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Seven steps to make travel to scientific conferences more sustainable

2019.09.18
Source: Olivier Hamant, Timothy Saunders, Virgile Viasnoff

CAREER COLUMN 16 September 2019 Seven steps to make travel to scientific conferences more sustainable Researchers should learn to travel better to mitigate their climate impacts. Institutions can help by facilitating and rewarding sustainable travel behaviour, rather than fuelling the pressure to attend conferences, say Olivier Hamant, Timothy Saunders and Virgile Viasnoff. Travelling by train… Go to Article →

Universal Robots Introduces Its Strongest Robotic Arm Yet

2019.09.18
Source: Erico Guizzo

Universal Robots, already the dominant force in collaborative robots, is flexing its muscles in an effort to further expand its reach in the cobots market. The Danish company is introducing today the UR16e, its strongest robotic arm yet, with a payload capability of 16 kilograms (35.3 lbs), reach of 900 millimeters, and repeatability of +/-… Go to Article →

ASEAN Renewable Energy Market, Forecast to 2023

2019.09.13
Source: Frost & Sullivan

The ‘ASEAN Renewable Energy Market, Forecast to 2023’ focuses on the past, current, and future growth potential of Renewable Energy (RE) in the ASEAN region. The focus of this study is on three major technologies: solar PV, wind power, and bioenergy (biomass and biogas). The markets in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Singapore… Go to Article →

MAD + hyperloopTT design transportation infrastructure for urban farming

2019.09.13
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the black body mountain shelter frames alpine views in dormillouse, italy #architecture designed to provide a safe refuge for hikers, the small timber construction is built on the mountain top at 2908 meters above sea level. designed to provide a safe refuge for hikers, the small timber construction is built on the mountain top at… Go to Article →

The bizarre fabrics that fashion is betting on – BBC News

2019.09.13
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Like many teenagers, Sarah King used to buy a new outfit every few weeks to try and keep up with the latest trends. “When I was 16 or 17 I would buy a new outfit for a party and on every payday, stocking up on new outfits based on was trendy and popular, or what… Go to Article →

The Mobile Supply Chain: Six trends to watch – Logistics Management

2019.09.13
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closes innerRR The final electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is looming. E-commerce sales are on a tear. The truck driver shortage persists. Customer preferences and expectations are changing every day. And, the notion of end-to-end supply chain visibility is still a far-off vision for some shippers. Any one of these challenges would keep a logistics manager… Go to Article →

Soft Self Healing Materials For Robots That Cannot Be Destroyed | IEEE Spectrum

2019.09.13
Source: Evan Ackerman

Most materials, especially soft materials, are fixable somehow, whether it’s with super glue or duct tape. But fixing things involves a human first identifying when they’re broken, and then performing a potentially skill, labor, time, and money intensive task. SHERO’s soft materials will, eventually, make this entire process autonomous, allowing robots to self-identify damage and… Go to Article →

Robot Helps Perform First Long-Distance Heart Surgery

2019.09.13
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A surgeon in India performed the first remote heart operation on a patient 20 miles away. The procedure, known as percutaneous coronary intervention, can help to open blood vessels in patients with atherosclerosis. Innovations in telemedicine and robot-assisted surgery have widely benefited patients who previously lacked access to the healthcare system. A surgeon in India… Go to Article →

How to cure your kids’ addiction to technology – U.S. News – Haaretz.com

2019.09.13
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“People try to tell us a story about the devices that are plundering our brain. I don’t buy it,” says Nir Eyal. “More than that, I think the choice of helplessness is defeatist and won’t lead us to anywhere positive.” We’re meeting in a café in midtown New York on a sultry August day, ahead… Go to Article →

Bionic ‘Feeling’ Leg Makes Walking Easier, Reduces Phantom Limb Pain | IEEE Spectrum

2019.09.13
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This morning, an international team of researchers led by ETH Zurich announced a bionic leg that brings similar advances to the lower body. The prosthesis sends sensor input from the foot and knee to a nerve in an amputee’s thigh, allowing users to feel the bending of the knee, as well as pressure and vibrations… Go to Article →

A new magnetic swirl, or skyrmion, could upgrade data storage | Science News

2019.09.13
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Magnetic swirls called skyrmions have gotten a new twist. Scientists have created a new version of the atomic whirlpools, in which the tiny magnetic fields of individual atoms in a material arrange into a swirl pattern. Known as antiferromagnetic skyrmions, the new structures have some advantages that could make them easier to work with than… Go to Article →

Petra bathroom collection is made from stain-resistant concrete

2019.09.13
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Designers Marco Merendi and Diego Vencato have collaborated with Italian firm Gypsum to develop a dirt-resistant concrete, which they used to create a collection of bathroom furniture suitable for outdoor use. Milan-based architect Merendi and Veronese industrial designer Vencato used the new material to create the Petra collection of bathroom furniture for Italian brand Agape…. Go to Article →

New method of analyzing networks reveals hidden patterns in data

2019.09.13
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by Pennsylvania State University A new way of measuring how relationships in a network change over time can reveal important details about the network, according to researchers at Penn State and the Korean Rural Economic Institute. For example, when applied to the world economy, the method detected the greatest amount of network change during 2008-2009,… Go to Article →

Logging study reveals huge hidden emissions of the forestry industry | New Scientist

2019.09.13
Source: Michael Le Page

Timber processing in Oregon, US. The carbon emissions associated with this industry are hugely underestimated Mint Images/Getty The wood industry is a massive source of uncounted carbon emissions, according to a pioneering study in North Carolina. The same is probably true globally. In places where trees are replanted after being cut down, the wood industry… Go to Article →

Using Nature to Produce a Revolutionary Optical Material – University of Houston

2019.09.13
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Using Nature to Produce a Revolutionary Optical Material Nanocomposite Protects Against Intense Light, Holds Promise for Expanding High-Speed Optical Networking Capacity An international team of researchers has reported a new way to safeguard drones, surveillance cameras and other equipment against laser attacks, which can disable or destroy the equipment. Credit: Pexels Bacillus beveridgei strain MLTeJB,… Go to Article →

Study shows that students learn more when taking part in classrooms that employ active-learning strategies – Harvard Gazette

2019.09.13
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Science & Technology Lessons in learning Sean Finamore ’22 (left) and Xaviera Zime ’22 study during a lecture in the Science Center. Photos by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Study shows students in ‘active learning’ classrooms learn more than they think By Peter Reuell Harvard Staff Writer DateSeptember 4, 2019September 5, 2019 article-meta For decades, there… Go to Article →

A swifter way towards 3D-printed organs: Sacrificial ink-writing technique allows 3D printing of large, vascularized human organ building blocks — ScienceDaily

2019.09.13
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20 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant in the United States, and while more than 30,000 transplants are now performed annually, there are over 113,000 patients currently on organ waitlists. Artificially grown human organs are seen by many as the “holy grail” for resolving this organ shortage, and advances in 3D printing… Go to Article →

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