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Build a thermoelectric generator, such as those that strengthen deep space missions

[ad_1] The phrase "heat engine" could trigger some bad memories of its introductory course in thermodynamics. But do not worry, I'll show you the coolest thermal engine you could get: the thermoelectric generator (TEG). The basic idea behind a heat engine is to extract useful energy from a temperature difference. This energy output could be mechanical or electrical, and other …

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The 12 most read stories of the 2017 WIRED magazine

[ad_1] There is a moment in the piece by James Vlahos, "The career of a son to give his father the dying immortality," which made me break the first time I read it. Vlahos has just finished a chatbot prototype that looks a lot like his father, who is dying of lung cancer. The system has been trained in hours …

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The technology that will make traveling by plane less horrible

[ad_1] You have to be a hard avgeek to enjoy flying these days. People who walk from one line to another, shoes without shoes, laptops, revised passports, power cuts, where is the bar? But airlines, airport operators and security personnel turn to technology to relieve pain. These are some of the latest innovations at the airport to consider. Just Checking …

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Genes unleashed by light reveal the hidden function of memory

[ad_1] The presence of Susumu Tonegawa is announced as soon as you walk through the door of the Picower Institute of Learning and Memory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A three-foot tall framed photograph of Tonegawa stands front and center in the high-ceilinged lobby, flanked by a screen that reproduces a rainbow-hued looping of recent landmark research. Quanta Magazine …

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Using Genetics to make a more perfect Christmas tree

[ad_1] This year, for the first time in my life, I will be the host of my family for the holidays. And for your deep discontent, we will celebrate it without a Christmas tree. No, this is not a principled stand against the yuletide industrial complex or a personal front in the Christmas war. I'm much more interested in an …

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Why net neutrality will be a campaign problem in 2018

[ad_1] If you are sick of hearing about the neutrality of the network, we have bad news: the problem is only going to get bigger. Now that the Federal Communications Commission has ruled out its rules that prohibit Internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against the legal content, the problem is addressed to Congress. And if the activists who …

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Tech Alone can not solve the opioid crisis

[ad_1] As fourth medical student of 1945,9004 years at Yale, Matthew Erlendson says he had to think hard about whether to participate in a recent hackathon at the Department of Health and Human Services. The two-day event seemed like an innovative way to deal with the opiate crisis, which kills more than 90 people in the United States every day. …

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