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Carbon nanotube “yarn” generates electricity when stretched
A new option for harvesting environmental energy that relies on internal static. Spare energy is all around us, from the pressure exerted by every footfall to the heat given off by heavy machinery. In some cases, like regenerative braking in cars, it's easy...
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New Molten Salt Thorium Reactor Powers Up for First Time in Decades
Nuclear power was headed for something of a resurgence a few years back, but then the 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima reactor happened. Governments and investors around the world got cold feet, but there’s now renewed interest in a type of nuclear power ...
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Lab-grown stomach gets scientists one step closer to a ‘human on a chip’
More people are affected by stomach diseases than heart disease. While in most cases this is in relatively minor ways, such as overproduction of acid or gastritis, in a growing number of instances it’s linked with gastric cancer which affects around 26,370 ...
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Artificial leaf could make a medicinal mini-factory
Inspired by a leaf, researchers at TU Eindhoven have developed a "mini-factory" that can use sunlight to manufacture chemical products such as drugs. Leaves are kind of like nature's power plants, converting incoming sunlight into energy for the plant to th...
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This app gives every last corner of Earth an address
Imagine being lost on the side of a mountain, or on a remote ski slope, and being able to tell rescuers your actual location in just three words. Or a system that could get mail to people in the favelas, or nomads on the Mongolian steppes, or places like th...
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