Technological change
Technological change (TC) is a term that is used to describe the overall process of invention, innovation and diffusion of technology or processes. The term is synonymous with technological developmen...
Meet the New Robot Army
Intelligent machines that could usher in an era of autonomous warfare are already here
Virtual Reality Apps Development: 8 Problems to Overcome
VR mobile apps are gaining more and more popularity - and not just for games anymore. What are the virtual reality problems to overcome in development?
This New Graphene Material Called Diamene Turns Harder Than Diamond When It's Hit By A Bullet
Scientists have created a new material called diamene, which promises to be as flexible as tin foil but hard enough to stop a bullet....
LIGHT GOES INFINITELY FAST WITH NEW ON-CHIP MATERIAL
Electrons are so 20th century. In the 21st century, photonic devices, which use light to transport large amounts of information quickly, will enhance or even replace the electronic devices that are ub...
A Freaky Anti-Rubber Is Weirding Scientists Out
Auxetics are a class of materials whose curious and complex properties have excited researchers for decades.
'Water-oozing' nanorods could be used to harvest water from the air
Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory accidentally created nanorods that expel water as humidity rises.
3D graphene has 5% of the weight and 10x the strength of steel
A team of MIT engineers has successfully designed a new 3-D material with five percent the density of steel and ten times the strength, making it one of the ...
Dirty To Drinkable-Engineers Develop Novel Hybrid Nanomaterials To Transform Water
A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer.
How to build a nanoscale computer
Carbon nanotube eating silkworms and the strange future of wearable devices
Tiny Machines Win Chemistry Nobel Prize
The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded for developing the world's smallest machines.
Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is 'Five-Alarm Threat' To Food And Farms: Legal Experts
A new legal opinion penned by two former Justice Department officials bolsters warnings that the proposed merger between agroindustrial giants Bayer and Monsanto "is a five-alarm threat to our food su...
Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol
The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Innovation
Innovation is a new idea, device or process. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, inarticulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomp...
Invention
An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process. The invention process is a process within an overall engineering and product development process. It may be an improvement up...
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Emerging technologies
An emerging technology (as distinguished from a conventional technology) is a field of technology that broaches new territory in some significant way, with new technological developments. Examples of ...
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Quantum key distribution network
Quantum key distribution (QKD) uses quantum mechanics to guarantee secure communication. It enables two parties to produce a shared random secret key known only to them, which can then be used to encr...
Meet the New Robot Army
Intelligent machines that could usher in an era of autonomous warfare are already here
Dyson sphere
A Dyson sphere is a hypothetical megastructure that completely encompasses a star and hence captures most or all of its power output. It was first described by Freeman Dyson. Dyson speculated that suc...
Dyson sphere - Wikipedia
Nanocomposite
Nanocomposite is a multiphase solid material where one of the phases has one, two or three dimensions of less than 100 nanometers (nm), or structures having nano-scale repeat distances between the dif...
Linux adoption
Linux adoption refers to new use of the Linux kernel based operating systems on computers by homes, organizations, companies, and governments.Many factors have resulted in increased use of Linux syste...
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Antioxidant supplements may accelerate melanoma spread
Antioxidants are often touted for their potential cancer-fighting abilities, but now researchers say the compounds may actually speed up the spread of the potentially deadly skin cancer melanoma, acco...
Tweel
The Tweel (a portmanteau of tire and wheel) is an airless tire design concept developed by the French tire company Michelin. Its significant advantage over pneumatic tires is that the Tweel does not u...
Tweel - Wikipedia
Scientists develop silent 3D-printed underwater propulsion inspired by octopods
Propellers are loud and dangerous, but what's the alternative? A team of researchers think 3D printing and cephalopods might be the answer.