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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 …

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First personal thermal-imaging device for consumers | Kurzweil

FLIR ONE (Credit: FLIR)<p>FLIR Systems launched at CES the FLIR ONE, the first consumer-oriented thermal imaging system for a smartphone.<p>Acting as a …

Imaging

Google X Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Monitors Body Health

Google already makes an electronic monocle called Glass that allows people to take photos by winking —and now it seems the tech company wants to get …

Wearable Tech

Carbon nanotubes used to create a flame-retardant coating for furniture

Your furniture could kill you. According to the US National Fire Protection Association, nearly 20 percent of home fire deaths between 2006 and 2010 …

Furniture

HiBot NEW ACM-R5H amphibious snake robot

Robot used to round up cows is a hit with farmers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1028000/1028442_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524698025_a7ce41d926d8668f19ea67b374b83f51<p><b>Robots could be used in the future to round up cows on dairy farms, according to researchers.</b><p>A four-wheeled device, known as Rover, has been …

Forestry

A potentially disruptive electronics startup you should know about: Transphorm

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Companies that work on the building blocks of electronics don’t really get the kind of attention as ones that, say, build …

Scientists demonstrate a robotic muscle 1,000 times more powerful than a human's

If a so-called "rise of the machines" ever comes to fruition, our chances of survival may have just taken a big hit. A team of scientists from the US …

Engineering

New Compound designated a breakthrough therapy by the FDA. It releases the brakes from muscle growth

A new antibody could dramatically boost strength and muscle mass in patients with cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sporadic …

Molten Salt Reactor about 50 times the power density of current submarine nuclear reactors

* they have a high power density in a small volume and run either on low-enriched uranium (as do some French and Chinese submarines) or on highly …

Algae to crude oil: Million-year natural process takes minutes in the lab

The process mimics some of the conditions that originally turned prehistoric plant material into fossil fuel deep within the earth – high pressures …

Biofuel

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Jeff Bezos

With its new start-stop coasting function, Bosch enables drivers of vehicles with combustion engines to travel in zero-emission, noise-free, and …

Not Magic, Science: Startup Creating Plastic Out of Thin Air

Newlight Technologies co-founder Mark Herrema shows off AirCarbon pellets | Image credit: Dan MacMedan/<i>USA TODAY</i><p>Related:<p>We’re hearing more and more …

Burning Trash With Water [Video]

Astronauts on board the International Space Station study the strange properties of supercritical water.<p>Burn baby burn. Today, we use water to put out fires. But what if we could use it for the opposite effect? Astronaut researchers on the International Space Station are experimenting with water …

The TABBY is a DIY Open Source Electric Vehicle that Can be Assembled in Less Than an Hour

Imagine owning an electric vehicle that you can assemble yourself in less time than it takes to put together an IKEA entertainment center. In an …

Why Curved Glass Will Change Gadget Design Forever

At CES this week, Corning announced a new type of glass that will make curved iPhones and iWatches possible. And that’s just to start.<p>The smartphones in our hands, the tablets on our laps, the computers on our desks and the televisions on our walls. We live in a blocky world of glowing glass …

Since MIT spinout Atlas Devices’ flagship product, the Atlas Powered Rope Ascender (APA), first hit the market in 2007, it’s been touted by media as …

Low-cost materials could make storing hours of power from a wind farm economically feasible

Harvard University researchers say they’ve developed a new type of battery that could make it economical to store a couple of days of electricity …

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Micro-Windmills May One Day Power Your Smart Phone

Bigger is better has practically become a rule of thumb in the wind power business.<p>Indeed, the typical wind turbine size has grown from about 300 kilowatts in 1990 to a whopping 7.5 megawatts in 2011.<p>A team of electrical engineers in Texas is challenging the industry’s conventional wisdom by …

U.S. military look into remote controlled 'helicopter truck transformers' that can be sent on rescue missions WITHOUT a driver

• <b>New drone is in development to meet the requirements of the U.S. military for a new evacuation vehicle</b>• <b><br>Currently being tested by Advanced Tactics, an</b> …

Military

Watch as scientists levitate these objects with sound waves

Using ultrasound, a team of Japanese scientists has levitated small particles, and moved them around mid-air. It's incredible to see.<p>This isn't the …

Physics

Dubbed RF Safe-Stop, the unit, which weighs approximately 350kg, has so far been integrated into Nissan Nevara and Toyota Land Cruisers and is …

It does everything employees can do except better:<p>* it slices toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your …

Pointy pulses improve optical fiber throughput by a factor of 10

As the volume of data carried around the world via optical fibers continues to increase, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in …

Answers to all your 'Robocop' K5 security bot questions (exclusive)

So this entrepreneur wants to put a bunch of 300-pound, autonomous security robots into circulation around the world — in schools, malls, public streets, you name it.<p>These bots are equipped with cameras, location trackers, and every kind of sensor you can imagine. They can recognize faces and scan …

After 2,500 Years, The Paper Airplane Goes Digital

Now on Kickstarter, a simple kit turns any paper airplane into something that can be remotely flown using your smartphone.<p>If it seems like kids have been flinging paper airplanes at each other since the beginning of time, you’re not far off: paper airplanes actually predate the Wright Brothers …

Will 2D tin be the next super material for chip interconnects?

Adding fluorine atoms (yellow) to a single layer of tin atoms (grsy) should allow a predicted new material, stanene, to conduct electricity perfectly …