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How to build a ‘rest ethic’ that is as strong as your work one

June 30th, 2020 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

The authors of a new book offer creative and thoughful ways to maximize your time off that will gift you with inspiration, ideas, and recovery. Take in a deep breath and hold it. Keep holding. How long can you hold your inhale until it gets uncomfortable? Thirty seconds? A few minutes? It doesn’t take long […]



New recipe for single-atom transistors may enable quantum computers with unparalleled memory and processing power

May 29th, 2020 at 9:11 am » Comments Off

  Single-Atom Transistor  Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing. Once unimaginable, transistors consisting only of several-atom clusters or even single atoms promise to become the building blocks of a new generation of computers with unparalleled memory and processing power. But to realize the full potential of these tiny […]



Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning

May 6th, 2020 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning A graphic depiction of protein nanowires (green) harvested from microbe Geobacter (orange) facilitate the electronic memristor device (silver) to function with biological voltages, emulating the neuronal components (blue junctions) in a brain. Credit: UMass Amherst/Yao lab Only 10 years ago, scientists working on what […]



Sweat-analyzing patch could help spot biomarkers linked to COVID-19

April 30th, 2020 at 1:39 pm » Comments Off

When you think about wearable tech, chances are that your mind goes to a device like the Apple Watch long before it does the Band-Aid-style smart patch developed by Epicore Biosystems. But the company, which spun out of Northwestern University’s Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics and professor John A. Rogers’ laboratory, has been hard at […]



This electric aircraft concept uses stratospheric air-friction as a power source!

March 14th, 2020 at 3:43 am » Comments Off

If you’ve ever seen a jet blaze through the sky leaving a perfect line of smoke behind it, you’ve probably wondered why that smoke holds its shape so perfectly for so long, but doesn’t hold true on land when a motorbike or car zooms down the road. Air movement anywhere above the troposphere (the lowest […]



MIT’s solid-state battery breakthrough may see phones last for days

February 11th, 2020 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

A breakthrough in battery architecture could lead to lithium batteries with far greater energy densities than those used today One of the many ways scientists hope to improve the performance of today’s lithium batteries is by swapping out some of the liquid components for solid ones. Known as solid-state batteries, these experimental devices could greatly […]



New quantum switch turns metals into insulators

February 10th, 2020 at 12:04 pm » Comments Off

Artist’s impression of the dissolving of the electronic ‘traffic jam.’ The red atoms are different in their quantum nature and allow transport of electrons in their surroundings. Most modern electronic devices rely on tiny, finely-tuned electrical currents to process and store information. These currents dictate how fast our computers run, how regularly our pacemakers tick […]



Artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers are fully programmable

January 14th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

This living organism was designed by a supercomputer and assembled in the labSam Kriegman, UVM Robots are made to mimic living creatures, and as smart as they’re becoming, we can still look at them and understand that they aren’t “living” in any real sense. But that line is now beginning to blur. Researchers at the […]



Five principles for thinking like a futurist

January 11th, 2020 at 2:16 am » Comments Off

Thinking about the future allows us to imagine what kind of future we want to live in and how we can get there. In 2018 we celebrated the fifty-year anniversary of the founding of the Institute for the Future (IFTF). No other futures organization has survived for this long; we’ve actually survived our own forecasts! […]



Researchers observe brain-like behavior in nanoscale device

December 30th, 2019 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

A device like the one in the study (right), and an electron microscope image showing the device’s neuron-like arrangement of nanowires. UCLA scientists James Gimzewski and Adam Stieg are part of an international research team that has taken a significant stride toward the goal of creating thinking machines. Led by researchers at Japan’s National Institute […]



Elon Musk’s company Neuralink plans to connect people’s brains to the internet by next year using a procedure he claims will be as safe and easy as LASIK eye surgery

December 14th, 2019 at 1:35 pm » Comments Off

Elon Musk on Tuesday announced in a livestream that his neurotechnology startup, Neuralink, hoped to begin implanting devices into human brains as early as next year. Musk has invested $100 million into the secretive company since its founding in 2016, according to The New York Times, and he says he hopes it will achieve “symbiosis […]



SLAC scientists invent a way to see attosecond electron motions with an X-ray laser

December 13th, 2019 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

Called XLEAP, the new method will provide sharp views of electrons in chemical processes that take place in billionths of a billionth of a second and drive crucial aspects of life. Menlo Park, Calif. — Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have invented a way to observe the movements of electrons […]



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