Gcinisizwe Dlamini

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Designer carbon could give batteries a makeover

A new carbon material significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies.<p>“We have developed a ‘designer carbon’ that is both …

Tado unveils Cooling system for smartening up air conditioning systems

Want to stick some smarts into your old non-connected air conditioning system rather than buying some fancy-pants new unit? Tado, the German Nest(s …

Google Really, Really Wants To Trademark The Word 'Glass'

Google is apparently having trouble putting a trademark on the word “Glass.” Yes, Glass. You know, Google's head-mounted smart device. Not that thing you drink water out of every single day.<p>According to The Wall Street Journal, the company submitted an application last year for a trademark on the …

A graphene revolution is right around the corner

Graphene is like fusion, in that it promises enormous benefits starting just 10 or so years away. However, unlike fusion, graphene has actually been …

Nanotech

Researchers split water into hydrogen, oxygen using light, nanoparticles | Kurzweil

Transmission electron micrograph of cobalt oxygen nanoparticles (credit: Longb Liao et al./ <i>Nature Nanotechnology</i>)<p>Researchers from the University of …

Nanotech

10 Futuristic Materials

by Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board member Michael Anissimov. <br>1. Aerogel<p><i>Aerogel protecting crayons from a blowtorch.</i><p><i>This tiny block of</i> …

Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

By now you've probably heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of <i>Cosmos</i>, running every Sunday night on FOX (yes, that FOX) for the last few weeks. It was a controversial step to take Carl Sagan's beloved early 1980s-era tour of the universe and revamp it for the modern era. According to most …

Parallel universes, milk and evolution: your science questions answered

Q "All cows eat grass," I was taught in music many years ago. Grass contains chlorophyll, which is based on the only mineral grass contains, magnesium. So why do people drink milk for the calcium it is said to contain? asks Tony Hunting<p>A Magnesium has many roles in a plant – including in …