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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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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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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)ŚCan 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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Researchers create hidden images with commercial inkjet printers

Researchers have developed a way to use commercial inkjet printers and readily available ink to print hidden images that are only visible when illuminated with appropriately polarized waves ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Dipole orientation provides new dimension in super-resolution microscopy

Recently, a new polarization-dipole azimuth-based super-resolution technique has been proposed by a group of researchers in Peking University (China), Tsinghua University (China), and University ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Every grain of sand: Method efficiently renders massive assemblies of granular materials

Be it sand, snow or a bowl of spices, rendering massive aggregations of granular materials is a challenge for animators. A new method developed by researchers from Disney Research, ETH Zurich ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Novel Nanomaterial Enables Rewritable Optical Circuits

For the first time a waveguide is rewritable using an all-optical technique

Thu 8 Dec 16 from IEEE Spectrum

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Will Ferrell to star in a movie about eSports

Hollywood has never had the easiest of relationships with video games. Movies based on the medium have ranged from the abysmal crap thrown together by Uwe Boll (Alone in the Dark), to the not-that-bad-if-you’re-fan ...

Wed 7 Dec 16 from Techspot

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