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Compact amplifier could revolutionise optical communication
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Compact amplifier could revolutionise optical communication

The novel compact optical amplifier is thousands of times smaller than its precursor. Credit: Ping Zhao, Zhichao Ye and Yen...
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Researchers developing fully autonomous robot chef
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Researchers developing fully autonomous robot chef

Concept rendering of a digital cooking appliance that boasts dozens of ingredients and a precise cooking laser to assemble and...
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3D-printed objects that sense how a user is interacting with them
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3D-printed objects that sense how a user is interacting with them

Researchers from MIT have developed a method to integrate sensing capabilities into 3D printable structures comprised of repetitive cells, which...
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Don’t fidget! WiFi will count you
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Don’t fidget! WiFi will count you

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers in UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi's lab have enabled, for the first time, counting...
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A “Real Folding Window” for better foldable displays
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A “Real Folding Window” for better foldable displays

Credit: LG Chem A team at LG Chem has announced on LG's News Room webpage that the company has developed...
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Riveting technology enables lightweight magnesium fasteners for fuel efficiency
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Riveting technology enables lightweight magnesium fasteners for fuel efficiency

PNNL's new Rotating Hammer Riveting technology enables lightweight magnesium rivets to be used without preheating the rivets. The process is...
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Tactile holograms are a touch of future tech
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Tactile holograms are a touch of future tech

Credit: Ravinder Dahiya A piece of science fiction technology could be one step closer to reality with a new development...
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Virgin Hyperloop lays out its plans for the future
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Virgin Hyperloop lays out its plans for the future

The team at Virgin Hyperloop has released a video detailing the company's plans for building its version of a hyperloop...
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Using your smartwatch to reduce stress
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Using your smartwatch to reduce stress

The dashed box implies the offline process (A) and the solid box depicts the real-time closed-loop system (B). The human...
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Wave-powered SeaRAY preps for Hawaii trial
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Wave-powered SeaRAY preps for Hawaii trial

The Modular Ocean Data Acquisition system’s fortified data collection system will process, clean, and display data from about 70 different...
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Biomimetic resonant acoustic sensor detecting far-distant voices accurately to hit the market
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Biomimetic resonant acoustic sensor detecting far-distant voices accurately to hit the market

Figure: (a) Schematic illustration of the basilar membrane-inspired flexible piezoelectric mobile acoustic sensor (b) Real-time voice biometrics based on machine...
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Taking cues from nature to develop smarter tech
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Taking cues from nature to develop smarter tech

Intelligent matter is assembled from individual, nano-scaled components which, when they act together, possess intelligent skills. Credit: Corinna Kaspar Imagine...
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Navy ditches futuristic railgun, eyes hypersonic missiles
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Navy ditches futuristic railgun, eyes hypersonic missiles

In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, file photo provided by the US Navy, a high-speed camera image captures a full-energy...
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Collective battery storage beneficial for decarbonized world
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Collective battery storage beneficial for decarbonized world

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Batteries are potentially a game-changing technology as we decarbonize our economy, and their benefits are even...
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Facial recognition tech fights coronavirus in Chinese city
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Facial recognition tech fights coronavirus in Chinese city

More than 155 coronavirus cases were recorded in the Chinese city of Ruili over the past week. Facial recognition tech...
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Device taps brain waves to help paralyzed man communicate
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Device taps brain waves to help paralyzed man communicate

In this 2017 photo provided by the University of California, San Francisco, neurosurgeon Dr. Edward Chang is reflected in a...
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A big step forward for ship remote inspection technologies
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A big step forward for ship remote inspection technologies

Crawler (RoboPlanet), Aerial drone (UIB), Pioneer (Blueye). Credit: BugWright2 Different types of RITs were recently tested on a double-skin supramax...
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Organic electronics may soon enter the GHz-regime
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Organic electronics may soon enter the GHz-regime

A 5-stage complementary ring-oscillator composed of organic permeable base transistors. Credit: Erjuan Guo Physicists of the Technische Universität Dresden introduce...
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Green hydrogen production from curtailed wind and solar power
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Green hydrogen production from curtailed wind and solar power

Graphical abstract. Credit: DOI: 10.1016/j.adapen.2021.100051 Designing future low-carbon energy systems to use power generated in excess of the grid's demands...
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Microwave-powered rocket propulsion investigated
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Microwave-powered rocket propulsion investigated

  Credit: Montri Nipitvittaya/Shutterstock Sending a rocket into space typically requires about 90% of the rocket's initial weight to be...
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