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24th January 2021

2110 – Room-temperature superconductors are in widespread use

In 2110, the world is being transformed by new devices and components able to function without electrical resistance and with expulsion of magnetic field lines at room temperatures.

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21st January 2021

Razer unveils smart mask and futuristic gaming chair

Consumer electronics company Razer has revealed two new technology concepts – a hi-tech mask, for improved socially distanced interaction, and a next-generation gaming station with immersive features and a transformable design.

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19th January 2021

Five-minute charge EV battery enters production

In a major milestone for electric vehicles, the factory production of extreme fast charging battery technology has begun, utilising nano-scale metalloids and proprietary compounds.

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16th January 2021

Upper ocean temperatures hit record high in 2020

New record high temperatures in the world's oceans have been reported, measured from the surface level down to a depth of 2,000 metres.

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15th January 2021

Humans would be unable to control an artificial superintelligence

Using theoretical calculations, a team including scientists from the Max Planck Institute have shown that humans would be unable to control a superintelligent AI.

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14th January 2021

Sci-fi renders by Max Hay

The latest artist to be featured in our gallery is Max Hay from Delta, Canada.

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12th January 2021

A potential vaccine for multiple sclerosis

A potential mRNA vaccine for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been announced by a collaboration including BioNTech, with a study in mice showing great promise for improving symptoms and stopping disease progression.

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11th January 2021

2028 – China's economy surpasses that of the U.S.

In 2028, China overtakes the United States in gross domestic product (GDP) to become the world's largest economy.

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7th January 2021

Gene-editing method shows promise for premature aging syndrome

Scientists have fixed a genetic mutation in mice with progeria, a rapid aging disease. The treatment could one day be used in humans who would otherwise die in childhood.

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4th January 2021

Scientists find way to boost desalination efficiency by up to 40%

Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have determined that desalination membranes are inconsistent in density and mass distribution, and shown a way to increase their efficiency by up to 40 per cent.

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3rd January 2021

2026 – The first uncrewed exploration of a lunar lava tube

In 2026, British company Spacebit conducts the third in a series of missions to the Moon using its four-legged robots.

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3rd January 2021

2023 – Spider-like robots explore the Moon's surface

In 2023, four spider-like robots are sent to look for the presence of lava tubes on the Moon.

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3rd January 2021

2021 – The first legged robot on the Moon

Asagumo is a spider-like robot designed to explore the Moon's surface.

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1st January 2021

2020 highlights

A look back at 2020 in science and tech.

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