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New metamaterial is proved to be the world's first to achieve the performance predicted by theoretical bounds

In 2015 UC Santa Barbara mechanical engineer and materials scientist Jonathan Berger developed an idea that could change the way people think about high-performance structural materials. Two years later, his concept is paying research dividends.


Mayhem Hacker Robot Is Here To Protect Us From Hacking Attacks

ForAllSecure, the minds behind the Mayhem Hacker Robot who won the Pentagon's Cyber Grand Challenger Contest, are working to make the software a bug fixer. They are aiming an autonomous system which would find vulnerabilities in the commercial devices like routers and automatically fix them.


The first ever blueprint for a mind-bendingly massive quantum computer has been released

Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecentented processing power - just got their biggest break yet, because the first ever open-source blueprint for a practical quantum computer has been revealed.


A Mystery AI Just Crushed the Best Human Players at Poker

Yesterday, after 20 days of play at a casino in Pittsburgh, an AI built by two Carnegie Mellon researchers officially defeated four top players at no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em—a particularly complex form of poker that relies heavily on longterm betting strategies and game theory.


This Tiny 5D Disc Can Store 360 TB Of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Today's massive amounts of digital data have caused researchers worldwide to develop data storage technologies, such as DNA-based storage, that are meant to be capable of keeping data for the longest possible time.

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Image: Jamie Condliffe

Now, a new mini disc developed by researchers in the United Kingdom is said to be able to store up to 300 terabytes worth of information for billions of years without...

This new 3D printer makes life-sized ear, muscle, and bone tissues from living cells - ScienceAlert

For the first time, scientists have used a 3D printer to produce life-sized body parts and tissues using living cells as the 'ink'. Not only are these structures large and sturdy enough to be a viable replacement for the real thing - something that previous bioprinters have failed to do - they're personalised and functional, not a 'one size fits all' cosmetic add-on.

This self-filling bottle makes clean water out of thin air

An Austrian start-up has revealed plans to start selling a self-filling water bottle that extracts humidity from the air and condenses it into drinkable water at a rate of up to 0.5 litres per hour - provided it’s a really humid day.

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Image: Fontus

Developed by the team at Fontus, the solar-powered device uses hydrophobic surfaces to repel and funnel the drops of condensation in the bottle, which means so...

MIT wins design competition for Elon Musk's Hyperloop

MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk's idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed.

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Image: AP Photo/Tesla Motors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named the winner Saturday after a competition among more than 1,000 college students at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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NASA's solar-powered spacecraft Juno breaks distance record at 793 million km from the Sun

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter has broken the record to become humanity's most distant solar-powered emissary. The milestone occurred at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST, 19:00 UTC) on Wednesday, Jan. 13, when Juno was about 493 million miles (793 million kilometers) from the sun.

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Image: NASA/JPL

The previous record-holder was the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, whose orbit peaked out at...

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