IF solid metallic hydrogen is a really good room temperature superconductor

On October 5th 2016, Ranga Dias and Isaac F. Silvera of Lyman Laboratory of Physics, Harvard University released the first experimental evidence that solid metallic hydrogen has been synthesized in the laboratory. It took 495 GPa pressure to create. The sample is being held in the cryostat in liquid nitrogen. If as predicted by theory …

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First measurements of early stages of liquid drop spreading will result energy savings and faster container ships

New research has resulted in a new technique that measures the rapid process of liquid drops spreading on any surface. This is the first time this process has ever been measured,” says Mitra, whose team also performs breakthrough translation research in water quality monitoring. “Soon we’ll have new and improved products in water-repellant coatings, materials …

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Britain invests £800m in Dragonfly drones, quantum gravimeters and combat lasers

Britain will spend more than £800million funding next-generation military technology including tiny “dragonfly drones” for gathering intelligence and laser weapons to eliminate missiles. Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, will today announce an innovation unit which will encourage individuals and companies to pitch ideas to a panel of experts. The best ideas will be fast-tracked with …

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Biggest ever 3-D mapping of 35 million galaxies begins Construction Phase

A 3-D sky-mapping project that will measure the light of millions of galaxies has received formal approval from the U.S. Department of Energy to move forward with construction. Installation of the project, called DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument), is set to begin next year at the Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National …

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Newly discovered material property may lead to high temp superconductivity

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature superconductivity. While studying purple bronze, a molybdenum oxide, researchers discovered an unconventional charge density wave on its surface. A charge density wave (CDW) is a state of …

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US Air force has add-on plug and play laser guidance for converting unguided missiles at one third the cost of Hellfire missiles

Plug and play addon laser guidance converts unguided missiles. The BAE system is actually a mid-body guidance kit that converts unguided rockets into “smart” laser-seeking missiles. The system converts a 2.75-inch Hydra rocket into a guided munition by adding a semi-active laser guidance and control mid-section. It’s a low-cost option for precision strike, costing some …

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Ultraresponsive touch devices up to 100 inches on diagonal in size enables new applications

Cima NanoTech, a developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive film solutions, is has large ultra responsive large touch screens. SANTE® ProTouch™ module is the industry’s first high performance projected capacitive (pro-cap) solution for large format touch screens that can be mass-produced in high volumes. With ultra fast response and excellent touch performance, this module enables …

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