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TECHNOLOGY

Scientists develop low-cost solution that generate electricity on air

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have designed a device that can generate electricity from natural water vapor in the atmosphere. It can be a real game-changer when it comes to powering wireless electronics. credit: third party image reference The device, invented by the "Air-genome", has been on the muddy banks of the Potomac River for more than three decades. There, scientists discovered an unusual microbe that is related to xenobacteria, which, among other things, produces magnetite

  2 years ago ago
Scientists develop low-cost solution that generate electricity on air

AGRICULTURE

How Baterial Can Turn Waste Into Electricity

how bacteria can turn waste into electricity Microbial fuel cells: a bit of mud or sewage, a few bacteria and, bingo: electricity. engineering for change When you read the word “bacteria” you probably think about illness, advertisements for “probiotic” food supplements, and maybe about brushing your teeth. Chances are, you probably don’t think about electricity. As it turns out, bacteria can be used as a source of electricity, and recent research has produced some surprising findings. It seems

  2 years ago ago
How Baterial Can Turn Waste Into Electricity

TECHNOLOGY

Device that detects cough. Flusense

A team of US researchers has invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning called 'FluSense' that can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, analyse the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses and influenza trends and predict the next pandemic in the making. The 'FluSense' creators from University of Massachusetts Amherst said that the new edge-computing platform, envisioned for use in hospitals, healthcare waiting rooms and larger public spaces, may expand the arsenal of hea

  2 years ago ago
Device that detects cough. Flusense

CRIME

Here's why people lick tubs of ice cream or tongue depressors and put the video on social media

People go into grocery stores, open a container of ice cream at random, lick the top, put it back in the freezer and then just walk away. Oh, and then they put a video of the entire grotesque display on social media for all to see. The #IceCreamChallenge, as it's now called, is just one of many social media trends over the past couple of years that has had people (mostly young people) doing questionable things and documenting them online. What's going on in the minds of people who do these things? It's what

  2 years ago ago
Here's why people lick tubs of ice cream or tongue depressors and put the video on social media