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Many of the daily letters that the 2045 Initiative and I receive ask the question: will only the very rich be able to afford an avatar in the future, or will they be relatively cheap and affordable for almost everyone?
The Electronic Immortality Corporation will be a social network, operating under the rules of a commercial company. Even the smallest volunteer contribution to the work of the Corporation will be rewarded by means of its own virtual currency that will be emitted for two purposes only: a) to reward volunteer work, and b) to compensate real financial investments in the company.
First, we will establish an expert group, which will shape the final concept and the statutes of the Electronic Immortality Corporation. Second, we will announce and organize two competitions: a) to create the corporate identity of the Electronic Immortality Corporation, and b) the code of the social network. SFU researchers, led by professor Ryan D'Arcy with partners from the Mayo Clinic, Sheba Medical Centre in Israel and local high-tech company HealthTech Connex Inc., are developing a more accessible means to monitor brain health. In a recent article published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, the team introduces the world's first advancement in physiology-based brain vital signs. Vital sign measures are often used in clinics, hospitals and other care centres to assess the performance of various body systems.
Researchers found that it is possible to monitor brain performance during auditory sensation, and basic attention and cognitive processing.
Traditionally, brain function has been assessed only after trauma or disease has occurred and has relied heavily on subjective, behaviour-based assessments. In the paper, researchers describe how their framework translates complex brainwave science into clinically accessible information and demonstrates successful measurement of brain vital signs in both younger and older adults.
Ion exchange membranes are used in many types of energy applications, such as fuel cells and certain batteries, as well as in water purification, desalination, removal of heavy metals and food processing.
Currently, making these patterned membranes, also called profiled membranes, involves a laborious process of etching a silicon mold with the desired pattern, pouring in the polymer and waiting until it hardens. In a paper published online today in the American Chemical Society's journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Hickner's team describes the development of a custom 3-D photolithographic printing process similar in concept to a current 3-D process called stereolithography.
The team will continue to optimize the geometry and chemistry of the membranes they print, as well as learn to print new materials, both for membranes and beyond, that have never been printed heretofore. The scientists, led by George Whitesides, a professor at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, designed a soft-bodied actuator with small, hollow honeycomb-like chambers of air.
They dubbed the technology VAMPs -- short for vacuum-actuated muscle-inspired pneumatic structures. Researchers recalled their efforts in a new paper, published this week in the journal Advance Materials Technologies. Aside from the potential profit, the desire to have a digital personality become the new smartphone is tied to two things: Everyone in the race wants consumers to cultivate a personal relationship with their AI. This is known as the "retributive" view; retributivists aim to mete out just deserts, or "just punishment". If the punishment will only harm the individual who committed the crime, but it won't prevent further crime or benefit others then, on pure consequentialist grounds, it is not justified. In Australia, judges usually take both retributive and consequentialist considerations into account when determining punishment. Currently, Australian offenders are also given the opportunity to make a plea in mitigation after their conviction for a crime. According to Greene and Cohen, retributivism relies on the notion that people have free will. We will start to think that a criminal's frontal lobe impairment caused him to lash out, for instance, and focus on how we can prevent this happening again, rather than thinking they chose to punch their victim and thus they deserve punishment. We can get an idea of what is happening in Australia from cases in the Australian Neurolaw Database, which was launched in December 2015. Interestingly, the sentencing cases in the database do not suggest retributive justice is being abandoned when the court is confronted with evidence of impairment to an offender's brain. Where used in sentencing, neuroscience evidence is often put forward in relation to assessment of the moral culpability of the offender. This is very different to suggesting moral culpability ceases to be a relevant consideration in the determination of punishment, or that courts should pay no regard to questions of desert.
One example of the way Australian courts regard evidence derived from neuroscience is in the sentencing of Jordan Furlan in 2014. Justifying a sentence of three years and six months, the judge said the offender's "moral culpability was reduced, but only to a moderate degree because his judgment was impaired as a result of his acquired brain injury".
The judge went on to say that just punishment was an important factor (among others) in crafting the sentence. A more striking case relates to the sentencing of former Tasmanian legislative council member Terry Martin for child sex offences.
The judge imposed a much more lenient sentence than would have otherwise been the case because of the clear link between the medication and the offending. What can be said is that Furlan, Martin and other cases show Australian judges still consider moral culpability, even in the face of neuroscientific evidence of impaired mechanisms. This means retributivism is still alive and well, and just punishment still matters to Australian courts. Earlier this month, researchers from UC Berkeley demonstrated cockroach-inspired robots that can buddy up to climb stairs. On its own, this system can jump to a height of 3 m (9.8 ft), but the researchers fitted it to the underbelly of a DASH. A cockroach it might be, but a cat it is not, so the JumpRoACH coming down to land on its feet is no guarantee. The team presented its research at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Stockholm, Sweden this month.
It's still early days, but ASUS says ZenBo will offer spoken reminders to its owners, like doctor appointment and medication cues.
The answer to that question is as complex and multifaceted as robots themselves, according to the work of Harvard senior Serena Booth, a computer science concentrator at the John A. When the robot approached lone individuals, they helped it enter the building in 19 percent of trials. In fact, only one of the 108 study participants stopped to ask the robot if it had card access to the building. But the human-robot interactions took on a decidedly friendlier character when Booth disguised the robot as a cookie-delivering agent of a fictional startup, "RobotGrub." When approached by the cookie-delivery robot, individuals let it into the building 76 percent of the time. Whether they were enamored with the knee-high robot or terrified of it, people displayed a wide range of reactions during Booth's 72 experimental trials. Booth had thought individuals who perceived the robot to be dangerous wouldn't let it inside, but after conducting follow-up interviews, she found that those who felt threatened by the robot were just as likely to help it enter the building.
While Booth's robot was harmless, she is troubled that only one person stopped to consider whether the machine was authorized to enter the dormitory.
