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Introduce new member

Posted by dwinhold May 23, 2021
Hello everyone,   I want to introduce a new member to the community. nwinhold Nicholas Winhold, my son, joined us yesterday. He is wanting to learn electronics and designing so he came to the best place.   Proud dad,   Dale Winhold ...
A man paralyzed from the neck down imagined writing with a pen. The implants read his writing thoughts and displayed them on screen. (Image Credit: Stanford University)   Stanford University researchers have developed a brain-computer interface capable of interpreting a human’s writing thoughts into text. A paralyzed man with this implant typed out approximately 90 characters per minute with 94.1% accuracy by imagining they were writing on paper. The researchers put two 4x4 mm implan ...
(Image credit: Pixabay)   There's hope...   We, and everything else, live in a giant greenhouse that depends on the sun's energy to maintain a delicate balance of life. About half of the light that travels to Earth's atmosphere passes through the air and clouds before hitting its surface, where it then becomes absorbed and reflected upward in the form of IR heat. About 90% of radiated heat becomes absorbed by greenhouse gases, then radiated back to the surface in an unending cycle know ...
A team from the University of California, Berkley, have developed a new method to make plastics truly compostable. The modified plastic breaks down in less time using just heat and water. (Photo from University of California)   A little shining hope on this Earth Day. Is it just me, or are the sides of roads these days packed with plastic bottles and such? Imagine if all that garbage was made from this…   Despite regulations and efforts to reduce waste, single-use plastics con ...
This airplane was designed using the MagicDNA software and strands of DNA, coming in at 1000-times smaller than the width of a human hair. (Image credit: Ohio State University)   Scientists from Ohio State University have developed a method to design DNA robots in a matter of minutes instead of days. The breakthrough will allow the creation of tiny robots and other nanoscale devices that could deliver medicines and detect deadly pathogens from inside the body, and even be used to build inc ...
Researchers produced borophane, a 2D form of boron that is stable at standard temperatures and air pressures. Borophane could have applications for batteries, electronics, sensors, photovoltaics, and quantum computing.  (Image Credit: Mark Hersam/Northwestern University)   For the first time, researchers at Northwestern University have produced borophane, a 2D form of boron that is stable at standard temperatures and air pressures. Borophane was created by bonding unstable borophene, ...
A visualization of an Alcibierre warp drive, which is expanding and contracting space-time. (Image Credit: AllenMcC/Wikimedia, Creative Commons)   We might be seeing warp drives that would enable faster space travel in the future. I doubt any time soon though. Two researchers at Applied Physics claim they have created the first physical model for a warp drive, which could allow spacecraft to travel faster than the speed of light. They say this could be achieved without breaking the laws o ...
These ultrathin OLED tattoos are only 2.3 micrometers thick. (Image Credit: Jonathon Barsotti/Italian Institute of Technology)   Tattoos have been around for thousands of years as a way for people to express themselves, but now they can be used differently. Scientists at the University College London (UCL) and the Italian Institute of Technology have created a futuristic tattoo that uses the same OLEDs seen in smartphones and TVs. These (temporary) tattoos could have some unique medical ap ...
Microsoft Mesh allows users in different physical locations to meet in a shared virtual environment. Participants appear either as a customized avatar or as themselves. (Image Credit: Microsoft)   During the Microsoft Ignite developer conference on March 2nd, Microsoft unveiled Mesh, a real-time mixed-reality communication platform. It’s an impressive innovation! The main idea behind this is to allow people from different physical locations to join a virtual environment. Holoportatio ...
Mohsen Azadi, the paper’s lead author, wields a scalpel in preparation for the photophoretic experiment. (Image Credit: Eric Sucar, University Communications) Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have successfully used light to levitate two small plastic plates. The team believes this concept could be applied to future spacecraft, allowing them to levitate in the mesosphere using sunlight. These could also be used for space exploration and to study the weather. NASA already has it ...
I really should be working but... I like to check into the E14 community.  I regularly check to see if I've missed any Essentials training.  Sure enough, the Reputation & Points > Missions says I need to complete Power II.  Hmmm... thought I did.  So I did it.   So, of course   Just couldn't resist. ...
Every particle of the coronavirus from infected people around the world could fit inside a can of soda with room to spare. (Image Credit: CDC)   Viruses are observed under advanced microscopes, but what about COVID-19’s total volume? Christian Yates, a senior lecturer in mathematical biology at the University of Bath in the UK, calculated the coronavirus’s total volume and concluded that every particle could fit inside a can of soda.   By using the estimated amount of pe ...
MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that detect explosive material in groundwater. The technology could be used to detect pollution and climate change in the future. (Image Credit: Annie Spratt/Unsplash)   Spinach plants are sending email messages to their creators, and no, it’s not spam. MIT scientists have engineered spinach plants with nanotechnology that allows them to send emails whenever explosive materials, like nitroaromatics, are detected. One day, sci ...
Elon Musk has recently promised to award $100 million to anyone who develops the best carbon capture technology. (Image Credit: Unsplash)   On January 21st, 2021, Elon Musk announced that he is promising to pay a $100 million prize for the best carbon capture technology. Capturing carbon dioxide emissions is becoming increasingly important to limit the effects of climate change. However, there is very little progress on the technology. So far, efforts have focused on reducing emissions ins ...
Mike Ambinder plays a game wearing the OpenBCI Ultracortex BCI Array. (Image Credit: Mike Ambinder/Valve Corporation)   In an interview with New Zealand’s 1 News, Valve Software’s Gabe Newell offered a few insights into the company’s exploration of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) for gaming and beyond. Newell says that your brain interfacing with a computer is “distinguishable from science fiction.”He also believes that developers should not ignore this idea. ...

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