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19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans

19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans
19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. At school, Boyan Slat launched a project that analyzed the size and amount of plastic particles in the ocean’s garbage patches. Slat went on to found The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-profit organization which is responsible for the development of his proposed technologies. It is estimated that the clean-up process would take about five years, and it could greatly increase awareness about the world’s plastic garbage patches. + Boyan Slat

Copenhagen Fablab | Kultur og Fritid Målet med Copenhagen Fablab er at stille faciliteter til rådighed, hvor københavnerne kan udvikle og afprøve gode idéer. Når man har udviklet sin gode idé, er man forpligtet til at dele idéen med det globale fablab-netværk, og man må ikke benytte fablab-faciliteterne til serieproduktion af idéen. Copenhagen Fablab er en del af det globale fablab-netværk, der udspringer fra MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA), og er i dag udbredt til over 40 lande. Copenhagen Fablab anerkender det globale fablab-charter, der stiller krav om offentlig adgang, udbredelse af fablab-chartet, fælles standarder mellem fablabs for hvilke maskiner der stilles til rådighed, og endelig krav om deling af fablab-produkter i fablab-netværket. Vil du modtage flere nyheder om kulturlivet i Valby? Hvornår er der åben? Hvad koster det? Vi har skiftende beholdning af følgende materialer: Hvilke faciliteter stilles til rådighed? Der er kun afsat en computerarbejdsplads som grafisk arbejdsplads. Spørgsmål?

Watermark Tee Tutorial by Sweet Verbana Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs! A little bit about me.. I'm from a little town called Keller, Texas. I'm a junior at Texas A&M University (whoop!). I'm working on my education degree and expect to be an elementary school teacher in just two short years. When I'm not busy studying for classes, I love to sew. I just started blogging in May and have already met all kinds of wonderful women, I hope you'll stop by and say hi too! Watermark Tee Tutorial What I love about this project is that it's completely customizable. Materials: Elmer's Blue Gel Glue (it must be the blue gel, white won't work) Fabric Dye (RIT is my tried and true brand) A white cotton Tee, Tank, Dress etc. Tutorial: If you're unfamiliar with Batiking, it's a method of dyeing fabric in which you create a design with a dye- resist. Step 1: Prepare Step 2: Design

Immune System Kills Cancer Motto: Happy Easter! Let this joy of Easter fill up our heart, Today and the whole year ahead. May you live a long life and May Easter come in your life 100 times. Thanks! According to the medicine researches, the cells cancer is the result of the spindle pole body misorientation. "What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? Henry Schaefer - "The significance and joy in my science comes in the occasional moments of discovering something new and saying to myself, 'So that's how God did it!' Moreover, in addition, philosophical one and biblical one: "The bad part is that people of medicine dealing with the body more than soul." "Foolish people! In medicine "sternum" is called "double-edged sword". In Hellenic, "xiphos" means the "pinpoint". Bible, Paul, Hebrew 4.12: "The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. Bible, Genesis 9.4 - "I forbid this because the life is in the blood." see also:

Why Computing Won't Be Limited By Moore's Law. Ever In less than 20 years, experts predict, we will reach the physical limit of how much processing capability can be squeezed out of silicon-based processors in the heart of our computing devices. But a recent scientific finding that could completely change the way we build computing devices may simply allow engineers to sidestep any obstacles. The breakthrough from materials scientists at IBM Research doesn't sound like a big deal. In a nutshell, they claim to have figured out how to convert metal oxide materials, which act as natural insulators, to a conductive metallic state. Even better, the process is reversible. Shifting materials from insulator to conductor and back is not exactly new, according to Stuart Parkin, IBM Fellow at IBM Research. And that's huge. Power On… And On And On And On… When it comes to computing — mobile, desktop or server — all devices have one key problem: they're inefficient as hell with power. Enter the IBM researchers. The implications are clear. Moore's Law?

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First Love Child of Human, Neanderthal Found The skeletal remains of an individual living in northern Italy 40,000-30,000 years ago are believed to be that of a human/Neanderthal hybrid, according to a paper in PLoS ONE. If further analysis proves the theory correct, the remains belonged to the first known such hybrid, providing direct evidence that humans and Neanderthals interbred. Prior genetic research determined the DNA of people with European and Asian ancestry is 1 to 4 percent Neanderthal. The present study focuses on the individual’s jaw, which was unearthed at a rock-shelter called Riparo di Mezzena in the Monti Lessini region of Italy. Both Neanderthals and modern humans inhabited Europe at the time. PHOTOS: Faces of Our Ancestors Condemi is the CNRS research director at the University of Ai-Marseille. The genetic analysis shows that the individual’s mitochondrial DNA is Neanderthal. NEWS: Neanderthals Lacked Social Skills NEWS: Neanderthals Died Out Earlier Than Thought

How a Handful of Countries Control the Earth's Most Precious Materials To see a list of the raw materials that comprise a cell phone or a computer is to burrow to the planet's core. Some of the names are familiar -- gold, tin -- while others sound as exotic as the places from which they come -- tantalum, indium. As our gadget dependency grows, so does our appetite for these bits of Earth. In fact, demand for the 14 most-critical minerals for today's electronic technologies may as much as triple over the next 20 years, according to the European Commission. Myriad factors -- volatile markets, low substitution rates, export restrictions -- make some materials more precious than others. Charts reflect each country's officially reported share of global production, based on latest available data compiled by the European Commission. Canada: Lithium batteries account for roughly 20% of the cobalt used today, but portable battery usage is expected to rise sharply over the next decade, especially with the emergence of electric vehicles.

