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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.

Newly-developed stretchy touchpad could be worn on arm and used to play games

Newly-developed stretchy touchpad could be worn on arm and used to play games

Flexible screen is the new addition in the next generation phones and portable devices and it might even be integrated further. Researchers have developed a stretchy touchpad, which can be worn on the arm and used to play games like angry birds.

These days, touchpads and touchscreens are present on every device. But none of them can be as flexible as being integrated with the human body. Earlier as well scientists have explored stretchable touch panels, but their performance dropped significantly when stretched and completely failed when repeatedly stretched.

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Possibility of finding new particle bleak: LHC scientists

Possibility of finding new particle bleak: LHC scientists

Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have cleared at the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) that the discovery of new particle might be many years away.

The scientists were quite disappointed, as there was a lot of excitement when they started LHC to collect data as it showed a bump, but in the latest results they did not see any signs of a bump. David Charlton of Birmingham University said that the two separate LHC detectors, Atlas and CMS, have picked up matching bumps. But it could be considered only as a pure coincidence.

Small quantum computer developed with ability to run multiple algorithms

Small quantum computer developed with ability to run multiple algorithms

Researchers from the Joint Quantum Institute at Maryland University have created a five qubits trapped ion device that can be expanded up to 100 qubits. Qubits can be prepared in the states, ones and zeros owing to which they are able to carry out more calculations.

The researchers were able to develop a small quantum computer carrying out multiple algorithms by using a software-controlled laser pulses that manipulated ions into different pairs. Study’s lead researcher Shantanu Debnath said that by connecting any pair of qubits, they would be able to implement any algorithm.

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IBM‘s artificial neuron may create computers that mimic processing design of organic brains

IBM‘s artificial neuron may create computers that mimic processing design of organic brains

IBM has developed a working artificial neuron. Not one or two, but 500 of them have been created by IBM’s research center in Zurich. The faux neurons have been developed from well-known materials, which can be reduced to the scale of a few nanometers.

In the case of organic neurons, there are membranes present that act as signal gates that take certain amount of energy to absorb. In the case of neurons developed by the IBM, the above mentioned role is taken up by a square of Germanium-Antimony-Tellerium (GST).

Wave-propelled robot has medical applications as well as can enter complex areas for issue assessment

Wave-propelled robot has medical applications as well as can enter complex areas for issue assessment

Engineers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel have developed a new type of robot that can crawl into your stomach and assess you from within. This wave-propelled robot has been as named SAW and it can improve diagnostics in medical services sector. The researchers for the first time have used a wave-like motion to swim, crawl and climb through to pass through sand, grass and gravel. Its top speed is 1.2mph and SAW uses a single motor having no internal spine.

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Novel solar-powered technology results into no new emissions by removing carbon from atmosphere

Novel solar-powered technology results into no new emissions by removing carbon from atmosphere

Scientists are having big hopes from their new type of solar-powered technology that it can lessen climate change. In the journal Science, a team of scientists disclosed that they have developed a device that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and with the help of sunlight, it is broken into a mix of carbon monoxide and hydrogen known as synthetis gas or syngas.

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