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🗞 TECHNOLOGY NEWS💻🔧🖥:
A NEW STRATEGY TO ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF SILICON HETEROJUNCTION SOLAR CELLS
Crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells are among the most promising solar technologies on the market. These solar cells have numerous advantageous properties, including a nearly optimum bandgap, high efficiency and stability. Notably, they can also be fabricated using raw materials that are widely available and easy to attain.
SCIENTISTS CREATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LIVING ROBOTS
Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists from Tufts University and the University of Vermont (UVM) created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called “Xenobots” that could move around, push a payload, and even exhibit collective behavior in the presence of a swarm of other Xenobots.
THE GLOBAL RACE TO DEVELOP ‘GREEN’ HYDROGEN
It’s seen as the missing link in the race for carbon-neutrality: “green” hydrogen produced without fossil fuel energy is a popular buzzword in competing press releases and investment plans across the globe.
ROBOREPTILE CLIMBS LIKE A REAL LIZARD
While a Mars rover can explore where no person has gone before, a smaller robot at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia could climb to new heights by mimicking the movements of a lizard.
🗞 PHYSICS NEWS⚙♨:
RESEARCHERS ACHIEVE WORLD’S FIRST MANIPULATION OF ANTIMATTER BY LASER
Researchers with the CERN-based ALPHA collaboration have announced the world’s first laser-based manipulation of antimatter, leveraging a made-in-Canada laser system to cool a sample of antimatter down to near absolute zero. The achievement, detailed in an article published today and featured on the cover of the journal Nature, will significantly alter the landscape of antimatter research and advance the next generation of experiments.
QUANTUM MATERIAL’S SUBTLE SPIN BEHAVIOR PROVES THEORETICAL PREDICTIONS
Using complementary computing calculations and neutron scattering techniques, researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories and the University of California, Berkeley, discovered the existence of an elusive type of spin dynamics in a quantum mechanical system.
LAB-MADE HEXAGONAL DIAMONDS STIFFER THAN NATURAL DIAMONDS
Nature’s strongest material now has some stiff competition. For the first time, researchers have hard evidence that human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds found in nature and often used in jewelry.
🗞 EARTH NEWS🌏:
DEEP DIAMONDS CONTAIN EVIDENCE OF DEEP-EARTH RECYCLING PROCESSES
Diamonds that formed deep in the Earth’s mantle contain evidence of chemical reactions that occurred on the seafloor. Probing these gems can help geoscientists understand how material is exchanged between the planet’s surface and its depths.
NEW STUDY DISCOVERS ANCIENT METEORITIC IMPACT OVER ANTARCTICA 430,000 YEARS AGO
A research team of international space scientists, led by Dr. Matthias van Ginneken from the University of Kent’s School of Physical Sciences, has found new evidence of a low-altitude meteoritic touchdown event reaching the Antarctic ice sheet 430,000 years ago.
GREENLAND CAVES: TIME TRAVEL TO A WARM ARCTIC
An international team of scientists led by Gina Moseley from the Department of Geology at the University of Innsbruck presents the very first analysis of sediments from a cave in northeast Greenland, that cover a time period between about 588,000 to 549,000 years ago. This interval was warmer and wetter than today, the cave deposits provide an outlook in a possible future warmer world due to climate change. The study has now been published in the journal Science Advances.
🗞 ASTRONOMY & SPACE NEWS🌪🎇:
NASA TESTS MIXED REALITY, SCIENTIFIC KNOW-HOW AND MISSION OPERATIONS FOR EXPLORATION
Mixed reality technologies, like virtual reality headsets or augmented reality apps, aren’t just for entertainment—they can also help make discoveries on other worlds like the Moon and Mars. By traveling on Earth to extreme environments—from Mars-like lava fields in Hawaii to underwater hydrothermal vents—similar to destinations on other worlds, NASA scientists have tested out technologies and tools to gain insight into how they can be used to make valuable contributions to science.
TWO STRANGE PLANETS: NEPTUNE AND URANUS REMAIN MYSTERIOUS AFTER NEW FINDINGS
Uranus and Neptune both have a completely skewed magnetic field, perhaps due to the planets’ special inner structures. But new experiments by ETH Zurich researchers now show that the mystery remains unsolved.
NEW STUDY SOWS DOUBT ABOUT THE COMPOSITION OF 70 PERCENT OF OUR UNIVERSE
Until now, researchers have believed that dark energy accounted for nearly 70 percent of the ever-accelerating, expanding universe.
🗞 NANOTECHNOLOGY NEWS⛄☃:
SMALL-MOLECULE THERAPEUTICS: BIG DATA DREAMS FOR TINY TECHNOLOGIES
Small-molecule therapeutics treat a wide variety of diseases, but their effectiveness is often diminished because of their pharmacokinetics—what the body does to a drug. After administration, the body dictates how much of the drug is absorbed, which organs the drug enters, and how quickly the body metabolizes and excretes the drug again.
KIRIGAMI-STYLE FABRICATION MAY ENABLE NEW 3D NANOSTRUCTURES
A new technique that mimics the ancient Japanese art of kirigami may offer an easier way to fabricate complex 3D nanostructures for use in electronics, manufacturing and health care.
MODELING THE BEHAVIOR OF 2D MATERIALS UNDER PRESSURE
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) have developed a method for modeling the behavior of 2D materials under pressure. The research will help create pressure sensors based on silicene or other 2D materials. The paper was published in the ACS Nano journal.
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