Some addiction experts said the implant could offer a more reliable way to keep addicts on their medication. Despite a new push by the Obama administration and many public-health officials to promote medication for opioid addiction, some treatment centers still shun or discourage it. The match-stick-size implant, called Probuphine, emits buprenorphine, a drug that eases cravings for opioids and prevents withdrawal symptoms. Behshad Sheldon, chief executive of the implant’s marketer, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, said Probuphine would cost less than $6,000 for a six-month supply.
Buprenorphine is already available in tablet form, or as films that dissolve in the mouth, but addicts sometimes run out of doses, or skip them and use illegal narcotics instead. The implant makes this behavior impossible, and so has won support from some addiction experts.
Public-health officials say better treatment is desperately needed to fight the growing epidemic of opioid abuse. The FDA approved Probuphine’s use in people who are already stable on a low or moderate dose of oral buprenorphine. A recent clinical study tested the implant in 175 people who had already been taking an oral form of buprenorphine for six months. Related VideoFatalities related to the synthetic opioid fentanyl—up to 50 times as powerful as heroin--are soaring in many parts of the country. The study, financed by Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, found that rates of illicit opioid use were no worse in the Probuphine group than in the oral buprenorphine group, according to results summarized in FDA documents.
The most common side effects of Probuphine include pain, itching and redness at the implant site, as well as headache, depression and other issues, the FDA said. The three main types of medication for opioid addiction all interact with the same parts of the brain that illicit opioids do. Such evidence has convinced many treatment providers to start incorporating medication into rehab programs. The software not only helped a robot deal efficiently with clutter, it surprisingly revealed the robot's creativity in solving problems.
The rearrangement planner software was developed in Srinivasa's lab by Jennifer King, a Ph.D.
Robots are adept at "pick-and-place" (P&P) processes, picking up an object in a specified place and putting it down at another specified place.
The rearrangement planner automatically finds a balance between the two strategies, Srinivasa said, based on the robot's progress on its task. One limitation of this system is that once the robot has evaluated a situation and developed a plan to move an object, it effectively closes its eyes to execute the plan. Instead, the team turned to electrostatic adhesion -- the same basic science that causes a static-charged sock to cling to a pants leg or a balloon to stick to a wall. The RoboBee, pioneered at the Harvard Microrobotics Lab, uses an electrode patch and a foam mount that absorbs shock.
The patch requires about 1000 times less power to perch than it does to hover, offering to dramatically extend the operational life of the robot. Right now, the RoboBee can only perch under overhangs and on ceilings, as the electrostatic patch is attached to the top of the vehicle. Ross also minimizes the time it takes by narrowing down results from a thousand to only the most highly relevant answers, and presents the answers in a more casual, understandable language. My goal here is to give you a quick overview of the work going on in labs around the world, and the potential applications this nanotech work will have in health, energy, the environment, materials science, data storage and processing. As artificial intelligence has been getting a lot of the attention lately, I believe we're going to start to see and hear about incredible breakthroughs in the nanotech world very soon.
In his speech, Feynman imagined a day when machines could be miniaturized and huge amounts of information could be encoded in minuscule spaces, paving the way for disruptive technological developments. Drexler posited the idea of self-replicating nanomachines: machines that build other machines. Because these machines are also programmable, they can then be directed to build not only more of themselves, but also more of whatever else you'd like.
And because this building takes place on an atomic scale, these nanobots can pull apart any kind of material (soil, water, air, you name it), atom by atom, and construct, well, just about anything.
Drexler painted the picture of a world where the entire Library of Congress could fit on a chip the size of a sugar cube and where environmental scrubbers could clear pollutants from the air. Nanotechnology is the science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers. Essentially, it's manipulating and controlling materials at the atomic and molecular level.
The ratio of the Earth to a child’s marble is roughly the ratio of a meter to a nanometer. A nanorobot, then, is a machine that can build and manipulate things precisely at an atomic level. That being said, it's important to distinguish between "wet" or "biological" nanotech, which basically uses DNA and the machinery of life to create unique structures made of proteins or DNA (as a building material) and a more Drexlerian nanotech which involves building an "assembler," or a machine that can 3D print with atoms at a nanoscale and effectively create any structure that is thermodynamically stable. This is an area I am fascinated by and passionate about, and given how powerful it is for our future, it's something I track closely. As you can see, this is really just the beginning…the opportunities are near limitless.
Nanotechnology has the potential to solve some of the biggest problems that the world faces today.
If this wasn't exciting enough, the markets for nanotechnology are, as you might imagine, massive. It's not entirely clear from the blog post (thanks Google Translate for doing what you can), but the suit appears to be a development of Hyundai's H-LEX platform — a similar exoskeleton the company unveiled last year. To compensate for the biocompatible material’s relative malleability, the researchers had to come up with a design that required fewer slits.
But because the stomach is filled with fluids, the robot doesn’t rely entirely on stick-slip motion. It also had to be possible to compress the robot enough that it could fit inside a capsule for swallowing; similarly, when the capsule dissolved, the forces acting on the robot had to be strong enough to cause it to fully unfold. In the center of one of the forward accordion folds is a permanent magnet that responds to changing magnetic fields outside the body, which control the robot’s motion. The researchers tested about a dozen different possibilities for the structural material before settling on the type of dried pig intestine used in sausage casings. To design their synthetic stomach, the researchers bought a pig stomach and tested its mechanical properties. Their project, called PriMA Prosthetics, provides touch-sensing capabilities for patients along with heating and cooling of the residual limb to prevent sweating and sores during high or low temperature environments. In other words, if humans lived as long, relative to body size, as naked mole rats, we would last for 500 years in a 25-year-old's body.
Over the centuries a long line of optimists, alchemists, hawkers and pop stars have hunted various methods of postponing death, from drinking elixirs of youth to sleeping in hyperbaric chambers. In an office not far from Google's headquarters in Mountain View, with a beard to his belt buckle and a ponytail to match, British biomedical gerontologist Aubrey De Grey is enjoying the growing clamour about conquering ageing, or "senescence", as he calls it. According to the Cambridge-educated scientist, the fundamental knowledge needed to develop effective anti-ageing therapies already exists. So instead, De Grey focuses on the things we can avoid dying from, like hypertension, cancer, Alzeimer's and other age-related illnesses.
