An unlikely marriage among oxides

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An unlikely marriage among oxides

“Sebastian Siol is looking for new materials with unusual properties that were so far not accessible in experiments. To do this, he connects partners who don’t really fit together: One partner forces the other into a state that would …

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Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

Chip upgrade helps miniature drones navigate

“Low-power design will allow devices as small as a honeybee to determine their location while flying. Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even …

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Electron sandwich doubles thermoelectric performance

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Electron sandwich doubles thermoelectric performance

“Researchers more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity, which could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries. Researchers from Hokkaido University and their colleagues …

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Game-changing finding pushes 3D printing to the molecular limit

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Game-changing finding pushes 3D printing to the molecular limit

“New University of Nottingham research proves that advanced materials containing molecules that switch states in response to environmental stimuli such as light can be fabricated using 3D printing. The study findings have the potential to vastly increase the functional capabilities …

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How to control robots with brainwaves and hand gestures

How to control robots with brainwaves and hand gestures

“Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory system enables people to correct robot mistakes on multiple-choice tasks. Getting robots to do things isn’t easy: Usually, scientists have to either explicitly program them or get them to understand how humans communicate …

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