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Why It’s Time to Take Electrified Medicine Seriously

When the disease plaguing her digestive system was at its worst, Kelly Owens once had to rush to the bathroom 17 separate times in the course of a few hours.

2020.02.03

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Volvo Cars Goes for Blockchain Tech to Avoid Unethical Cobalt

(Bloomberg) — Volvo Cars will use blockchain technology to trace the origin of cobalt used in its batteries in an effort to avoid supplies produced by children and under unethical conditions.

2020.02.03

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Nobel Prize Winner Says Battery Recycling Key to Meeting Electric Car Demand

(Bloomberg) — Recycling batteries is the key to securing enough raw materials to power the surge in electric vehicle demand, according to a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

2020.02.03

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Google Has Achieved ‘Quantum Supremacy.’ Just What the Heck Is That?

Here’s a quick bit of topical multiple choice: What is “quantum supremacy?” a) The next blockbuster film in the James Bond series, coming to theaters in the summer of 2020. b) The greatest name for an expansion sports team in all of history. c) …

2020.02.03

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The Real Reason Google Is Buying Fitbit

In announcing its planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracking company Fitbit, Google said the deal will “help spur innovation in wearables” — at least, that’s how Senior Vice President of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh put it in a blog post.

2020.02.03

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Facebook to Buy Startup for Controlling Computers With Your Mind

(Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. agreed to acquire CTRL-Labs, a technology startup that is building software to let people control a digital avatar using only their thoughts.

2019.11.28

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How China is Cornering the Lithium-ion Cell Recycling Market

The commonly held view that lithium-ion batteries are not being recycled is not true. It’s just that China has pretty much cornered the market, experts say.…

2019.11.28

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Apple to use recycled rare Earth materials in new iPhones

Apple has requested that its iPhone manufacturers uses recycled rare Earth elements in the Taptic Engine part of the new iPhone 11 variants. The Taptic Engine powers haptic feedback in new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. …

2019.11.28

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Why doesn’t anyone live on the moon yet?

Solar storms, sharp sand, and near-weightlessness are just the tip of the iceberg.Short trips don’t require too much baggage, but what about an extended stay? NASA…

2019.11.28

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Apps for Healthcare Monitoring: Interview with Artem Petrov, CEO of Reinvently

Reinvently, a mobile app development company based in Palo Alto, California, has created a number of healthcare apps, including those which collect, collate, and display data from wearable medical devices.…

2019.11.28

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Washable, breathable and stretchable – the next generation…

Until now, there have typically been two ways of making clothing conductive: either wrap fibers in fine metallic wire (or stitch it in), or apply adhesive circuits onto the…

2019.03.20

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Palladium Reaches Another Record as JPMorgan Sees More Upside

(Bloomberg) — Palladium held gains after rocketing through $1,400 an ounce for the first time, extending its gravity-defying rally even amid signs that global vehicle sale…

2019.03.20

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Ion age: why the future will be battery powered

In a world increasingly anxious about climate change, the surge in the generation of renewable energy over the past 20 years offers a sliver of hope. But the variable n……

2019.03.20

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Nanomaterials are changing the world – but are they safe?

Experts Shareen Doak, Martina G Vijver and Martin Clift explain the problems of ensuring nanomaterials are safe for environment – and us…

2019.03.20

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How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy

It seems the stuff of fantasy. Giant ships sail the seas burning fuel that has been extracted from water using energy provided by the winds, waves and tides. A dra…

2019.03.20

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Scientists develop 10-minute universal cancer test

Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream.

2019.02.07

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Arm Holdings unveils chip aimed at self-driving car sensors

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Arm Holdings, the chip technology firm owned by SoftBank Group Corp, on Tuesday pushed deeper into the automotive world with…

2019.02.07

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10 tech trends and innovations for 2019

1 Automation and artificial intelligence (Al) A new level of self-training is allowing robots to draw their own conclusions and make deductions that haven’t been har…

2019.02.07

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37% of Tech Experts Worry Artificial Intelligence Will Make Humanity…

More than a third of AI experts surveyed by Pew Research said they are concerned that artificial intelligence will leave humanity worse off in 2030 than they are now,…

2019.02.07

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Russia Looks to Hydrogen as Way to Make Gas Greener for Europe

(Bloomberg) — Russia is looking at how to develop a market for hydrogen in Europe, a move that would help maintain demand for one of its primary exports as govern…

2019.02.07

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Gold Infused Cotton Threads as Electrodes for Glucose Biofuel Cells

Safe and powerful biofuel cells may help power future medical implantables, and researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and Korea University are helping t…

2019.01.09

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China’s Fight Against Smog Makes Palladium 2018’s Best Metal

(Bloomberg) — Palladium prices are shattering record highs, and investors are betting that tight supplies mean that the bull run is just getting started.

