You Can Now Take an Entire College Course on Martian Architecture

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Cutting Edge Architecture

Designing perfect buildings is always a challenge, requiring a masterful blend of aesthetic sensibility and technical optimization. But designing perfect buildings for an off-world colony on Mars? That’s a truly monumental task.

For working scientists and architects, the Martian design task is a major project, especially given the fact that, while we know a great deal about the atmosphere and conditions on the planet’s surface, there’s still much more that remains unknown. But for new architects still developing their craft, Mars represents the ideal challenge.

University of Calgary students pursuing their Masters in architecture are now entering the fray, designing habitats and Lees verder

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45 Years Ago NASA Launched an Infographic for Aliens to Find in Outer Space

pioneer plaque replica

Did you know that in the 1970s NASA attached a sort of extraterrestrial “greeting card” to its space crafts? Known as the Pioneer plaque, it was bolted to the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 in 1972 and 1973, just in case alien life was encountered. Using clear graphic design to spell out the spacecraft’s origins, NASA was convinced to do the project by the legendary Carl Sagan.

Now, space lovers everywhere can get their hands on a precise replica of the plaque thanks to graphic designer Duane King. King has been fascinated by the Pioneer plaque since Lees verder

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Mercedes Just Made a Huge Play That Could Threaten Tesla’s Home-Battery Business

Solar Push

Mercedes-Benz is taking a direct shot at Tesla’s solar push and battery business.

The luxury carmaker announced on Thursday it would partner with Vivint Solar to sell a smart solar ecosystem to California residents, aiming to challenge Tesla’s new solar-roof rollout on its turf.

As part of the partnership, Mercedes will introduce its at-home battery to the US market for the first time, while Vivint will provide solar-panel installation.

The solar installer also is expected to provide a smart-home experience — Vivint Solar announced a partnership with Vivint Smart Home at the Consumer Electronics Show in January that Lees verder

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An Experimental Gene Therapy Uses Viruses to Stop Age-Related Blindness

How CRISPR Works: The Future of Genetic Engineering and Designer Humans

A Unique Treatment

They say you don’t fight fire with fire. However, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Maryland have found that sometimes a virus may be the best weapon against a disease. Their study has been published in The Lancet

The researchers were looking for ways to treat a particular type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) known as a wet AMD. It’s a rare and more severe form of the disease, affecting just 10 percent of all AMD patients, and it causes new blood vessels to grow under the retina, which then leak blood and fluid into the eye, leading Lees verder

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The Future of Education Can Be Found Within This AR Tablet

Hologram-like 3D images offer new ways to study educational models in science and other subjects. zSpace has built a tablet that uses a stylus and glasses to allow students to have interactive learning experiences. Technology like this not only makes education more immersive and captivating, but also can provide more accurate models for students in professional fields like medicine.

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3D Printed Ovaries Could Help Women Overcome Infertility

Bioprinting: How 3D Printing is Changing Medicine

Ending Infertility

A new 3D printed prosthetic could be a huge boon to infertility treatment. Researchers from Northwestern University have created an artificial, 3D printed ovary which, when implanted, allowed previously infertile mice to give birth to healthy offspring.

The bioprosthesis is constructed by 3D printing a scaffold using specially formulated gelatin layered on a glass slide. Holes were then cut into the scaffold to accommodate the hormone-secreting cells or follicles. Within a week, the prosthesis had connected with the mice’s circulatory system which allowed the synthetic organ to release eggs as if it were a natural organ.

The mice implanted with the synthetic Lees verder

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Printed Solar Tiles Are Thinner, Cheaper, and Easier to Use

Image credit: University of Newcastle

Solar’s the Way to Go

Solar panels have become increasingly inexpensive in the past months. However, while a number of large-scale energy producers are shifting towards solar power, there is still a lack of homes that have adopted the technology. In Australia, a place bathed in seemingly constant direct sunlight, price is still a major stumbling block for homeowners considering switching to solar. Things may be about to change, however, thanks to a new variety of solar tile developed by researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON).

Image Credit: University of Newcastle

Instead of the photovoltaics (PVs) Lees verder

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A Tiny New Implant Could Let You Control an Exoskeleton With Your Mind

Mind Over Matter

Science and innovation have come a long way in aiding people with physical disabilities, including those suffering from total or partial paralysis. A lot of these assistive technologies come in the form of prostheses or exoskeletons, which can work well enough to even allow those suffering from severe physical disabilities to participate in a bionic olympics. There is still room for improvement, however, especially when it comes to exoskeletons that help paralyzed individuals.

This is where a team of researchers led by Thomas Oxley from the University of Melbourne comes in. They’ve developed a device capable of Lees verder

Via:: Artikelen van Futurism.com

      

A Tiny New Implant Could Let You Control an Exoskeleton With Your Mind

Mind Over Matter

Science and innovation have come a long way in aiding people with physical disabilities, including those suffering from total or partial paralysis. A lot of these assistive technologies come in the form of prostheses or exoskeletons, which can work well enough to even allow those suffering from severe physical disabilities to participate in a bionic olympics. There is still room for improvement, however, especially when it comes to exoskeletons that help paralyzed individuals.

This is where a team of researchers led by Thomas Oxley from the University of Melbourne comes in. They’ve developed a device capable of Lees verder

Via:: Artikelen van Futurism.com

      

Get Ready For Low-Cost Jet Engines That Reach Space Without Burning Fossil Fuels

Flying on Wings of Plasma [INFOGRAPHIC]

Plasma Jet Engines

Imagine a jet engine that could propel an aircraft faster than a traditional engine, taking all the way to the edge of the atmosphere, all without burning fossil fuels — and for a low cost. That’s exactly what plasma jet engines should be able to do, although thus far they have been confined to research labs, mostly those focusing on using the engines to move satellites

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Instead of burning fuel and compressed air and then shoving the results out of the back of an engine to cause a forward propulsion, Lees verder

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