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Chemists have figured out, for the first time, how to collect energy from the entire visible spectrum of sunlight and transform it, quickly and...

How blockchain could prevent future data breaches

Just before the new year, approximately 15 million Canadians — about 40 per cent of the entire population of Canada — learned that their...

Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power

Scientists from the University of Bristol hope to recycle radioactive material directly from a former nuclear power plant in Gloucestershire to generate ultra-long-lasting power...

New ultrafast camera could take 1 trillion frames per second of transparent objects

A little over a year ago, Caltech's Lihong Wang developed the world's fastest camera, a device capable of taking 10 trillion pictures per second. It...

Less may be more in next-gen lithium-ion batteries

Rice engineers built full lithium-ion batteries with silicon anodes and an alumina layer to protect cathodes from degrading. By limiting their energy density, the...

Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings

Amazon Echo and the Alexa voice assistant have had widely publicized issues with privacy. Whether it is the amount of data they collect or the...

Scientists create first ever living, programmable organism

A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world’s first “living robots”. This week, a research team of roboticists and scientists...

These 3 brain games could boost your memory and thinking functions

In a new study, researchers reported that three new digital games can help people improve their cognitive skills. They designed and developed the games—available online...

Organized cybercrime — not your average mafia

Organized cybercrime differs from other types of criminal networks -- making trails to track them more challenging. Does the common stereotype for "organized crime" hold...

How we consume electricity has changed dramatically in the past 20 years

It’s been more than two decades since Britain’s retail electricity market was opened to full competition in 1999. Before that, retail supply was provided by...

Too much stress could quickly degrade batteries

Intentional defects in batteries have given Rice University scientists a window into the hazards of pushing lithium-ion cells too far. New simulations by Rice materials...

Scientists find new way to verify quantum chips

In a step toward practical quantum computing, researchers from MIT, Google, and elsewhere have designed a system that can verify when quantum chips have...

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How you charge your smartphone could affect its battery life

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have found that use of inductive charging, whilst highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile...
Scientists find a new way to harness the sun's energy

Scientists find a new way to harness the sun’s energy

In a new study, researchers have found a new way to harnesses the sun's energy to generate fuel while minimizing CO2 production. The research was...
Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

A team of scientists at the University of Manchester has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the...

Wearable air conditioning could keep you cool without electricity

An on-skin electronic device could one day provide personal, “wearable air conditioning” without needing electricity, researchers report. The device includes numerous human health care applications...
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A novel compact 18-speed transmission for personal mobility vehicles

Currently, electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric cars are thought to be good solutions for relieving exhaust gases and traffics. However, there are still insufficient...