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Wendelstein 7-X Nuclear Fusion Machine Receives Positive Feedback from Physicists

Wendelstein 7-X Nuclear Fusion Machine Receives Positive Feedback from Physicists

Wendelstein 7-X Nuclear Fusion machine developed by researchers in Germany has received support from scientific community as the reactors works as expected. The Wendelstein 7-X Nuclear Fusion reactor uses very complex stellerator system to operate. Nuclear fusion generates high amount of energy and scientists have warned about difficulty to control this high amount of energy. Nuclear stellerator concept was showcased by Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics researchers last year.

Nobel Prize for Physics Awarded for research related to superfluids and superconductors

Nobel Prize for Physics Awarded for research related to superfluids and superconductors

The 2016 Noble Prize for Physics has been awarded to David J. Thouless, Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for their commendable research work related to mathematical insights about exotic phases of matter like superfluids and superconductors. The researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for ‘theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.’

The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.

Oldest Indigo-dyed fabric in world discovered

Oldest Indigo-dyed fabric in world discovered

During a 2009 excavation of HuacaPrieta, a Peruvian ceremonial mound, archaeologists have discovered a 6,200-year-old piece of indigo dyed fabric. Upon testing the samples, researchers came to know that the cotton scraps were at least 1,800 years older than the next-oldest instances of indigo dye use.

Study’s lead researcher Jeffrey Splitstoser said that the cotton used in that time’s fabric is the same that is grown today and is known as Egyptian cotton. The researchers have shared that the cloth scarps were found in-between layers of a ramp that led up to the temple.

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Researchers develop first carbon nanotube transistors to surpass modern silicon

Researchers develop first carbon nanotube transistors to surpass modern silicon

As per a new research paper published by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers, they have created the first carbon nanotube transistors that would surpass traditional silicon and gallium arsenide transistors. Carbon nanotube transistors are considered better because of their faster performance and lower power consumption than traditional silicon transistors.

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UW Madison: Carbon nanotubes could result into better transistors

UW Madison: Carbon nanotubes could result into better transistors

In 1950s, transistors were launched commercially and since then they haven’t seen any replacement in technology or the way we have used them. For every day functioning, silicon and gallium arsenide transistors are being used. As per a University of Wisconsin-Madison research team, they have found a way to make a better transistor, which would be twice as good as the one being made of silicon.

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Plastic-based fabric developed to keep you cool this summer

Plastic-based fabric developed to keep you cool this summer

The engineers at Stanford University unveiled a unique fabric made by tweaking the plastic, which has the capability of keeping your body cool during summers.

Researchers have applied various chemical treatments to a polyethylene sheet to make this fabric. The fabric is made from impermeable plastic, which lets the body release heat, making the person feeling cooler by about 4.25 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Stanford Research Team Develops High Tech Fabric with Cooling Ability

Stanford Research Team Develops High Tech Fabric with Cooling Options

Scientists at Stanford University are well aware of the warming conditions on the planet. Therefore, they have developed a material that would block the sun’s rays and also allow venting of body heat. The scientists have described the new fabric, a nano-porous form of polyethylene, and its properties in the journal Science.

For now, the fabric has been tested by humans. The scientists carried out a test in which they wrapped the high-tech fabric around a device that imitated the response of human skin on a hot day. The temperature rose by mere 0.8 degrees Celsius.

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Report highlights future AI contributions

Report highlights future AI contributions

A panel of academic and industrial thinkers has prepared a report that underlines future AI contributions, targeting the 2030. The report titled, ‘Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030’, forms to be part of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (A100), a project of Stanford University.

Computer scientist Peter Stone at The University of Texas at Austin believes that specialized AI applications will be more common and useful by 2030. It will improve quality of life for humans. Along with this, AI will also result into hurdles.

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New smart material when used into windows, sunroofs could control heat and light from sun

New smart material when used into windows, sunroofs could control heat and light from sun

A Nature Materials-published research paper has unveiled about the creation of a new flexible smart window material. This material if used into windows, sunroofs or curved glass surfaces will provide the power to control both heat and light from the sun.

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin said that their work acts as a new low-temperature process to coat smart material on plastic making it easier and cost-effective when compared with normal coating done on the glass only.

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CERN launches investigation into fake ‘satanic human sacrifice’ ritual video shot at the facility

CERN launches investigation into fake ‘satanic human sacrifice’ ritual video shot at the facility

After reading this, you might wonder whether such activities take place at a facility known as the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, also called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). A video shows a group of researchers at the CERN carrying out a ‘satanic human sacrifice’ ritual.

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