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Já é possível carregar o telemóvel com… som ambiente. Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month. Successful tests on pigs were achieved in 2000.

Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month

After inducing fatal cuts, scientists were able to drop the body temperatures by around 10 degrees celsius. All the control pigs died, while those 'preserved" had a 90 percent survival rate - after some heart restarts. Like these trials, the technique is currently only useful for emergency procedures after severe injuries, situations with a survival rate of only seven percent. Funding for part of the project has come from the US Army, and the idea apparently came from the Vietnam War, where military surgeons noted that the leading cause of death was blood loss in the first 5 to 20 minutes after injury, even though roughly a third of the soldiers had wounds that would have been survivable in a typical emergency room.

Bioengineers create functional 3-D brain-like tissue. Bioengineers have created three-dimensional brain-like tissue that functions like and has structural features similar to tissue in the rat brain and that can be kept alive in the lab for more than two months.

Bioengineers create functional 3-D brain-like tissue

As a first demonstration of its potential, researchers used the brain-like tissue to study chemical and electrical changes that occur immediately following traumatic brain injury and, in a separate experiment, changes that occur in response to a drug. The tissue could provide a superior model for studying normal brain function as well as injury and disease, and could assist in the development of new treatments for brain dysfunction. The brain-like tissue was developed at the Tissue Engineering Resource Center at Tufts University, Boston, which is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) to establish innovative biomaterials and tissue engineering models. Scientists create water ‘tractor beam’ to manipulate floating objects (VIDEO) Published time: August 11, 2014 22:30 The oil slick from the grounded container ship 'Rena' stains Papamoa Beach near Tauranga (AFP Photo) Australian scientists have created a water-based “tractor beam” – a wave generator that is able to manipulate floating objects.

Scientists create water ‘tractor beam’ to manipulate floating objects (VIDEO)

However, researchers say no mathematical model exists so far to explain this complex phenomenon. Researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra have demonstrated the ability of simple wave generators to control things adrift in the water – and even move them against the direction of the waves. Scientists create water ‘tractor beam’ to manipulate floating objects (VIDEO) Your Electricity Company Fears this Man. Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask.

Viv was named after the Latin root meaning live.

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask

Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tchotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI and V in roman numerals). Ariel Zambelich When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Developing Nuclear Fusion in a Basement with a Reclusive Gunsmith. Robotic-Farming Grows With the Ladybird. My following article below was originally published by SERIOUS WONDER: Robots are going to steal your job, but that’s okay, because they’ll be liberating us away from boring, strenuous and monotonous labor and give us far more time in doing what we truly want to do.

Robotic-Farming Grows With the Ladybird

Agriculture will not be an exception, and is in fact moving fast in becoming a model of what the entire workforce will eventually transform into. In today’s age, we’ll be witnessing the coupling of the agricultural revolution with the industrial revolution – robotic farming. From drones to autonomous tractors, robotic farming is here to stay and (dare I say it?) Grow! First-person Hyperlapse Videos. Criado chip informático inspirado no cérebro humano. The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from Video.

MIT researchers can listen to your conversation by watching your potato chip bag. Imagine someone listening in to your private conversation by filming the bag of chips sitting on the other side of the room.

MIT researchers can listen to your conversation by watching your potato chip bag

Oddly specific, I know, but researchers at MIT did just that: They’ve created an algorithm that can reconstruct sound (and even intelligible speech) with the tiny vibrations it causes on video. When sound hits an object, it makes distinct vibrations. These Battery-Free, WiFi Devices Run On Radio Waves. In the last decade, mobile devices have become radically smaller and more powerful.

These Battery-Free, WiFi Devices Run On Radio Waves

The list of tech-related tasks that the miniature black monolith we all tote around has grown longer by the year. The next step in technology’s great disappearing act? Absorption into our clothes, body, and environment. The question of how best to power that next step, however, remains an open one. Part Human, Part Machine, Cyborgs Are Becoming A Reality. Meeting a cyborg for the first time is a nerve-wracking experience.

Part Human, Part Machine, Cyborgs Are Becoming A Reality

We had arranged to meet in an area of London known as Silicon Roundabout. Near Old Street, the district is home to high-tech start-up firms, giving birth to Britain’s recent software industry boom. In its coffee bars, internet entrepreneurs and programmers share hot drinks and electronic dreams. New indoor positioning system lets you do Batman-like echolocation on your phone.

