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1st June 2020

Using hydrogen to heat steel

Ovako has announced the results of a full-scale trial using hydrogen to heat steel before rolling, which could slash the industry's carbon emissions.

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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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28th May 2020

Back to the Present as The Machine Stops

A guest piece by Richard Fox.

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25th May 2020

Giant new offshore wind turbine to debut in 2024

Spanish engineering company Siemens Gamesa has revealed a new offshore wind turbine, set to become the world's largest and most powerful, with serial production planned for 2024.

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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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23rd May 2020

Tattoo electrodes can record brain activity

Scientists in Austria have developed wafer-thin tattoo electrodes for recording brain activity, which are also "dry" and therefore do not require a gel medium to function.

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21st May 2020

Election model predicts landslide defeat for Trump

Donald Trump is forecast to lose by a landslide in the 2020 election, with just 35% of the popular vote, based on a model by Oxford Economics.

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18th May 2020

A potentially major breakthrough in anti-aging medicine

A pre-print study reveals that young blood plasma given to older mice reduced aging by 54% across multiple tissues; and had an impact on other signs of aging, such as cellular senescence, fat accumulation, and behavioural measures.

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16th May 2020

Astronomers find nearest known black hole

A team at the European Southern Observatory reports finding what is likely a black hole about 1,120 light years away in the two-star HR 6819 system.

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13th May 2020

COVID-19 lockdowns impacting global air quality

Levels of two major air pollutants – nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) – have drastically declined since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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4th May 2020

New study examines which galaxies are best for intelligent life

Spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way are more likely to harbour intelligent, technologically advanced civilisations, a new paper argues.

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3rd May 2020

Hong Kong International Airport deploys advanced technology to fight COVID-19

Hong Kong is applying the latest disinfection technologies – including airlock-style channels, invisible surface coatings and autonomous cleaning robots – to protect airport staff and passengers from COVID-19 infection.

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2nd May 2020

First results from NASA's ICESat-2 mission

New data from cutting-edge satellite technology shows that melting in Antarctica and Greenland has contributed 14 mm (0.55 in) of global sea level rise since 2003.

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2nd May 2020

NASA selects companies to develop landers for human Moon missions

NASA has announced the selection of three U.S. companies – Blue Origin, Dynetics, and SpaceX – to design and develop human landing systems (HLS) for the Artemis program, one of which is planned to deliver the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024.

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24th April 2020

Gene therapy offers hope for glaucoma

A new study has shown a common eye condition, glaucoma, could be successfully treated with a single injection using a CRISPR gene therapy.

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23rd April 2020

1,000-electrode implant can survive in the brain for six years

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to implant an ultra-thin, flexible neural interface with more than 1,000 electrodes into the brain with a projected lifetime of at least six years.

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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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20th April 2020

Carbon nanostructure is stronger than diamonds

Researchers have designed plate-nanolattices – nanometre-scale carbon structures – that are stronger than diamonds as a ratio of strength to density.

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19th April 2020

First private lunar lander gets target site for 2021

Engineers at private aerospace company Intuitive Machines (IM) have confirmed a launch date and landing site for their upcoming IM-1 mission.

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16th April 2020

Earth-sized exoplanet found in habitable zone

NASA reports the discovery of Kepler-1649c, an exoplanet that is closer to Earth in size and temperature than any other world yet found in data from the Kepler space telescope.

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10th April 2020

NASA selects early-stage technology concepts

The latest NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts have been revealed. Many futuristic technologies are presented – including a way of directly viewing exoplanets in detail.

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9th April 2020

Extraction of space resources encouraged by Trump

This week, President Trump signed an executive order to spur the future long-term commercial exploitation of various celestial bodies and the mining of lunar resources.

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5th April 2020

COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise

Researchers at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report the creation of a promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate – named PittCoVacc – and are hoping for a fast approval track, lasting less than the usual year of testing, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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4th April 2020

World's oceans can be restored by 2050

A new study finds that restoring marine life to abundance is possible by 2050.

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