How Your Invisible Exposome Cloud Could Be Messing With Your Health



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Take a Deep Breath and Say Hi to Your Exposome
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/take-a-deep-breath-and-say-hi-to-your-exposome/
“In the past few decades, researchers have opened up the extraordinary world of microbes living on and within the human body, linking their influence to everything from rheumatoid arthritis to healthy brain function. Yet we know comparatively little about the rich broth of microbes and chemicals in the air around us, even though we inhale them with every breath.”

What Makes Rain Smell So Good?
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-makes-rain-smell-so-good-13806085/
“A mixture of plant oils, bacterial spores and ozone is responsible for the powerful scent of fresh rain.”

Invisible Swarms of Particles Envelop Us All. Come Have a Look
https://www.wired.com/story/exposome-maps/
“Prior exposome research has involved placing stationary air monitors in places people frequent, like houses and subway stations and busy intersections. Snyder's gadget inverts the sampling process by making the monitor simultaneously mobile and highly personal.”

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Could Black Holes Made Of Light Power Our Spaceships?



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Kugelblitz! Powering a Starship With a Black Hole
https://www.space.com/24306-interstellar-flight-black-hole-power.html
"Interstellar flight certainly ranks among the most daunting challenges ever postulated by human civilization. The distances to even the closest stars are so stupendous that constructing even a scale model of interstellar distance is impractical. For instance, if on such a model the separation of the Earth and sun is 1 inch (2.5 centimeters), the nearest star to our solar system (Proxima Centauri) would be 4.3 miles (6.9 kilometers) away!"

Kugelblitz Black Holes: Lasers & Doom
https://futurism.com/kugelblitz-black-holes-lasers-doom
"A kugelblitz black hole could theoretically be created by aiming lasers vastly more powerful than anything we have today at a single point. Logically, one could assume that turning off the lasers would ‘turn off’ the black hole? Well, that’s not quite right"

What is a Dyson sphere?
https://earthsky.org/space/what-is-a-dyson-sphere
"In recent years, astronomers explored that possibility with a bizarre star, known to astronomers as KIC 8462852 – more popularly called Tabby’s Star for its discoverer Tabetha Boyajian. This star’s strange light was originally thought to indicate a possible Dyson sphere. That idea has been discarded, but, in 2018, other possibilities emerged, such as that of using the Gaia mission to search for Dyson spheres."
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Why We Want a Perpetual Motion Machine, But Still Can’t Get It



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An Analysis of A Perpetual Motion Machine
https://www.wired.com/2012/11/an-analysis-of-a-perpetual-motion-machine/
"Like most perpetual motion machines, the explanation can be a little complicated. Now let me show a couple of reasons why this method doesn't work. First, there is a problem with the claim that the rod doesn't push as hard on the top arm (c). Why? Because those two pieces don't even touch. Here is a screen shot during the rotational motion"

Science Explained: The Physics of Perpetual Motion Machines
https://futurism.com/what-physics-says-about-perpetual-motion-machines-free-energy-r
"If you aren’t aware, the Big Freeze is the theoretical end of, well, everything. It is the point at which the universe has expanded so much that it reaches a state of zero thermodynamic free energy. In other words, it is the point at which the cosmos, as a whole, will be unable to sustain motion. All of spacetime will be at absolute zero (the coldest known temperature, where all movement stops)"

The Shifting-Mass Overbalanced Wheel. Why it isn't perpetual motion.
https://www.lockhaven.edu/ ~dsimanek/museum/overbal.htm
"From the 8th century to the present time inventors have sought to achieve perpetual motion by use of wheels with shifting weights. None have worked, but that doesn't stop people from using the same idea again and again, altering mechanical details, often with incredibly complex designs. I call this "reinventing the square wheel"."

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Diamond Nuclear Batteries Are Forever… Sort Of



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Nuclear Battery
http://www.ijlemr.com/papers/volume3-issue4/31-IJLEMR-33180.pdf
"Like nuclear reactors nuclear battery generates electricity from radiation energy, but differ from them as they do not use a chain reaction. Also known as Atomic Battery and
Radioisotope Generator, these batteries generate power in the range of 10 KW to 100 KW. Nuclear batteries has
a life span of decades and has the potential to be almost 200 times more efficient than presently available
batteries."

‘Diamond-age’ of power generation as nuclear batteries developed
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2016/november/diamond-power.html
"Tom Scott, Professor in Materials in the University’s Interface Analysis Centre and a member of the Cabot Institute, said: “There are no moving parts involved, no emissions generated and no maintenance required, just direct electricity generation. By encapsulating radioactive material inside diamonds, we turn a long-term problem of nuclear waste into a nuclear-powered battery and a long-term supply of clean energy.”"

