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Buzz off! Drones will be as agile as flies⠀
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⏰ In 10 seconds?⠀
Researchers keen to perfect the future’s aerial delivery machines are getting closer to cracking the response mechanism that gives insects the edge over drones when it comes to breakneck in-flight manoeuvres.⠀
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🐜 Are you saying the future of drones are insects? ⠀
Sort of! The scientists at Draper Laboratory recently flew genetically modified dragonflies that carried a payload. What made the test unique was that they managed to remote-control the insects’ flight.⠀
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⚡️ How did they manage to do that? ⠀
They fed the steering commands (light impulses) directly into the dragonfly’s genetically tweaked nervous system, essentially overriding the insect’s own will. They packed the tech in a tiny backpack that was light enough for the dragonfly to carry.⠀
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A team of researchers with #California Institute of Technology and the Karlsruh Institute of #Technology has improved the #efficiency of #thin film #solar cells by mimicking the architecture of rose butterfly wings. In their paper published in the #journal #Science Advances, the group explains their inspiration for studying the #butterfly #wings and the details of their improved solar cells
As #scientists seek ways to improve the efficiency of solar cells, some have increasingly turned to thin film solar cells. Not only are such cells lighter and more manageable than traditional #crystal-based cells, but they are expected to be more efficient if engineers can find a way to get them to work for longer periods of time. One of the roadblocks to improving the efficiency of solar cells in general is the high expense of motion hardware that tracks the sun. In this new effort, the researchers took inspiration from the #rose butterfly, found commonly in #India. It has soft black wings that warm the cold-blooded insect during cool periods.

To learn more about the butterfly wings, the group collected some samples and looked at them under an electron microscope. They found that the wings were covered with scales pockmarked with #holes. In addition to making the wings lighter, the holes, the researchers found, scattered the light striking them, which allowed the butterfly to absorb more of the sun's heat.
Intrigued by the butterfly design, the researchers created similar structures in their lab using sheets of hydrogenated #amorphous #silicon sheets. A top layer with extremely tiny holes of various sizes caused light to scatter and strike the silicon base below. The design, the team found, allowed for picking up roughly twice as much light as previous designs
The group reports that creating the cells was quick and easy. They made the holes by dropping bits of a #binary polymer solution that did not mix with the type of polymer used to create the sheet. The process took just five to 10 minutes.

Source - https://phys.org/news/2017-10-black-butterfly-wings-solar-cells.amp
När man har ballonggalningar till bordet. 🎈🎈 Alla bord. Misstänker att det är därför vi älskar varandra som Unga Forskare.
Ignore the camera holding skills and just wait for it😂😂 Beware....scientists experimenting
Diwali with wierdos😂😂
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Recent studies have found out that encouraging students to play chess in school is equally important as compared to organizing soccer tournaments! Playing chess contributes to excersing both sides of brain, it raises IQ levels, improves creativity, memory and not to mention a scientific theory suggests helps prevent Alzheimer's.
Here we have a renowned IB school organizing a chess tournament for its students. It's when all the jocks, artists, scientists and not to mention nerds come together to rack their minds!
#ib#school#ibworldschool#chess#creativityforlife#memory#profound#school#kids#children#playinggames#games#jocks#artists#scientists#nerdsvsjocks#instagram#instago#pictureoftheday#lahoregram #karachi#islamabad#pakistan#kidstribune
Plena,
Após tanta comilança e vinho na passada rápida para o lado argentino!
Ojo de bife com aipim e cebola, entrada maravilhosa de frios e malbec!
Com essas pessoas incríveis, não tem cansaço e tempo ruim! ❤️
#friends #lemm #scientists #argentina #ladamajuana #winetime #winelovers #
@yvesmulkers with A Pocket Guide to #datascience
A pocket guide #overview of how to get #started doing #datascience, with a #focus on the practical, and with #concrete steps to take to get moving #right away.

In a previous post I advised #data #scientists in training to build stuff. This post gets more specific. Here's what I mean when I say I'm doi .. Read the full story on #7wData.be
Continued from previous post... When the dyke intruded, the host rock was cooler in temperature resulting in heat transference consequently leaving a coarse grained interior which cooled slower than at the margins which are finer grained. 😋 Such fine grained margins which cooled rapidly (and are sometimes even quenched at the contact) are referred to as “chilled margins”. This gradation from fine grained margins to a coarse grained interior is apparent even to the naked eye.
Neatto Rockstars! 🤣⭐ I especially love this topic because I did my honours project on Geochemistry of Chilled Margins in Igneous Mafic Dykes. Love it!

THANK YOU SLOSSY AND QUT ❤️⭐ #geologyisforrockstars #geology #geologist #geologists #world #earth #nature #amazing #scientists #science #instagoods #in #insta #instagood #teachersofinstagram #instagram #love #happy #earthscience #people #rocks #rockstar #rocklover #natgeo #natgeotravel #travel #travelling #dike #dyke
⭐Hiya Rockstars!⭐ As per my live video yesterday, we (Marty and I) went on an epic geology excursion with Professor Sloss (aka Slossy) and his first year geology students at QUT to Coolum beach! 🏖️ Remember the aphanitic andesite I mentioned in the video? It was dark grey in colour (looked black from far away) and I mentioned that we saw a granitic dyke which intruded along fracture planes. Let’s check out that dyke I promised! Slossy spend some time lecturing his students about these granite dykes as they demonstrate some very important laws in geology. 😉

Walking along this beach we are bombarded with information regarding the geological order/timing of intrusive events! How? 🤔 The granitic dykes at Coolum beach demonstrate age relationships based on the law of inclusion and law of cross cutting relationships! 😱 Take a look at my photos. Basically what we see is a granitic dyke which has intruded along planes of weaknesses or joints in the host rock which is the dark grey andesite. Note that the granitic dyke (which is pinkish coloured) also contains inclusions of andesite. Can we infer the geological timing of these relationships? Yes we can! 😍

The andesite is the host rock; an extrusive rock which cooled rapidly (aphanitic). It was then uplifted and fractured /jointed which was followed by a granitic intrusion which crystallized as dykes. By the law of cross cutting relationships, the dyke is cross cutting the host rock so evidently the granite is a younger body of rock than the andesite! 🤣 The andesite had to of been there first to have been cross cut by the dyke. Take a closer look at the dyke in my photo—it actually contains inclusions of andesite in it. 🤓 By the law of inclusion, it is also apparent that the inclusion of andesite is older than the granitic dyke. Continued....
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