DNA Droplet Could Store Retrievable Data of 600 Smartphones

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DNA stores the code for all living things, but now DNA could be the storage for computers now too. Earlier this month, a team of scientists at the University of Washington published a paper describing one of the first complete DNA storage systems that encodes, stores and retrieves digital images using strings of synthetic DNA molecules.

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Wireless Home Internet Service by Google Could Rival Comcast

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Google Fiber, brought to select cites in 2011, was reasonably priced and super fast. It became widely popular in the few cities where it was available. Mainly because Fiber offered a much welcome alternative to most internet providers. Now Google has announced they want to set up a wireless service to “beam” wireless service into homes all across the nation.

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A Michigan City is Participating in Toyota’s Connected Car experiment

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The streets of Ann Arbor Michigan will have 5000 connected cars roaming the streets. These cars will communicate wirelessly with each other as well some infrastructure in an experiment to make autonomous cars a reality. Toyota is partnering with Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute on the project. Drivers who particpate have small data collecting boxes installed near the rear windshield and on the roof. The equipment transmits speed and position to other participating vehicles, infrastructure, and research equipment alongside some of the roads.

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A Way to Make Any Tractor Autonomous

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The company the Autonomous Tractor Corporation, which invented the autonomous, and cab-less tractor Spirit in 2013, has developed an aftermarket package to turn any tractor, no matter the brand, into an autonomous vehicle. The package is called AutoDrive, a safety navigation and implement management system that allows for autonomous operation. It taps into the electronics onboard the tractor and, using sensors, lasers, radio signals and artificial intelligence software, takes over the controls, without the need for a driver.

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Another step closer to a future where everything can be 3D printed

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We’re heading for a future where we can start 3D print our own shoes and our own dinners, but so far the hype has not met the expectations. The technical challenge of consistently printing, quality, objects, in multiple colors and materials at once has been very difficult to overcome. But Stratasys, the largest 3D-printing company in the world, says its newest industrial printer does both, marking what it says is an “industry breakthrough.”

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Want to Generate Power Out of Thin Air? Freevolt May Have the Answer

What you see pictured above may look unremarkable, but it has the potential to power a low energy device forever and at no cost.  If that sounds like a big deal, well… that’s because it is. Drayson Technologies today announced Freevolt, a system that harvests energy from radio frequency (RF) signals bouncing around in the ether and turns it into usable, “perpetual power.” Drayson isn’t exactly a household name, but the research and development company has a particular interest in energy, especially where all-electric racing is concerned. And now it’s developed the first commercial technology that literally creates electricity out of thin air.

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Energy Storage, The Most Important Technology In Today’s World

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The Pearl Street Station, invented by Thomas Edison in 1882, is the first steam powered electrical distribution plant, and because of competition between him and George Westinghouse, the technology increased rapidly in the following years. By 194o middle class homes had a lot of the conveniences we have today, like refrigerators, air conditioning and telephones. Today, as the demand for renewable energy increases, we have to develop a new way store all of it, revolutionizing the use of batteries.

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Promising testing of Autodesk’s Project Escher makes 3D Printing for Massive Projects a likely future

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There are limitations to designing large scale parts when 3D printing. Detailed items take a long time to print, while small items are quick, but less detail. Autodesk has a solution that will decrease those limitations and revolutionize the industry with Project Escher.

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Grid storage technology helps to integrate renewables

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Developing cheap energy storage is a critical step in moving to renewables and away from fossil fuels as the primary source of electricity: it’s the only way such intermittent sources can supply power to the grid when the wind’s not blowing and the sun’s not shining.

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Crazy examples of virtual reality possibilities

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Sony made a big virtual splash recently. The company finally said that its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset will debut in October. Sony now joins several other big tech companies like Facebook, HTC, and Samsung that see virtual reality as a radical new form of entertainment that will forever change how people watch movies, play games, and socialize with each other.

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RMIT University researchers say self-cleaning clothes are on the way

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Thanks to pioneering nanotechnology research being developed by RMIT University researchers, people could soon be able to replace their washing machines with a little bit of sunshine. The researchers have been working on self-cleaning textiles by growing nanostructures on textiles. When exposed to light, they release a burst of energy that then degrades organic matter.

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