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Nuclear fusion offers the potential for a safe, clean and abundant energy source. This process, which also occurs in the sun, involves plasmas, fluids composed...

New online games where people earn as they play are transforming gaming

The ultimate point of playing video games has always been to have fun. Whether it’s Space Invaders or Sonic or Red Dead Redemption, you hit...

Algorithm beats human pilots in drone race for the first time

For the first time, an autonomously flying quadrotor has outperformed two human pilots in a drone race, researchers report. The success is based on a...

Smartphone screens could be powerful sensors without modifications

The touchscreen technology used in billions of smartphones and tablets could also be used as a powerful sensor, without the need for any modifications. Researchers...

More exercise and fewer TV hours could protect you from this sleep disease

In a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, researchers found that being more physically active and spending fewer hours per day sitting watching...

This soft skin patch could provide early warning for strokes, heart attacks

In a new study from the University of California San Diego, researchers have developed a soft and stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn...

This special graphene may be a rare, magnet-proof superconductor, shows study

MIT physicists have observed signs of a rare type of superconductivity in a material called “magic-angle” twisted trilayer graphene. In a study appearing in Nature,...

Autonomous drones beat human racing pilots for the first time

To be useful, drones need to be quick. Because of their limited battery life, they must complete whatever task they have - searching for survivors...

Scientists create world’s thinnest magnet

A one-atom thin 2D magnet could advance new applications in computing and electronics. The development of an ultrathin magnet that operates at room temperature could...

Scientists solve a major hurdle to make clean hydrogen

For decades, researchers around the world have searched for ways to use solar power to generate the key reaction for producing hydrogen as a...

This material could help make lightweight armor, protective coatings

Scientists find a new material that may help produce lightweight armor, protective coatings, blast shields and other impact-resistant structures. Researchers at the U.S. Army's Institute...

Scientists develop more robust memory device for artificial intelligence systems

A research team at Northwestern University and the University of Messina in Italy has developed a new magnetic memory device that could lead to...

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In a new study, researchers have designed a "catch and kill" air filter that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly. They...

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Scientists find how to detect ADHD with near perfect accuracy

In a new study, researchers found how specific communication among different brain regions, known as brain connectivity, can serve as a biomarker for attention...

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 discover dozens of new COVID-19 related genes

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