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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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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 University’s study aims to predict AI impact on daily life

Stanford University’s study aims to predict AI impact on daily life

A study titled, ‘Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence’, (A100), being carried out by Stanford University aims to know the impact of artificial intelligence on our daily life. The study carried out by 17 experts started with a report ‘Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030’ that mentioned as to how advancements like drones and autonomous vehicles would merge with society.

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Hopes of alien detection wash away as source of mystery signal was from Soviet military satellite

Hopes of alien detection wash away as source of mystery signal was from Soviet military satellite

Radio astronomers in Russia were able to catch strong signals, which as per them were from a cluster of stars known as the Hercules constellation. The signals were considered to be from advanced alien civilization, but now their real source has been found.

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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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SpaceX rocket carrying Facebook satellite destroyed in fiery explosion

SpaceX rocket carrying Facebook satellite destroyed in fiery explosion

During an engine test, a two-stage SpaceXFalcon 9 and its payload exploded in a dramatic manner. A video of the incident shows the communication satellite called Amos-6 exploded when the rocket was getting fueled.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that for now, the real cause of the blast is not known. The rocket was carrying a satellite to be used by Facebook to provide internet access inAfrica, the Middle East, and Europe.

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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Researchers develop self-healing fabric

Researchers develop self-healing fabric

In future, we might not need a sewing needle to fix torn clothes as Pennsylvania State University (PSU) researchers have developed a nifty self-healing fabric. To develop the self-healing or self-mending fabric, the researchers applied a very simple process. They dipped torn clothes in certain special liquids, and the special coating of the certain liquids the ordinary clothes into self-healing clothes.

Researchers create self-mending clothing

Researchers create self-mending clothing

A team of researchers at Pennsylvania State University has claimed to have created self-mending clothing that will do away with the need to pull out a sewing needle in case of an unfortunate tear. The team led by Dr. Melik C. Demirel dipped clothing in a series of special liquid to create self-mending clothing that can simply knits back together following a tear. The researchers noted that they were attempting to create self-healing textiles for the first time.

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