Researchers Produce Renewable Fuel From Bio-Oil

December 20, 2015

In a first, researchers have produced renewable fuel from pyrolysis bio-oil, a synthetic fuel being considered a substitute for petroleum. Pyrolysis bio-oil is produced by rapidly heating and then cooling the forest residues in an oxygen-free environment. By co-gasification with black liquor, a renewable fuel was produced by researchers in Lulea University of Technology’s Green Fuels one of the world’s most advanced pilot plant for gasification of biomass to synthesis…

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Researchers Find Way to Build Electronic Circuits Inside Plants

November 23, 2015

Scientists in Sweden have developed an ‘electronic’ rose by implanting circuits inside the vascular system used to distribute water and nutrients in the plant. Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), led by Professor Magnus Berggren used the vascular system of living roses to build key components of electronic circuits. Researchers demonstrated wires,…

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Astronomers Measure ‘Heartbeats’ of Distant Stars

November 22, 2015

Offering a new way of determining a galaxy’s age, astronomers have detected thousands of stellar “pulses” – regular up and down changes in brightness – in a distant galaxy. The team studied the elliptical galaxy M87, located 53 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Virgo. “We tend to think of galaxies as steady beacons in the sky, but they are actually ‘shimmering’ due to all the giant, pulsating stars…

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ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Images of South India

November 22, 2015

US astronaut Scott Kelly has tweeted a stunning picture of South India at night from space. Kelly, who is the longest resident on the International Space Station (ISS), on November 15 uploaded a picture of South India at night on micro-blogging site Twitter, The TeCake news website reported. Kelly has also posted a series of pictures including images of Indian cities, the Ganges and stunning night time picture of India-Pakistan…

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China Property Giant Eyes Robot Rescue From Rising Wage Bills

November 22, 2015

China Vanke, the biggest property developer by sales in the world’s most populous country, is recruiting robots to sweep floors and guard its properties to address a labour shortage and rising wage bills. As Chinese developers struggle with lacklustre sales and tighter industry margins, China Vanke, like many, is looking to premium concierge services to attract customers, and it said robots would provide some of those services. You can already…

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Nasa to Develop ‘Chemical Laptop’ to Aid Search for Alien Life

November 22, 2015

Nasa engineers are working on a unique “Chemical Laptop” – a portable, miniaturised laboratory that can help astronauts analyse samples for presence of life on the spot as they enter the alien world. Being developed at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, the device will help astronauts look for the signatures of life on another world, including Mars. “If this instrument were to be sent to space, it…

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Apple Pay UK Service Now Supports Tesco Bank And TSB

November 22, 2015

Both Tesco Bank and TSB have announced that their UK branches now support the new Apple Pay payment service making it easier to make mobile payments. If you are a customer of either TSB UK or Tesco Bank UK you can now use the iOS Wallet application and scan your credit card or simply authenticate your account you may already have set up at the iTunes store. Both banks say…

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Twitch Private Messaging Whispers Land On Mobile Devices

November 22, 2015

Twitch has this week announced that its private messaging service Whispers will be soon arriving on mobile devices. Allowing you to communicate privately with friends using the private messaging feature that has already been rolled out on other platforms. Starting today Twitch has started a soft launch on Android devices and will be collecting feedback from users to then tweak and finalise the private messaging service ready for a rollout…

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Gigaclear Trialing 5GBPS Broadband In The UK, Costs £399 A Month

November 22, 2015

A company called Gigaclear has announced that it will start trialing 5GBPS broadband in the UK, the service will be made available to around 10,000 homes in the UK during the trial. There is just one catch, this new super fast broadband is considerably more expensive that standard broadband. Available to customers from early 2016 through Gigaclear’s existing fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, the ultrafast service significantly reduces the time taken to…

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Google Photos now helps you free up space by deleting pictures

November 22, 2015

No matter the device, it seems we never have enough space for our files, especially when it comes to photos. Well, a Google Photos update just rolled out that will give users a new function in the form of a “Free up space” button in the app. This button will let you easily delete a large batch of pictures from your device, while keeping them backed up and safe in…

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