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3D nanometer-thin membrane borrows from biology

“Mimicking the structure of the kidney, a team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have created a three-dimensional nanometer (nm)-thin membrane that breaks the permeance-selectivity trade-off of artificial membranes …

An electrical switch for magnetism

“NUS physicists have demonstrated the control of magnetism in a magnetic semiconductor via electrical means, paving the way for novel spintronic devices. Semiconductors are the heart of information-processing technologies. In the form of a transistor, semiconductors act as a switch …

Anode Material for Safe Batteries with a Long Cycle Life

“Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jilin University in Changchun/China investigated a highly promising anode material for future high-performance batteries – lithium lanthanum titanate with a perovskite crystal structure (LLTO). As the team reported in the Nature Communications …

FCC approves Amazon’s internet-from-space Kuiper constellation of 3,236 satellites

“The Federal Communications Commission has approved Amazon’s plans for its ambitious Kuiper constellation, which entails sending 3,236 satellites into orbit to beam internet coverage down to Earth. The decision is a crucial regulatory step that paves the way …

Linus Torvalds Releases the “Really Big” Linux Kernel 5.8

“Linus Torvalds has recently shipped Linux kernel 5,8, nearly a month of a half after he announced this release as a “really big” update that reminds of the 4.9 version. “I considered making an rc8 all the way …

May the force be with you: detecting ultrafast light by its force

“From cell phones to solar cells - research has implications for improvements in a wide range of technologies A McGill research team has developed a new technique to detect nano-sized imperfections in materials. They believe this discovery will lead to improvements …

Microchip Introduces New 8-Channel Flashtec® PCIe® Gen 4 Enterprise NVMe™ SSD Controller

“As data centers support more Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) workloads, there is a need for cloud scale infrastructure that provides more bandwidth to storage and more storage density per rack. The trend is therefore to adopt PCIe …

NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down after First Commercial Crew Flight to Space Station

“Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new …

Neuronal cultures advance ‘brain-on-a-chip’ technology

“Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have increased the complexity of neuronal cultures grown on microelectrode arrays, a key step toward more accurately reproducing the cellular composition of the human brain outside the body. As described in a recently published …

New high-capacity embedded memories use half as much silicon

“Researchers at EPFL and Bar Ilan University have developed a new type of embedded memory that takes up half as much space as traditional memory – and uses less energy – to store a given amount of data. The technology is being …