Here is your SHAB TECHNOLOGY PLANET customized technology news for January 06, 2021.

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Here is your SHAB TECHNOLOGY PLANET customized technology news for January 06, 2021.

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RESEARCHERS ISOLATE SINGLE ARTIFICIAL ATOMS IN SILICON

Silicon has proved to be a highly valuable and reliable material for fabricating a variety of technologies, including quantum devices. In recent years, researchers have also been investigating the possible advantages of using individual artificial atoms to enhance the performance of silicon-based integrated quantum circuits. So far, however, single qubits with an optical interface have proved difficult to isolate in silicon.

USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO FIND NEW USES FOR EXISTING MEDICATIONS

Scientists have developed a machine-learning method that crunches massive amounts of data to help determine which existing medications could improve outcomes in diseases for which they are not prescribed.

A WAY TO MAKE ZINC BATTERIES RECHARGEABLE

A team of researchers from China, Germany and the U.S. has developed a way to make zinc batteries rechargeable. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes how, by using a non-alkaline electrolyte, they created a battery that could operate using a two-electron zinc-oxygen-zinc peroxide process that is far more reversible than conventional designs.

🗞 PHYSICS NEWS⚙♨:

FIRST GLIMPSE OF POLARONS FORMING IN A PROMISING NEXT-GEN ENERGY MATERIAL

Polarons are fleeting distortions in a material’s atomic lattice that form around a moving electron in a few trillionths of a second, then quickly disappear. As ephemeral as they are, they affect a material’s behavior, and may even be the reason that solar cells made with lead hybrid perovskites achieve extraordinarily high efficiencies in the lab.

NEW MICROSCOPY TECHNIQUE IMAGES LIVE CELLS WITH 7 TIMES GREATER SENSITIVITY

Experts in optical physics have developed a new way to see inside living cells in greater detail using existing microscopy technology and without needing to add stains or fluorescent dyes.

COMB OF A LIFETIME: A NEW METHOD FOR FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY

Fluorescence microscopy is widely used in biochemistry and life sciences because it allows scientists to directly observe cells and certain compounds in and around them. Fluorescent molecules absorb light within a specific wavelength range and then re-emit it at the longer wavelength range. However, the major limitation of conventional fluorescence microscopy techniques is that the results are very difficult to evaluate quantitatively; fluorescence intensity is significantly affected by both experimental conditions and the concentration of the fluorescent substance. Now, a new study by scientists from Japan is set to revolutionize the field of fluorescence lifetime microscopy.

🗞 EARTH NEWS🌏:

AEROSOLS FROM POLLUTION, DESERT STORMS, AND FOREST FIRES MAY INTENSIFY THUNDERSTORMS

Observations of Earth’s atmosphere show that thunderstorms are often stronger in the presence of high concentrations of aerosols—airborne particles too small to see with the naked eye.

REAWAKENED GEYSER DOES NOT FORETELL YELLOWSTONE VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS, STUDY SHOWS

When Yellowstone National Park’s Steamboat Geyser—which shoots water higher than any active geyser in the world—reawakened in 2018 after three and a half years of dormancy, some speculated that it was a harbinger of possible explosive volcanic eruptions within the surrounding geyser basin. These so-called hydrothermal explosions can hurl mud, sand and rocks into the air and release hot steam, endangering lives; such an explosion on White Island in New Zealand in December 2019 killed 22 people.

SOIL MOISTURE EXERTS A NEGATIVE FEEDBACK ON SURFACE WATER AVAILABILITY IN DRYLANDS: STUDY

Scientists have thought that global warming will increase the availability of surface water—freshwater resources generated by precipitation minus evapotranspiration—in wet regions, and decrease water availability in dry regions. This expectation is based primarily on atmospheric thermodynamic processes. As air temperatures rise, more water evaporates into the air from the ocean and land. Because warmer air can hold more water vapor than dry air, a more humid atmosphere is expected to amplify the existing pattern of water availability, causing the “dry-get-drier, and wet-get-wetter” atmospheric responses to global warming.

🗞 ASTRONOMY & SPACE NEWS🌪🎇:

3-D SIMULATION HELPS REVEALING ACCRETION PROCESS IN PROGENITOR OF TYCHO’S SUPERNOVA

Dr. JIAO Chengliang from Yunnan Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, collaborating with Prof. XUE Li’s group from Xiamen University, performed three-dimensional (3-D) simulations of the accretion flow in the progenitor of Tycho’s supernova, which helps identifying the physical properties of the accretion process.

RESEARCHERS REVEAL EFFECTS OF MAGNETIC ACTIVITY ON MASS TRANSFER OF BINARY

Algol-type binary systems consist of a B-A-F type main-sequence primary component and an F-G-K type giant or subgiant secondary component. According to the explanation of the Algol paradox, the initially more massive component evolves to fill the Roche lobes first and transfer material to another component, which results in the inversion of mass ratio and the formation of the Algol-type systems. Hence, mass transfer plays an important role in the evolution of this kind of binary system.

THE UNCERTAINTIES IN MEASURING COSMIC EXPANSION

Ninety years after Edwin Hubble discovered the systematic motions of galaxies and George Lemaitre explained them as cosmic expansion from a point using Einstein’s equations of relativity, observational cosmology today is facing a challenge. Values deduced from the two primary methodologies—the properties of galaxies and the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR)—disagree with each other at roughly the ten percent level, yet each one is precise at the level of a few percent. Uncorrected observational errors are possible, but estimates suggest they are too small to account for the differences. As a result, no consistent and precise value of the expansion—Hubble’s constant—has been found. The problem is not so much the value itself—the age of the universe will not change by much either way—rather, it is that something unexplained is clearly going on connected with the fact that the CMBR data arise from a vastly different epoch of cosmic time than do the galaxy data. Perhaps new physics is needed.

🗞 NANOTECHNOLOGY NEWS⛄☃:

RESEARCHERS CONVERT METHANE TO FORMIC ACID AT HIGH EFFICIENCY UNDER MILD CONDITIONS

Methane is promising energy resources for producing high-value-added chemicals. Methane conversion to value-added chemicals or fuels under mild conditions has become one of the hottest topics in energy and catalysis.

NOVEL CRYSTAL CONFINES ELECTRONS TO ONE DIMENSION FOR SPINTRONIC APPLICATIONS

Spintronics refers to a suite of physical systems which may one day replace many electronic systems. To realize this generational leap, material components that confine electrons in one dimension are highly sought after. For the first time, researchers have created such a material in the form of a special bismuth-based crystal known as a high-order topological insulator.

A NOVEL FILM THAT THAT EVAPORATES SWEAT SIX TIMES FASTER AND HOLDS 15 TIMES MORE MOISTURE

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin to keep us cool and comfortable when we exercise, and the moisture harvested from human sweat can be used to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more.

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