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Light stored as sound for the first time

Sydney - The capturing and storing of light as sound is not just remarkable in itself, it is also part of the future development of super-fast, light-based computers.

Saule Technologies has breakthrough in perovskite solar cell

Nanotechnology, a science that focuses on understanding materials on an atomic scale, is being utilized to print solar panels using perovskite crystals, a cheap and highly sensitive mineral that was first found in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1839.

Interview with the physicist Alex Lidow on wireless power Special

Los Angeles - Alex Lidow is CEO and co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation. In an interview with Digital Journal, Dr. Lidow describes the invention of a new type of wireless antenna.

Essential Science: Graphene holds the key to next-gen fuel cells

Scientists in the U.S. have developed nanocrystals wrapped in carbon atoms, which they report are critical for the safe storage of hydrogen for new fuel cell technology. The invention is important for future fuel technology.

Crowdsourcing innovations to tackle Alzheimer’s

A group of scientists and advocates have come together to crowdsource a new approach progress leapfrog scientific understanding and to side-step the obstacles for researching Alzheimer’s disease.

Business incubator identifies novel heart health app

Vienna - Researchers have designed a smart artificial intelligence tool that can diagnose heart problems using a smartphone camera. The end-product development and new start-up forms part of an initiative called START:IP.

A sense of touch: Allowing robots to feel

Houston - Researchers have devised an artificial skin that allows a robot to sense ‘touch’, to a degree in a way that is similar to people. This is a step forward in the development of robotics and will be of interest to developers.

Self-folding electronics for advanced robotics

Cambridge - As robotics advances the demand for more versatile, flexible and adaptable robots follows. This aim is hampered by often all-too-brittle electronics. In a breakthrough, researchers have designed flexible, 3D printable electronic components.

Renewable fuel from water using quantum technology

Lancaster University scientists are edging closer to creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology, using the process of photoelectrolysis.

Step towards building the quantum Internet

Scientists have made a step forward in developing the building blocks of a quantum Internet. This is with significantly improving the storage time of a telecom-compatible quantum memory.

Some pathogenic bacteria more resistant to antibiotics in space

To understand why some bacteria develop cell mutations, becoming more resistant to antibiotics in the microgravity environment of space, a study was conducted aboard the ISS to track the physical changes in E. coli after the addition of antibiotics.

NASA's $3.9bn Cassini spacecraft makes death plunge into Saturn

Tampa - After 20 years in space, NASA's famed Cassini spacecraft made an intentional death plunge into Saturn on Friday, ending a storied mission that scientists say taught us nearly everything we know about Saturn today and transformed the way we think about ...

NOAA — Sun spews out steady stream of solar flares for week

For over a week now, our sun has been spewing out a continuous stream of solar flares, causing NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a geomagnetic storm warning on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cassini readies final plunge into Saturn

Washington - NASA's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn on Friday that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gas giant.

After 20 years, Cassini spacecraft to make ultimate sacrifice

On Sept. 15, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will complete its remarkable story of exploration with an intentional plunge into Saturn's atmosphere, ending its mission after nearly 20 years in space.

Three astronauts blast off for five-month ISS mission

Baikonur - Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station in a nighttime launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday, heading for a five-month mission.

Essential Science: The man who helps cars to see

Austin Russell is a pioneer in the type of technology that helps cars see. At age 13 he pioneered optics and photonics; at 18 he set up the company Luminar, with support from PayPal. Now he is launching an advanced LiDAR system.

Warm Antarctic caves harbour secret life: scientists

Sydney - A secret world of animals and plants -- including unknown species -- may live in warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers, scientists said Friday.

Cooling system works without electricity

Stanford University technologists have succeeded in cooling water without electricity. This is achieved by sending excess heat into space, using specialized optical surfaces.
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