In order to offer an x-ray facility complementary to the neutron tomography station ANTARES, the FRM II and the Chair for Biomedical Physics at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have started to operate a new computer tomography facility.
The neutron source had an anniversary in 2010: The FRM II has been operated in its 25th cycle since its commissioning in 2004. The construction of the new irradiation facility to produce molybdenum-99 has taken an important step forward.
The research neutron source has again taken an major step in its long maintanance break: The beam tube no. Recent work by researchers from the University of Manchester, along with colleagues from FRM II at TU MA?nchen have managed to provide a detailed description of the magnetic interactions between cobalt(II) ions for the first time. Data measured at the high resolution spectrometer TRISP at the neutron source FRM II contradict a theory about one-dimensional spin ladders. The new coordination committee for the scientific use of the neutron source has met for its constitutional meeting on June 6th.
Researchers at the TUM have developed a new treatment method based on the Terbium-161 radionuclide to treat smaller tumors and metastases in a more targeted way. The German Federal Ministry of Health has awarded more than one million euros in research and development funding for the efficient production of an important cancer diagnostic agent at the research neutron source FRM II. A physicist of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen has examined tissues using neutrons at the FRM II and found, that the antidepressant lithium is more dominant in some areas of the human brain than others. In approximately 50 contributions, the cooperation partners FRM II, JCNS, HZG and HZB have enriched the European Conference on Neutron Scattering (ECNS) in Prague. For the first time, the international Advanced Summer School in Radiation Detection and Measurements took place in Munich.
The apprentices for IT service at the FRM II, Alexander Lenz and Christoph Kick, have finished their school with grade 1.
Josef Waronitza has finished his apprenticeship in mechatronics at the FRM II with an excellent grade.
A successful specification test: The sample environment group of the instruments operated by the JA?lich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) at the FRM II offers an vertical 5 Tesla cryomagnet in the near future.
After the long maintenance break the neutron source produces neutron beams for research, industry and medicine since October 29th.
For the first time, members of the Green Party "BA?ndnis 90 - Die GrA?nen" visited the neutron source on Tuesday, November 8th. Engineers and physicists around the ANTARES Neutron Imaging Team at the FRM II research reactor have invented a reusable shielding material for neutron- and gamma-radiation. Using small angle neutron scattering at the instrument MIRA at the FRM II and V4 at the Helmholtz Centre Berlin, Tim Adams of the TU MA?nchen physics department has delivered the missing microscopic evidence for the topological characteristics of a long reaching skyrmion lattice. A workshop on subject of micromagnetic theory and related experimental aspects of small-angle neutron scattering is held on 21-22 of June 2012. The worlda€™s strongest neutron beam is produced by the scientific instrument PGAA at the FRM II. For the second time, the neutron source receives financial support of the7th European Framework Programme. Our neutron source has been taken back into operation on February 23rd after the exchange of a bearing had been completed successfully. We kindly ask all our users to participate in the current user survey regarding sample envirnoment.
The popular seminar for teachers in natural sciences in Zwiesel, Bavaria, which is partly organized by Professor Winfried Petry, will focus on electromobility this year. After a short fluctuation of current of the external supply, the FRM II was shut down on Saturday, March 24th. At the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) work begins for a foundation on which a connecting building between the experimental hall and the future neutron guide hall east will be erected.
The Reactor Safety Commission confirmed the high safety standard in the framework of a stress test for research reactors. Discovery of skyrmions in an electrical non-conductor promises a new lossless magneto-electronics.
During a visit at the Research Neutron Source in Garching a high-ranking official of the Federal Research Ministry emphasized the great importance of science with neutrons for future technologies.
Neutrons reveal how the oxygen-transporting protein adapts to the body temperature of different species. By using neutron scattering experiments, researchers expect to have observed the typical characteristics of a phase transition based on the Higgs mechanism. Using neutrons, researchers observed new effects between magnetic and superconducting materials. Neutron experiments show, that the theoretical concept of superfluids by Nobel Prize winner Lev Landau must be corrected in details.

Nearly 500 people took advantage of the opportunity to tour the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II).
The new multi anvil press of the Bayerisches Geoinstitut of the University of Bayreuth was delivered and put into operation in the new East Hall of the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II). By means of neutron scattering, the crystallographic structure of a novel material with amazing phenomena at low temperatures was unraveled. By means of neutron scattering, scientists observed an important process that contributes to fatigue in current Li-ion cells.
Again, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) supports the development of high-precision experiments with ultra-cold neutrons. The 13th International Workshop on Slow Positron Beam Techniques and Applications is held at the FRM II from 15th to 20th September 2013. Nowadays lithium ion batteries are commonly used as storage media in portable electronic devices like laptops, smart phones, cameras, etc.
JA?rgen Allgaier from Forschungszentrum JA?lich tested a new class of surfactants, which is now applied in commercial colour removers.
The first International Conference on imaging with neutrons in archeology and cultural heritage will take place from 9th to 12th of September 2013 at the Physics Department of the Technical University of Munich (TUM, James - Franck -Str.
The German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) supports again the construction and upgrade of scientific instruments at the MLZ..
Experiments with neutrons at the Technische UniversitA¤t MA?nchen (TUM) show that the antidepressant lithium accumulates more strongly in white matter of the brain than in grey matter. 123 delegates from 21 countries accepted our NEPOMUC research groupa€™s invitation to the 13th International Workshop on Slow Positron Beam Techniques and Applications SLOPOS13 and joined at the Technische UniversitA¤t MA?nchen from 15th to 20th September.
