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3rd December 2021

World's most advanced humanoid robot is revealed

Engineered Arts has provided a sneak preview of its latest robot, called Ameca, which it claims is the most advanced android ever built. The machine will be on display at CES 2022.

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30th November 2021

Supermassive black holes predicted to collide

Astronomers have spotted the closest pair of supermassive black holes ever observed. The two objects will eventually merge into one giant black hole, about 250 million years from now. The study also reveals that supermassive black holes may be 30% more numerous than previously thought.

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29th November 2021

Ultracompact camera is the size of a salt grain

U.S. researchers have developed a new imaging device just 500 μm (0.5 mm) in diameter. The system can produce crisp, full-colour images on a par with conventional compound camera lenses 500,000 times larger in volume.

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29th November 2021

Carbon-absorbing skyscraper design unveiled

Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has presented "Urban Sequoia" – a concept for transforming the built environment into a network for absorbing carbon.

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27th November 2021

2038 – Urban air mobility is a trillion-dollar industry

Recent advances in batteries, autonomous systems, and manufacturing processes have led to a boom in urban air mobility.

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26th November 2021

World's first autonomous, all-electric container ship

The world's first electric and self-propelled container ship – the MV Yara Birkeland – has undertaken its maiden voyage in the Oslo Fjord.

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25th November 2021

Starbucks opens first cashierless store

Starbucks has become the latest retail chain to implement cashierless technology, providing its customers with a faster and more convenient store experience.

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24th November 2021

256-qubit quantum computer unveiled

The first 256-qubit quantum computer has been announced by startup company QuEra, founded by a team of scientists from MIT and Harvard.

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23rd November 2021

Coffee and tea may cut dementia and stroke risk

Drinking coffee or tea may be associated with a lower risk of stroke and dementia, according to a new study. Drinking coffee was also associated with a lower risk of post-stroke dementia.

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22nd November 2021

Amazon deforestation hits 15-year high

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has reached its highest level since 2006, according to new data released by the Brazilian government.

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19th November 2021

Wirelessly powered consumer devices arriving in 2022

French company ARCHOS has announced a partnership with U.S. company Ossia, to integrate a wireless power system into consumer products next year.

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18th November 2021

2025 – Sample return mission to Kamo'oalewa

In 2025, a Chinese probe arrives at Kamoʻoalewa – the smallest, closest, and most stable known quasi-satellite of Earth. After gathering and returning a surface sample, it then continues on towards comet 311P/PANSTARRS.

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17th November 2021

IBM reveals 127-qubit quantum processor

IBM has announced a new 127-quantum bit (qubit) processor – called 'Eagle' – at the IBM Quantum Summit 2021, its annual event to showcase milestones in quantum hardware and software.

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16th November 2021

2024 – Bulgaria adopts the euro

On 1st January 2024, Bulgaria adopts the euro as its official currency, becoming the 21st EU member state to do so.

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16th November 2021

2023 – Croatia adopts the euro

On 1st January 2023, Croatia adopts the euro as its official currency, becoming the 20th member state of the European Union (EU) to do so – and the first since Lithuania's accession in 2015.

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12th November 2021

First ever simulation of baryons on a quantum computer

A team of researchers from the University of Waterloo, Canada, has performed the first-ever simulation of baryons – subatomic particles made up of three quarks – on a quantum computer.

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11th November 2021

Clean energy could supply 100% of U.S. electricity by 2035

A new report, published this week, highlights the explosive growth in solar, wind, electric vehicles, and other clean tech in the United States.

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8th November 2021

99.9% of studies agree: humans caused climate change

More than 99.9% of peer-reviewed papers from 2012 to 2020 have concluded that climate change is primarily caused by human activity, according to a new survey of 88,125 climate-related studies.

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5th November 2021

New way to infiltrate hard-to-treat cancers

Scientists have found a way to deactivate DDR1, a molecule that forms a barrier "like barbed wire" in tumours. By removing this barrier, anti-tumour immune cells could target aggressive forms of breast cancer.

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4th November 2021

Water detected 12.9 billion light years away

Astronomers have reported the presence of water in a pair of galaxies nearly 12.9 billion light years from Earth. This is the most distant detection ever made of a required element for life in a regular star-forming galaxy.

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4th November 2021

High-speed laser could write 500 TB of data into glass

A breakthrough by UK researchers could make ultra-high density, 5D optical storage practical for long-term data archiving.

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3rd November 2021

2040 – Completion of the Helsinki–Tallinn Tunnel

In 2040, the nations of Finland and Estonia are linked by the longest undersea tunnel ever built.

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2nd November 2021

AI provides fast, accurate diagnosis of heart failure

A new algorithm created by researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, has learned to identify subtle changes in electrocardiograms (ECGs) to predict whether a patient is developing heart failure.

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