Carbon nanotube reinforced graphene is twice as tear resistant

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 scale, the material is stronger than steel, but because graphene is so thin, it is …

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Graphene foam for wearables and with scalable 3D production

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 a silver-containing epoxy resin to form supercapacitors capable of storing three times as much power …

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

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 apps, compared to just 16 percent in 2014. Consumers are willing to share their wearable …

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

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 created by Marine staff sergeant Alexander Long and allows those is the field to tap …

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Google Glass having workplace success

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 augmented reality apps for workers in the field. Its customers — and as of recently, …

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Uber hires NASA engineer to develop flying cars

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, low engine weight and maintenance, low cooling drag and volume required, very low noise and …

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

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 major milestone for China in quantum research. The quantum radar system was developed by the …

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