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Move over, silicon switches: There’s a new way to compute

May 12th, 2019 at 2:18 am » Comments Off

Logic and memory devices, such as the hard drives in computers, now use nanomagnetic mechanisms to store and manipulate information. Unlike silicon transistors, which have fundamental efficiency limitations, they require no energy to maintain their magnetic state: Energy is needed only for reading and writing information. One method of controlling magnetism uses electrical current that […]



This injectable gel could one day rebuild muscle, skin, and fat

May 10th, 2019 at 1:38 am » Comments Off

A new injectable gel could help repair damaged soft tissues. This injectable gel could one day rebuild muscle, skin, and fat Car crashes, battle wounds, and surgeries can leave people with gaping holes in soft tissue that are often too large for their bodies to repair. Now, researchers have developed a nanofiber-reinforced injectable gel that […]



Breakthrough research to revolutionize internet communication

April 27th, 2019 at 3:18 am » Comments Off

Breakthrough research to revolutionize internet communication A team of University of Otago/Dodd-Walls Centre scientists have created a novel device that could enable the next generation of faster, more energy efficient internet. Their breakthrough results have been published in the world’s premiere scientific journal Nature this morning. The internet is one of the single biggest consumers […]



This esports franchise is getting a $50 million arena alongside Philadelphia’s NBA, NFL, and MLB teams

April 6th, 2019 at 12:45 am » Comments Off

Philadelphia Fusion Arena Comcast Spector and The Cordish Companies plan to build a $50 million arena for the Philadelphia Fusion, an esports team in the Overwatch League. The Fusion Arena will be located in the center of the Philadelphia Sports Complex, adjacent to the city’s NBA, NFL, and MLB venues. The venue will span 60,000 […]



ADIFO: The hyper-agile, omnidirectional, supersonic flying saucer

April 3rd, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

ADIFO could resurrect the idea of flying saucers, promising extreme speed, efficiency and aerial agility At low speed, it operates like a quadcopter, at high speed, it’s a jet-propelled, highly efficient supersonic aircraft whose entire body acts as a low-drag wing. Those are the claims of the Romanian creators of this flying saucer that’s designed […]



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