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Fri 9 Dec 16 from Physics World

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Energy-generating sheet folds for more firepower

We've seen quite a few experimental systems that can generate energy from movement, each designed with the aim of powering our increasingly mobile lives in mind. A new device developed ...

Fri 9 Dec 16 from Gizmag

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Venom versus poison: what is the difference?

It's a matter of life and death!

8 hours ago from ZME Science

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Stretchy optical waveguides help robots sense touch

(with video) The devices mimic how a human hand senses touch and might be used in advanced, low-cost and customized prosthetics.

Fri 9 Dec 16 from Nanotechweb

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Turning the potential of electronic printables into a real breakthrough

Those "sell by" or "best by" dates that you see on food packaging? They're so last century. In the future, built-in sensors in food labels will not only tell you when a product is going ...

Fri 9 Dec 16 from Gizmag

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Researchers watch biomolecules at work

Scientists at the University of Bonn have succeeded in observing an important cell protein at work using a method that measures structural changes within complex molecules. The procedure makes ...

Fri 9 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Hydrogen from sunlight—but as a dark reaction

The storage of photogenerated electric energy and its release on demand are still among the main obstacles in artificial photosynthesis. One of the most promising, recently identified photocatalytic ...

Fri 9 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat source

Converting heat or cold to electricity (and vice-versa) thermoelectric generators are normally solid-state devices that can be used in such things as power plants to convert waste heat ...

4 hours ago from Gizmag

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Smart contact lens is discussed at electron devices meeting

(Tech Xplore)—Can we look at a future smart contact lens for those with eye problems? The iris, a key part of our eyes, modulates the amount of light reaching the retina, said researchers, and ...

Fri 9 Dec 16 from TechXplore

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Unraveling the secrets of cluster crystallization, Thu 8 Dec 16
Why cryptophyte algae are really good at harvesting light, Thu 8 Dec 16
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Particles self-assemble into Archimedean tilings, Thu 8 Dec 16
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