Perceptron Shock … the Newest Transformer

Well … not really, but it made you look? A research team at South Ural State University in Chelyabinsk Russia is working a neural network design for making the shock absorbers in your car work better than ever before. There are three ways to do this. Passive (old school) springs or gas pistons that reallyContinue reading “Perceptron Shock … the Newest Transformer”

Hot & Muggy Batteries

You might have noticed that arid environments make it easy to build up static electricity, and you might recall that Ben Franklin pulled some power from a thunderstorm with his kite experiment. Did you know that high humidity and the right metal combination can result in a battery? People have been thinking about this effectContinue reading “Hot & Muggy Batteries”

Antibacterial Laser Tattoos

OK … not really, but yeah sort of. Researchers at Purdue University transform regular copper (Cu) into laser-textured copper (LT-Cu) capable of killing a number of bacterial strains including MRSA in anywhere from 40 to 120 minutes. The short story on this technique is that the laser etches micron (one thousandth of a millimeter) andContinue reading “Antibacterial Laser Tattoos”