Posts Tagged ‘x57s’

Powering the internet of things | August 7, 2017 Issue – Vol. 95 Issue 32 | Chemical & Engineering News

November 3, 2018

Powering the internet of things
https://CEN.ACS.org/articles/95/i32/Powering-internet-things.html Great variety of sources & uses for #EnergyHarvesting devices — eg smart card readers for door & sensors for T gradients

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“Like Enerbee, many energy-harvesting firms remain optimistic and say the technology is improving. Most also acknowledge, as does Alta’s Vijh, that “the market for energy harvesting and the internet of things is a little slow now.” But sooner or later, he says, “it’s going to happen.””
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Powering the internet of things | August 7, 2017 Issue – Vol. 95 Issue 32 | Chemical & Engineering News
https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i32/Powering-internet-things.html

Hope, hype and heresy as blockchains enter the energy business

October 14, 2018

Hope, hype & heresy as #blockchains enter the energy business
https://www.Economist.com/business/2018/08/02/hope-hype-and-heresy-as-blockchains-enter-the-energy-business Quote: “Digiconomist…estimates that just 1 #bitcoin transaction uses as much electricity as an average household in the Netherlands uses in a month.”

Three Letter Agencies

October 13, 2018

http://wiki.c2.com/?ThreeLetterAgencies

CIA
FBI
NRO
NSA
DOD
DHS
DEA
DOE
CID
..
NIH
CDC

Designing the Death of a Plastic

September 25, 2018

Designing the Death of a Plastic
https://www.NYTimes.com/2018/08/06/science/plastics-polymers-pollution.html That is, designing self-destructing polymers

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“Dr. Feinberg’s polymers were imprisoned in circular loops instead of being open-ended chains. By themselves, the loops were stable. For the self-destructing plastic, Dr. Feinberg mixed the polymers with a little bit of yellow, light-sensitive dye. When light shines on the plastic, the energized dye molecules rip electrons out from the polymers. The loops break, exposing the polymer ends, and the polymers unzip.

Other scientists trap their polymers by capping the ends of the long chains or linking the chains together into networks. By designing these traps to fail upon meeting certain triggers like light or acid, scientists can control exactly how and when their polymers unzip.


In theory, these next-generation polymers could help mitigate pollution problems associated with plastic products. If the units were collected after unzipping to make new polymers, that would lead to chemical recycling. Most recycling done today simply involves melting the plastic and remolding it.

Economically speaking, replacing the most widely used polymers like polyethylene (grocery bags), polypropylene (fishing nets) or polyterephthalate (single-use bottles) with unzipping polymers is not feasible.

A Dying Scientist’s Rogue Vaccine Trial | WIRED

May 22, 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/infectious-rogue-vaccine-trial/

Vinome – wine DNA

May 18, 2018

Your DNA Guide to Wines You’ll Love
https://vinome.com/

The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft’s Xbox Empire—And Went Too Far | WIRED

May 14, 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/xbox-underground-videogame-hackers/

LEGO

May 13, 2018

Lego exhibit

SAT—April 28, 2018 THROUGH SAT—August 4, 2018
GALLERY HOURS:
TUE-SAT—12–6 PM, free
WED—12–7 PM, free
(Not Sun.)
LEGO® PLAY ZONE HOURS:
TUE-FRI—3-6 PM
SAT—12-6 PM

http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/lego-bricks/

The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back | The New Yorker

May 11, 2018

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/07/the-digital-vigilantes-who-hack-back

The Best Mac Time Tracking Apps in 2017

May 5, 2018

https://blog.hubstaff.com/best-mac-time-tracking-apps/