Matthew Choy

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Christianity will rise as sceptics die out, geneticist claims

Growth of Christianity in Africa coupled with population decline in Europe will trigger new resurgence of the religion, UCL academic claims<p>The world could see a resurgence of Christianity driven by population decline in sceptical countries, the geneticist Steve Jones has claimed.<p>Professor Jones …

The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save Two?

It happens quickly—more quickly than you, being human, can fully process.<p>A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, the robotic vehicle steers right. Brakes engage, the system tries to correct itself, but there’s too much …

Autonomous Cars

Blood recycling machine gets 3D-printed upgrade

A transfusion machine that takes a person's blood lost during an operation, filters it, and then puts it back into the body has been improved through …

Bob Hardage: Using seismic technologies in oil and gas exploration

Seismic waves, the same type of waves used to study earthquakes, are also used to explore deep underground for reservoirs of oil and natural</i> …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

Building A Better Bomb Detector

Dogs are the best bomb detectors we have. Can scientists do better?<p>It's Christmas season at the Quintard Mall, in Oxford, Alabama, and were it not a weekday morning, the tiled halls would be thronged with shoppers, and I'd probably feel much weirder walking past Victoria's Secret with TNT in my …

'Bioprosthetic' artificial heart combines synthetic materials and cow tissue

A French company will be moving forward with implanting a new artificial heart that incorporates biological tissue from a cow. Earlier this month Carmat won approval from four different cardiac centers in Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Poland, and Belgium. While synthetic hearts aren't new, what sets the …

Microscopic bunny could help fight brain disorders

Japanese researchers have demonstrated a new type of resin that could be used in 3D micro-electrodes that interface with the brain. With the material, it's possible to micro-sculpt tiny objects that hold their shape after being "carbonized" at 800 degrees Celsius, which increases electrical …

Liquid Air – the future of motoring?

Liquid Air could be be a fuel for the future, says Andrew English.<p>Engineers call it disruptive technology, but Liquid Air is much more than that. Using cryogenic atmospheric air at minus 196 degrees Centrigrade as an energy store potentially inverts our idea of the piston engine and subverts the …

Mataerial: a 3D printer that seemingly defies gravity

You might think that 3D printing is a mature technology, the way guns and pizzas and pieces of jet engines are popping out these days, but you haven't seen it all: a company called Mataerial has built a contraption that can print gravity-defying strands of material right onto a wall.<p>Where existing …