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Apr 16

Graphene transfer advances on multiple fronts

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Google develops computer vision accurate enough to solve its own CAPTCHAs

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Google has cracked the CAPTCHA. In a paper published this week, Google researchers say that they’ve developed an algorithm that can accurately solve Google’s own CAPTCHA puzzles — those…
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Automated Guided Vehicles: Behind the Swift Business of a Heavy Industry

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Automated Guided Vehicles are transforming a big swath of industrial life.
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Nanomaterials Keep Pushing Lithium-Sulfur Battery Capabilities for EVs - IEEE Spectrum

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Lithium-sulfur batteries are winning favor over Li-ion batteries for EVs thanks to nanomaterials
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Google X admits it’s working on a space elevator, teleportation, hoverboards | ExtremeTech

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Google X, Google’s secretive R&D laboratory, has confirmed that it was indeed working on a space elevator — but sadly had to put the project on the back burner until humanity creates a building material that’s strong enough.
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Five wonder materials that could change the world

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Ian Sample: Materials such as graphene and shrilk are so new that the scientists who discovered them hardly know what to do with them – they only know they might yet transform our lives
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Breakthrough could help solve solar power’s biggest problem: Power generation at night | ExtremeTech

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A new energy storage breakthrough could pave the way for low cost thermal systems based on solar energy — without any need for specialized hardware or rare-earth materials.
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14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

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Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics.
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33rd Square | Plant-Derived Nanotubes May Have Numerous Uses in Medicine

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Nanotubes, developed from plant material have been created. The new nanotubes may have applications in medicine, where carbon nanotube use may not be feasible.
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Biologist: Space Travelers Can Benefit From Genetic Engineering

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NASA’s human spaceflight program might take some giant leaps forward if the agency embraces genetics tools and techniques more fully, according to genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter.
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