One of the big limitations of GPS is that it doesn’t work indoors, and many of the possible solutions to this problem come from firmly within the box.

New indoor positioning system lets you do Batman-like echolocation on your phone

In general, so-called indoor positioning systems (IPS) are just GPS indoors, taking similar concepts of triangulation and time of flight, just on a local scale. ‘Impossible’ space drive tested by NASA foretells future of deep-space travel. Published time: August 01, 2014 08:35 Photo from emdrive.com NASA has conducted long-awaited experiments to prove that the fabled space drive, capable of generating its own thrust and breaking a fundamental law of physics, works.

‘Impossible’ space drive tested by NASA foretells future of deep-space travel

If the find survives fresh scrutiny, space ship construction will be revolutionized. The drive’s creator, British scientist Roger Shawyer, has been facing criticism since his 2006 claims, based on the premise that thrust can be created without huge thrusters, instead using electricity to direct microwaves inside a special container. Tesla, Panasonic agree to team on U.S. gigafactory. Related Topics TOKYO -- Tesla Motors Inc. and Panasonic Corp. have agreed to cooperate on the construction and operation of the American carmaker’s so-called gigafactory, its envisioned large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States. Under the plan, electric vehicle-maker Tesla will provide and manage the land and buildings; Japanese electronics giant Panasonic will outfit the factory with machinery and manufacture the cylindrical lithium-ion battery cells.

“The Gigafactory is being created to enable a continuous reduction in the cost of long range battery packs in parallel with manufacturing at the volumes required to enable Tesla to meet its goal of advancing mass market electric vehicles,” the companies said in a joint statement. Both partners will continue negotiating such details as sales and investment. Weapons of mass production: US Army making warheads with 3D printing. Published time: July 31, 2014 15:05 Reuters / Pichi Chuang The US Army is building deadlier, more efficient, and less costly warheads using 3D-printing technology, according to new reports.

While 3D printers have made more headlines for their ability to make homemade firearms, and for more benevolent uses like the development of prosthetic arms or facial reconstruction surgery, the Army is planning to use them to print sophisticated warhead components on the cheap, according to Army Technology magazine. Stanford creates ‘Holy Grail’ lithium battery, could triple smartphone and EV battery life. They’ve done it again: The battery barons of Stanford, led by Yi Cui, have created what those in the industry call the “Holy Grail” of lithium-ion battery design. In specific, they’ve finally worked out how to create a rugged lithium electrode that can increase the capacity of a lithium-ion battery by three to four times — as in, this lithium electrode, on its own, could increase the battery life of your smartphone by three times, or significantly reduce the size and cost of an electric car’s battery pack.

A lithium-ion battery’s capacity (i.e. the amount of work it can do before it runs out of juice) is mostly dictated by how many lithium ions can be sucked up into the anode during charging. (For a more details on lithium-ion battery chemistry, read our featured story about how they work.) In almost all modern LIBs, the anode is made of graphite. DrinkPure - A Novel Water Filtration Device. Sewing an invisibility cloak with a needle made of light. Cloaking devices are the stuff of science fiction, and while the reports of revolutionary new invisibility cloaks have a grain of truth to them, these are still just very basic (tiny) prototypes. However, researchers at the University of Cambridge may have made a breakthrough that will allow us to begin building materials that could one day form the basis for a Star Trek-style cloaking device. The technique relies on lasers to thread chains of nanoparticles together like a needle so we can take advantage of their unique properties on the large scale.

UK to allow driverless cars on public roads in January. 30 July 2014Last updated at 01:35 ET The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones takes a ride in a driverless car The UK government is to outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year. Currently, autonomous vehicles are only allowed on private roads. The Department for Transport had previously pledged to allow self-driving cars to be trialled on public roads by the end of 2013.

Audi testing driverless car on Florida highway. Published: July 28, 2014 11:43 AM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Audi AG logo sits on the steering wheel of the S8 vehicle at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. (Nov. 21, 2013) (Credit: Bloomberg News) Ténis inteligentes que funcionam como um GPS. The tree of forty fruits: Sam Van Aken at TEDxManhattan. This tree produces 40 different types of fruit. Award-winning artist Sam Van Aken has grown a hybridised fruit tree that produces 40 different varieties of stone fruit each year. Biologists discover electric bacteria that eat pure electrons rather than sugar, redefining the tenacity of life. Some intrepid biologists at the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered bacteria that survives on nothing but electricity — rather than food, they eat and excrete pure electrons. These bacteria yet again prove the almost miraculous tenacity of life — but, from a technology standpoint, they might also prove to be useful in enabling the creation of self-powered nanoscale devices that clean up pollution.

