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Do You Use The Internet Archive?

By Alexander Baron

If you haven’t heard of the Internet Archive, you should have. Based in San Francisco and mirrored in both Alexandria and Amsterdam, it has a staff of 170 yet is currently ranked (at December 1) number 238 among the world’s websites. And 409 among US websites (work that one out if you can). The Internet […]

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Engineers at Stanford Improve Solar Cells’ Efficiency By 2% Using “Invisible Wires”

By Dean Smith

An innovation by a team of Stanford scientists vastly reduces the amount of light reflected by metallic wiring on solar cells. The new technology makes the wires invisible to light, thereby dramatically increasing solar cell efficiency. Conventional solar panels have a basic grid design – metal contacts separate solar cells from each other, and they convert sunlight to electricity […]

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MIT Is Developing Software For Robot Astronauts Of The Future

By Dean Smith

MIT CSAIL team will develop algorithms to enable 125 kg (275 pounds) and 1.9m tall (6′3″) “Valkyrie” robot to serve in “extreme” deep-space missions. The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT will be one of two university research groups, the other being a Taskin Padir led team at Northeastern University, in the US […]

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Researchers Invent Cheaper, Top Functioning LEDs

By Dean Smith

New type of LED, or light-emitting diode, developed by researchers at Florida State University may drive the lighting and display industry of the future. Findings posit that the new discovery is cheaper, brighter and easier to manufacture than current mos. Research on the properties of an organic-inorganic hybrid class of materials in The Sunshine State has […]

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Chinese Scientists Create Stealth Material To Hide Aircraft

By Pankaj Mondal

A group of Chinese scientists have been successful in creating a stealth material which can make it extra difficult to identify aircraft with the latest anti-stealth radar of today. Researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology have developed this new material, which according to them can stave off microwave radar at ultra high frequencies […]

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Beware! Your Smartphone Apps Might Not Help You Lose Weight

By Pankaj Mondal

Smartphone apps that keep watch on exercises, Calorie intake and weight loss objectives may not be adequate for young adults who are on a quest to shed that extra fat, according to new research at the Duke University and Northeastern University in the US. The study offers a great insight into the intricacies of weight loss and restrictions of adhering […]

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