Inventing the 3D Pill Printer

Futurist Thomas Frey: The next big innovation in healthcare may very well be a printer. But this is no ordinary printer.

Professor Lee Cronin heads up a world-class team of 45 researchers at Glasgow University in England. His team has figured out how to turn a 3D printer into a sort of universal chemistry set capable of “printing” prescription drugs via downloadable chemistry.



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Whatever happened to the chemistry set?

By the 1920s and 30s children had access to substances which would raise eyebrows in today’s more safety-conscious times.

When you talk to people of a certain age about chemistry sets, a nostalgic glaze comes over their eyes.  The first chemistry sets for children included dangerous substances like uranium dust and sodium cyanide, but all that has changed.




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Researchers Develop Light Technology to Combat Hospital Infections

HINS-light decontaminates the air by bathing them in a narrow spectrum of visible-light
A pioneering lighting system that can kill hospital superbugs — including MRSA and C. difficile — has been developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wiring in National Electrical Grid Systems Improved!

Novel type of magnetic wave discovered!

A team of international researchers led by physicists in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering has made a significant breakthrough in an effort to understand the phenomenon of high-temperature superconductivity in complex copper oxides.

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New Propulsion Method Developed for Metallic Micro And Nano-Objects

Nanotechnology, compared to an uncommonly blue match

A new propulsion method for metallic micro- and nano-objects has been developed by researchers from the Institute of Molecular Sciences

The process is based on the novel concept of bipolar electrochemistry: under the influence of an electric field, one end of a metallic object grows while the other end dissolves.

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Power-Generating Windows!(Transparent Conductive Material)

possible with conjugated polymer (PPV) honeycomb technology

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory have fabricated transparent thin films capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area. The material, described in the journal Chemistry of Materials, could be used to develop transparent solar panels or even windows that absorb solar energy to generate electricity.

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Robots Created That Develop Emotions in Interaction With Humans


Dr Cañamero with a sad robot

The first prototype robots capable of developing emotions as they interact with their human caregivers and expressing a whole range of emotions have been finalised by researchers.

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Unusual Electrons Go With the Flow


This view provides a look into the heart of a scanning tunneling microscope in the specially designed Princeton Nanoscale Microscopy Laboratory, where highly accurate measurements at the atomic scale are possible because sounds and vibrations, through a multitude of technologies, are kept to a minimum.

On a quest to discover new states of matter, a team of Princeton University scientists has found that electrons on the surface of specific materials act like miniature superheroes, relentlessly dodging the cliff-like obstacles of imperfect microsurfaces, sometimes moving straight through barriers.

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