penn State and the Catholic University of …

IBM Develops Algorithm to Predict Where You Live Based on Your Last 200 Tweets - Shadowproof

BytegeistCommunity<p>21 Mar 2014<p>Facebook also says they can determine your in photographs with 97.25% accuracy using their creepily-named “DeepFace” …

APOD: A Milky Way Dawn (2014 Mar 29) Image Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN), ESO Ultra HD Expedition http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140329.html Explanation: As dawn broke on March 27, the center of the Milky Way Galaxy stood almost directly above the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory. In the dry, clear sky of Chile's Atacama desert, our galaxy's dusty central bulge is flanked by Paranal's four 8 meter Very Large Telescope units in this astronomical fisheye view. Along the top, Venus is close to the eastern horizon. The brilliant morning star shines very near a waning crescent Moon just at the edge of one of the telescope structures. Despite the bright pairing in the east, the Milky Way dominates the scene though. Cut by dust lanes and charged with clouds of stars and glowing nebulae, the center of our galaxy sprawls across the darker zenith even as the deep blue sky grows brighter and buildings still glint in moonlight. http://twanight.org/tafreshi http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/ultra-high-definition/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140329 #APOD

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …