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Cool idea. He also shows a handheld CNC router.
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Super capacitors are amazing, and this guy is entertaining.
 
If you have ever wondered why we don't use supercapacitors instead of batteries for everyday applications this is a great hands-on video that will demonstrate some of the differences between them.

Don't try this at home?
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Breakthrough in Dynamically Variable Negative Stiffness Structures!
HRL Laboratories, LLC, today announced that researchers in its Sensors and Materials Laboratory have developed an active variable stiffness vibration isolator capable of 100x stiffness changes and millisecond actuation times, independent of the static load. According to Principal Investigator Christopher Churchill, “This performance surpasses existing mechanisms by at least 20 times in either speed or useful stiffness change.”
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This guy bootstraps his way up from starting a fire by twisting a stick, which wears on your hands, to making a nice hand tool which does not.  Fascinating. 
 
When the apocalypse hits, these are the kind of skills you want to have.
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You probably didn't notice, but a few hours ago, the world took a huge step towards the goal of achieving clean, limitless energy through nuclear fusion. Physicists in Germany announced that they've just fired up one of the world's largest nuclear...
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A cool demonstration on why to put your mask on first before helping others in an emergency airline loss of cabin pressure situation.
Destin from +SmarterEveryDay had a chance to go in the hypoxeia chamber with astronaut +Don Pettit at +NASA Johnson Space Center
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Surprising Hyperuniformity in Bird Retinas

+Natalie Wolchover is one of the best science writers around and she knocks it out of the park again with another brilliant piece over at Quanta discussing the hidden, non-regular, non-random pattern known as hyperuniformity that is present in the distribution of cone cells in bird retinas https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160712-hyperuniformity-found-in-birds-math-and-physics/.

Birds have had the longest time to evolve better colour vision and this hyperuniform pattern on bird retinas, this pattern of the five differently sized colour-sensitive cone cells, the individual distribution of which is neither too close nor too far apart, appears to have been strongly selected for.

The pattern appears to be an optimised solution to a packing problem that must balance the constraints of packing differently sized cells as tightly as possible while ensuring uniform distribution, and contributes to birds having such fantastic vision.

But read the full piece for more detail and some counter-intuitive technological applications for hyperuniform materials distribution.

There was a release from Princeton regarding this work in early 2014, https://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S39/32/02E70/index.xml?section=topstories, although the original discovery dates back much earlier as hinted at in Natalie's article. 
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A pioneering procedure to regenerate the eye has successfully treated children with cataracts in China.
A pioneering procedure to heal the eye has been described as one of the "finest achievements" in regenerative medicine.
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The triple Point

A substance exists in the three phases: gas, liquid and solid. However, there are such conditions (temperature and pressure) at which the three phases of the substance coexist in thermodynamic equilibrium. This is called the triple point. The triple point for cyclohexane (shown) is: 279.48 K (6.33 °C), 5.388 kPa. The triple point for water is: 273.16 K (0.01 °C), 0.6117 kPa.

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Software Engineer (Java, Parallel Computing, Graphics, Mobile)
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  • Coherent Logix
    Software Engineer, present
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  • iOS development.
  • Science - especially quantum mechanics.
  • Java and its possible successors.
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    EE, 1978
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