Using high resolution neutron scattering at the instrument TRISP of the Max-Planck Society at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), the lifetime of magnetic spin waves was measured and, for the first time, a correct theory was developed. Researchers of the Centrum Baustoffe und MaterialprA?fung at the Technische UniversitA¤t MA?nchen (TUM) have obtained new insights into the bonding of water in calcium silicate hydrate by using neutrons on the instrument TOFTOF of the MLZ.
MLZ and FRM II wish happy holidays and a healthy, happy New Year to their staff, users, partners, sponsors and friends.
15 students of grade 12 at the Carl-Orff-Gymnasium UnterschleiAYheim have successfully finished their "W-Seminar" at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. The polarized single crystal diffractometer POLI has seen neutrons at its new beam line SR 9a for the first time. The Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) celebrates its 10[^th^] anniversary on March 2[^nd^].
For exactly ten years the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz research neutron source (FRM II) of the Technische Universitaet MA?nchen (TUM) has been providing research, industry and medicine with neutrons.
A typical neutron scattering experiment may last some hours, especially for low concentration biological samples. The MLZ is present at this year's FrA?hjahrstagung of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft in Dresden until April 4[^th^]. The JA?lich Centre for Neutron Science organises a laboratory course in neutron scattering with experiments at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum.
It does not always take a huge accelerator to do particle physics: First results from a low energy, table top alterative takes validity of Newtonian gravity down by five orders of magnitude and narrows the potential properties of the forces and particles that may exist beyond it by more than one hundred thousand times.
NEUWAVE-6 has now returned to its place of origin in Garching, where 42 experts from 13 different countries discussed recent developments and future plans in an open atmosphere. Ten years after its first criticality regulations require the FRM II to do extensive tests on its main systems. The JA?lich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) celebrated its extraordinary achievements with a colloquium on the JA?lich campus. The batteries for electric mobility used today are not yet powerful enough, they load too slowly and the range, they provide is still too small for electric vehicles. Two instrument scientists of the MLZ will be part of the eight delegates of the German Neutron scientists: Dr.
Start of the 35[^th^] operating cycle: Since today the FRM II provides users and customers from science, industry and medicine after a thorough review again neutrons and irradiation services. Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future and have become indispensible, especially in electromobility. 55 students from 13 different countries participated again at the JA?lich Centre for Neutron Science Labcourse at MLZ. Today, several hundred members of the European scientific community gathered at the European Spallation Source (ESS) construction site in Lund, Sweden, for the ESS Foundation Stone Ceremony.
Recently the Solid State Spectroscopy group in Max-Planck Institute (Stuttgart, led by Prof. South of the Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory a hall in wood construction is currently being built.
The German TV station Sat 1 Bayern broadcasted a documentary on retina implants on December 29 at 17.30h, where research undertaken by Dr. Measurements at the three axes spectrometer PUMA have now been published in the renowned journal Nature Communications. The registration for the Master's program MaMaSELF for the years 2015-2017 runs until 31 January (non-European), 27 February (European students) and 30 April 2015 (without scholarship). For the development of a new fuel with lower enrichment, Uranium-molybdenum (UMo) embedded in an aluminum matrix is a promising candidate.
Worldwide, battery research is one of the most intensively studied research fields, because a€“ for various reasons a€“ the need for energy storage devices is growing rapidly. Forschungszentrum JA?lich receives around a‚¬ 4 million from the EU to develop a more efficient detector system for research with neutrons. The scientists were able to detect structural changes using a model system of phospholipids from soy plants with the help of neutron scattering techniques at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum in Garching near Munich. This year the event is dedicated to the International Year of the Light and will therefore deal with the laser and quantum physics (in German only).
An international group of scientists studied these small pea plants with neutrons to watch them during photosynthesis. The journal Acta Materialia published the results of an experiment with the instrument SPODI at MLZ that allows developing a faster method for structure determination of shape memory alloys of nickel-manganese-indium. The first external user was Klaus Habicht of the Helmholtz Centre Berlin, who carried out experiments on the instrument TRISP on May 4, 2005.
The popular and well-known open day on the research campus will be replaced this year by a long night, which starts on 27 June at 6 pm and ends at midnight. In combination with other methods of investigation, scientists have recently made amazing results with the instrument BIODIFF at MLZ.
As of today, the European Union rises the neutron source European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, which is under construction, to a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). Manganese silicon is the preferred crystal of scientists going in for magnetic research: it can be manufactured for some time as relatively large single crystal, and is particularly suited to investigate the magnetic properties. Today a new cooperation project starts, which is headed by MLZ partner JCNS: CREMLIN (Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures) shall promote the EU-Russia cooperation in the planning, construction and scientific use of large scale facilities.
On September 13 -17, 2015 the 35th International DyProSo (Dynamical Properties of Solids) will take place at the Education Centre Freising.
The MLZ group "Structure Research" invites to a free workshop titled "Solution of Crystal Structures using FOX". The FRM II is one of 13 TUM departments and institutions working together with Varta Storage, Kraftwerke Haag and the ZAE Bayern in the project. The first JA?lich Workshop a€?Soft Matter and Neutrons GO Energya€? took place in Feldafing from 08 - 09 October.
Usually, harvesting energy and raw materials from plants requires many process steps and aggressive chemicals.
The new detection system is characterized by a dead-time constant of 25ns and a count rate as high as 5MHz at 10% dead-time. An international workshop with more than 30 researchers in attendance was organized by the JA?lich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) on 27-28 October to discuss current and future options for compact accelerator-driven high brilliance neutron sources to serve the international scientific community.
The Institute of Physics (IOP) and the German Physical Society (DPG) have jointly awarded the Max Born Prize to Christian Pfleiderer of TUM's Physik-Department.
On 24 November 2015 the G7 Non Proliferation Directors Group visited the Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) and the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Centre for Neutron Research (MLZ). Physicists of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Centre and the Technical University of Munich have shown the enormous benefits of the Positron annihilation induced Auger Electron Spectroscopy (PAES) in the exploration of surfaces. Forschungszentrum JA?lich has begun to develop a concept for cost-efficient neutron sources which could replace mid-sized facilities. The combination of different neutron methods allowed measuring the complete spectrum of magnetic excitations. Scientists of the Technical University of Clausthal succeeded the first time using neutrons at FRM II and the PSI to measure the self-diffusion in amorphous silicon.
