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carbon nanotubesCarbon nanotube reinforced graphene is twice as tear resistant

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Fracture-resistant “rebar graphene” is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene. Rebar graphene, developed by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour in 2014, uses carbon nanotubes for reinforcement. Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. On the two-dimensional …

energyGraphene foam for wearables and with scalable 3D production

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A Glasgow University team has developed medical sensors powered by a porous foam of graphene and silver, an advance with potential applications in the wearable device market. They used a commercially available graphene foam to make a layered structure with …

artificial intelligenceHealth related wearables has tripled in two years and AI healthcare will increase eleven times over 7 years

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Healthcare consumers are willing to wear technology to track their fitness, lifestyle and vital signs. Use of wearables has more than tripled since 2014, from 9 percent to 33 percent. Nearly half (48 percent) of healthcare consumers are using mobile/tablet …

futureWearable for requesting water, food and ammo in real time will lighten soldier load

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A new wearable device hopes to deliver supplies to US Marines and soldiers on demand, instead of leaving members of the armed forces to carry supplies on their back. The PCARD, or personal combat assistant and reporting device, has been …

augmented realityGoogle Glass having workplace success

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Google Glass is becoming successful in the workplace “It’s a big market today, and it will be an even bigger one in the future,” said Brian Ballard, founder and chief executive officer at Upskill, a Google Glass partner that makes …

medicalUber hires NASA engineer to develop flying cars

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Mark Moore wrote a paper in 2011 that described how to make Vertical Takeoff and Landing craft using electric propulsion. Electric propulsion offers dramatic new vehicle mission capabilities, not possible with turbine or reciprocating engines; including high reliability and efficiency, …

cyborgChina claims to have successfully developed quantum radar and can easily detect stealth planes

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The 14th Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has successfully developed China’s first quantum radar system last month, Xinhua News Agency reported. The system, which is based on the technology of single photon detection, counts as yet another …