Salt filters nanofibers can convert ocean water into drinking
Nanofibers - it's incredibly thin material, its thickness is less than 100 nanometers. And as individual grains of salt are too large to pass through its opening, it can serve as ultra-efficient desalination plant.
Unfortunately, its price is too high to expand the mass production now.
The computer chip capable of killing cancer can live in the human circulation
This chip is called the "microfluidic", and it is covered with long strands of DNA. DNA absorbs harmful cancer cells, and when they are needed for research, they can later be extracted from the chip.
Graphene supercapacitor can afford to create an electric car future
Imagine the electric vehicle that can travel hundreds of kilometers, and then fully recharge in one minute.
Graphene supercapacitor can make a picture of absolute reality. They can store as much energy as the batteries are charged but at the same time is much faster. Graphene has high energy density, and because its price is not exorbitant, supercapacitors based on it very soon may appear in our phones, laptops, and virtually any device running on batteries.
You can store information in their DNA
The scientists were able to encode audio clip in the DNA with a record of the famous speech of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream", as well as a photo copy of the article of Watson and Crick of the "double helix" of 1953, and 154 sonnets of Shakespeare. Later, they were able to take them back to within 99, 99 percent.
As soon as we add more and more information in our main store - the Internet, we're closer to the point where we have to completely rethink our methods of data storage.
A substance called L-methionine can prevent hearing loss due to the constant noise
Of course, it is a preventive rather than restorative measure, but in fact pharmacologists identified a substance that may be salvation for the city's construction workers - pills that can protect their ears from acoustic torture jackhammers.
Interface "brain-mind" will allow direct control and interact with other creatures
Scientists at Harvard have created a neuro-sensitive headset that is able to control the body of another creature, and it has already been successfully tested on animals.
There are a lot of rumors that one day this technology can enable even to communicate with them.
Memristors radically change the world of electrical engineering
Nothing can change the future of computer equipment as pervasive adaptation memristor - a new fourth type of electrical component, whose name comes from the word "memory" and "resistor».
For a long time, the engineers are only three basic components for creating electrical circuits - inductors, capacitors and resistors. Adding a fourth component means that the scheme can now become exponentially more complex.
And, for example, Hewlett-Packard has been actively working in this direction. As explained by the expert from HP Labs R. Stanley Williams, "Memristors retain its state longer. They're easier. They are easier to manufacture - and this means that they are cheaper - and can be switched much faster and with less energy ».
Solar paint can turn any object into a source of energy
Researchers from Notre Dame created a paint that turns any surface into a solar panel. She is still not completely finished, so we will not see it all around us in the very near future, but it's worth it to wait for her.
Femto picture will allow you to take pictures of objects that are around the corner from you
Imagine a camera with a "slow-mo", so fast that it records each frame in just two trillion of a second. Tests have shown that this technique of shooting is so efficient that can record even the motion of photons.
And also you can use it to take a picture of something, located around the corner from you. Such cases.