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Turmeric Bomb Detector by Popular Science: Researchers at the University of Massachusetts said turmeric-based sensors could detect small amounts of explosives in a room, down to 80 parts per billion. So what if you were eating curry before your flight? #Bobo_Detector #Turmeric

from PSFK

Plastic-Eating Fungi Found In The Amazon May Solve World's Waste Problem

Plastic Eating Fungi Found in the Amazon May Solve World's Waste Problem by Emma Hutchings, Fungi have been discovered which can anaerobically degrade polyurethane! #PUR #Fungi #Science

from Newsweek

A Real-Life Invisibility Cloak Built Out of Nanoscale Metamaterials

A Real-Life Invisibility Cloak by Dana Dovey, newsweek: Cambridge researchers have constructed nanoscale building blocks called “metamaterials.” These are materials, made up of nanoparticles that, due to their geometry, are capable of controlling the way light interacts with them. By guiding the light around an object, it is possible to make it 'invisible.' #Science #Materials_Science #Metamaterials #Invisibility_Cloak

from WIRED

Sergey Brin’s Search for a Parkinson’s Cure

High Speed Science - 23andMe: 23andMe's Parkinson's Genetics Initiative poses the question of whether science can be done by collecting data and then looking for correlations.

Sensing Surfaces with GelSight by Mcah K. Johnson and Edward Hl Adelson, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab: GelSight is a compact, portable technology for seeing the world on a microscopic level---without a microscope, using special cameras and a little pad of deformable gel! #GelSight #Technology

from Smithsonian

A Scientist Accidentally Developed Sunglasses That Could Correct Color Blindness

A Scientist Accidentally Developed Sunglasses That Could Correct Color by smithsonianmag #Science #Color_Blindness #Corrective_Sunglasses

from WSJ

The Myth of Basic Science

The Myth of Basic Science via wsj: Does scientific research drive innovation? Not very often, argues Matt Ridley: Technological evolution has a momentum of its own, and it has little... #Science #Technology #Innovation