A 25-Year Battery
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/416312/a-25-year-battery/
"Widetronix’s batteries are made up of a metal foil impregnated with tritium isotopes and a thin chip of the semiconductor silicon carbide, which can convert 30 percent of the beta particles that hit it into an electrical current. “Silicon carbide is very robust, and when we thin it down, it becomes flexible,” says Widetronix CEO Jonathan Greene."

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A 5G World Is on the Horizon, But How Will It Work?



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Qualcomm already has a new 5G chip that promises sleeker, long-lasting phones
https://www.cnet.com/g00/news/qualcomms-new-5g-multimode-chip-means-sleeker-phones-better-battery-life/?i10c.ua=1& ;amp;i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.dv=5
"Issue a command now on a smartphone — like starting a web search — and the response isn’t exactly immediate. A lag of 50 to several hundred milliseconds is common, partly because signals often must pass between different carrier switching centers; 5G, which uses newer networking technology, was designed to reduce latency down to a few milliseconds."

Yes, 5G will cost you more
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/verizon-to-charge-10-extra-for-5g-but-wont-do-any-throttling-for-now/
"We can tell you that 5G Moto Mod users will experience ultra-fast speeds, be able to download and stream movies in seconds, and, due to 5G's low latency, they'll be able to video conference and collaborate remotely in near real-time," Verizon told Ars, when asked for specific speed and latency numbers. "While we have been clear that 5G service will be a significant [upgrade] over 4G LTE when it comes to speed and latency, we'll provide expected network performance information closer to launch."

What Is 5G? Here’s What You Need to Know About the New Network
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/technology/personaltech/5g-what-you-need-to-know.html
"The 5G speeds will be particularly noticeable in higher-quality streaming video. And downloading a typical movie at the median speeds cited by Qualcomm would take 17 seconds with 5G, compared with six minutes for 4G."
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The Way We Build Video Games Is Changing, Here’s How



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AI in Video Games: Toward a More Intelligent Game
http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/ai-video-games-toward-intelligent-game/
"Although AI designers in the 1990s worked very hard to make NPCs look intelligent, these characters lacked one very important trait: the ability to learn. In most video games, NPCs’ behavior patterns are programmed and they are incapable of learning anything from players, e.g. they don’t evolve based on human players’ input. "

Nvidia has created the first video game demo using AI-generated graphics
https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/3/18121198/ai-generated-video-game-graphics-nvidia-driving-demo-neurips
"The demo is powered using just a single GPU — a notable achievement for such cutting-edge work. (Though admittedly that GPU is the company’s top of the range $3,000 Titan V, “the most powerful PC GPU ever created” and one typically used for advanced simulation processing rather than gaming.)"

DOOM Level Generation using Generative Adversarial Networks
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.09154.pdf
"—We applied Generative Adversarial Networks
(GANs) to learn a model of DOOM levels from human-designed content. Initially, we analyzed the levels and extracted several topological features. Then, for each level, we extracted a set of images identifying the occupied area, the height map, the walls, and the position of game objects. We trained two GANs: one using plain level images, one using both the images and some of the features extracted during the preliminary analysis"

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Could This Be NASA’s Last Launch With Russia? | Countdown To Launch



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NASA unveils the astronauts who will relaunch human space flights from U.S. soil
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/08/03/nasa-unveil-astronauts-who-will-relaunch-human-flights-us-soil/?utm_term=.8d22448a73b8
"In a ceremony at the Johnson Space Center here, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stood on a stage with a massive American flag, and introduced the crews, one-by-one, as they came on stage in distinct groups: one for SpaceX, the other Boeing."

The Russian Soyuz Spacecraft
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Transportation/Launch_vehicles/The_Russian_Soyuz_spacecraft
"Soyuz means "union" in Russian. The Soyuz programme is the longest operational manned spacecraft programme in the history of space exploration. The first manned flight into space was on 23 April 1967. Although they were conceived by the Soviet Union at the start of the sixties, the Soyuz spacecraft are still used today, but with important modifications."

Get ready for these rocket milestones in 2019
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612691/get-ready-for-these-rocket-milestones-in-2019/
"This year will see a series of milestones from all around the world. While a lot of focus will be on SpaceX and Boeing preparing to launch astronauts from US soil once again, other countries, like China, India, and Israel, have also got some momentous launches planned."

