Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
yesterday • ~11 min
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In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities out of the lab and into hospitals, airports, or other settings.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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MorphSensor lets users digitally model an object’s form and electronic function in one integrated space.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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Batteries power much of modern life, from electric and hybrid cars to computers, medical devices and cellphones. But unless they're made easier and cheaper to recycle, a battery waste crisis looms.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
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New technique provides a means of interconnection between processors, opening the way to a complete quantum computing platform.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~5 min
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Nickel alloy heating elements in e-cigarette devices may pose more risk for significant lung injury than nicotine, THC, or vitamin E do, a new study shows.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new self-erasing chip could help stop counterfeit electronics. It can store a secret message or authentication code for days before it disappears.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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Building quantum computers underground or designing radiation-proof qubits may be needed, researchers find.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
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Viruses are too small to visualise with traditional microscopes.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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