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An alternative to antibiotics - weakening superbugs' grip
An illustration showing the beginning of a bacterial infection. At the bottom, human proteins coat the surface of a medical implant. The colorful rods are bacteria initiating the infection. The transparent structure below the center bacteria is the protein ...
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DARPA, University of Michigan Team Up to Build ‘Unhackable’ Chip
DARPA has announced a $3.6 million grant to a University of Michigan team with the goal of building an “unhackable” processor. Software-based security has proven incapable of meeting this goal, and while hardware models like Intel’s IME or ARM’s TrustZone h...
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Laser-Delivered Internet Could be a Game Changer for Millions of Indian Citizens.
In Brief Across India, there are large gaps in broadband internet access. A new effort by a telecom company and X, a subsidiary of Alphabet, will hopefully deliver internet to millions more using lasers. Laser Internet In Andhra Pradesh, a southeast state i...
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Electric eels provide a zap of inspiration for a new kind of power source.
Battery-like devices mimic how a charge builds up in the animal’s cells. IT’S ELECTRIC  A new type of energy source made with hydrogel disks (shown) works a lot like the power-producing organs inside electric eels. New power sources bear a shocking resembla...
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New Superconducting Magnet Smashes World Record
In Brief The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has created the world's most powerful superconducting magnet. Named 32 T, it's 33 percent more powerful than the previous record-holding magnet, and thousands of times stronger than refrigerator magnets. ...
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MIT scientists borrow from fireflies to make glowing plants
'Our work very seriously opens up the doorway to street lamps that are nothing but treated trees' Scientists have created plants that glow using embedded nanoparticles in leaves, potentially paving the way for trees to replace streetlights. Experts at the M...
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Researcher Claims New Battery Design Could Double Range, Battery Life
PR blasts about supposed innovation in battery design pour into ET’s mailbox like water into the Titanic, but a recent story about an MIT grad who founded a battery company is worth paying attention to. Qichao Hu is the CEO of SolidEnergy, a company that’s ...
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Rippling Graphene Sheets May Be the Key to Clean, Unlimited Energy
Clean, Unlimited Energy Physicists at the University of Arkansas have invented a nano-scale power generator that could potentially use the movement of graphene to produce clean, unlimited energy. Called a Vibration Energy Harvester, this development provide...
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Some high-temperature superconductors might not be so odd after all
Finding hidden swirls of electric current shows that the material’s behavior matches standard theory. VORTEX FOUND  Newly observed swirls of electric current in a high-temperature superconductor (shown in an artist’s conception) may indicate that the unusua...
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Diamond Batteries Made of Nuclear Waste Can Generate Power For Thousands of Years
IN BRIEF Scientist have developed an ingenious means of converting nuclear power plant waste (76,430 metric tons in the US alone) into sustainable diamond batteries. These long-lasting batteries could be a clean and safe way to power spacecraft, satellites,...
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