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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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An animal with mechanical gears

Issus , a small European insect, can't run, but it can jump, by exerting the muscles in its powerful hind legs. To synchronize these legs, it relies on gear strips about 400 micrometer long.

Apparently, synchronizing power by gear is faster than by nervous system.
a plant-hopping insect found in gardens across Europe - has hind-leg joints with curved cog-like strips of opposing 'teeth' that intermesh, rotating like mechanical gears to synchronise the animal's legs when it launches into a jump.
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Evolution. Tries. Everything. 

Also, time to re-read Retief's War by Keith Laumer. Not so far-fetched after all. 
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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.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEbMHmDhq2I
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How a Microscopic Supercapacitor Will Supercharge Mobile Electronics
Laser-etched graphene brings Moore's Law to energy storage
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This is Part 32 of an excellent series.  This part is about neutron stars, including pulsars and magnetars.  Even though I like to learn a lot about the universe, I could learn some new things.  It's really interesting, and if you like this, you can check out some of the past (and future) videos from Crash Course Astronomy.  The next one is about black holes.

#CrashCourse   #Astronomy   #NeutronStars   #NeutronStar   #Star   #Stars   #Universe  
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    EE, 1978
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I'm interested in computers and science.
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  • Android development.
  • iOS development.
  • Science - especially quantum mechanics.
  • Java and its possible successors.
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Software Engineer (Java, Parallel Computing, Graphics, Mobile)
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  • Coherent Logix
    Software Engineer, present
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Forest Grove, oregon - Livingston, NJ - Newton, MA - New Haven, CT
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