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🗞 TECHNOLOGY NEWS💻🔧🖥:
RESEARCHERS CREATE A HYBRID TECHNOLOGY THAT COMBINES III-V tunnel FETs AND MOSFETs
Over the past few decades, the incredible progress made in the electronics industry has been partially driven by innovations at the single-transistor level. A transistor is a semiconducting device that can conduct, insulate and amplify electric current inside electronic circuits. Building faster and smaller transistors has been a primary goal for the semiconductor industry over the past few years.
BUG BOUNTY COMPANY PINGSAFE AI DISCOVERS IPHONE CALL RECORDING APP VULNERABILITY
PingSafe AI, a security company that monitors multiple breaches in real time, has uncovered a critical vulnerability in the iPhone automatic call recorder application that exposed thousands of users’ recorded calls.
BITCOIN PRICE BOOM ‘LOCKING IN’ VAST ENERGY CONSUMPTION
The cryptocurrency market has been abuzz as Bitcoin gains popularity with investors, reaching an all-time high of over $58,000 apiece in February. In a commentary published March 10 in the journal Joule, financial economist Alex de Vries quantifies how the surging Bitcoin price is driving increasing energy consumption, exacerbating the global shortage of chips, and even threatening international safety.
🗞 PHYSICS NEWS⚙♨:
RESEARCH PREDICTS THE HIGH-TEMPERATURE TOPOLOGICAL SUPERCONDUCTIVITY OF TWISTED DOUBLE-LAYER COPPER OXIDES
Two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as graphene or transition metal dichalcogenides, can sometimes be assembled into bilayers with a twist between individual layers. In recent years, many researchers have been investigating the properties of these twisted double-layer structures and their potential advantages for fabricating electronic devices.
ICECUBE DETECTION OF A HIGH-ENERGY PARTICLE PROVES 60-YEAR-OLD THEORY
On December 6, 2016, a high-energy particle called an electron antineutrino hurtled to Earth from outer space at close to the speed of light carrying 6.3 petaelectronvolts (PeV) of energy. Deep inside the ice sheet at the South Pole, it smashed into an electron and produced a particle that quickly decayed into a shower of secondary particles. The interaction was captured by a massive telescope buried in the Antarctic glacier, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.
USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO GENERATE 3D HOLOGRAMS IN REAL-TIME
Despite years of hype, virtual reality headsets have yet to topple TV or computer screens as the go-to devices for video viewing. One reason: VR can make users feel sick. Nausea and eye strain can result because VR creates an illusion of 3D viewing although the user is in fact staring at a fixed-distance 2D display. The solution for better 3D visualization could lie in a 60-year-old technology remade for the digital world: holograms.
🗞 EARTH NEWS🌏:
CLIMATE CHANGE COULD HAVE DIRECT CONSEQUENCES ON MALARIA TRANSMISSION IN AFRICA
The slowdown in global warming that was observed at the end of last century was reflected by a decrease in malaria transmission in the Ethiopian highlands, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and the University of Chicago. The results, published in Nature Communications, underscore the close connection between climate and health.
ANTARCTICA’S MAGNETIC LINK TO ANCIENT NEIGHBORS
For the first time, an international team of scientists has used magnetic data from ESA’s Swarm satellite mission together with aeromagnetic data to help reveal the mysteries of the geology hidden beneath Antarctica’s kilometers-thick ice sheets, and link Antarctica better to its former neighbors.
SCIENTISTS USE 3D-PRINTED ROCKS, MACHINE LEARNING TO DETECT UNEXPECTED EARTHQUAKES
Geoscientists at Sandia National Laboratories used 3D-printed rocks and an advanced, large-scale computer model of past earthquakes to understand and prevent earthquakes triggered by energy exploration.
🗞 ASTRONOMY & SPACE NEWS🌪🎇:
EXPLAINING PARKER SOLAR PROBE’S MAGNETIC PUZZLE
When NASA’s Parker Solar Probe sent back the first observations from its voyage to the Sun, scientists found signs of a wild ocean of currents and waves quite unlike the near-Earth space much closer to our planet. This ocean was spiked with what became known as switchbacks: rapid flips in the Sun’s magnetic field that reversed direction like a zig-zagging mountain road.
IDEAS FOR FUTURE NASA MISSIONS SEARCHING FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL CIVILIZATIONS
A researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is the lead author of a study with proposals for ‘technosignatures’—evidence for the use of technology or industrial activity in other parts of the Universe—for future NASA missions. The article, published in the specialized journal Acta Astronautica, contains the initial conclusions of a meeting of experts in the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life, sponsored by the space agency to gather advice about this topic.
🗞 NANOTECHNOLOGY NEWS⛄☃:
SUSHI-LIKE ROLLED 2D HETEROSTRUCTURES MAY LEAD TO NEW MINIATURIZED ELECTRONICS
The recent synthesis of one-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures, a type of heterostructure made by layering two-dimensional materials that are one atom thick, may lead to new, miniaturized electronics that are currently not possible, according to a team of Penn State and University of Tokyo researchers.
POROUS, ULTRALOW-TEMPERATURE SUPERCAPACITORS COULD POWER MARS, POLAR MISSIONS
NASA’s Perseverance Rover recently made a successful landing on Mars, embarking on a two-year mission to seek signs of ancient life and collect samples. Because Mars is extremely cold—nighttime temperatures can drop below -112 F—heaters are required to keep the rover’s battery system from freezing. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Nano Letters have 3D printed porous carbon aerogels for electrodes in ultralow-temperature supercapacitors, reducing heating needs for future space and polar missions.
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