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Building Blockchain with Hyperledger : Developer’s Guide (Part 2)

Welcome to the Blockchain Revolution! In the last article of this developer’s guide, we went on to explore the basic building blocks starting from creating our own network to writing the client apps. Quickly summarizing, IBM’s block chain is based on Linux Foundation’ open source Hyperledger fabric. This fabric is like an operating system for data sharing networks, marketplaces, micro-currencies and decentralized digital communities.We recommend that you do a quick recap of our previous Blockchain developer’s guide before diving into the…

Using a camera to spot and track drones

EPFL researchers have developed algorithms capable of detecting and tracking small flying objects using a simple camera. Credit: istock EPFL researchers have shown that a simple camera can detect and track flying drones. Plus, the lightweight, energy-efficient and inexpensive technology could be installed directly on the drones themselves and enhance safety in the skies. The rising number of drones in air space poses numerous challenges. Topping that list is our ability to simply detect these small unmanned aerial vehicles. Periodic…

MU Engineering faculty’s company set to revolutionize cryopreservation

Xu Han Han and his team have developed a novel cryopreservation medium trademarked as C80EZ® that eliminates the need for liquid hydrogen and allows cells to be preserved long-term at much higher temperatures, leading to better samples for research materials, a longer shelf life for clinically transplantable cells and tissue and lower overall preservation costs. Photos by Amy Parris. A company founded by an MU College of Engineering researcher and housed within the Missouri Innovation Center is completely reshaping the…

Very Low Frequency Radio Waves Protect Earth » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog

Very Low Frequency Radio Waves Protect Earth Posted on August 5, 2017  Comments (0) Very Low Frequency (VLF) radio communications signals are transmitted from ground stations at huge powers to communicate with submarines deep in the ocean. While these waves are intended for communications below the surface, they also extend out beyond our atmosphere, shrouding Earth in a VLF bubble. This bubble is even seen by spacecraft high above Earth’s surface, such as NASA’s Van Allen Probes, which study electrons…

Mizzou summer program gives KAU students real-world experience

An international program offering hands-on, interdisciplinary projects that prepare students for real-world issues facing engineers in their home country is sure to attract high-quality attendees. And when it offers exposure to new cultures and novel educational methods, it attracts the best and brightest. In its fourth year, the University of Missouri’s King Abdulaziz University Internship for Engineering students has the formula down pat. The six week-long internship saw 24 students from King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, come…

Large, distant comets more common than previously thought — ScienceDaily

Comets that take more than 200 years to make one revolution around the sun are notoriously difficult to study. Because they spend most of their time far from our area of the solar system, many “long-period comets” will never approach the sun in a person’s lifetime. In fact, those that travel inward from the Oort Cloud — a group of icy bodies beginning roughly 300 billion kilometers away from the sun — can have periods of thousands or even millions…

Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world use

Credit: Texas A&M University From aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and only used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has pioneered a countermeasure to transform the landscape of 3-D printing today. Brandon Sweeney and his advisor Dr. Micah…

Does the U. S. Need a New Star Wars Program?

On the Fourth of July last week, the world saw one rocket’s red glare that wasn’t fired in celebration:  North Korea launched the latest in a series of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests.  The timing was intentional, and the North Korean news agency quoted its leader Kim Jong-un as saying, “The American bastards must be quite unhappy after watching our strategic decision.”  Not exactly diplomatic language.  Although the test missile went mostly straight up and down and landed harmlessly in…

UK pilots warn of disaster, seek tougher rules for drones

The British Airline Pilots Association is warning of a looming catastrophe unless drones are subject to tougher regulations. The association demanded the compulsory registration of drones Monday after Gatwick Airport briefly closed its runway over safety concerns when a drone was spotted in the area. Authorities diverted four EasyJet flights. One British Airways flight was sent to Bournemouth Airport. The union’s flight safety specialist, Steve Landells, says the incident shows “the threat of drones being flown near manned…