Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device made out of bacterial nanowires that uses only moisture from the atmosphere to generate a current of electricity—basically, this device can produce energy out of thin air… literally. The device employs nanowire structures grown from a type of bacterium
Doesn’t it strike you as odd – as science and technology continue to accelerate the pace at which the future overtakes the present and then quickly disappears into the past – that we still haven’t figured out Who we are, What we are, Where we are, Why we are, and How we got here – let alone what the Nature of Reality actually is? WTF?! continues to be the most succinct summary of our existential quandary – even as we race headlong to the very brink of our species’ self-extinction.
One of the most destructive dilemmas in warfare – be it military or medical – is the ‘collateral damage’ inadvertently inflicted on innocent bystanders. The ‘gold standard’ in both arenas is precision delivery of the ‘payload’ to the target.
In the West, the recommended way to battle terminal cancer has been invasive surgery and/or a toxic brew of chemicals that indiscriminately destroy healthy cells. But all that is about to change.
You have something personal to discuss with a friend. You arrange to meet for a coffee and a chat in a public restaurant. It’s noisy, and you have a good heart to heart in the belief that nobody else can hear what you’re saying. Or you leave a message on an answer phone or via a phone app and think that it’s just between yourself and the recipient.