Electrical engineers at Stanford University published an article describing their cooling invention in last month’s NanoLetters. What they discovered is a metal-dielectric photonic structure that radiates sunlight keeping what’s inside cool. What are the implications of th
This week’s five stories look at: Tripling the Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells; New Technology to Fight Coastal Flooding Using Irregular Concrete Blocks; Long Duration Human Space Flight Being Tested on the ISS; Pacific Island Entrepreneurs Receive Award for Green Initiatives;
Blow into the Single Breath Disease Diagnostics Breathalyzer and if you get a green light you are good to go but if the light turns red it means you need to see your doctor. That is how this new invention works. Developed by a team within the Department of Materials Science and Engine
New 3D technology allows for precision printing on a nanoscale. In a process called two-photon lithography, tiny structures on a nanometer scale can be printed. Using a liquid resin hardened by a laser beam, the printer can create structures as little as a hundred nanometers in width.
In our last blog we talked about the challenge of dealing with solid urban waste in cities in both the Developed and Developing World. With urban growth in the 21st century expected in cities of the Developing World, add managing the air to the litany of challenges to be faced and ove
In our last blog we introduced HeartLander, a device that when inserted into the chest cavity can deliver medication, ablation therapy and provide assistance in lead placement for pacing the heart muscle. HeartLander’s developers hope to shrink it to 3 millimetres from its curre
Is the dehumanizing of our species our fate in the 21st century? Will humans become hybrids combining the machines they create with themselves? When will artificial intelligence surpass human intelligence? What are the implications of our pursuit in creating intelligent machines?
In the Terminator movies machine intelligence is pitted against humanity. Cyborgs venture into the past to eliminate key humans to assure the machines’ ultimate mastery of the world. Is humanity destined to be eclipsed by the machinery it invents? The ultimate expression of mach