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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Brewbot | harkopen.com

Brewbot | harkopen.com


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Bionic Arm Moved by Thought : Discovery News

Bionic Arm Moved by Thought : Discovery News
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Brain-Computer Interfaces | Stanford Biology Lecture

Brain-Computer Interfaces | Stanford Biology Lecture
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Technology Review: Implanted Neurons Let the Brain Rewire Itself Again

Technology Review: Implanted Neurons Let the Brain Rewire Itself Again
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Common house ants form supercolonies, prosper in urban settings

Common house ants form supercolonies, prosper in urban settings

What does this mean for robot swarms?
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Seasteading: the great escape « Prospect Magazine

Seasteading: the great escape « Prospect Magazine: "That industry is already well established in inshore waters but requires expensive systems to minimise the problem of “fish poop.” A fish farm operated in deep water on the open seas would suffer no such drawback: the fish would simply be kept in a netted zone open to the ebb and flow of the ocean, and effluent would be irrigated away at virtually no cost."
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AMD goes 12-core with Opteron 6000 server platform

AMD goes 12-core with Opteron 6000 server platform
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Smallest superconductor promises cool electronics - tech - 30 March 2010 - New Scientist

Smallest superconductor promises cool electronics - tech - 30 March 2010 - New Scientist
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MightyOhm » Blog Archive » Run avrdude on Ubuntu without root

MightyOhm » Blog Archive » Run avrdude on Ubuntu without root
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Evil Geniuses Mad Scientists and Co - We're not angry, just mad. Mwa ha ha ha

Evil Geniuses Mad Scientists and Co - We're not angry, just mad. Mwa ha ha ha

Not much for scientists here - but kinda fun.
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What's a Telomere and Why is it Important to the Aging Process? - Maximum Life Foundation

What's a Telomere and Why is it Important to the Aging Process? - Maximum Life Foundation
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NIST Tech Beat - March 30, 2010

NIST Tech Beat - March 30, 2010: "We’re after something that people that do this kind of measurement could use as a benchmark to calibrate their instruments without having to go to all the trouble we do, ' Smith says. 'What if the experiment you’re performing calibrates itself because the measurement you’re making has intrinsic values? You can make an electrical measurement that’s fairly easy and by observing conductance you can tell when you’ve gotten to this single-atom chain. Then you can make your mechanical measurements knowing what those forces should be and recalibrate your instrument accordingly.”"






Paintable Electronics? NIST Studies Spray-On Manufacturing of Transistors
illustration of airbrush technique

This airbrush technique deposits a well-studied material called P3HT to create spray-on transistors, which perform comparably to lab-standard equivalents made by spin coating.

Credit: NIST
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A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found* that an organic semiconductor may be a viable candidate for creating large-area electronics, such as solar cells and displays that can be sprayed onto a surface as easily as paint.

While the electronics will not be ready for market anytime soon, the research team says the material they studied could overcome one of the main cost hurdles blocking the large-scale manufacture of organic thin-film transistors, the development of which also could lead to a host of devices inexpensive enough to be disposable.

Silicon is the iconic material of the electronics industry, the basic material for most microprocessors and memory chips. Silicon has proved highly successful as a substance because billions of computer elements can be crammed into a tiny area, and the manufacturing process behind these high-performance chips is well-established.

But the electronics industry for a long time has been pursuing novel organic materials to create semiconductor products—materials that perhaps could not be packed as densely as state-of-the-art silicon chips, but that would require less power, cost less and do things silicon devices cannot: bend and fold, for example. Proponents predict that organic semiconductors, once perfected, might permit the construction of low-cost solar cells and video displays that could be sprayed onto a surface just as paint is.

“At this stage, there is no established best material or manufacturing process for creating low-cost, large-area electronics,” says Calvin Chan, an electrical engineer at NIST. “What our team has done is to translate a classic material deposition method, spray painting, to a way of manufacturing cheap electronic devices.”

The team’s work showed that a commonly used organic transistor material, poly(3-hexylthiophene), or P3HT, works well as a spray-on transistor material because, like beauty, transistors aren’t very deep. When sprayed onto a flat surface, inhomogeneities give the P3HT film a rough and uneven top surface that causes problems in other applications. But because the transistor effects occur along its lower surface—where it contacts the substrate—it functions quite well.

Chan says the simplicity of spray-on electronics gives it a potential cost advantage over other manufacturing processes for organic electronics. Other candidate processes, he says, require costly equipment to function or are simply not suitable for use in high-volume manufacturing.

* C.K. Chan, L.J. Richter, B.Dinardo, C.Jaye, B.R. Conrad, H.W. Ro, D. S. Germack, D.A. Fischer, D.M. DeLongchamp, D. J. Gundlach. High performance airbrushed organic thin film transistors. Applied Physics Letters, 96, 133304. March 30, 2010. doi:10.1063/1.3360230

Media Contact: Chad Boutin, boutin@nist.gov, (301) 975-4261

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Exoskeleton Lets Paraplegics Walk (video) | Singularity Hub

Exoskeleton Lets Paraplegics Walk (video) | Singularity Hub
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CupCake CNC Chassis Designs - click to make product designs with Ponoko

CupCake CNC Chassis Designs - click to make product designs with Ponoko


Make your own CupCake chassis.
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:: Download Who Killed the Electric Car for Free. Watch Who Killed the Electric Car Online with Other Documentary Films and Free Movies. ::

:: Download Who Killed the Electric Car for Free. Watch Who Killed the Electric Car Online with Other Documentary Films and Free Movies. ::
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YouTube - Introducing Google Translate for Animals

YouTube - Introducing Google Translate for Animals

Another Google April fools.

Like their other pranks - I do not think this is very far off.

Dolphins have been shown to have a language that varies between pods.
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Organogenesis' Apligraf: Allogeneic Cell Based Wound Healing; FDA Approved and Shipping! (EP10) - BioBusiness.TV

Organogenesis' Apligraf: Allogeneic Cell Based Wound Healing; FDA Approved and Shipping! (EP10) - BioBusiness.TV

"Tissue Regeneration Specialists" make the world a better place.
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Make: Online : Solar dress uses nanotech-based conductive thread

Make: Online : Solar dress uses nanotech-based conductive thread
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Derek Sivers: How to start a movement | Video on TED.com

Derek Sivers: How to start a movement | Video on TED.com


Who needs a follower?
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