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Newly Observed Properties of Vacuums: Light Particles Illuminate the Vacuum

Newly Observed Properties of Vacuums: Light Particles Illuminate the Vacuum

In an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Aalto University and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland showed experimentally that vacuum has properties not previously observed. According to the laws of quantum mechanics, it is a state with abundant potentials. Vacuum contains momentarily appearing and disappearing virtual [...]

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Blueprint for an Artificial Brain: Scientists Experiment With Memristors That Imitate Natural Nerves

Blueprint for an Artificial Brain: Scientists Experiment With Memristors That Imitate Natural Nerves

Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because a brain is far more energy-saving than a computer, it can learn by itself, and it doesn’t need any programming. Privatdozent [senior lecturer] Dr. Andy Thomas from Bielefeld University’s Faculty of Physics is experimenting with memristors — [...]

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Quantum Algorithm Breakthrough: Performs a True Calculation for the First Time

Quantum Algorithm Breakthrough: Performs a True Calculation for the First Time

An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia, has demonstrated a quantum algorithm that performs a true calculation for the first time. Quantum algorithms could one day enable the design of new materials, pharmaceuticals or clean energy devices.   The team implemented the ‘phase [...]

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Xenon Flash for Photos in Dark from Smart Phones

Xenon Flash for Photos in Dark from Smart Phones

A Singapore invention looks set to equip mobile phones with a built-in, small yet powerful Xenon flash, allowing consumers to take great photos even in low-light conditions. Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have made a revolutionary capacitor that overcomes the limitations of current capacitors, which are needed to store enough energy to fire a [...]

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Insects Inspiring New Technology: Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Robots Based On Locust Vision

Insects Inspiring New Technology: Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Robots Based On Locust Vision

The way in which the locust’s distinctive visual system could be transferred into technology for state of the art vehicle collision sensors, surveillance technology and video games has been detailed as part of robotics research being carried out by an academic from the University of Lincoln (UK).   Scientists from the University of Lincoln and [...]

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New Imaging Device Is Flexible, Flat, and Transparent

New Imaging Device Is Flexible, Flat, and Transparent

Digital cameras, medical scanners, and other imaging technologies have advanced considerably during the past decade. Continuing this pace of innovation, an Austrian research team has developed an entirely new way of capturing images based on a flat, flexible, transparent, and potentially disposable polymer sheet. The team describes their new device and its possible applications in [...]

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Quick, Efficient Chip Cleans Up Common Flaws in Amateur Photographs

Quick, Efficient Chip Cleans Up Common Flaws in Amateur Photographs

Your smartphone snapshots could be instantly converted into professional-looking photographs with just the touch of a button, thanks to a processor chip developed at MIT.   The chip, built by a team at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratory, can perform tasks such as creating more realistic or enhanced lighting in a shot without destroying the scene’s [...]

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New Material Interface Improves Functioning of Non-Silicon-Based Electronic Devices

New Material Interface Improves Functioning of Non-Silicon-Based Electronic Devices

For the first time, researchers have designed a special material interface that has been shown to add to and to improve the functioning of non-silicon-based electronic devices, such as those used in certain kinds of random access memory (RAM). According to Qi Li, a professor of physics at Penn State University and the leader of [...]

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Virtual Vehicle Vibrations: Predicting Role of Posture in Traffic Collision Injuries

Virtual Vehicle Vibrations: Predicting Role of Posture in Traffic Collision Injuries

“Sit up straight in your chair!” That command given by countless parents to their children may one day be delivered by vehicle designers to a robot that is actually a computerized model of a long-distance truck driver or other heavy equipment operator, thanks to a University of Iowa research program.   That’s because a UI [...]

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Wireless Power Transfer Technology for High Capacity Transit

Wireless Power Transfer Technology for High Capacity Transit

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) have developed a wireless power transfer technology that can be applied to high capacity transportation systems such as railways, harbor freight, and airport transportation and logistics. The technology supplies 60 kHz and 180 kW of power remotely to transport [...]

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