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3-D printing glass objects

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany has developed a way to 3-D print objects made of pure glass. In …

3D

Scientists Have Created A Sieve That Could Make Seawater Drinkable

<i>Love Curiosity? Subscribe to our email to get our stories delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.</i><p>If you're stuck on a desert island, you're …

Engineers develop a plastic electrode that stretches like rubber but carries electricity like wires

The brain is soft and electronics are stiff, which can make combining the two challenging, such as when neuroscientists implant electrodes to measure …

Password Strength checker with jQuery Complexify

The main aim of jQuery Complexify plugin is to measure how complex is the user entered password and show the live feedback in the form of strength …

Chrome OS 56 hits stable with more Material Design, updated ChromeVox assistive tool

Chrome OS 56 is now available in the stable channel with some visual changes. The bottom shelf and system menu have received a Material redesign, while an updated version of the ChromeVox tool simplifies navigation for the visually impaired.<p>The Material shelf switches from a bar to a circle to note …

This battery won't explode even when cut or punctured

Mike Zimmerman, a Tufts University professor, has invented a battery that won’t explode and set your car on fire when you cut or puncture it. He showed off his invention in a new NOVA documentary, which was recently aired on PBS.<p>Unlike conventional lithium-ion batteries found in our smartphones, …

Clean Energy

Triple threat: Perovskite material generates electricity from light, heat, and movement

If you want to use multiple methods to generate electricity, such as waste heat and movement, for example, you normally have to use independent …

A Chromebook convertible you can stand on, scribble on and splash

CTL's Chromebook line gets another extra-rugged convertible model in its lineup, complete with a whiteboard cover.<p>There's a ton of activity around Chromebooks for education at the moment thanks to a push by Google and partners, and toughness is trendy. CTL's been in the institutional Chromebook …

We May Finally Have a Way of Mass Producing Graphene

The Miracle Material for All<p>Hailed as the future’s 2D miracle material, graphene has remarkable applications. Graphene is essentially a one-atom …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Vanadium Dioxide, A Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Scientists have discovered “exotic electrical and thermal properties” in a material known as vanadium dioxide which may be applied to develop more …

Groundbreaking new seawater battery could replace expensive lithium batteries

Open your smartphone and you’ll probably find a lithium-ion battery inside. They’re rechargeable, which is great – but they’re difficult to dispose …

Ukrainian Scientist Creates Battery That Can Power Smartphones for 12 Years

Ukrainian scientist Vladislav Kiselev claims that he has developed a type of battery that can power gadgets like smartphones and even cars for up to …

The world's first zero-emissions train could be running by 2017

Passengers in Europe may soon be commuting on the world's first zero-emissions train.<p>French engineering giant Alstom is building a passenger train …

New Project Ara development kit coming this fall, consumer modular phone next year

After a long wait, Project Ara is now closer to real product with a consumer product finally coming next year. In addition to a new developer kit launching this year, ATAP announced many partnerships with companies to make modules. Google believes that Ara will be the future of computing and is now …