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airplaneLightweight alloy enables folding wings in flight for more fuel efficiency and performance

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NASA has successfully applied a new technology in flight that allows aircraft to fold their wings to different angles while in the air. The recent flight series, which took place at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, was part …

energy10 nanometer materials enable three times the conversion of heat to electricity

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In simulations, MIT researchers found that tin telluride’s electron characteristics have a significant impact on their mean free paths. They plotted tin telluride’s range of electron energies against the associated mean free paths, and found the resulting graph looked very …

energyUniversity of Twente boosts efficiency of sunlight conversion of hydrogen fuel using microwires

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Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel (in this case, hydrogen). Using …

physicsUltrasonic Sound tornadoes levitate objects in a soundless void

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Researchers at the University of Bristol have been able to levitate objects using ultrasonic waves larger than the wavelengths of sound used by the device. This could enable touchless control of drug capsules or micro-surgical implements inside the human body …

amazonFirst Amazon Go opens in Seattle tomorrow Monday, January 22, 2018

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Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. We created the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line. With our Just Walk Out Shopping experience, simply use the Amazon Go …

astronomyCarnival of Space 545

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1. Universe Today – James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space The sunshield test unit on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is unfurled for the first time. Credit: NASA 2. Universe Today – Lava …

astronomyCarnival of Space 544

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The Carnival of Space 544 is up at Cosmoquest. Universe Today – In mid-March, the Chinese Tiangong-1 Space Station is Going to Come Crashing Back Down to Earth… Somewhere The station’s mission was originally meant to end in 2013, the …

diseaseStable antibodies enable vast improvements to medical diagnostics and treatment in disaster-stricken areas

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When large groups of people are suddenly cut off from electricity, shelter and medical supplies, the initial crisis may be only the tip of the iceberg. Sanitation issues, disease and physical fatigue are among the many widespread and lingering problems …

technologyTech Tuesday in Davos to power relationships in the Tech community

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Tech Pioneers and Influencers will gather at Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère on January 23, 2018 to exchange Ideas, discuss latest trends and network. Introducing Leaders, a strategic business initiative that brings together global leaders, visionaries and shapers of the business world, …

cancerBlood test can detect eight cancers in early stages which could save half a million lives every year

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CancerSEEK is a blood test that detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released into the bloodstream from cancer cells. This can then indicate the presence of ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, bowel, lung or breast cancers. Known as a …