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31st May 2020

Nanodevices track how cells change from inside

For the first time, scientists have added microscopic tracking devices into the interior of cells, giving a peek into how development starts.

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30th May 2020

New 5G switches bring better battery life, higher bandwidth and speeds

As 5G hits the market, new U.S. Army-funded research has developed a radio-frequency switch that is over 50 times more energy efficient than what is used today.

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29th May 2020

A sensor only 11 atoms in size

Scientists report the creation of a sensor only 11 atoms in size, which is able to capture magnetic waves. This could lead to spintronics-based computers that work without heating.

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24th May 2020

World's fastest Internet speed: 44.2 Tbps

Scientists have achieved a new world's fastest Internet speed using a single optical chip, at 44.2 terabits per second.

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21st April 2020

New camera captures 3D images with record speed and resolution

Researchers have developed the first megapixel photon-counting camera based on new-generation image sensor technology that uses single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs).

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1st March 2020

Freeman Dyson, 1923–2020

Freeman Dyson, one of the 20th century's greatest theoretical physicists, died this week aged 96. He is known for popularising the Dyson Sphere – a hypothetical megastructure that could surround an entire star.

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20th February 2020

Major expansion of SETI observations

The SETI Institute and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have announced a collaboration to bring a state-of-the-art search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) instrument to the Very Large Array (VLA) for the first time.

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18th February 2020

Radiation shielding made 30% lighter

Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for shielding electronics in military and space exploration technology from ionising radiation. The new approach allows cheaper, more effective, lightweight materials.

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17th February 2020

Ultra-fast 3D printing of objects

Researchers in Switzerland have demonstrated a new technique for 3D printing objects in a matter of seconds.

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28th December 2019

New laser method provides ultra-fast observations of electrons

Scientists have demonstrated X-ray Laser-Enhanced Attosecond Pulse generation (XLEAP), a new method for observing the movements of electrons on timescales measured in attoseconds.

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28th November 2019

1,000-times-faster fabrication of atomic-scale computers

A new atomic-scale manufacturing method could enable ultra-efficient computers.

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