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11th November 2019

Metals that float on water could lead to "unsinkable" ships

Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for creating superhydrophobic metals, using femtosecond laser bursts to "etch" the surfaces and trap air.

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3rd November 2019

Nanotech solar cells boost efficiency by 10%

Researchers have developed a new film that is applied to solar cells, which combines nanocrystals and microlenses to capture infrared light. This can increase the solar energy conversion efficiency by 10% or more.

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2nd November 2019

New system captures CO2 at any concentration

A new carbon capture system has been demonstrated by MIT, which can work on the gas at almost any concentration using electrodes combined with carbon nanotubes.

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24th October 2019

Google claims quantum supremacy

Google has announced that its 53-qubit 'Sycamore' processor has achieved quantum supremacy, performing a specific task in 200 seconds that would take the world's best supercomputers 10,000 years to complete.

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7th October 2019

Nanoscale 3D printing technique is 1,000 times faster

A new parallelised technique, known as femtosecond projection TPL, can 3D print nanoscale structures up to 1,000 times faster than conventional methods.

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27th September 2019

Future sea level predictions revised upwards

The latest IPCC report includes a revised projection for sea level rise, upwards by 10 cm to 1.1 metres by 2100.

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26th September 2019

Most massive neutron star ever detected

A rapidly rotating pulsar is the most massive neutron star ever observed – with 2.17 solar masses placing it on the boundary of the theoretical maximum.

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25th September 2019

New climate-monitoring satellite planned for 2026

A new European mission – the Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring mission ("FORUM") – will add a crucial measurement to help understand Earth's changing climate.

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8th September 2019

Japanese neutrino detector will observe proton decay

A new underground neutrino detector, beginning operations in the late 2020s, could make the world's first observation of proton decay, and reveal new clues as to how supernovae explosions create heavy elements.

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