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Food Computers Are Here And They’re About To Revolutionize Agriculture



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This Is Roquette Science: How Computerized Arugula Farms Take Over the World
http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2018/07/this-is-roquette-science/
“Automated agriculture could open the door to branded and even personalized veggies."

Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/
“They studied U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past half century.”

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/technology/farm-technology-milkers-robots.html
“Technology for giant farms is all about increasing yields and cutting costs. For smaller farms, too, efficiency is paramount. But technology can also eliminate a lot of tedious, routine labor — a lifestyle payoff that can help persuade a younger generation to stay put on family farms rather than sell out.”

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Wireless Electricity Is Coming, Here’s Where We’re At



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Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials
http://news.mit.edu/2019/converting-wi-fi-signals-electricity-0128
"Another possible application is powering the data communications of implantable medical devices, says co-author Jesús Grajal, a researcher at the Technical University of Madrid. For example, researchers are beginning to develop pills that can be swallowed by patients and stream health data back to a computer for diagnostics."

Design of a Novel Compact and Efficient Rectenna For WiFi
Energy Harvesting
http://www.jpier.org/PIERC/pierc83/05.18012803.pdf
"However, the RF power obtained from the environment is usually at the scale of milli-watts or micro-watts which is a critical problem that limits the popularity of the RF energy harvest. In order to maximize the harvested energy, the rectenna which consists of antenna and rectifier is crucial in the process of energy harvesting"

When will your phone charge wirelessly in your pocket? We asked an expert
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/wireless-charging-over-distance-barriers/
We have seen several demonstrations of wireless power over distance technology over the last few years from companies like Energous, Ossia, and TechNovator, and it definitely works. But there are some caveats. Qi wireless charging pads take longer to charge our phones than wired connections, and wireless charging over distance is even slow


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We’re Going to Detect More Gravitational Waves Than Ever Before, Here’s How



LIGO's Gravitational Wave Discovery Is Still In Question, But Why? - https://youtu.be/aQ1entvy7vI

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Gravitational-wave observatory LIGO set to double its detecting power
ttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00573-4
"But the ALIGO+ upgrades will be more dramatic. If all goes to plan, LIGO will be able to detect neutron-star mergers that occur within 325 megaparsecs (around 1 billion light years) of Earth, says Ken Strain, a physicist at the University of Glasgow, UK, who leads a consortium of British universities that are expected to receive most of the UK money. That would nearly double the design sensitivity of 173 megaparsecs that LIGO expects to reach before the ALIGO+ upgrade."

LIGO Receives New Funding to Search for More Extreme Cosmic Events
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/news/ligo20190214
"This award ensures that NSF's LIGO, which made the first historic detection of gravitational waves in 2015, will continue to lead in gravitational-wave science for the next decade," said Anne Kinney, assistant director for NSF's Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate, in a statement. "

GET READY FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVES ALL DAY, EVERY DAY
https://www.wired.com/story/get-ready-for-gravitational-waves-all-day-every-day/
Another strategy to collect more signals is to build more observatories. Detectors in different locations that register the same signal help the researchers confirm that it’s from a gravitational wave. In addition, more detectors provide more coverage of the universe.

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Why This 3D Light Printer Is A HUGE Game Changer



We Can Now 3D Print in Suspended Gravity (And It’s Mesmerizing!) - https://youtu.be/FgCedvTbKso

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Volumetric additive manufacturing via tomographic reconstruction
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/01/30/science.aau7114
"The speed, geometry, and surface quality limitations of additive processes are linked to the reliance on material layering. We demonstrated concurrent printing of all points within a three-dimensional object by illuminating a rotating volume of photosensitive material with a dynamically evolving light pattern. We print features as small as 0.3 mm in engineering acrylate polymers, as well as printing soft structures with exceptionally smooth surfaces into a gelatin methacrylate hydrogel"

One-step volumetric additive manufacturing of complex polymer structures
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/12/eaao5496
"Two limitations of additive manufacturing methods that arise from layer-based fabrication are slow speed and geometric constraints (which include poor surface quality). Both limitations are overcome in the work reported here, introducing a new volumetric additive fabrication paradigm that produces photopolymer structures with complex nonperiodic three-dimensional geometries on a time scale of seconds."

What is volumetric 3D printing and why it could mean the end of additive layer manufacturing
https://www.3dprintingmedia.network/what-is-volumetric-3d-printing-and-why-it-could-mean-the-end-of-additive-manufacturing/
"Powder bed fusion would be excluded for now mainly because it would likely require way too much energy to be able to control it. Even if researchers were able to develop a volumetric powder bed fusion process for polymers (perhaps an evolution of EOS’s LaserProFusion), it would still take many years before even beginning to consider applying it to metals (although EOS’ CEO Adrian Keppler did tell us it would theoretically be possible at formnext)"

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What Secrets Are Hiding on Jupiter's Moons?



