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Scientists built a robot pigeon that flaps just like the real thing, and it’s mesmerizing

January 22nd, 2020 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

Most of us see birds every day. Go look outside your nearest window and chances are you’re not going to have to wait long before you spot a feathered friend cruising by. Despite that, scientists have long struggled with replicating the flight mechanics that birds are naturally blessed with Building a “bird robot” that flies […]



New Harvard study fights fat with salty, icy injections

January 19th, 2020 at 8:58 pm » Comments Off

Injecting an icy saline slurry into fat deposits could be a new fat-reduction technique It sure sounds like a pop-up ad you’d see online, but scientists have created and tested a new treatment that melts away belly fat. The new technique, developed by researchers from Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), involves injecting an […]



Scientists create lightweight 18-carat gold using ordinary plastic

January 15th, 2020 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

Researchers with ETHzurich have successfully used plastic to create lightweight gold that retains its purity, according to a recent announcement from the institution. The lightweight gold is ideally suited for products like jewelry and watches — things that would benefit from a reduction in weight without a loss in gold purity or beauty. The gold […]



This leaf-shaped bottle cap condenses and collects atmospheric moisture, turning it into drinking water

January 7th, 2020 at 10:01 pm » Comments Off

Designed to magically ‘turn air into water’, the Limbe is a new sort of dehumidifier that works without electricity, giving its user access to drinking water throughout the day. Its unique leaf-inspired design harks back to how water droplets condense on the surface of leaves, while its 3D printed intricate PET structure helps guide those […]



Researchers demonstrate chip-to-chip quantum teleportation

December 29th, 2019 at 12:09 am » Comments Off

Llewellyn et al realize an array of microring resonators (MRRs) to generate multiple high-quality single photons, which are monolithically integrated with linear-optic circuits that process multiple qubits with high fidelity and low noise. A research team led by University of Bristol scientists has successfully demonstrated quantum teleportation of information between two programmable micrometer-scale silicon chips. […]



Motorized fin gives surfers a boost

December 19th, 2019 at 1:03 pm » Comments Off

The Boost Surfing Fin temporarily replaces a third-party board’s existing fin, via an included adapter Surfers use up a lot of energy, both paddling out to the lineups where the waves roll in, and then paddling even harder to catch one of those waves. The Boost Surfing Fin is designed to help, by giving users […]



How the end of Moore’s Law will usher in a new era in computing

December 9th, 2019 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Will the next evolution of technology super power our computers? In 1965 Gordon Moore, the founder of Intel, predicted that the number of components that could fit on a microchip would double every year for the next decade. Moore revised his prediction in 1975 to a doubling of components every two years – a prophecy […]



This “Anti-solar panel” could generate power from the darkness

October 2nd, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

A new poll confirms that the majority of constituents in the United States are still opposed to president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, as well as his overall views on climate change. According to reporting by Time Magazine, “while the administration has rolled back regulations to cut emissions of […]



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 […]



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