A new self-erasing chip could help stop counterfeit electronics. It can store a secret message or authentication code for days before it disappears.
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"The previous cooling materials have been rigid and tough, which makes them unforgiving for athletes, occupational workers, soldiers, and so much more."
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Creating colloidal diamonds, a long-awaited photonic technique, could change the development and use of optical technologies over the next decade.
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A new green supercapacitor is flexible, lightweight, and cost-effective. It could charge your devices way faster, too, researchers say.
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A new technology lets researchers use metal to create nature-inspired surfaces with unique powers, including rose petals' water-repelling ability.
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New 3D-printable synthetic polymers have morphing powers and can self-heal within seconds. They could be useful for more realistic prosthetics.
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"Think of SMILES like a light bulb, but instead of being turned on with electricity, they are turned on with light..."
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Titanium dioxide crystals that "blink" may benefit quantum computers or the creation of fuels from carbon dioxide, say researchers.
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