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Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces hydrogen

<b>Bill Burton, UIC News Center</b> -- Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that …

MIT accidentally discovered a cleaner smelting process

Sometimes, science can take an unexpected turn. While trying to develop a new kind of high temperature storage battery, MIT researchers accidentally stumbled upon a new, more efficient process for smelting metal -- one that's potentially cheaper, safer and less harmful to the environment than …

The Incredible Brain Benefits of Silence

Scientists were shocked to discover the outsize impact of silence on the brain. You will be too.<p>When was the last time you experienced true silence?<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a quiet, remote place, that might be a simple question to answer. But for most urban dwellers, escaping the cacophony …

Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

<b>The quest for storage devices that pack more information into a smaller space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.</b><p>Dutch scientists developed rewritable memory that stores information in the positions of individual chlorine atoms on a copper surface.<p>The …

Atoms

Let’s start getting excited about robots taking our jobs

A recent Pew report found that a majority of Americans believe that most human jobs could be automated by 2065. With tech giants like Google and Chrysler collaborating to produce autonomous passenger vehicles, as well as new tech firms like Otto positioning themselves to revolutionize the …

Investment in virtual and augmented reality is heating up

Investments in augment reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) companies reached $2 billion in the 12 months to June 2016, according to data from Digi-Capital.<p>Making up the bulk of the investments in the past year was Magic Leap's $793.5 million Series C round led by Alibaba, with participation from …

Virtual Reality

Here's the biggest limitation of Nintendo's new $60 console

When the news broke earlier this week that Nintendo would be releasing a new, smaller version of its first major game console, the internet was abuzz with nostalgic excitement. The NES Classic Edition will come with 30 of the console's greatest games and it fits right in the palm of your hand for …

Retrogaming