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Collaboration sparks sustainable electronics manufacturing breakthrough

(Simon Fraser University) Simon Fraser University and Swiss researchers are developing an eco-friendly, 3D printable solution for producing wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be used and disposed of without contaminating the environment. Their research has been published as the cover story in the February issue of the journal Advanced Electronic Materials.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/sfu-css021319.php

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16 longevity scientists have a Valentine’s day message for the world

(Life Biosciences) A group of leading scientists devoted to research on the mechanisms of biological aging today announced the formation of the Academy for Health and Lifespan, the first global non-profit group focused on accelerating breakthroughs in the expansion of the human health span. The timing of the announcement aligns with the Valentine’s Day holiday to call attention to the Academy for Health and Lifespan Research mission to enable people to live better and love longer.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/lb-1ls021319.php

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Artificial bug eyes

Single lens eyes, like those in humans and many other animals, can create sharp images, but the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans have an edge when it comes to peripheral vision, light sensitivity and motion detection. That’s why scientists are developing artificial compound eyes to give sight to autonomous vehicles and robots, among other applications. Now, a new report describes the preparation of bioinspired artificial compound eyes using a simple low-cost approach.

Original source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190109090946.htm

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