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'Artificial atom' created in graphene

In a tiny quantum prison, electrons behave quite differently as compared to their counterparts in free space. They can only occupy discrete energy …

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Scientists have created self-healing fabrics that also protect from harmful chemicals

Protective clothing is critical to the health and safety of workers who handle hazardous chemicals. A new fabric coating promises to not only neutralize toxins, but also to heal tears and holes on its own while the clothes go through the laundry.<p>The coating, developed by a team of researchers from …





Bacterial Wind Turbines Could Power The Nanobots Of The Future

Computer model suggests a way to generate tiny amounts of power for tiny machines<p>Wind farms are getting bigger and bigger, producing more and more power as they grow. But sometimes, bigger isn't always better.<p>In a paper published in <i>Science Advances</i> researchers describe a mathematical simulation of …

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NASA Eyes First Carbon Nanotube Mirrors for CubeSat Telescope

Polish-less technology also offers "smart optics" for deforming the mirror in different telescope orientations Photo: W. Hrybyk/NASAJohn Kolasinski …

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Rare fungus product reduces resistance to antibiotics

Besides mushrooms such as truffles or morels, also many yeast and mould fungi, as well as other filamentous fungi belong to the Ascomycota phylum. …



Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have made an object disappear by using a composite material with nano-size particles that can …

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One year since the New Horizons Pluto flyby, here’s what we learned

One year ago today, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto and forever changed how we think about this frozen world.<p>After more than nine years and three billion miles of traveling through the solar system, New Horizons swung by Pluto and its moons on July 14th, 2015. Although the spacecraft …

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The Brain Mechanism Underlying Free Will Has Been Identified

The question of whether or not humans have free will has kept philosophers busy for thousands of years. Determinists, for example, believe that the …


Stellar snapshot: Is there snow in space?

Strange as it may seem, great disks of snow and ice often orbit young stars, playing a crucial role in the formation of planets. For the first time, …


A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …


The Next Version of Google Glass Is Way Smaller -- and Creepier

Remember Google Glass? The doofusy headsets that enabled super-nerds to snap photos simply by blinking their eyes? It was one of Google's many …

Tap Strap Turns Literally Everything Into a Keyboard

Personal computing devices have grown progressively smaller in size every few generations. As screens shrink, typing with on-screen keyboards becomes …

Kodi wants to turn your Raspberry Pi into a tiny media center

Remember XBMC, or as it was known even longer ago, Xbox Media Center? It's been over a decade since the open-source software was used to turn the original Xbox into a media hub, but the software is still alive and well. It's continued along under a new name, Kodi, and works on Windows, OS X, and …

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Experts Says a 'Space Base' Halfway Between The Moon And Earth Could Be Built in 10 Years

We can't wait.<p>The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced an ambitious plan to build a space base between Earth and the Moon, which astronauts …