Page 4: By Skipping Insulin, Diabetics Find Dangerous Way to Drop Pounds <br/><a href=" US News</a> | <a href=" Business News</a> Copy As Williams recovered, she was featured in a Self magazine article about diabulimia. One reader was 22-year-old Asha Brown. "This article was talking about me," said Brown, now 27. Brown kept the article in the back of her mind for years before finally seeking treatment for diabulimia at the Melrose Institute in 2009. The pair quickly bonded over their experiences with the disorder and decided they wanted to help other type 1 diabetics find support. Last year, they launched We Are Diabetes, an organization that works to publicize diabulimia and support those with the disorder. Williams, now 29, has been out of treatment for five years and is working to get her registered nurses license and studying to be a diabetes educator. But her past with diabulimia still affects her. "For me, it's a chance to help myself not feel so much regret," said Williams.

Tasmanian Tiger chosen for 'de-extinction' The Tasmanian Tiger is the only marsupial to make a list of the top 10 animals scientists would bring back from extinction. While there are still claimed sightings of the Thylacine, the last known Tasmanian Tiger died in Hobart Zoo in 1936 and it was declared extinct in 1986. But now scientists think that it is of such value it should be included in a list of animals that should be considered for bringing back from extinction using DNA. Yahoo! Business Insider reported that researchers discounted dinosaurs - saying their DNA was too degraded. They established criteria by which animals would be chosen: • Are the species desirable — do they hold an important ecological function or are they beloved by humans? • Are the species practical choices — do we have access to tissue that could give us good quality DNA samples or germ cells to reproduce the species?

Google's self-guided car could drive the next wave of unemployment | Technology | The Observer Almost without noticing it, our world crossed a significant threshold last week. Jerry Brown, the governor of California, signed into law a bill that will allow driverless cars on to his state's roads from 2015. Insofar as most people noticed this event at all, they probably sniffed derisively. Governor Brown signed the bill at Google's HQ in Mountain View. At the ceremony in Mountain View, Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, announced the company's intention to bring autonomous vehicles to the market in five years. Ignore the evangelism for a moment and think about what Google has achieved. This isn't just about cars, by the way. So where did the jobs go? You don't have to subscribe to techno-utopian dreams such as Ray Kurzweil's idea of the technological "singularity" – the point at which artificial intelligence (AI) surpasses human intelligence – to see that Brynjolfsson and McAfee might be on to something.

How to make Oreo lasagna Colin Joliat Oreo lasagna is a perfect alternative to cake, or lasagna, or pretty much any food. It’s easy enough that even I could figure out how to make it. Step your food game up with this dish fit for the internet. I come across a lot of things that make me say, “I should definitely try that.” Let the fun begin. Layer 2 is a crazy concoction of cream cheese, milk, sugar, and cool whip. The third layer is where things started to go wrong. The penultimate layer is fancy talk for next-to-last. Finally, just add chocolate chips. Throw the whole thing in the freezer for an hour, have a few cocktails, and in no time you’re ready for the finest Oreo lasagna the internet has to offer. The one question you’ll probably have is, “What aisle is Cool Whip in?” DIRECTIONS 1. The recipe has been all over, but the oldest place I can find to credit is FoodAddict.

New Stem Cells on the Block A a colony of human ESCs (upper portion) extracted from a blastocyst generated by SCNTCELL/TACHIBANA ET AL.Researchers have for the first time produced human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) using somatic nuclear transfer (SCNT), a method in which the nucleus of a donor cell—in this case a skin cell or fibroblast—is transferred to an egg cell whose own nucleus has been removed. The work, published today (May 14) in Cell, opens up the possibility of an alternative source of patient-specific stem cells to help scientists understand disease and develop personalized cell-based therapies. What’s more, hESCs produced via nuclear transfer (NT-hESCs) may not have the genetic and epigenetic abnormalities found in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), made by adding key genes to reprogram adult cells. “I think it is a beautiful piece of work,” said George Daley of Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, who was not involved in the research, in an email to The Scientist.

'Quantum Internet': Towards realization of solid-state quantum network ( —Researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands have managed to bring two electrons, three meters from each other, into a quantum- entangled state. This result marks a major step towards realizing a quantum network that can be used to connect future quantum computers and to send information in a completely secure way by means of 'teleportation'. The results have been published online on April 24 in Nature. Entanglement is arguably the most intriguing consequence of the laws of quantum mechanics. When two particles become entangled, their identities merge: their collective state is precisely determined but the individual identity of each of the particles has disappeared. Entangled states are interesting for computers as they allow a huge number of calculations to be carried out simultaneously. Prof. Entanglement over a distance of three metres Co-financed by the FOM Foundation and in cooperation entity. TeleportationThe next step for the research is the teleportation of electrons.

Police Pranks - Just For Laughs Gags Scaredy-Cop The cop has pulled people over and is calling in their driver’s license information. In the meantime, his partner is Details Cop’s “Little Buddy” Caught in Hood The cop pulls people over and asks them to lift their hood. World’s Biggest Speed Bump The police officer stops people who have just driven over the world’s biggest speed bump without even noticing! Raising the Bar on Silly What a silly prank! Cop Loses His Pants Climbing Over Fence! The cop climbs a fence to get a lost ball for the boy, but when he climbs back over his Police Loses Pen Behind Ear The cop stops random people and wants to give them a ticket, but he can’t find a pen. Cop Frisks Cop And Finds Naked Gun! That’s right, no sharp dressed guns to see here. Police Vomit Prank with Roman Atwood Our second pranks featuring Roman Atwood & Dennis Roady! Kid Police Officer Tricks Drivers! This kid looks pretty intimidating in his police outfit, but these drivers begin to look suspicious once he pulls off