Key news of the day

Water purification without Chlorine. I think the recent situation in Detroit shows it may not work. Ozone may be a good alternative. I think a bigger issue is fluorination, which can affect bones over time.

How to deliver drinking water chlorine-free

Thin solar cells could be placed anywhere and integrated into materials and devices.

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-ultrathin-flexible-photovoltaic-cells.html

Solar cell has been developed to split water into oxygen and hydrogen in the day and recombine at night to produce and store energy.

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-rust-solar-powered-battery.html

A Q&A about the recent use of immune cells to treat cancer

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-02-solution-cancer.html

Scientists discover electric signals jump from silicon to rare earths, which would allow integration of optical fiber and conducting wires

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-physicists-potential-silicon-chips.html

New techniques to create higher temperature superconductors

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-quantum-superconductors.html

A summary of advances in optical metamaterials

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-invisibilityengineering-metamaterials.html

Parallel Computing with bio/nanotech

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-world-parallel-based-biomolecular-motors.html

A new method to separate hydrogen isotopes would help with nuclear fusion

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-tiny-filters-big-news-graphene.html

A method to create carbon backbones without metal catalysts

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-carbon-carbon-bond-formation-chemistry.html

Another light activated catalyst for breaking water into hydrogen and oxygen

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-scientists-efficiency-water-splitting-half-reaction.html

Several recent developments in nanotech

http://foresight.org/publications/weekly0279.html

First uterus transplant. Growing a uterus from stem cells and keeping it alive outside a human body or in an animal could end abortion issues by allowing an unexpected or unaffordable  baby to develop and be adopted.

http://gizmodo.com/first-uterus-transplant-in-us-offers-hope-to-thousands-1761478238

By recording brain activity and transmitting it to other subjects scientists improved learning

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-02-plane-expert-pilot-brainwave-patterns.html

Improved method to sort cells

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-02-cell-sorting-technology-cell-therapies.html

Needle free vaccination for Polio

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-02-nanopatch-polio-vaccine-success.html

New medical cardiac pump with remote monitoring

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-02-team-trial-hart-device.html

A return to the true collaborative tradition of science

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-lab-real.html

Disney has developed a system to automatically recreate realistic motion of characters in virtual environments. I believe this could be useful for real life robots too.

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-disney-automated-characters-bound-realistically.html

Another skyscraper that fits the current spiral trend

http://www.dezeen.com/2016/02/26/mahanakhon-ole-scheeren-skyscraper-bangkok-china-pixelated/

Steps in the growth of metal clusters. An unmentioned application could be development of new alloys and metallurgical techniques.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160226081204.htm

New test for anemia

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160226081534.htm

Discussion of Bernie Sanders’ stance on the Fed

https://mises.org/library/bernie-sanders-criticizes-fed-wrong-reasons

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