2019.01.09

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Swap gas boilers for hydrogen or miss emission targets, UK told

Millions of gas boilers will need to be replaced with hydrogen alternatives and coupled with electric heating devices if Britain is to hit its carbon targets at the lo…

2019.01.09

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Electric Vehicle Revolution Goes Underground With Mine Truck

(Bloomberg) — Electric vehicles are reaching global markets far and wide — and deep. Swedish mining equipment maker Epiroc AB now aims to electrify all its und… ABは…

2019.01.09

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Ex-Apple engineers show their startup’s self-driving car sensor…

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Two former Apple Inc engineers on Monday gave new details about the sensor system their startup company, Aeva Inc, is making to help…

2019.01.09

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Electric Vehicles and the Semiconductor Boom

The rise of electric cars can be seen as more charging stations pop up around the country but battery life is still a concern for many.

2018.11.16

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Mercedes-Benz Rolls Out Fuel-Cell SUV to Tackle Tech Hurdles

(Bloomberg) — Mercedes-Benz will soon start handing over its latest fuel-cell electric car to fleet customers to keep a toe-hold in a promising technology that’s…

2018.12.03

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A golden ticket to faster muscle recovery

Anyone who has ever torn or injured a muscle knows that swelling, redness, and pain soon follow the injury: classic signs of inflammation.

2018.12.03

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Germany launches world’s first hydrogen-powered train

Germany has rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more e…

2018.12.03

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This bacteria could boost solar panels on cloudy days

Researchers are using bacteria to give solar an energy boost.…

2018.12.03

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This Metal Just Hit a Record. Here’s Why Palladium Is Soaring

(Bloomberg) — Palladium, a precious metal widely used in the automotive industry, has hit an all-time high.

2018.12.03

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Exclusive first look: Daisy is Apple’s new robot that eats iPhones and s…

A two-minute journey through this machine renders a smartphone into recyclable materials.

2018.11.01

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“Golden Sandwich” Solar Cell Converts 85% Of Sunlight To Elect…

Scientists at the Research Institute for Electronic Science at Hokkaido University have created what they call a “golden sandwich,” a photoelectrode that converts 8…

2018.11.01

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Graphene ‘a game-changer’ in making building with concrete

The novel “supermaterial” graphene could hold the key to making one of the oldest building materials greener, new scientific research suggests.

2018.11.01

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Booming electric car sales drive lithium rush in Portugal

Mining firms are racing to open new lithium mines in Portugal, already Europe’s biggest producer of the commodity, thanks to the surge in popularity of electric v…

2018.11.01

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Smallest Robots Ever Developed to Sense Their Environment

The reality of being able to inject microscopic robots into the bloodstream that are capable of performing meaningful clinical tasks is now a little bit closer. Researcher…

2018.11.01

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6 Top Nanotechnology Applications

What are the top nanotechnology applications? We run through six ways nanotechnology makes a difference in daily life.

2018.10.15

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How Australia can use hydrogen to export its solar power around the…

Recent innovations in hydrogen generation, storage, transport and use could transform it into the ultimate source of clean energy

2018.10.15

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Palladium Leading the Platinum-group Metals Market and Beyond

Palladium’s strong fundamentals lead the pack for platinum-group metals.

2018.10.15

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Scientists Develop Recycling Process That Could Lead To “Zero Waste”…

How often do you swap out your old smartphone for a new one? Every two or three years? Every year? Today, phone companies make it easy with deals to trade…

2018.10.15

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The 3 Biggest Trends That Will Drive Gold in the Next 30 Years

The World Gold Council recently released an insightful report titled, Gold 2048: The Next 30 Years for Gold. This report looks at overarching demographic, technologi…

2018.10.15

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