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New devices based on rust could reduce excess heat in computers

Scientists have succeeded in observing the first long-distance transfer of information in a magnetic group of materials known as antiferromagnets. …

Nanotech

A 28-Year-Old Engineer Has Built a Robot That Could Save The World 2 Trillion Gallons of Lost Drinking Water

So clever!<p>When You Wu was growing up in China, officials would shut off water to his community for half a day each week in the name of conservation. …

Communist Party

Artificial synaptic device simulates the function of the human brain

A research team led by Director Myoung-Jae Lee from the Intelligent Devices and Systems Research Group at DGIST has succeeded in developing an …

Artificial Intelligence

Photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light

Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold …

TACS Offers Lens-Inspired Watches for Photography Lovers

The Japanese brand TACS has announced a new lens-inspired watch called the Automatic Vintage Lens II. It’s a “watch with a heart that captures the …

Watches

Scientists crack method to 3D print one of the strongest materials on Earth

Despite being 2D in design, researchers have found a way to 3D print graphene into some of the strongest structures possible.<p>It appears that …

Nanotech

Uzbekistan’s Secret Underground: A Photo Ban Lifted After 41 Years

After a longtime ban on photographing the Tashkent Metro was lifted this summer, I went underground to reveal the art, architecture, and …

This royal family’s wealth could be more than $1 trillion

The British royal family has an estimated net worth of $88 billion, according to business consultancy firm Brand Finance. Still, that monarchy is far …

German Researchers Have Built a Quantum Transistor Using Just a Single Atom

A team of researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a quantum transistor using just a single atom, and capable of …

Nanotech

Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity

Scientists are finally starting to understand the centuries-old mystery of “ballooning.”<p>On October 31, 1832, a young naturalist named Charles Darwin walked onto the deck of the HMS <i>Beagle</i> and realized that the ship had been boarded by thousands of intruders. Tiny red spiders, each a millimeter wide, …

Spiders

These are the Top Cameras and Lenses According to the 2018 EISA Awards

The prestigious EISA Awards has announced its picks for the top photography products of 2018-2019. Sony leads the pack with 5 prizes this year, Canon …

Nanotube coating smartens up fabrics

Imagine if there were comfortable and inexpensive wearable fabrics that were capable of detecting a wide range of pressure and motion. Well, …

Narrow-beam laser technology enables communications between underwater vehicles

This positional uncertainty can make it difficult for an undersea terminal to locate and establish a link with incoming narrow optical beams. For …

Chinese researchers develop world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

Chinese researchers have developed the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics that are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes, offering …

Scientists develop new approach to build soft, pliable 3D stretchable electronics

<i>“3D stretchable electronic” device can stretch, bend and twist without compromising electronic function.</i><p>By stacking and connecting layers of …

Transforming gas into fuels with better alloys

Technological advances in oil and gas well stimulation over the past decade now allow for the production of natural gas from shale gas trapped in …

Common WiFi can detect weapons, bombs and chemicals in bags

Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues, …

Apple Watch helps Aussie man discover a hole in his heart

People sometimes say the loss of a loved one has left a hole in their heart. A young Australian man discovered he had a literal one. And this serious medical condition wouldn’t have been diagnosed without his Apple Watch.<p>The heart-rate monitor on his smartwatch found that his heart was beating far …

Heart Rates

These half-billion-year-old creatures were animals—but unlike any known today

So-called Ediacaran organisms have puzzled biologists for decades. To the untrained eye they look like fossilized plants, in tube or frond shapes up …

Introducing the latest in textiles: Soft hardware: Researchers incorporate optoelectronic diodes into fibers and weave them into washable fabrics

Researchers incorporate optoelectronic diodes into fibers and weave them into washable fabrics<p>Researchers have incorporated electronic devices into …

World's first graphene-skinned airplane unveiled in the UK

At the recent Farnborough Air Show 2018, aerospace engineers from Britain's University of Central Lancashire presented what they state is the world's …

The amazing ceiling fan trick you're not using

Your ceiling fan is something you generally regard as something that is either on — and set to one of the three or so speeds — or off. It moves the air around your house to keep it from feeling too stagnant or to help cool you off without running your air conditioning too much in the summer.<p>What …

Adobe will reportedly bring the full Photoshop to the iPad

Announcement is expected in October ahead of a 2019 release<p>Last year’s release of iOS 11 from Apple was all about turning the iPad into a full-fledged PC, but there remained a set of core desktop apps that were still stubbornly off Apple’s mobile platform, the full-fat version of Photoshop being …

Cities from the sky: The best urban drone photography of the year

Drone photography is still an incredibly new and emerging art form. Just a few short years ago it would have been nigh on impossible to capture some …

New nanotechnology research could lead to massive improvements in EV battery capacity

<b>Why it matters:</b> One of the most significant problems today's electric vehicles face is limited range. Tesla's cars can often travel upwards of 250 …

New Device Could Help Bring Back Lost Brain Function

Scientists at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California are developing a device that could help bring back lost brain function . The device combines electrical brain stimulation with electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, which is where electrodes are attached …

The Brain

These nano eye drops could make glasses and contacts obsolete

Imagine throwing away your glasses or contact lenses and still having perfect vision — without getting eye surgery. Right now, that probably sounds …

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

It could lead to big changes in health monitoring.<p>You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of …

Google AI can predict when people will die with ‘95 per cent accuracy’

Google’s reach into almost all aspects of people’s digital lives – from email and search, to maps and calendars – means there isn’t much it doesn’t …

Live Your Best Life with Fitbit and Win a Trip to San Francisco

Like us, Fitbit is seriously passionate about helping people invest in themselves and live their best lives. So we’ve teamed up to create a place to get inspired and inspire others to move more, eat well, and even sleep better.<p>Filled with wellbeing experts—like Caroline Jordan, one of the Fitbit …

San Francisco