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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

quote [ Using the plant like scaffolding, scientists built a mini version of a working heart, which may one day aid in tissue regeneration. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@10:21pmGMT] [2 comments]

Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core

quote [ Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by arrowhen@7:09pmGMT] [2 comments]

OCR History: The Original Machine Learning

quote [ Teaching computers to read was one of the 20th century?s great challenges. At first, the secret to optical character recognition was purpose-built type. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 24 March 2017

Lice-Hunting Underwater Drone Protects Salmon With Lasers

quote [ Yes, fish get lice. Laser-wielding robot will help salmon farmers shoot their way out of the problem. ]

Thumb unrelated.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 laz0r]
[by XregnaR@9:14pmGMT] [2 comments]

Google takes Symantec to the woodshed for mis-issuing 30,000 HTTPS certs

quote [ Chrome to immediately stop recognizing EV status and gradually nullify all certs. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Informative]
[by XregnaR@4:32pmGMT] [2 comments]

Lens of Time: Building a Butterfly Wing

quote [ Scientists open a window?literally?into a process that normally remains hidden deep inside a butterfly?s chrysalis...For more than 100 years, evolutionary biologists have been working to understand the mechanisms and processes that give rise to some of nature?s most complex designs. This is often slow and painstaking work. Take a close look at the intricate detail of a butterfly wing, and you?ll see the enormity of the challenge. ]

Just a quickie, but the whole biographic.com site is pretty amazing.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by midden@2:53pmGMT] [0 comments]

Solar-powered skin for prosthetic limbs

quote [ A synthetic skin for prosthetics limbs that can generate its own energy from solar power has been developed by engineers from Glasgow University. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 laz0r]
[by XregnaR@2:21pmGMT] [1 comment]

Couple donates bug collection worth $10m, a goldmine for researchers

quote [ Collection will help scientists piece together a large branch of insects? family tree and be a resource for scientists who study natural controls on the environment ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by XregnaR@1:56pmGMT] [1 comment]

NASA didn?t catch an error in the International Space Station?s data until a kid pointed it out

quote [ Big things happen when you pay attention in physics class. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by arrowhen@1:48pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Germans switch on 'largest artificial sun'

quote [ The Synlight experiment in Jlich, about 19 miles west of Cologne, consists 149 souped-up film projector spotlights and produces light about 10,000 times the intensity of natural sunlight on Earth. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@10:53pmGMT] [3 comments]

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