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Written By: grant on March 2, 2015 No Comment

Science magazine is shaping up for a flexible future, with a whole new kind of 3D LCD screen:

The moving images we see on a display are created by controlling the net orientation of the molecules, which changes the optical polarization of the liquid so that it either blocks or transmits light. But what […]

Written By: grant on November 4, 2014 No Comment

I don’t normally go to Business Insider for science news, but they’ve actually got a pretty good rundown of recent research into the problems with taking smart phones to bed with you:

Blue light is part of the full light spectrum, which means we’re exposed to it by the sun every day. However, nighttime […]

Written By: grant on September 29, 2014 No Comment

Dezeen, the design magazine, gives the specs on a high-tech suit that cleans the air around the wearer:

Designers Borre Akkersdijk and Eva de Laat collaborated with Martijn ten Bhomer from the Eindhoven University of Technology, StudioFriso and Want to create a one-piece suit that has electrical threads woven into the fabric, enabling it to […]

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Written By: grant on September 4, 2014 No Comment

Science Daily breaks the news that telepathy – brain communication through machines – is not only possible, but scientists have already done it across 5,000 miles:

“We wanted to find out if one could communicate directly between two people by reading out the brain activity from one person and injecting brain activity into the second […]

Written By: grant on August 13, 2014 No Comment

Laboratory Equipment reveals recent findings (as cannabis becomes easier to research) that the marijuana plant might make better supercapacitors than the “wonder material” graphene:

David Mitlin explains that supercapacitors are energy storage devices that have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Unlike today’s rechargeable batteries, which sip up energy over […]

Written By: grant on June 19, 2014 No Comment

Live Science hails a bold new step in connectivity as researchers in New York City successfully transmitted a smell to Paris… via the internet:

NEW YORK — The first transatlantic “scent messages” were exchanged today (June 17) between New York City and Paris, and they smelled like champagne and macaroons.

At the American Museum of Natural […]

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Written By: grant on April 27, 2014 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Man-Made Producers of Noise</i>, by Van Valkenburgh, Nooger & Neville, 1959.

From Basic Electronics, Part 5, a manual used by the U.S. Navy to train people in the basics of aerials, transmitters, frequency modulation and all that great stuff… especially signal-to-noise ratios.

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Written By: grant on March 24, 2014 No Comment

SONG: “Starter Home.” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Home Tweet Home: High-Tech Solutions for House and Apartment,” New York Times, 7 March 2014, as used in the post “This home really speaks to me. Over the internet…”

ABSTRACT: I recorded […]

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Written By: grant on March 10, 2014 No Comment

The New York Times looks inside the house of tomorrow, which is staying in touch with its owner via Twitter:

So it is with Tom Coates’s San Francisco home, which live-tweets the movements of its many gadgets. The account, bearing the dignified title @HouseofCoates, updates the world, and the house’s more than 1,000 followers, […]

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