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Water Droplet Computer Could Someday Diagnose Disease?

September 8, 2012
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It might be the most basic computer ever conceived, powered by water droplets. It's called super-hydrophobic droplet logic.

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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) — As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks are no longer being maintained properly and that water quality is on the decline. By the end of the year, about 60 percent of water utility management will be partly or entirely in private hands, making Spain the frontrunner in water privatization within Europe. Some experts are already calling it a "water bubble, and communities that are still trying to sell their water utilities are no longer able to obtain top prices. Now some communities are trying to regain public control over their water supply.
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The Lifecycle of a Water Drop Animated in Captivating Stop Motion

The Lifecycle of a Water Drop Animated in Captivating Stop Motion

Buzz60 (Jan. 29, 2014) — If you've never given much thought to the life cycle of a drop of water, prepare to be mesmerized by this pop-up book-slash-clever animation. A British paper engineer collaborated with an animator and photographer to create an amazing video documenting the life cycle of a water droplet through a pop-up book. Jen Markham explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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Sous Chef of the Future? Robot Learns to Slice Vegetables Using a Knife

Sous Chef of the Future? Robot Learns to Slice Vegetables Using a Knife

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 6, 2014) — Researchers at Cornell are developing a 'thinking' robot that could someday be a personal home assistant that intuitively performs tasks according to the user's preferences. Sharon Reich reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Glowing Plants Coming to a Garden Near You?

Glowing Plants Coming to a Garden Near You?

Newsy (May 11, 2013) — The people behind the Glowing Plant project hope to bioengineer plants so they'll glow and maybe even replace streetlights someday.
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