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Scientists create contact lenses that zoom on command

August 14th, 2019 at 6:48 am » Comments Off

Blink twice to get a closer look. Nosebleed seats may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have created a prototype contact lens that is controlled by the eye’s movements. Wearers can make the lenses zoom in or out by simply blinking twice. A paper detailing the […]



No more cardboard boxes? 3M invents an ingenious new way to ship products

August 13th, 2019 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

The company is launching a new material that could reduce the time, materials, and space required to ship products by 50%. Getting things delivered has never been more convenient. With just a few clicks, you can have a new bottle of shampoo sitting outside your door the next day, or that cool T-shirt you’ve been […]



Sony is crowdfunding a wearable ‘air conditioner’

August 12th, 2019 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

    The Reon Pocket helps you stealthily cope with heatwaves and cold winters. Are you struggling to cope with the heat outdoors? Sony might have a solution, if not as soon as you might like. The company’s First Flight program is crowdfunding a wearable ‘air conditioner,’ the Reon Pocket, that slips into a pouch […]



Scientists capture photographic proof of quantum entanglement

August 4th, 2019 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

Humans tend to think they have a pretty good handle on how the physical world operates, but things get unspeakably weird at the small scale. Particles aren’t always particles, and sometimes those particles (or waves) behave in bizarre, counterintuitive ways. One of the strangest features of physics is quantum entanglement, and scientists from the University […]



Materials science may be the most important technology of the next decade. Here’s why:

July 16th, 2019 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

  Think of just about any major challenge we will face over the next decade and materials are at the center of it. To build a new clean energy future, we need more efficient solar panels, wind turbines and batteries. Manufacturers need new materials to create more advanced products. We also need to replace materials […]



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