Progress to Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries

Researchers led by Professor Dennis Leung from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has discovered a new possibility—a rechargeable aqueous battery with a magnesium metal anode. The innovation opens a new direction for the development of post-lithium-ion batteries. “With a high theoretical capacity and negative electrochemical potential, magnesium is …

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Indonesia Innovation Agency and Thorcon Agree to Build Experimental Molten Salt Reactor

ThorCon Power’s main investor, Chris Anderson, who is also the manager of TED Talks and a friend of Elon Musk, and Operations Director of PT ThorCon Power Indonesia , Bob S Effendi, held an audience with the Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) , Laksana Tri Handoko. BRIN together with ThorCon agreed …

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A-Eye Can See Millions of Colors for Better Automation

Researchers at Northeastern have built a device that can recognize “millions of colors” using new artificial intelligence techniques. “In the world of automation, shapes and colors are the most commonly used items by which a machine can recognize objects,” Kar says. The breakthrough is twofold. Researchers were able to engineer two-dimensional material whose special quantum …

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2-D Nanotech Material for Computer Chips

Two-dimensional material-based transistors are being extensively investigated for CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) technology extension; nevertheless, downscaling appears to be challenging owing to high metal-semiconductor contact resistance. Two-dimensional (2D) nano-materials could be a replacement for conventional CMOS semiconductors for high-speed integrated circuits and very low power usage. CMOS is reaching the physical limits of about …

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DARPA Wireless Power Beaming

DARPA is creating wireless power beaming to create a dynamic, adaptive, speed of light wireless energy web. The goal of the Persistent Optical Wireless Energy Relay (POWER) program is to design and demonstrate airborne optical energy relays. These relays are a critical component necessary to allow ground-sourced lasers to be coupled with high-altitude, efficient long-range …

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Better Quality Video of Aubrey De Grey’s Recent Longevity Announcements

Aubrey de Grey announced the expansion of the SenoSTEM project. SENS had the SenoSTEM project. The biggest project of Aubrey’s new foundation will be testing combination antiaging therapies. This is taking antiaging therapies that are beneficial by themselves and using them in combination to hopefully achieve better results. There is a “parabiosis on steroids” project. …

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Deep Mind AlphaTensor Will Discover New Algorithms

Deep Mind has extended AlphaZero to mathematics to unlock new possibilities for research Algorithms. AlphaTensor, builds upon AlphaZero, an agent that has shown superhuman performance on board games, like chess, Go and shogi, and this work shows the journey of AlphaZero from playing games to tackling unsolved mathematical problems for the first time. The ancient …

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Journal Science on COVID Waves This Winter

COVID strains that look poised to drive the latest comeback are all subvariants of Omicron, which swept the globe over the past year. BA.2.75.2, seems to be spreading quickly in India, Singapore, and parts of Europe. Other new immune-evading strains have evolved from BA.5, including BQ.1.1, which has been spotted in multiple countries around the …

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Water Beneath the South Polar Ice Cap of Mars

The Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding instrument has detected liquid water beneath the Mars South Polar Ice Cap. This data supports the presence of basal water beneath Ultimi Scopuli and suggest. If we bring surface topography instruments to Mars we could get radar confirmation other potential subglacial water bodies and confirm this …

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