With the aid of neutron spectroscopy, dynamic processes have been detected in so-called "LOV photoreceptors" by scientists from JA?lich, Aachen, Dusseldorf and Garching. In their latest publication Friedrich and Ursula Wagner have examined the high temperature method more closely by the Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis (PGAA) method to find the optimal conditions for preservation of Iron Age's artifacts. Publication on the catalytic layers of high-temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cells is published online: M.
For her doctoral thesis "Thermal Conductivity of High Density Uranium-Molybdenum Fuels for Research Reactors" Dr. The magnetic properties of thin film systems with superconducting and ferromagnetic states and an insulating layer in between were never studied before.
An international research team has discovered the mechanism by which a pharmaceutical excipient from the class of block copolymers improves the solubility of large quantities of a poorly water-soluble active substance. Technical University of Munich and German Engineering Association (VDI) organize for the sixth time an experts meeting at the FRM II on 15th September 2016.
Samantha Zimnik was granted with the Laura Bassi price for her outstanding scientific achievements in the field of surface physics at the positron source NEPOMUC.
1966 was the birth of neutron backscattering spectroscopy with the first published experiment at the Atomic Egg.
On October 1 a new two-year project will begin, which will serve to study the microscopic structure and dynamics of bulk metallic glasses. The Simpsons Halloween Specials are a tradition in my household and possibly the main reason why I love The Simpsons so much.
A segment of Twilight Zone-esqe quality in which Bart controls the entire town of Springfield due to his telepathic and supernatural powers. A parodic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula which is very memorable with fans of the show. In this, The Simpsons creators use a 3D animation as Homer goes behind a bookcase and enters another dimension in attempt to hide from Marge’s sisters. Kang and Kodos are iconic characters in the non-canon Treehouse of Horror stories and undoubtedly make the episodes that little more interesting and humorous.
Marge takes Maggie trick-or-treating but orders Bart and Lisa not to watch any episodes of Itchy and Scratchy. A brilliant adaptation of Nightmare on Elm Street, Groundskeeper Willie is haunting the children of Springfield’s dreams.
In this parody of I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Simpsons kill Ned Flanders and decide to keep it a secret from the town.
A worthy episode simply for its adaptation of The Dead Zone, that proves even later Treehouse of Horror is capable of having top quality horror-comedy.
Lisa uses one of her baby teeth for a science project, which actually turns into a miniature world where she is God. I’m a sucker for time travel, so this segment naturally has to be one of my favourites. Homer’s donut craving is so severe he signs a contract with the Devil (Ned Flanders) in exchange for his soul. Cue Mechanics Pool School - Some league players and students ask me this question: How do you aim? Their discovery makes it possible to translate complex brainwaves into objective, practical and deployable brain vital signs, using longstanding brainwave technologies that have existed for nearly a century. Their method identified age-related brain function changes that were not evident using traditional measures. Most of these membranes are thin, flat sheets similar to the plastic wrap in your kitchen drawer. The team developed a photocurable mixture of ionic polymers and exposed the mixture under a light projector to harden the base layer.
Similar designs have been built and actuated by pressurized air, but Whitesides and his team designed theirs to contract by buckling as air is sucked out by a vacuum.
It promises to dissolve into the background, like the best technology does, automating tasks and maybe telling us a quip or two along the way. And is this how Australian judges are responding to our increasing knowledge of the neurobiological bases of behaviour? Crudely, if someone has caused harm, they deserve to have harm inflicted on them in return. If punishment might deter or rehabilitate the offender, or prevent them from committing another crime by incapacitating them, or if it could serve as a deterrent to others, then and only then, is punishment justified. They say the advance of neuroscience will cure us of that notion by opening the black box of the mind and revealing the mechanistic processes that cause all human behaviour.
In light of their predictive claims, it is interesting to examine how the legal system is actually responding to the increasing use of neuroscientific evidence.
The database is a joint project between Macquarie University and the University of Sydney, and includes both Australian civil and criminal cases that employed evidence derived from neuroscience.
It presupposes that questions about appropriate punishment are important ones to answer correctly. In sentencing 49-year-old Furlan for a violent incident involving a 76-year-old victim, Justice Croucher considered the impact of evidence of a brain injury some years prior to the offence, on Furlan's moral culpability. Expert evidence indicated he had developed a compulsive form of sexuality as a result of the effects of medication for Parkinson's disease on the dopamine system of his brain. It can slide through incredibly narrow gaps, has great acceleration and can cling to overhanging surfaces like a gecko.
These examples were all developed at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley), and it looks like the school's robotic alumni is coming on in leaps and bounds. In search of an even easier way for crawling bots to overcome obstacles in their path, they teamed up with researchers from Seoul National University to develop a spring system that allows them to jump to different heights. Atop the diamond is a pulley system that is powered by gears and a DC motor to stretch eight latex bands.
To address this problem the team hooked up the same DC motor to its shell, which spreads the robot's exterior and turns it the right way up should it land on its side or back. It'll also be able to send emergency messages to family members if someone falls down — you can even take control of the robot and check the situation from ZenBo's built in camera. While she controlled the machine remotely and watched its interactions unfold through a camera, the robot approached individuals and groups of students and asked to be let into the keycard-access dorm buildings. When Booth placed the robot inside the building, and it approached individuals asking to be let outside, they complied with its request 40 percent of the time. One individual, startled when the robot spoke, ran away and called security, while another gave the robot a wide berth, ignored its request, and entered the building through a different door.
