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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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10th November 2019

Zero carbon "mini digital city" to begin construction

Bleutech Park, a new mixed-use development within Las Vegas, will feature a range of futuristic and sustainable technologies.

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5th November 2019

New observations reveal possible smallest dwarf planet in our Solar System

Astronomers have observed the large asteroid Hygiea in higher resolution than ever before, revealing it to be spherical and a likely dwarf planet candidate; possibly the smallest in our Solar System.

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5th November 2019

Link found between neural activity and human longevity

Researchers at Harvard have identified a link between neural activity and human longevity. Neural excitation is linked to a shorter lifespan, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend lifespan.

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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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1st November 2019

New study triples estimate of people affected by future sea levels

A study published in Nature concludes that rising sea levels will threaten 300 million people by 2050, more than triple previous estimates.

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27th October 2019

World's smallest image sensor is just half a millimetre wide

A product by OmniVision has won the Guinness World Record for "Smallest Image Sensor Commercially Available" with a size of 0.575 mm x 0.575 mm.

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27th October 2019

Offshore wind to become a $1 trillion industry by 2040

Offshore wind power will grow exponentially over the next two decades – boosting efforts to decarbonise energy systems and cut air pollution – according to a report published this week.

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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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18th October 2019

Autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic next year

Marine researchers are building an unmanned, fully-autonomous ship that will cross the Atlantic in 2020, on the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower voyage.

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17th October 2019

India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill millions and threaten global starvation

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, over the span of less than a week, kill 50-125 million people – more than the death toll during all six years of World War II, according to new research.

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16th October 2019

U.S. will test cannon with range over 1,000 miles by 2023

U.S. artillery platforms with 155mm rounds tend to have a maximum range of about 20 miles. However, the U.S. Army is developing a new weapon capable of reaching 1,150 miles.

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15th October 2019

Agility Robotics reveals upgraded Digit walking robot

Agility Robotics is developing highly capable bipedal robots for a range of different uses. The company has just revealed the latest iteration of its 'Digit' robot.

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14th October 2019

RightHand Robotics opens office in Japan

RightHand Robotics, a leader in autonomous robotic piece-picking solutions, has announced the establishment of a new corporate entity in Japan – RightHand Robotics GK.

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14th October 2019

Singapore exhibition imagines the year 2219

A major exhibition – part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration – invites visitors to explore how our world might change over the next 200 years.

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9th October 2019

20 new moons of Saturn

Astronomers report the discovery of 20 new natural satellites of Saturn, taking the planet's total known number to 82, surpassing Jupiter.

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7th October 2019

Autonomous garbage can to debut in 2020

The "SmartCan" is a motorised garbage can attachment and mobile app that autonomously brings trash to the curb and returns the garbage can to its base once emptied.

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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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6th October 2019

Bank employs AI-powered "digital DNA human"

Bank ABC has announced the launch of "Fatema" – a fully autonomous AI personality that will assist customers online.

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4th October 2019

3D-printed rockets to begin launching in 2021

Relativity Space aims to create the world's first entirely 3D-printed rockets, built within days rather than years. Funding has now been secured for its first commercial operations in 2021.

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3rd October 2019

Lifespan of fruit flies extended by 48%

By combining three drugs into a single treatment, researchers have extended the lifespan of Drosophila by 48%.

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