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Astronomers discovered 10 new moons of Jupiter. Where have they been hiding?
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/7/17/17576408/jupiter-moons-carnegie-blanco-telescope-astronomy-iau
“Jupiter now has 79 moons, including a new weird one that may explain why there are so many.”

NASA: Jupiter Moons
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/jupiter-moons/in-depth/
“There are many interesting moons orbiting the planet, but the ones of most scientific interest are the first four moons discovered beyond Earth—the Galilean satellites.”

Ganymede: Meet the Largest Moon in our Solar System
https://futurism.com/ganymede-meet-largest-moon-solar-system
“Most people who have an interest in space and astronomy know that Europa and Enceladus have subsurface oceans that could, according to exobiologists, contain alien life. Another notable moon is Io, which has volcanic plumes that shoot 400 km (about 200 miles) into space. However, most don’t know all that much about Ganymede.”
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Why Scientists Used Graphene Nanoribbons to Engineer Bionic Mushrooms



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Bacterial Nanobionics via 3D Printing
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02642
"Investigating the multidimensional integration between different microbiological kingdoms possesses potential toward engineering next-generation bionic architectures. Bacterial and fungal kingdom exhibits mutual symbiosis that can offer advanced functionalities to these bionic architectures. Moreover, functional nanomaterials can serve as probing agents for accessing newer information from microbial organisms due to their dimensional similarities."

“Bionic Mushrooms” Fuse Nanotech, Bacteria and Fungi
https://www.stevens.edu/news/bionic-mushrooms-fuse-nanotech-bacteria-and-fungi
"“With this work, we can imagine enormous opportunities for next-generation bio-hybrid applications,” Mannoor says. “For example, some bacteria can glow, while others sense toxins or produce fuel. By seamlessly integrating these microbes with nanomaterials, we could potentially realize many other amazing designer bio-hybrids for the environment, defense, healthcare and many other fields.”

Engineers create plants that glow
http://news.mit.edu/2017/engineers-create-nanobionic-plants-that-glow-1213
"MIT engineers have taken a critical first step toward making that vision a reality. By embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, they induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly four hours. They believe that, with further optimization, such plants will one day be bright enough to illuminate a workspace."
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How Close Are We to Building a Moon Base?



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How NASA plans to use lunar dust to build structures on the Moon
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/18/17870688/nasa-moon-construction-building-lunar-dust-material
"NASA’s new focus has been made clear: the space agency is sending humans back to the Moon — this time, in a sustainable way. At least, that’s the claim made by NASA’s administrator Jim Bridenstine, who says he’s not interested in just leaving “flags and footprints” on the lunar surface. "

How to Build a Moon Base
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07107-4
"Researchers relish the idea of a base for conducting experiments on the Moon and as a way to trial technologies for heading to Mars. Private firms, however, are increasingly tempted by the possibility of mining oxygen and hydrogen — which power rockets — from lunar ice."

China Announces Plans for Moon Base
https://futurism.com/moon-base-china-plans
"A Chinese rover is currently exploring the far side of the Moon, and an official announced on Monday that the country’s space program plans to launch three more lunar missions — with the goal of laying the groundwork for an international Moon base."

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Scientists Are Close To Eliminating Pain, Here’s How



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Scientists Find Brain Cells That Make Pain Hurt
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/01/17/686205971/scientists-find-brain-cells-that-make-pain-hurt
""This study is a major advance," says Irene Tracey, a pain neuroscientist at Oxford University who wasn't involved in the study. "It was a tour de force and a welcome addition to understanding this complex and major problem.""

An amygdalar neural ensemble that encodes the unpleasantness of pain
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6424/276
"Pain is an unpleasant experience. How the brain’s affective neural circuits attribute this aversive quality to nociceptive information remains unknown. By means of time-lapse in vivo calcium imaging and neural activity manipulation in freely behaving mice encountering noxious stimuli, we identified a distinct neural ensemble in the basolateral amygdala that encodes the negative affective valence of pain."

Researchers discover the brain cells that make pain unpleasant
http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2019/01/researchers-discover-the-brain-cells-that-make-pain-unpleasant.html
"Long term, Scherrer aims to confirm that the function of the basolateral ensemble in mice is the same as it is in people, and then down the line, find a safe and effective way to silence the ensemble’s function without interfering with other neurons."

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