But like all drugs meant to treat drug addiction, the device could face opposition from those who embrace the total-sobriety approach to treatment long advocated by 12-step programs. Four implants are inserted into the upper arm at a time, providing six months’ worth of drug. More than 47,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2014—a record that exceeded the number killed in car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Half continued to take oral doses and the other half received Probuphine; both groups received 10 urine tests over six months, to screen for illicit opioids. Methadone, like heroin, is a full opioid agonist that activates the brain’s opioid receptors, but it is a slower-acting drug that staves off withdrawal without producing the same euphoric rush. In 2012, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation started recommending medication to opioid addicts after many decades of promoting abstinence treatment, said Dr.
While HERB focused on clutter typical of a home, KRex used the software to find traversable paths across an obstacle-filled landscape while pushing an object. Srinivasa said this has great applications in places where clutter isn't a problem, such as factory production lines.
When a person reaches for a milk carton in a refrigerator, he doesn't necessarily move every other item out of the way. The robot is programmed to understand the basic physics of its world, so it has some idea of what can be pushed, lifted or stepped on. If the charged balloon is brought close to a wall, that negative charge forces some of the wall's electrons away, leaving the surface positively charged. The entire mechanism weighs 13.4 mg, bringing the total weight of the robot to about 100mg -- similar to the weight of a real bee. Reducing the robot's power requirements is critical for the researchers, as they work to integrate onboard batteries on untethered RoboBees.
Next, the team hopes to change the mechanical design so that the robot can perch on any surface.
Baker & Hostetler announced that they will be employing Ross for its bankruptcy practice, currently comprised of almost 50 lawyers.
According to CEO and co-founder Andrew Arruda, other firms have also signed licenses with Ross, and they will also be making announcements shortly.
Ross also learns from experience, gaining speed and knowledge the more you interact with it. It also keeps up-to-date with developments in the legal system, specifically those that may affect your cases. Imagine a robot that can pluck, pick and place atoms like a kid plays with LEGO bricks, able to build anything from basic atomic building blocks (C, N, H, O, P, Fe, Ni, and so on).a€‹ While some people dismiss the future of nanorobots as science fiction, you should realize that each of us is alive today because of countless nanobots operating within each of our trillions of cells. Like any other engine, it converts heat energy into movement — but it does so on a smaller scale than ever seen before.
The new nano-engines could lead to nanorobots small enough to enter living cells to fight disease, the researchers say. Or they could make our current machines more energy efficient such that they’d need less energy to operate at the same or high capacities. A team out of Caltech developed a new type of material, made up of nanoscale struts crisscrossed like the struts of a tiny Eiffel Tower, that is one of the strongest and lightest substances ever made.
The H-LEX suit (it stands for Hyundai Lifecaring ExoSkeleton), is more lightweight than the prototype in these new pictures, but had near-identical functionality, designed to help senior citizens and the physically disabled. A pattern of slits in the outer layers determines how the robot will fold when the middle layer contracts.

Their model is an open cross-section of the stomach and esophagus, molded from a silicone rubber with the same mechanical profile. The arm has the ability to drastically undercut the market by providing one of the cheapest arms out there, coupled with some of the highest functionality one can find. It's not his penis, nor mine, and it's definitely not that of the only other man in the room, VICE photographer Chris.
Faulkes is an affable guy with a ponytail, telltale tattoos half-hidden under his T-shirt sleeve and a couple of silver goth rings on his fingers. Since the beginning of February, the new thimble has been integrated into the moderator tank of the FRM II. To celebrate his birthday, the FRM II honours the great physicist and co-founder of the physics department at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) by organizing a colloquium. The length will be defined by the exchange of the bushings in the cooling system of the heavy water tank. Karl Zeitelhack of the FRM II had co-organized the school and guided the students in the neutron source.
But that is not all: During the long maintenance break in 2011, the PGAA (Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis) was improved to give it the best ratio between usable neutrons and noisy background radiation worldwide.
Together with his son Lawrence he established a new research branch: the analysis of crystal structures using x-ray and neutron diffraction. It was his final work as part of his training in mechatronics at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II). Many others caught up with information at the stands of the neutron source and MLZ and listened to the talks. During that time some delicate samples might degrade and consequently lead to questionable results. The technical premises for this measurement was developed at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum by Researchers of theTechnische UniversitA¤t MA?nchen. Physicists at Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have now found interesting results using fast neutrons from the Heinz Maier Leibnitz Zentrum.
Wolfgang Marquardt, has visited the outstation of the JA?lich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching on 23 July.
Their key advantage is that they are able to store large amounts of energy but are still comparatively light and compact. They learned neutron scattering in lectures in JA?lich and based on experiments at the research neutron source FRM II.
Marc Janoschek has received the Wolfram-Prandl-Prize 2014 of the "Komitee fA?r Forschung mit Neutronen" during the "German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities". Bernhard Keimer) published in Physical Review Letters their results of inelastic neutron scattering under collaboration with scientists at PANDA and PUMA.
From next year on, it will house the mock-up for the cooling systems of the ultracold neutron source at the FRM II. Matthias Rossbach and his team of the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-6, Nuclear Waste Management and Reactor Safety of the Forschungszentrum JA?lich GmbH designed and constructed a new instrument for prompt and delayed fission neutron induced reaction Gamma spectrometry. Hsin-Yin Chiang of MLZ has tested several coatings of UMo and qualified the most suitable materials combination. Also at the MLZ, several research groups work in this field and try to gain a better understanding of how batteries work by various neutron methods.
Dieter Richter of the Research Centre JA?lich not only retires, but also passes his position as MLZ Director to Prof.
Kazuhisa Kakurai, this year's winner of the Helmholtz International Fellow Award, just arrived at the MLZ. Now theoretical and experimental physicists from the TU Munich, the MLZ and the University of Cologne managed to pull off a special coup with this material. The workshop will be held on December1 from 9-17 in the gate Garching (LichtenbergstraAYe 8, 85748 Garching).
Neutron researchers at Forschungszentrum JA?lich have now found a much easier and more accurate way of investigating the often decisive lateral deflection of molecules. Twenty-five scientists exchanged ideas in an interdisciplinary environment on topics related to soft matter and neutron research for sustainable energy supplies. To make these processes more efficient and resource saving, researchers are looking for suitable enzymes. This visit took place in the framework of the G7 presidency of the Federal Republic of Germany and upon invitation of the Federal Foreign Office.
