Latest technological innovations from the annual Consumer and Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
CANBERRA, Australia (PNN) - February 1, 2017 - Researchers have found a way to turn cheap, everyday cooking oil into the wonder material graphene - a technique that could greatly reduce the cost of making the much-touted nanomaterial.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (PNN) - February 1, 2017 - Itron’s Wi-Fi smart meters are being installed in homes across the globe. Iltron's "OpenWay CENTRON”, and its EM420i modular smart meters, are a privacy nightmare.
SAN DIEGO, Kalifornia (PNN) - February 1, 2017 - A DNA sequence code critical to our understanding of how human genes are turned on and off has just been unlocked by a team of scientists. Molecular biologists refer to this code as the “human initiator”. Ever since it was first observed back in the 1980s, the human initiator was believed to play a significant role in gene activation, given that it commonly occurs at the start sites of genes.
LA JOLLA, Kalifornia (PNN) - January 24, 2017 - From the moment life gained a foothold on Earth its story has been written in a DNA code of four letters. With G, T, C and A - the molecules that pair up in the DNA helix - the lines between humans and all life on Earth are spelled out.
BOSTON, Massachusetts (PNN) - January 11, 2017 - A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have used adult skin cells to regenerate functional human heart tissue.
NEW YORK (PNN) - January 5, 2017 - From Battlestar Galactica to the Imperial Death Star, the world of fiction is rife with gargantuan spacecraft capable of supporting thousands of residents with their own personal quarters and facilities.
But for real astronauts, spaceflight is not quite so, well, spacious. Take the International Space Station (ISS), which is the largest spacefaring vessel ever built, as well as the most expensive single construction project in human history, costing the Fascist Police States of Amerika alone around $100 billion. Its first module was launched in November 1998, and its first long-duration crew, consisting of three people, arrived onboard two years later.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (PNN) - January 4, 2017 - Faraday Future staked its claim to the world’s fastest electric car with its FF91 production model, showing footage of it outracing Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Model S in a glitzy event in Las Vegas.
The startup electric-car maker backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting is counting on its debut offering to drum up support from investors, many of whom had been invited to the Las Vegas presentation. The FF91 can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.39 seconds, according to the company. That compares with 2.5 seconds for Tesla’s Model S P100D in its fastest “Ludicrous” mode.
SILICON VALLEY, Kalifornia (PNN) - January 1, 2017 - Nothing may have had as bad of a year as the Internet.
The Internet was hit with an onslaught of criticism and suffered several setbacks in 2016: from relinquishment of Amerikan control over web address management, introduced surveillance measures in the Fascist United Kingdom, social media backlash for users’ hate speech and terrorist affiliations, to censorship and fake news.
The company declined to do so but the case raises bigger questions about privacy.
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas (PNN) - December 27, 2016 - Amazon's Echo devices and its virtual assistant are meant to help find answers by listening for your voice commands. However, terrorist pig thug cops in Arkansas want to know if one of the gadgets overheard something that can help with a murder case.