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World’s Smallest Battery

Research at Rice University has proved that the work done by Lithium-Ion batteries can also be done with very tiny batteries, which Rice University just produced.

The researchers have packed the energy produced by an entire Lithium-Ion battery into a small nanowire. This battery is 6 times thinner than a bacterium, 100 times thinner than a human hair and 60,000 times smaller than a AAA batttery.

Scientists Plan To Make Animal-Human Hybrid

In order to understand the biology of human life in more depth, scientists of Britain are working on mixing genes of humans with animals. The British academy of medical sciences released a report where they suggested that a nation must remain ready for a future where genes of humans and animals will be blend together.

After polling from citizens, most people are worried about transforming the animal brain to work more like a human, changing the appearance of animals i.e. some part of animal looking like any body part of human and creating embryos of human inside animals or vice versa.

3 Students Drop Out To Create Academic Software

TechCrunch reports that three students from the University of Pennsylvania have recently quit school to pursue their own startup. The product? CourseKit, an online platform that will allow professors to better manage their classes, and it works similar to the current course management software, Blackboard.

Having graduated University within the past year, I have used Blackboard and while slightly disorganized, I’ve found it to be ‘useful’ enough to grab documents, download my syllabi, and get the homework readings. I mean, who needs anything more? Just get the assignments, page readings, and begin to hit the books, right?

Thinking Fuel Efficiency? How does 2,500 MPG sound?

The Eco-marathon is a race where the winning vehicle has the best rated “miles per gallon.” The goal is to complete ten laps around a Houston park at an average speed of 15MPH while consuming the least amount of energy possible. Last year’s winners included students from Laval University in Quebec, and achieved 2,487.5 miles per gallon.

For the third year in a row, students at the same university have won the competition again, building a three-wheeler that gets an astounding 2,564.8 MPG.

Google Teaches Computers How To Regret

What makes the human brain fascinating is our ability to learn from everyday experiences and have the option to better ourselves. Due to the organic nature of the brain, our brains constantly re-wire and prune unused neural connections in effort to keep cognitive functions that are truly necessary for our everyday use while “losing” neural circuits we no longer need. This is exactly what is happening at a neurological level when we find ourselves “rusty” in a language we haven’t used in years. Our brains assume we no longer have use for the language due to lack of use, and it prunes those connections it deems unnecessary to “make room” for more relevant stuff.

The human brain also experiences the emotion of regret because the act of regretting welcomes reflection on what we should have done in a particular situation. By feeling regret, we are able to perhaps make a better decision the next time we are faced in a similar situation. What about computers, will they ever be able to function on a human level? Google is interested in answering that question.

UCSD’s New Certificate For Mobile Apps

Have you ever wanted to take your coding skills to the next level? The University of California San Diego is now offering a certificate program in Application Development to meet the growing need for app developers due to the influx of wireless devices. The school program is led by the Digital Arts Center and is a one-year program that requires the student to show up two nights a week. The certificate is then offered once the student completes the advanced training program, developed for smartphone enthusiasts and industry professionals. The program will teach…