Dieter Richter of the Forschungszentrum JA?lich (JA?lich Centre for Neutron Science) and the Institute of Complex Systems has been awarded the Staudinger-Durrer Prize of the ETH ZA?rich for his work in the area of soft matter.
The deadline for non-EU students ends on January 31, 2016; EU students have time until February 28, 2016. Khaneft et al, Structure and Proton Dynamics in catalytic layers of HT-PEFC, Fuel Cells 2016. The results form the basis for the development of a drug delivery system better tolerated by the human body. Two research teams have studied the new class of iron-based superconductors at the instrument PUMA of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz centre and independently came to the same surprising result: The superconducting Cooper pairs change their symmetry.
For the 50th birthday, the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum and partners organize a workshop on the history of the method and its modern and future innovative applications on 2nd and 3rd September 2016. I don’t care who you are, if you are lucky enough to be spending Halloween with me, this is what we will be doing! After we learn that Maggie was conceived by Marge and Kang, instead of Homer, a custody battle begins. Once most of the children realise that they are all having nightmares about him, they try to come together and beat him.
After a trip to Morocco (originally thought by Homer to be Monaco), Homer is enticed by a strange monkey’s paw, which he was advised not to buy. Ned Flanders, again as a character with supernatural powers, develops the ability to see visions of peoples deaths when in contact with them.
It begins to develop at a rapid rate and soon creates technology to exit the tub in which they originally existed.
Homer begins down the path of Nicholson-style insanity as the Simpsons work as caretakers in a secluded mansion.
In this, the Simpsons’ toaster has broken, so Homer spends an unhealthy amount of time fixing it. He tries to outsmart the Flanders by not finishing the last bite, but of course he cannot help himself, and in a sleepwalk state, eats the remainder.
Who else could comb their hair with Kwik-E-Mart nacho cheez and still rock the bag-boy image? They then added more polymer to the base layer and projected a pattern on the new material to selectively harden the surface.
A simple parallel resistance model describes the effect of the pattern on lowering the resistance of these new membranes. Google and Microsoft and newcomers like Viv Labs (the original creators of Apple’s Siri) each want to be the first to create an affordable, ethereal presence with persistent access to both the Web and personal data. And there’s no question that AI designers will do what Apple does with its products, and attempt to induce an emotional connection to its devices. As the smartphone revolution (and its attendant costs) shows: We invite technology into our lives and homes and then figure out the consequences later. Once these causes are revealed, we will give up the idea that people are responsible for their bad actions. But something you won't see them doing is launching more than a meter into the air – at least not in the natural world. The system is able to wind up and hold in as much or as little energy as is required to clear an obstacle, before releasing to launch into the air. For kids, the robot will be able to (awkwardly, robotically) dance along to music as well as read stories aloud from its built-in library. For her senior thesis project, she examined the concept of over-trusting robotic systems by conducting a human-robot interaction study on the Harvard campus. Her results indicate that people may feel safety in numbers when interacting with robots, since the machine gained access to the building in 71 percent of cases when it approached groups. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug-emitting arm implant to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids, providing a new tool against a condition that has proved extraordinarily difficult to manage. Buprenorphine is a partial agonist that blocks cravings and withdrawal symptoms but doesn’t typically cause euphoria in people accustomed to heroin, doctors say. But that's not what robots encounter when they land on distant planets or, when "helpmate" robots eventually land in people's homes.
Rather, a person might move an item or two, while shoving others out of the way as the carton is pulled out.
And it can be taught to pay attention to items that might be valuable or delicate, in case it must extricate a bull from a china shop. In a recent article in Science, Harvard roboticists demonstrate that their flying microrobots, nicknamed the RoboBees, can now perch during flight to save energy -- like bats, birds or butterflies. Professor Jeremy Baumberg from the Cavendish Laboratory, who led the research, has named the devices 'actuating nanotransducers' (ANTs). The company says that in the future the exoskeleton could be used in factories, by the military, or to help with physical rehabilitation. A quick rotation will make it spin in place, but a slower rotation will cause it to pivot around one of its fixed feet. Frequently, the batteries are digested normally, but if they come into prolonged contact with the tissue of the esophagus or stomach, they can cause an electric current that produces hydroxide, which burns the tissue.
It also can be produced at an affordable pricing point of just $1,500, which can save patients thousands of dollars over their lifetime use. But at four inches long with shrivelled skin that's veiny and loose, it looks very penis-y. A spaghetti-mess of tubes weave about the room, like a giant gerbil maze, through which 12 separated colonies of 200 naked mole rats scurry, scratch and squeak. Even into their late twenties, they hardly seem to age, remaining fit and healthy with robust heartbeats, strong bones, sharp minds and high fertility. Indeed, he not only sees ageing as a medical condition that can be cured, but believes that the "first person to live to 1,000 is alive today". He says traditional medicines won't wind back the hands of our body clocks – we need to manipulate our make up on a cellular level, like using bacterial enzymes to flush out molecular "garbage" that accumulates in the body, or tinkering with our genetic coding to prevent the growth of cancers, or any other disease. Christian Pfleiderer at the chair of experimental physics E 21 of the TUM physics department receives a European grant for the research on stable magnetic vortices using neutrons. Tobias Unruh and his team (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)) have demonstrated with neutrons how long-chain molecules in their liquid melt move. A team of researchers is working on an in-situ set up to control the sample quality along time so that the data used to sum up to form a scattering curve can be selected and false data can be discarded. The stay and the experiments he will conduct here at the research neutron source are part of the award.