New Device Makes It Possible to Take Pictures With Your Mind. The technology of mind command recognition is coming to the market: A British company unveiled an application that connects Google Glass to a wearable electroencephalography (EEG) device, giving users the ability to take pictures with the power of thought. One injection stops diabetes in its tracks: Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects. In mice with diet-induced diabetes -- the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans -- a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days.

The discovery by Salk scientists, published today in the journal Nature, could lead to a new generation of safer, more effective diabetes drugs. NASA: We will find aliens within 20 years. Published time: July 16, 2014 17:34. Vantablack - the blackest black: Scientists develop a material so dark that you can't see it... - Science - News. Fire and Forget: DARPA successfully tests revolutionary self-guiding bullet (VIDEO) EXACTO Demonstrates First-Ever Guided .50-Caliber Bullets. Germany: Meet the scientist preparing to FREEZE himself to beat DEATH. Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Съемка с воздуха: Катушка Тесла. The internet of 3500-pound things: Big data arrives in your car. Stanford scientists discover a novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants. Pentagon orders 500 new state-of-the-art spy glasses. Scientists discover gold's hidden value.

Time-traveling photons connect general relativity to quantum mechanics. HIGH TECH SPOON COULD HELP MILLIONS! Scientists Achieve First Quantum Teleportation. Princess and the Pea? Invisibility cloak prevents an object from being felt. These Incredible New Buses Are Charged Wirelessly by the Road Itself. Brain-Controlled Robo-Suits Going into Production. Scientists work on ‘quantum superclock’ to reveal mysteries of time itself. The future of technology will "pale" the previous 20 years. All Our Patent Are Belong To You. Forget batteries: future devices could store power in wires. Human stem cells used to create light-sensitive retina in a dish. Engineers build world's smallest, fastest nanomotor: Can fit inside a single cell. Cancer Bursting Nanobubbles Prove Effectiveness in Preclinical Trials. Muse Headband Opens the Door to Brain-to-Computer Applications. World's first '3D Printed Car Design Challenge' has its winners.

Generating Electricity By Walking - Google Science Fair 2014. Teen creates gadget that charges your phone as you walk. Wearable submarine to hunt for 2000-year-old computer - tech - 04 June 2014. Beam me up, Scotty: teleportation ‘could become reality’ New smartphone chip will beam high-definition holograms as early as 2015. How To Prove That Light Can Be Converted Into Matter. Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide.

Scientists 'reactivate' Alzheimer's patients' memories. Oxford University scientists create a 'SUPERNOVA' in the lab. Korean Robot Raptor Breaks Usain Bolt's Top Speed Record. ‘Critical challenge’: Doctors can now 3D-print blood vessels. Futuristic highways in the Netherlands glow in the dark. Solar Roadways Indiegogo Video. Inside The New Dragon Spacecraft. Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time. Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data. A First Drive. Pilots use their MINDS to fly a plane. Make Your Own World With Programmable Matter. M-Blocks Modular Robots. Forget Robots. We’ll Soon Be Fusing Technology With Living Matter. U.S. Just Launched 'Spy Satellite On Secret Mission' Into Space! Google Developing Tablet With Advanced Vision Capabilities.

Scientists Discover a Way to Turn Light Into Matter. California Carries The Only 'Smart Gun' In America. New Technology Could Allow Government To ‘Turn Off’ Your Gun - NEWSWATCH. Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach. Cops In Dubai Are Using Google Glass To Catch Speeding Drivers. Já é possível transformar luz em matéria. These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s.

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists. Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest. Solar-Panel Windows Made Possible by Quantum Dot Breakthrough. The ultra-lethal drones of the future. Cars could drive themselves sooner than expected after European push.

The 2,900 km/h train: China could soon have maglev faster than commercial jet. Cool Tech! Students Design Car That Gets 2,824 MPG! Beast Tech : Facial Recognition Technology to Track Your Every Move (Feb 07, 2014) Never Forgetting a Face. It's electrifying: the paint that becomes conductive when it dries. 10 Brain Implant Superpowers. Implanted Computer Chip Injects Patients with Medication Remotely Controlled by Doctor. QUANTUM ENERGY GENERATOR REVEALED!