Rural water users can finally join the 21st century with a new monitoring device

No more running out of water and definitely no more checking water levels in minus 40 degree weather!  An electronics team in Wainfleet, ON from ParemTech have developed a cloud-based water level monitor, the ptlevel, allowing rural water users with a cistern or well to remotely monitor their water levels.  And more, the device has …

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Dogs snub people who are mean to their owners, study finds

Dogs do not like people who are mean to their owners, Japanese researchers said Friday, and will refuse food offered by people who have snubbed their master. Source: Dogs snub people who are mean to their owners, study finds The findings reveal that canines have the capacity to co-operate socially—a characteristic found in a relatively …

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A camera has successfully been powered using spare Wi-Fi signals

Researchers in the US have tweaked a regular Wi-Fi router and made it capable of continuously powering a battery-free surveillance camera. Even better, their work didn’t interfere with the router’s data transfer speeds. The breakthrough could help researchers overcome one of the main challenges when it comes to the development of new technology – including …

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Improving the delivery of chemotherapy with graphene

A new study published in IOP Publishing’s journal 2D Materials has proposed using graphene as an alternative coating for catheters to improve the delivery of chemotherapy drugs. Source: Improving the delivery of chemotherapy with graphene Our comments This shows that existing materials is being used in new ways all the time, and that is what …

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20-Year-Old To Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System In 2016

An estimated 300 million tons of plastic are produced and thrown away every year. Given that the stuff doesn’t break down easily over time, this is extremely bad news for the environments in which it accumulates. Source: 20-Year-Old To Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System In 2016 Finally there is some movement regarding cleaning up the …

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Fly-catching robot developed by Stanford scientists speeds biomedical research – Deep Stuff

Bio-X scientists have created a robot that expands the scope of biomedical research that can be carried out with a common laboratory organism – fruit flies. Source: Fly-catching robot developed by Stanford scientists speeds biomedical research – Deep Stuff The development of new technology keeps going faster, and this is a good example of how …

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Physicists Discover How The Ancient Egyptians Built the Pyramids

Egyptian pyramids are considered the oldest man-made wonder that are still existing on earth, they were built by the Pharaohs of the old and middle families as tombs of the Pharaohs and their entourage, building the pyramids started more than 4600 years ago. There are several types of pyramids a one step pyramids called the …

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Ice Age

Ice Age 5 will be in cinemas on 2016, after the great success of the Ice Age series on the years 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2012. The story of the films are around a group of mammals surviving one of the Ice Ages in the Paleolithic Ice Age, this group is composed in the first …

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Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering ranks eighth in eco-friendly car competition

The Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, ranked eighth in the international competition for eco-friendly cars held in the Philippines from 6 to 9 February 2014. Egypt participated in the competetion with two teams from the Universities of Cairo and Ain Shams. The race depended on energy-saving and high- efficiency cars manufactured by students from different …

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Omega-3 intake linked to signs of brain aging

Recent studies suggest that taking supplements of Omega-3 or through diet changes can reduce brain damage as we age. Older women with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had slightly less brain shrinkage than women with low fatty acid levels in a new study. The results may suggest that omega-3s protect the …

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