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Written By: grant on October 7, 2014 No Comment

International Business Times reveals the bright future (from an economic standpoint, at least) of the nascent companies making clear solar panels:

The “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” module joins a handful of other fledgling see-through solar products that scientists hope one day to bring to market. The idea is to use existing surfaces to generate power, [...]

Written By: grant on October 1, 2014 No Comment

The Gajitz blog has the scoop on the kid who invented a battery-free flashlight that runs on body heat:

Ann Makosinski, a 15 year old student from Canada, made a flashlight for her science fair project – a flashlight powered entirely by the body heat of the hand holding it. To be fair to [...]

Written By: grant on September 12, 2014 No Comment

Outside has a hopeful, intriguing report on an Australian company that’s figured out how to print electricity-generating solar cells on plastic… or whatever:

The Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) has developed a way to print solar cells directly onto plastic or other materials.

VICOSC is composed of scientists from Australia’s national science agency—the Commonwealth Scientific [...]

Written By: grant on September 1, 2014 No Comment

ScienceDaily has more on a Northwestern University experiment using transcranial magnetic stimulation to improve memory:

The discovery opens a new field of possibilities for treating memory impairments caused by conditions such as stroke, early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, cardiac arrest and the memory problems that occur in healthy aging.

“We show for the first time [...]

Written By: grant on May 25, 2014 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Linear Motor Velocity Detection Apparatus</i>, by James L. Johnson and Harold C. Stephens, 1969

From IBM’s patent 3470399, a device to tell how fast an electric motor is running by detecting its magnetic field.

Written By: grant on April 17, 2014 No Comment

Science magazine turns on yet another way electromagnetism can alter the way we think and remember – by switching on vivid visual hallucinations:

A 22-year-old male was receiving deep brain stimulation to isolate where his daily seizures originated. His disorder appeared after he caught West Nile virus at the age of 10 and subsequently [...]

Written By: grant on March 21, 2014 No Comment

Science Daily is rubbing their hands (and stomping their feet) over new breakthroughs in harnessing your everyday movements to power up your batteries:

…[Georgia Institute of Technology professor Zhong Lin] Wang then developed the first triboelectric nanogenerator, or “TENG.” He paired two sheets of different materials together — one donates electrons, and the other [...]

Written By: grant on March 7, 2014 No Comment

New Scientist has an amazing new therapy for patients in a vegetative state – using the same direct current-stimulation that increases creative “flow” to turn their brains back on all the way:

The team worked with 55 people who had experienced a traumatic brain injury or lack of oxygen to the brain and were in [...]

Written By: grant on November 13, 2013 No Comment

The medievalists at Medievalists.net are all excited over a new technology that “unerases” writings that were erased by scribes to make more room on precious parchment:

Using cutting-edge technology, European scientists have uncovered new fragments by Euripides and an unknown ancient commentary on Aristotle.

These writings were on parchments that were washed off and overwritten in [...]

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