Category: Kosmic Debris

Researchers develop droplet-based 3D printing technique using microfluidics | 3D Printing Industry

Researchers from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) have published a paper detailing a new approach to 3D printing using microfluidics, led by chemical engineering assistant professor Jiandi Wan.

The new technique uses a droplet-based, multi-phase microfluidic system to efficiently 3D print finely-tuned flexible materials. It allows the user to manipulate the extruded ink composition and properties in real-time, enabling the fabrication of diverse and functional structures with varied compositions and properties. The researchers see potential applications for the technology in soft robotics, tissue engineering and wearable technology.

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3D Printing, A Real Source for Optimism | Financial Times

In the 1960s Roy Amara, a Stanford computer scientist, observed that “we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run”.

The progress of 3D printing might be a case in point. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing is a fast-evolving technology with the, as yet, unrealized potential to decentralize production. It could provide the answer to the world’s addiction to supply chains — by getting rid of them.

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The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance | Science Advances

By Colin Raymond, Tom Matthews, and Radley M. Horton

Humans’ ability to efficiently shed heat has enabled us to range over every continent, but a wet-bulb temperature (TW) of 35°C marks our upper physiological limit, and much lower values have serious health and productivity impacts. Climate models project the first 35°C TW occurrences by the mid-21st century. However, a comprehensive evaluation of weather station data shows that some coastal subtropical locations have already reported a TW of 35°C and that extreme humid heat overall has more than doubled in frequency since 1979. Recent exceedances of 35°C in global maximum sea surface temperature provide further support for the validity of these dangerously high TW values. We find the most extreme humid heat is highly localized in both space and time and is correspondingly substantially underestimated in reanalysis products. Our findings thus underscore the serious challenge posed by humid heat that is more intense than previously reported and increasingly severe.

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What is Magical Realism Exactly? | The Writing Cooperative

When using the term Magical Realism it has become clear that people assume they know what it means and worse, they’re never asking questions is one of several unfortunate outcomes.

My inspiration was taken from a rich tradition of Latin literature. I use Magical Realism as a specific template in the adaptation of mythic storytelling, a means syncretizing with nuance, a spectrum of psychosocial themes from diverse cultural traditions, as a light to shine upon our real lives.

I seek to illuminate, engage, provoke personal and collaborative critical-reflection, analysis, and assessment on who we are in the ecocentric context, our real-world environment.

So, give a serious read of this online published material by Tantra Bensko, a gold-medal-winning psychological suspense novelist, writing Instructor, manuscript editor living in Berkeley.

Click here to read her full article, What is Magical Realism Exactly? | The Writing Cooperative

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