Story tips: Mighty Mo material, fueling retooling, goods on the move, doubling concrete and more

Manufacturing – Mighty Mo Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists proved molybdenum titanium carbide, a refractory metal alloy that can withstand

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Study shows promise of quantum computing using factory-made silicon chips

A single qubit on a standard silicon transistor chip has been successfully demonstrated as “quantum capable” in a new study by the UCL spinout Quantum Motion, led by researchers at UCL and Oxford University.

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Deciphering the secrets of printed electronics

We live in a world where we want our electronics to be flexible, bendable and stretchable apart from being intelligent. Printed electronics technology has emerged as the main route to enable this vision.

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Standing out: Unusual magnetic transition in perovskite oxide can help boost spintronics

Transition metal perovskites oxides exhibit several desirable properties, including high-temperature superconductivity and electrocatalysis. Now, scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology

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Wireless tech a ‘game changer’ for nuclear power plants

Rudy Shankar (Energy Systems Engineering, Lehigh University) leads team of global experts behind newly published IAEA report outlining benefits of wireless technology and guidelines for use in instrumentation, control systems

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Stay on track! Support system to help the visually impaired navigate tactile paving

Scientists develop improved image processing algorithm that can more accurately detect tactile paving in various lighting conditions and environments

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Expressing some doubts about android faces

Researchers at Osaka University study the expressiveness of android faces using motion capture cameras and identify ways in which they still lack the complexity of real human reactions, which may help guide future robot design

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Big breakthrough for ‘massless’ energy storage

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material.

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Intelligent insect counter opens new opportunities for nature monitoring

Engineers and biologists from Aarhus University have developed an intelligent light trap that can count insects and determine their species as they fly past; this could significantly boost nature monitoring

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