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Quantum communication has the potential to become the ultimate secure communication channel. Not only is it nearly impossible to eavesdrop on quantum communication, but those...

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Teleportation is most commonly the stuff of science fiction and, for many, would conjure up the immortal phrase "Beam me up Scotty". However, a new...

NOVID is the most accurate app for contact tracing

NOVID, a contact tracing app that anonymously traces users' exposure to COVID-19, is the first such app in the world to demonstrate the distance...

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Engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and Temple University have developed soft robots inspired by jellyfish that can outswim their real-life counterparts. More practically,...

Ad blockers may benefit websites, users, and the market at large

Contrary to common assumptions, ad blockers may offer some benefits to companies, users, and the market at large. Millions of websites, including some of the...

This wearable-tech glove could translate sign language into speech in real time

The wearable device is inexpensive, flexible and highly durable, UCLA bioengineers say. UCLA bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language...

New way to store data using 2D materials instead of silicon chips

Researchers have invented a way to slide atomically-thin layers of 2D materials over one another to store more data, in less space and using...

‘Very low’ health risk of using 5G wireless networks

In a new review study, researchers weigh in on recent online reports that warn of frightening health consequences from the new fifth-generation (5G) wireless...

Scientists create new fuel cells that double the voltage of conventional fuel cells

Researchers have developed high-power fuel cells that operate at double the voltage of conventional hydrogen fuel cells. Electrification of the transportation sector—one of the largest...

Scientists find new way to make indium nitride for future electronics

Indium nitride is a promising material for use in electronics, but difficult to manufacture. Scientists at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a new molecule...

New gold nanoparticle could purify water of difficult pollutants

Researchers have found a promising technology for clearing water of pollutants: a new nanoparticle that converts light to heat. Trace amounts of contaminants such as...

AI could help improve performance of lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells

A new machine learning algorithm allows researchers to explore possible designs for the microstructure of fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries, before running 3D simulations...

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Surfaces contaminated with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, pose a grave threat to the safety of healthcare workers, patients, frontline responders, military service...

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...

New electric car battery could last for 1 million miles

A new lithium-ion battery for electric cars is safe, has high power, and can last for a million miles. Electric car batteries typically require a...
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...