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Turning electricity into food? – News – LUT

https://www.lut.fi/web/en/news/-/asset_publisher/lGh4SAywhcPu/content/turning-electricity-into-food- Did you know that it is possible to transform carbon dioxide and electricity into cattle feed and food for humans? Because it is. Using renewable electricity and carbon dioxide extracted from air, microbes can be used to produce a single cell protein that is over 50% protein and 25% carbohydrates, with the remaining part

These Four Lifestyle Changes Will Do More To Combat Climate Change Than Anything Else | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/these-four-lifestyle-changes-will-do-more-to-combat-climate-change-than-anything-else/all/ We’ve argued in the past that the most valuable thing you can do for climate advocacy is to vote for politicians that are pro-science and pro-environment. There are plenty of other things you can do too, but as highlighted in the journal Environmental Research Letters, the best courses of action are often rarely reported about. This may

Scientists Store Video Data in the DNA of Living Organisms – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices/scientists-store-video-data-in-the-dna-of-living-organisms Researchers are continually developing more efficient ways to store digital data. DNA, the building blocks of life, emerged in the mid-1990s as a potential medium. Harvard scientists in 2012 encoded a book in synthesized DNA, and researchers in March reported that they had stored 200 megabytes of data in it. In a report published today in Nature, Harvard researchers demonstrate that it is

A Photon Has Been Sent To Space Using Quantum Teleportation | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/physics/a-photon-has-been-sent-to-space-using-quantum-teleportation/ Last month, Chinese researchers showed that quantum communication between Earth and space is possible, and now they have used the tech to send a photon to space using quantum teleportation. As this research shows, to create a truly global network for quantum communication, we will need quantum satellites.

Fusion energy pushed back beyond 2050 – BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40558758?SThisFB It seems that using fusion energy will be promising looking “around the corner” technology for quite many years according to a new version of a European “road map”. The road map drawn up by scientists and engineers at EUROfusion lays out the technological hurdles to be overcome. We will have to wait until the second half of

Transfer of atomic mass with a photon solves the momentum paradox of light – Aalto University

http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2017-06-30/ In a recent publication, Aalto University researchers show that in a transparent medium each photon is accompanied by an atomic mass density wave. The novel discovery solves the centennial momentum paradox of light.  If this theoretical finding is proven true with experiments, it can affect our understanding of universe: “Presently the Hubble’s law is explained

World’s Brightest Laser Is Literally Changing How We See Things | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/space/worlds-brightest-laser-is-literally-changing-how-we-see-things/ This is interesting news: Researchers have used the brightest light source in the world and it’s changing the way we see things. “When we have this unimaginably bright light, it turns out that the scattering – this fundamental thing that makes everything visible – fundamentally changes in nature,” senior author Donald Umstadter, the Leland

New open-source website features blueprints for lab-on-a-chip devices

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-06-open-source-website-features-blueprints-lab-on-a-chip.html A new MIT-designed open-source website might well be the Pinterest of microfluidics. The site, Metafluidics.org, is a free repository of designs for lab-on-a-chip devices, submitted by all sorts of inventors, including trained scientists and engineers, hobbyists, students, and amateur makers. The researchers modeled their Metafluidics site after popular open-source repositories such as GitHub—a free site

Europe joins forces to create largest ever shared data repository for researchers

https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/europe-joins-forces-create-largest-shared-data-folder-history_en.html World-leading research institutes have agreed to join forces with funding agencies and policymakers to create the European Open Science Cloud, the largest shared data repository in history. The idea is to give every scientific user access to the data resulting from research carried out with public funding, using a single login. ‘Science has outgrown