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A new way to search for dark matter reveals hidden materials properties

“New research from Chalmers, together with ETH Zürich, Switzerland, suggests a promising way to detect elusive dark matter particles through previously unexplored atomic responses occurring in the detector material. The new calculations enable theorists to make detailed predictions about the …

Body heat into electricity: scientists developed a new way to charge gadgets

“Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed a new type of energy-efficient devices — thermocells that convert heat into energy. This will make possible creation of portable batteries that can be applied to virtually any surface, including clothing, to generate electricity directly …

CityU develops anti-bacterial graphene face masks

“Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to “secondary transmission”. A research team from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has successfully produced graphene …

Helping robots avoid collisions

“Realtime Robotics has created a controller that helps robots safely move around on the fly. George Konidaris still remembers his disheartening introduction to robotics. “When you’re a young student and you want to program a robot, the first thing …

How to train a machine to see 3D in the dark

“Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new way to create an almost perfect hologram in near darkness. Optical holograms are a clever way of producing a 3D image of an object. They have a number of …

Lighting the way to infrared detection

“EPFL physicists propose a new path to detect infrared radiation with outstanding sensitivity, allowing detection of signals as low as that of a single quantum of light. When using our webcam or cell phone camera, we experience the tremendous capabilities …

Liquid water at 170 degrees Celsius

“Using the X-ray laser European XFEL, a research team has investigated how water heats up under extreme conditions. In the process, the scientists were able to observe water that remained liquid even at temperatures of more than 170 degrees Celsius …

Mbed OS 6.3 released today

“The Mbed team are pleased to announce the release of Mbed OS 6.3 today. This release includes features and examples covering; Cloud connectivity WiSUN BLE Over the past few months, we have begun to release our work to extend …

Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical and use energy sustainably

“Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The retrieval launched the final phase of a years-long effort that proved the concept of …

NASA Missions Spy First Possible Planet Hugging a Stellar Cinder

“The violent events leading up to the death of a star would likely drive away any planets. The newly discovered Jupiter-size object may have arrived long after the star died. An international team of astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet …