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🗞 TECHNOLOGY NEWS💻🔧🖥:
REVIEWING RECENT ADVANCEMENTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOLID-STATE BATTERIES
Solid state batteries (SSBs) are an emerging battery technology with high energy densities that could compete with lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), which power a wide range of electronic devices on the market today. In contrast with classic LIBs, SSBs have a solid ‘ceramic’-based electrolyte that separates the anode and cathode inside the battery. In some batteries, this design enables the use of lithium as an anode.
GOOGLE CHROME’S NEW LIVE CAPTION FEATURE WILL TRANSCRIBE SPEECH IN VIDEOS
First introduced in 2019, Google Chrome’s Live Caption accessibility feature offers real-time captions for audio playing on both Pixel and non-Pixel phones, including the Galaxy S20 series, OnePlus 8 series, OnePlus Nord and beyond.
NOVEL DEEP LEARNING FRAMEWORK FOR SYMBOLIC REGRESSION
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computer scientists have developed a new framework and an accompanying visualization tool that leverages deep reinforcement learning for symbolic regression problems, outperforming baseline methods on benchmark problems.
🗞 PHYSICS NEWS⚙♨:
DEMONSTRATING THE WORLD’S FASTEST SPINTRONICS P-BIT
Tohoku University researchers have, for the first time, developed the technology for the nanosecond operation of the spintronics-based probabilistic bit (p-bit)—dubbed “the poor man’s quantum bit” (q-bit).
RESEARCHERS FIND EVIDENCE OF ELUSIVE ODDERON PARTICLE
For 50 years, the research community has been hunting unsuccessfully for the so-called Odderon particle. Now, a Swedish-Hungarian research group has discovered the mythical particle with the help of extensive analysis of experimental data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland.
METHOD FOR DETERMINING ELECTRON BEAM PROPERTIES COULD HELP FUTURE ULTRAVIOLET, X-RAY SYNCHROTRON LIGHT SOURCES
The detected intensity from two coherent point-like light sources depends on their relative positions. It is a well-known phenomenon called optical interference. In general, the intensity can range from zero (destructive interference) to some maximum value (constructive interference).
🗞 EARTH NEWS🌏:
AUSTRALIA FIRES SPEWED AS MUCH SMOKE INTO STRATOSPHERE AS VOLCANO: STUDY
The bushfires that ravaged Australia between 2019 and 2020 were so huge that they spewed as much smoke into the stratosphere as a large volcanic eruption, with serious consequences for the environment, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science.
NEW PLUTONIUM RESEARCH HELPS DISTINGUISH NUCLEAR POWER POLLUTION FROM GLOBAL FALL OUT
Researchers looking at miniscule levels of plutonium pollution in our soils have made a breakthrough which could help inform future ‘clean up’ operations on land around nuclear power plants, saving time and money.
CARBON UPTAKE IN REGROWING AMAZON FOREST THREATENED BY CLIMATE AND HUMAN DISTURBANCE
Large areas of forests regrowing in the Amazon to help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are being limited by climate and human activity.
🗞 ASTRONOMY & SPACE NEWS🌪🎇:
NASA COMPLETES ENGINE TEST FIRING OF MOON ROCKET ON 2ND TRY
NASA completed an engine test firing of its moon rocket Thursday, after the first attempt in January ended prematurely.
RESEARCHERS CONFIRM ACCURACY OF COSMOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE USING MOCK DATA
Astronomers have played a game of guess-the-numbers with cosmological implications. Working from a mock catalog of galaxies prepared by a Japanese team, two American teams correctly guessed the cosmological parameters used to generate the catalog to within 1% accuracy. This gives us confidence that their methods will be able to determine the correct parameters of the real universe when applied to observational data.
DATA FROM INSIGHT REVEALS SIZE OF MARS’S CORE
An international team of researchers studying seismic data collected by NASA’s Insight spacecraft has used the data to calculate the size of Mars’ core. The group plans to discuss their findings at this year’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, which will be held virtually due to the pandemic. As a prelude to the conference, team member Simon Stähler has made available a prerecorded presentation for those interested. The team intends to submit their results to a peer-reviewed journal in the near future.
🗞 NANOTECHNOLOGY NEWS⛄☃:
RESEARCH FINDS SURPRISING ELECTRON INTERACTION IN ‘MAGIC-ANGLE’ GRAPHENE
In 2018, physicists showed that something interesting happens when two sheets of the nanomaterial graphene are placed on top of each other. When one layer is rotated to a “magic angle” of around 1.1 degrees with respect to the other, the system becomes a superconductor—meaning it conducts electricity with zero resistance. Even more exciting, there was evidence that it was an unconventional form of superconductivity—a type that can happen at temperatures well above absolute zero, where most superconducting materials function.
BUILDING TOUGH 3D NANOMATERIALS WITH DNA
Columbia Engineering researchers, working with Brookhaven National Laboratory, report today that they have built designed nanoparticle-based 3D materials that can withstand a vacuum, high temperatures, high pressure, and high radiation. This new fabrication process results in robust and fully engineered nanoscale frameworks that not only can accommodate a variety of functional nanoparticle types but also can be quickly processed with conventional nanofabrication methods.
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