They use ring-shaped molecules as probes, which wrap themselves around the polymer chains and follow their lateral motion. Using neutrons, researchers have now investigated the reaction mechanism of an important class of enzymes a€“ the glycosidases. Peter BA¶ni from the physics department of TUM are awarded the European Physical Society's prestigious Europhysics Prize. In this season, like its two former, the focus of many episodes still revolve mainly around Homer and Bart, and this segment demonstrates this, and is significant in Simpsons history. After finding a scene of the cartoon funny, Itchy and Scratchy decide to get their own back and plot to kill Bart and Lisa.
After many of the children dying, Bart and Lisa try to help each other by staying awake for as long as possible. This segment is brilliant in portraying Homer at his ignorant, selfish best, and emphasises a frustrated friendship between him and Flanders that is commonly seen in the canon episodes. They consider Bart to be the Devil and try to destroy him, as well as shrinking Lisa with no possible way of resizing her.
Some of The Simpsons’ finest comedy moments feature in this tiny segment, and Treehouse of Horror V is regarded by most as the best Treehouse of Horror episode. The Simpson’s demand a fair trial, but before this, Homer spends the day in Hell, eating an unlimited supply of donuts. The surface pattern increases the conductivity of the membrane by as much as a factor of two or three. These AIs should be able to predict what you need, and then carry out the tasks themselves.
The cylindrical gadget, which is always listening for voice commands, can play your music, add things to a grocery list, look up facts, call an Uber, control your lights—and because developers can create apps for it, its feature list is expanding. Just as the laptop and then the smartphone freed us from the tyranny of working in place, so too did they obligate us to work wherever we are.
But researchers have developed a new springing mechanism for small robots that enables them to jump many times their own height at just the right time, a technology they have demonstrated in their so-called JumpRoACH leaping milli-scale robot. With the goals of "assistance, entertainment and companionship," it's particularly aimed at older people. Naturally, ASUS is promoting a Zenbo developer program, with access to the bot's SDK and more information to help birth apps — something very important if the robot is to be a success. Booth, who was advised by Radhika Nagpal, Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science, received the Hoopes Prize, a prestigious annual award presented to Harvard College undergraduates for outstanding scholarly research. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that blocks the opioid receptors so they can’t be activated to produce a high.
When the electrode patch is supplied with a charge, it can stick to almost any surface, from glass to wood to a leaf. In the researchers’ experiments, the robot uses the same magnet to pick up the button battery. Miyashita employed a clever strategy to convince Rus that the removal of swallowed button batteries and the treatment of consequent wounds was a compelling application of their origami robot. Then, with a sudden squeak, it squirms in his hand as if trying to break free, revealing an enormous set of Bugs Bunny teeth protruding from the tip. If that sounds like the ramblings of a crackpot weird-beard, hear him out; Dr De Grey's run the numbers. The measurements were made at the neutron sources in Los Alamos and Oak Ridge (USA), as well as at the research neutron source FRM II of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Scientists from the Department of Technical Electrochemistry and the Research Neutron Source FRM II at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now come a step closer to identifying the causes in their latest experiments. The prize is awarded for the "discovery of a skyrmion phase in manganese silicon" and shared with three theoretical physicists: Prof. I have watched all of the Halloween Specials countless times, and have here for you, a list of the best 15 segments, not episodes, that demonstrate how time and time again, The Simpsons have conquered the cartoon, delivering some frightful and memorable horror themed episodes every year since its second season.
The Simpsons obviously ignore this and and try for themselves; their wishes including a pacifier for Maggie, wealth and fame, peace on earth and finally, the perfect sandwich. Bart steals Lisa’s invention whilst she is in it and uses it for his own project, and Lisa faces the rest of her life in the miniature world.
Not following Grandpa’s advice about leaving everything untouched, Homer squishes a bug and returns back to the present day.
It oozes classic Simpsons at a time where their innuendos and mature themes were at their best. It becomes easier to forget that a company is collecting data on you when it’s making you laugh. We welcomed these transitions partly because of the beauty of the objects themselves, but mostly for their functionality.
However, the most interesting feature here is the promise that the robot will connect with traditional and smart home devices: you'll be able to check who's at the door from a connected camera, and then remote-unlock the door from the robot's, er, face. In fact, the naked mole rat shares more than just its looks with a penis: where you might say the penis is nature's key to creating life, this ugly phallus of a creature could be mankind's key to eternal life. BrA?ckel, however, has already taken the job as MLZ director at the beginning of this year. Upon his return, Ned Flanders is the world ruler, much to Homer’s dismay and he attempts to go back and return everything back to how it was. Such genuine humour never really to be seen to that extent again, especially not from the canon episodes. While Apple has made enormous profits from the iPhone, it has let others get a head start on artificial intelligence. Zenbo will be able to connect to lights, TVs, air conditioners -- if it talks the right languages. It features on a VHS I bought called Too Hot For TV, and even as a child I recognised just how adult themed the collection of episodes was on that tape. After Snake gets executed for attempted robbery of the Kwik-E-mart, his vengeance is taken out beyond the grave through Homer, who was given his hair though a transplant. A I didn't put this together using a CAD or ray-tracing software package (the fractional aiming diagrams at the end ARE very accurate but again, weren't done with a CAD program). Microsoft’s Cortana, on the other hand, works across its own products, any smartphone, and soon, its Xbox console. If the smartphone does become obsolete, it will be because companies are looking to disrupt business models that don’t work for them.
Now imagine that kind of utility in all your gadgets—on your desktop, on your watch, in your car, and of course on your phone. A Your experiences might vary, especially if the balls you use look like they've been rolling around in the street.If you gain anything by reading this and applying the concepts, great. A It's why I put the time and effort into it.A  At my risk, I might add, of making some of the people I play against EVEN better.
A In this case, the two lines are one, through the center of both cue and object balls.A Do we need a ghost ball visualization to help aim this shot? A If you really want to torture yourself,A  look up Jack Dunbar (last seen in Seattle, I think) and ask him to teach you the 37-or-so aiming systems he knows. A If you do, you will likely become very good at aiming shots.A  Even if you don't, knowing about it will still help you gauge your thick or thin hits.

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