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New "Instantly Rechargeable" Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Go With The Flow<p>Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, …

MIT Invented The Material We’ll Need To Build In Space

It’s ten times stronger than steel but is only 5% as dense, and it could revolutionize architecture on Earth, too.<p>The space elevator–a theoretical mode of transportation where transport modules move up and down a long cable that connects Earth to space–has long been the stuff of futuristic fantasy. …

Amazing Artificial Solar Cell Turns CO2 into Energy

A breakthrough has been made in regards to solar power that could be a game-changer. Researchers have found a way to effectively convert the carbon …

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Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

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Freevolt generates power from thin air

What you see above may look like an unremarkable slice of electronics, but it can theoretically power a low-energy device forever, and for free. If that sounds like a big deal, well... that's because it is. Drayson Technologies today announced Freevolt, a system that harvests energy from radio …

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

New Technology May Double Radio Frequency Data Capacity…

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology–full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)–that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio.<p>Up to now, this has been thought to be impossible: transmitters and receivers either work at different times or at the same time but at different frequencies.<p>Photo: CoSMIC (Columbia high-Speed and Mm-wave IC) Lab full-duplex transceiver IC that can be …

IBM to demonstrate first on-package silicon photonics - ExtremeTech

By on March 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>One of the most tantalizing …

Researchers create glasses-free 3D display with tiny spherical lenses - ExtremeTech

By on March 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Several industries have tried and …

Paper-Thin Lenses Could Shrink Cameras and Holographic Displays - MIT Technology Review

A new nanostructured material makes it possible to replace bulky lenses and other optical devices with a thin sheet of material such as silicon.<p>The …

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This New Flat Lens Captures Perfect Colors Without Chromatic Aberration

A team of researchers at Harvard are trying to revolutionize the world of optical lenses. Instead of traditional curved lenses that suffer from …

Super efficient perovskites are dazzling solar cell researchers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Courtesy of University of Oxford Press Department, Flickr Creative Commons<p>There’s a lot of excitement about a class of …

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The Intelligent iHome Cometh, If Apple’s Patent Ideas Come True

Home automation has never been easy or cheap, but new patents from Apple hint at a promising future for the tech.<p>Apple has filed a new patent in the U.S. patent office with the nearly incomprehensible name, “System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for …

IBM Develops Programming Language Inspired By The Human Brain

Two years ago this month, IBM announced that it had developed a cognitive computer chip, inspired by human neural architecture. That chip was developed as part of the SyNAPSE project, which has a long term goal of building a computing system that can handle tasks that are relatively easy for human …

Scientists Have Found the Ancient Secret of Indestructible Concrete

For the most part, we humans are better at things than we were thousands of years ago. But there are some things the ancients had down pat. Roman …

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Scientists release plans for new largest particle accelerator, designed to find dark matter

One of the biggest science projects in human history is ready to begin. Scientists from around the world announced today that they have completed the final design specs for what will become the largest particle accelerator ever built, the International Linear Collider, a planned 19.3-mile-long (31 …

This 18-Year-Old's Invention Could Make Your Future Phone Instacharge

While you are hanging out on the Internet (in your underwear, maybe?) on a Saturday, kids that are smarter than either of us are out there getting …

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Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing

<b>New Medical Discovery</b><p>A team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical …

Researchers Build New Batteries That Charge Instantly And Hold Hours Of Juice

A group of researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created microbatteries that charge 1,000 times faster than normal batteries and can, feasibly, “jump-start a car” while powering a cellphone. The group, led by William King, is working on shrinking the batteries down to fit …

The Next World-Changing Supermaterial Is Grown, Not Made

Watch out graphene; something's coming to eat your supermaterial lunch. Nanocellulose is poised to be the kevlar-strength, super-light, greenhouse …

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Hydrogen fuel breakthrough lets researchers extract gas from any plant

Researchers at Virginia Tech have successfully extracted large amounts of hydrogen from plants, a promising discovery that could help bring hydrogen closer to the environmentally-friendly fuel source many are hoping it can be. Y.H. Percival Zhang and his team accomplished this through the use of …

5 Trends That Will Drive The Future Of Technology

Trends get a bad rap, mostly because they are often equated with fashions. Talk about trends and people immediately start imagining wafer thin models strutting down catwalks in outrageous outfits, or maybe a new shade of purple that will be long forgotten by next season.<p>Yet trends can be important, …

Stanford researchers create genetic transistors, make biologic computing possible

When constructing computer circuits, most folks start with silicon and metal, but not the researchers at Stanford. The boffins in Palo Alto want to build computers out of living tissue, and to that end they've created a biological transistor, called the transcriptor. Transcriptors substitute DNA …

Microsoft's 3D Haptic feedback display shows a very touchy future - Pocket-lint

Microsoft has envisioned a new form of 3D display that lets you feel objects on the screen by allowing you to push the screen itself to create a …

Scientists develop biological transistor that can command living cells

Fully biological computers are getting closer to reality. Scientists at Stanford University today announced they have created a new type of transistor, the most basic part of a computer (and almost all other modern electronics), that is made entirely using genetic material, and works inside of …

Watch this: Activision shows off stunning, unsettling next-gen facial rendering

If you thought Sony's creepy tech demo involving that old man's face was something, wait until you see what Activision's R&D department has been working on. Yesterday the company gave GDC goers a glimpse at what it's calling "next-generation character rendering." Admittedly brief, the clip …