The primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is planned to be deployed only once more on Earth, before being packaged for delivery to South America. In a recent test, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed its primary mirror into the same configuration it will have when in space. As Webb progresses towards […]
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Terahertz waves are pervasive in our daily lives, and if harnessed, their concentrated power could potentially serve as an alternate energy source. Imagine, for instance, a cellphone add-on that passively soaks up ambient T-rays and uses their energy to charge your phone. Any device that sends out a Wi-Fi signal also emits terahertz waves —electromagnetic […]
Ubiquitous Energy solar glass San Francisco (CNN Business)What if every window in your house could generate electricity? One Redwood City, California-based startup thinks its technology can achieve that by transforming the way solar power is collected and harnessed. Ubiquitous Energy has developed transparent solar cells to create its ClearView Power windows, a kind of “solar […]
A new universal cancer blood test can spot over 50 types of tumors and identify where they are in the body Cancer is one of humanity’s leading killers, and the main reason for that is it’s often hard to detect until it’s too late. But that might be about to change. Researchers have developed a […]
“It can do things that your muscles can’t do.” As workout studios close their doors amid a global pandemic, people are left with one of the cheapest and easiest ways to break a sweat: running. But just because you know you could be running, doesn’t mean you’ll actually go out and jog. That’s where […]
While smell-o-vision may be a long way from being ready for your PC, Intel is partnering with Cornell University to bring it closer to reality. Intel’s Loihi neuromorphic research chip, a a powerful electronic nose with a wide range of applications, can recognize dangerous chemicals in the air. “In the future, portable electronic nose systems […]
Goodyear invented a new tire that never needs to be changed. Here’s how its self-regenerating tread works.
Goodyear has unveiled its reCharge Concept tires that are self-regenerating and self-charging with artificial intelligence features. The tires can change its treads according to the climate and terrain. Goodyear claims its concept tires keep in line with the trending needs of electric and sustainable mobility.
A new sensor for robots is designed to make our physical interactions with these machines a little smoother—and safer. The sensor, which is now being commercialized, allows robots to measure the distance and angle of approach of a human or object in close proximity. Industrial robots often work autonomously to complete tasks. But increasingly, collaborative […]
Homes of the future, made through 3-D printing In a Northeast Austin neighborhood, new 3-D-printed homes are taking their distinctive shape on the grounds of the Community First Village, where about 180 formerly homeless people have found shelter and camaraderie in the most expensive city in Texas. (Regan Morton Photography) AUSTIN — Tim Shea is […]
“The best-kept secret in quantum computing.” That’s what Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) CEO Ilyas Khan called Honeywell‘s efforts in building the world’s most powerful quantum computer. In a race where most of the major players are vying for attention, Honeywell has quietly worked on its efforts for the last few years (and under strict NDA’s, […]
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo report the first occurrence of directly splitting one photon into three. The occurrence, the first of its kind, used the spontaneous parametric down-conversion method (SPDC) in quantum optics and created what quantum optics researchers call a non-Gaussian state of light. A non-Gaussian […]
I just got back from my first trip to Japan, and I’m now in love with the country. The ramen, yakitori and sushi. The gorgeous volcanoes. The fascinating people and culture. But of all the things I fell in love with, there’s one that I can’t stop thinking about: the toilets. Japanese toilets are marvels […]