Nanoparticle Boost for Solar-powered Water Heating


Source: Research highlight from MANA, the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics at NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan.

Tsukuba, Japan, 21 November 2016

Subject line: Nanoparticle Boost for Solar-powered Water Heating

(Tsukuba, 21 November 2016) A highly-efficient, nanoparticle-based method for heating water and generating water vapor from sunlight is demonstrated by WPI-MANA scientists in Japan.

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Douglas Reeman, Master maritime story teller is ill and needs help






It is with deep regret that we hear of the plight of master story teller Douglas Reeman (also writing as Alexander Kent) who has given so much pleasure to so man readers down the years. It is a reminder that even best selling authors can need help. Please go to and those with facebook accounts can help without even donating money. Please read the continuation.

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The Lamborghini Huracán Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder: Thrilling Open-Air Driving


New Spyder version enlarges Huracán family
Engineered for pure rear-wheel driving fun with lifestyle appeal
New design of front and rear identifies the new model
Naturally aspirated V10 engine outputting 580 hp
0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds, top speed of 319 km/h

Sant’Agata Bolognese/Los Angeles, CA, 15 November 2016 – Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracán rear-wheel drive Spyder, combining the lifestyle appeal of the convertible with the pure on-road experience of the Huracán’s rear-wheel drive technologies.

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Paralyzed ALS patient operates speech computer with her mind


Utrecht, November 14, 2016 – In the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers and the patient worked intensively to get the settings right. She can now communicate at home with her family and caregivers via the implant. That a patient can use this technique at home is unique in the world. This research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Ucore Announces Development of US Strategic Metals Complex


November 15, 2016 – HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the initiation of development of a US-based Strategic Metals Complex (the “SMC” or the “Production Plant”) designed to capitalize on the technology platform advanced via the Company’s recently completed SuperLig®-One pilot facility near Salt Lake City, Utah (“SuperLig®-One” or the “Pilot Plant”).

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Wearable terahertz scanning device for inspection of medical equipment and the human body.

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Figure. Terahertz imaging of a human hand using arrays of carbon nanotubes: (left) human hand inserted into the imaging device, and (right) resulting scan of the human hand.

(Tokyo, 15 November 2016) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a portable and wearable terahertz scanning device made using arrays of carbon nanotubes, for non-invasive inspection of three-dimensional objects without requiring bulky peripheral optical components. The device is expected to have wide ranging applications including the noninvasive inspections of medical and drug delivery equipment such as syringes, as well as in medicine for imaging cancer cells, blood clots, sweat glands, and teeth. The findings are published in Nature Photonics, November 2016.

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British Safety Council celebrates 60 years of saving lives


In 2017, the British Safety Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary. To demonstrate the contribution it has made to improving the safety and health of workers over the years, the charity will release a digital record of historic materials, long-thought to have been lost, and will use this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to employers by offering targeted support to small charities and small companies.

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