This Week In Science

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Tchklinxa
April 28, 2017 - 6:14pm
This Week In Science is an actual program occasionally I get to listen to while working... but it is a good thread idea, and might get the inspirational juices of the brain flowing... please post cool, weird, interesting science, technology, and so on.

So I will start http://mashable.com/2017/04/25/uc-riverside-makes-batteries-out-of-glass/#PlfQo1OrSOq0
Basically they are using recycled glass to make a new kind of battery... just cool.

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JCab747
May 3, 2017 - 2:55pm
Here's another interesting technology

http://mashable.com/2017/04/27/bio-concrete-fixes-cracks/#4Bvwr2Nmokqh

Self-healing concrete could save billions in construction costs

Bio-concrete is dead concrete infused with bacteria that awaken when cracks appear. Then, they produce limestone that fills the cracks in a matter of weeks. The concrete lasts for 200 years and self-activates if damage occurs.

 

Joe Cabadas

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rattraveller
May 4, 2017 - 5:31am
I always wonder how they know how long something lasts when they have no way of actually testing the length of time like 200 years.

Any testers out there know the answer?

Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

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JCab747
May 4, 2017 - 5:39am
They can do various stress testing to simulate the effects of aging, but, yeah, you'd need a long term test too to see if it actually works.

Maybe the Eorna would have had self-healing crystal buildings, which would explain why some of their ruins still survive.
Joe Cabadas

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Tchklinxa
May 22, 2017 - 10:28am
http://www.universityherald.com/articles/75101/20170517/quantum-teleportation-is-possible-without-entanglement.htm

Communication Using Quantum Teleportation

Bap Bin Communications!
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