Here is your SHAB TECHNOLOGY PLANET customized technology news for April 30, 2021.

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Here is your SHAB TECHNOLOGY PLANET customized technology news for April 30, 2021.

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🗞 TECHNOLOGY NEWS💻🔧🖥:

AN AR INTERFACE TO ASSIST HUMAN AGENTS DURING CRITICAL MISSIONS

In recent years, computer scientists and roboticists have developed a variety of technological tools to aid human agents during critical missions, such as military operations or search and rescue efforts. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have proved to be particularly valuable in these cases, as they can often enter remote or dangerous areas that are inaccessible to humans.

RESEARCHERS DEMONSTRATE FULLY RECYCLABLE PRINTED ELECTRONICS

Engineers at Duke University have developed the world’s first fully recyclable printed electronics. By demonstrating a crucial and relatively complex computer component—the transistor—created with three carbon-based inks, the researchers hope to inspire a new generation of recyclable electronics to help fight the growing global epidemic of electronic waste.

THEORY AND EXPERIMENTS TO UNDERSTAND A CONTACT BETWEEN TWO FILAMENTS

Mechanical engineers and mathematicians at EPFL have joined forces to gain a better understanding of the geometry and mechanics of two filaments in contact—as in the cases of knots and woven fabrics

🗞 PHYSICS NEWS⚙♨:

A TWO-QUBIT ENGINE POWERED BY ENTANGLEMENT AND LOCAL MEASUREMENTS

Researchers at Institut Néel-CNRS, University of Saint Louis and University of Rochester recently realized a two-qubit engine fueled by entanglement and local measurements. This engine’s unique design, outlined in a paper published in Physical Review Letters, could open up exciting possibilities for thermodynamics research and inform the development of new quantum technologies.

3D HOLOGRAPHIC HEAD-UP DISPLAY COULD IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY

Researchers have developed the first LiDAR-based augmented reality head-up display for use in vehicles. Tests on a prototype version of the technology suggest that it could improve road safety by ‘seeing through’ objects to alert of potential hazards without distracting the driver.

WARP DRIVES: PHYSICISTS GIVE CHANCES OF FASTER-THAN-LIGHT SPACE TRAVEL A BOOST

The closest star to Earth is Proxima Centauri. It is about 4.25 light-years away, or about 25 trillion miles (40 trillion km). The fastest ever spacecraft, the now- in-space Parker Solar Probe will reach a top speed of 450,000 mph. It would take just 20 seconds to go from Los Angeles to New York City at that speed, but it would take the solar probe about 6,633 years to reach Earth’s nearest neighboring solar system.

🗞 EARTH NEWS🌏:

NEW RESEARCH UNCOVERS CONTINENTAL CRUST EMERGED 500 MILLION YEARS EARLIER THAN THOUGHT

The first emergence and persistence of continental crust on Earth during the Archaean (4 billion to 2.5 billion years ago) has important implications for plate tectonics, ocean chemistry and biological evolution. This happened about a half-billion years earlier than previously thought, according to new research being presented at the EGU General Assembly 2021.

RESEARCH: MOBILE PHONE SIGNALS COULD MEASURE BUSHFIRE SMOKE LEVELS

A breakthrough study led by Monash University has shown the great potential for mobile phone signals and data to be used in the detection and measurement of bushfire smoke concentrations.

ARSENIC IS MORE COMMON IN WELLS NEAR FRACTURED BEDROCK IN SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN

Wells located near ancient folds and fractures in the bedrock beneath southeastern Wisconsin are more likely to contain arsenic, a dangerous contaminant in drinking water, according to research just published by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey.

🗞 ASTRONOMY & SPACE NEWS🌪🎇:

ICY CLOUDS COULD HAVE KEPT EARLY MARS WARM ENOUGH FOR RIVERS AND LAKES, STUDY FINDS

One of the great mysteries of modern space science is neatly summed up by the view from NASA’s Perseverance, which just landed on Mars: Today it’s a desert planet, and yet the rover is sitting right next to an ancient river delta.

COMPLEX ORGANIC MOLECULES DETECTED IN THE STARLESS CORE LYNDS 1521E

Using the ARO 12-m telescope, astronomers have investigated a young starless core known as Lynds 1521E (or L1521E). The study resulted in the detection of complex organic molecules in this object. The finding is detailed in a paper April 15 on the arXiv pre-print repository.

DECIPHERING THE LIVES OF DOUBLE NEUTRON STARS IN RADIO AND GRAVITATIONAL WAVE ASTRONOMY

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) have described a way to determine the birth population of double neutron stars—some of the densest objects in the universe formed in collapsing massive stars. The recently published study observed different life stages of these neutron star systems.

🗞 NANOTECHNOLOGY NEWS⛄☃:

NANOBODIES INHIBIT SARS-COV-2 INFECTION, INCLUDING EMERGENT VARIANTS

Australian researchers have identified neutralizing nanobodies that block the SARS-CoV-2 virus from entering cells in preclinical models.

IN-CELL NANO-3D PRINTER: SYNTHESIZING STABLE FILAMENTS FROM IN-CELL PROTEIN CRYSTALS

Proteins are undoubtedly some of the most fascinating biomolecules, and they perform many of the functions that (in our eyes) separate life from inanimate matter. Multi-molecular protein assemblies even have large-scale structural functions, as evidenced by feathers, hair, and scales in animals. It should come as no surprise that, with progress in advanced nanotechnology and bioengineering, artificial protein assemblies have found applications in a variety of fields, including catalysis, molecular storage, and drug delivery systems.

TINY NANOTECHNOLOGIES ARE POISED TO HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON AGRICULTURE

Science is about big ideas that change the world. But sometimes, big impacts come from the tiniest of objects.

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