Category: SCI/TECH

Mar 6, 2014

This Revolutionary Membrane Can Keep a Heart Beating Outside of the Body

This Revolutionary Membrane Can Keep a Heart Beating Outside of the Body

Photograph by University of Illinois and Washington University via St. Louis Public Radio You are looking at a thin, elastic membrane imprinted with an array of sensors and electrodes and designed to stretch over a heart. The cardiac device could one day help prevent heart attacks and replace the bulkier pacemakers and implantable defibrillators…

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Feb 26, 2014

The 2013 Microscope Images of the Year

The 2013 Microscope Images of the Year

The yawning trap of a carnivorous plant has taken First Prize in the 2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition. Igor Siwanowicz, a researcher from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute captured the fascinating photo. The confocal image was selected from more than 2100 entries. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the competition is the world’s premier platform…

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Feb 24, 2014

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

Plotclock is a clock that uses a marker to write the time on a small whiteboard. When the time changes, the clock erases the previous time and writes the current one. The open-source design was made by joo, a user on Makerbot’s Thingiverse, the world’s largest online design community for discovering, making and sharing…

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Feb 17, 2014

Picture of the Day: USB Drive 2004 vs 2014

Picture of the Day: USB Drive 2004 vs 2014

USB DRIVE 2004 vs 2014 Photograph by PNG1 on reddit What a difference 10 years make! In this great ‘then and now’ comparison, we see a USB flash drive from 2004 vs a USB flash drive from 2014. For the non-techies, the USB drive on the bottom is 64 mb while the…

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Feb 13, 2014

Picture of the Day: Sochi Winter Olympics from Space

Picture of the Day: Sochi Winter Olympics from Space

THE 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA ISS038-E-042992 (10 Feb. 2014) — One of the Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station downlinked this vertical 600mm night view of Sochi, Russia, which clearly shows the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics while they are just a few…

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Feb 10, 2014

Picture of the Day: The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Picture of the Day: The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

THE WORLD’S LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM Photograph by London Array Limited The London Array is an offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary in the United Kingdom. With a nameplate capacity of 630 megawatts (MW), it is the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The first foundation was installed in March 2011 and…

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Feb 6, 2014

Exploring Antarctica with Google Street View

Exploring Antarctica with Google Street View

In their ongoing quest to map the world, Google Street View has documented over 5 million miles (8.05 million km) of the globe in over 50 countries on 7 continents. In their Street View Collections series, Google has also ventured off the beaten path to explore unique destinations around the world such as: The…

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