Archive for the ‘innovation’ category: Page 115

May 2, 2019

Breakthroughs in neuromorphic computing demonstrate high computing efficiency, performance

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

LIVERMORE, Calif. As the demands on computers are rapidly changing to more data-centric tasks — such as image processing, voice recognition or autonomous driving functions — there quickly arises a need for greater computing efficiencies.

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May 2, 2019

Breakthrough Flu Vaccine Could Soon Eradicate The Virus Forever: One-shot Immunity For Life!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Researchers in Australia are on the verge of discovering a universal flu vaccine — one which would be effective against all strains of the virus. When they do, we won’t have to take a new flu shot every year anymore. We’ll just get this one shot, and never more. It’s a finding that is being heralded as an “extraordinary breakthrough.” It could even end the flu and influenza epidemic once and for all.

The Epidemic

Girl with the flu

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Apr 30, 2019

Dark Matter BREAKTHROUGH: Mystery substance ‘EXISTS’ and explains 90% of the universe

Posted by in categories: cosmology, innovation

DARK MATTER is not a hypothetical substance but is real and is a fundamental building block of the universe, according to a shocking new study.

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Apr 30, 2019

“Unlimited range” stealth e-bike never needs plugging in

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

If e-bikes tend to look a little ungainly for your tastes, check out this thing from Barcelona’s Nua Bikes. With the motor, sensors and battery built into a discreet hub unit, the Nua Electrica is barely distinguishable from a regular fixie, and its innovative “self-charging” mode means you can get away without ever charging it.

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Apr 29, 2019

Squid skin inspires creation of next-generation space blanket

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

Drawing design inspiration from the skin of stealthy sea creatures, engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket that gives users the ability to control their temperature. The innovation is detailed in a study published today in Nature Communications.

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Apr 26, 2019

The Glass Age, Part 1: Flexible, Bendable Glass

Posted by in categories: innovation, materials

Circa 2014

Be amazed as Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman introduce us to a whole new way of thinking about glass. Learn the history of glass innovation and watch incredible demonstrations of bendable optical fiber and thin, ultra-flexible glass. This is the Glass Age, where materials science is constantly pushing boundaries and creating new possibilities for glass-enabled technology and design. See how glass is shaping the future at www.TheGlassAge.com

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Apr 26, 2019

Futuristic inventions and emerging technologies that will change the world

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

What do the inventions of the future look like?

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Apr 26, 2019

Northrop Grumman highlights benefits of Orbital ATK acquisition

Posted by in categories: business, innovation

WASHINGTON — Nearly a year after Northrop Grumman’s acquisition of Orbital ATK closed, company executives say they’re getting the benefits they expected from the deal in terms of cost savings and new business.

In a quarterly earnings report issued April 24, Northrop reported total sales of $8.19 billion and net earnings of $863 million for the first quarter of 2019. The company had total sales of $6.74 billion and net earnings of $840 million for the same quarter of 2018.

The increase in sales was due almost entirely to the addition of the Innovation Systems business unit, the former Orbital ATK. That unit generated $1.44 billion in sales for the quarter. In the first quarter of 2018, the last full quarter Orbital ATK was still an independent company, it reported sales of $1.31 billion.

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Apr 25, 2019

Scientists crack chemical code of incredibly complex ‘anti-tumor antibiotic’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

After 20 years of dedicated research, scientists have cracked the chemical code of an incredibly complex ‘anti-tumor antibiotic’ known to be highly effective against cancer cells as well as drug-resistant bacteria, and have reproduced it synthetically in the lab for the first time.

This major breakthrough and world-first could hail a new era in the design and production of new antibiotics and anticancer agents.

The ‘super substance’ — kedarcidin — was discovered in its natural form by a pharmaceutical company when they extracted it from a soil sample in India almost 30-years-ago. Soil is the natural source of all antibiotics developed since the 1940s but in order for them to be developed as potential drug treatments they must be produced via chemical synthesis.

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Apr 25, 2019

Cooling with light

Posted by in categories: innovation, nanotechnology

ETH researchers have cooled a nanoparticle to a record low temperature, thanks to a sophisticated experimental set-up that uses scattered laser light for cooling. Until now, no one has ever cooled a nanoparticle to such low temperatures in a photon cage. Dominik Windey and René Reimann – a doctoral student and postdoc in the group led by Lukas Novotny, Professor of Photonics – have succeeded in cooling a 140 nanometre glass bead down to a few thousandths of a degree above absolute zero.

The researchers recently published details of their work in the journal Physical Review Letters. Their breakthrough came in the form of a sophisticated experimental set-up involving , whereby a nanoparticle can be made to levitate with the aid of a laser beam. The group has already used the same optical tweezers in previous work, in which they caused a nanoparticle to rotate around its own axis at extremely high speed.

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