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Robotics
Stanford’s Ankle Exoskeleton Lets You Walk 40% Faster
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Robotics
Stanford’s Ankle Exoskeleton Lets You Walk 40% Faster
An ankle exoskeleton that significantly increases self-selected walking speed could make it easier for older people to get around.
May 2, 2021

An ankle exoskeleton that significantly increases self-selected walking speed could make it easier for older people to get around.

Inventions
Scientists May Have Found the Secret to Invisibility
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Inventions
Scientists May Have Found the Secret to Invisibility
Researchers have developed a unique light wave that, when beamed through an object, makes the object appear invisible to cameras and even the human eye. This could be the key to invisibility.
April 24, 2021

Researchers have developed a unique light wave that, when beamed through an object, makes the object appear invisible to cameras and even the human eye. This could be the key to invisibility.

Inventions
Implantable Oxygen Monitor Could Track Deep-Lying Tumors
Implantable Oxygen Monitor
Inventions
Implantable Oxygen Monitor Could Track Deep-Lying Tumors
An implantable oxygen monitor developed at UC Berkeley could allow doctors to measure oxygen levels deep under patients’ skin.
April 20, 2021

An implantable oxygen monitor developed at UC Berkeley could allow doctors to measure oxygen levels deep under patients’ skin.

Climate Crisis
The World's Whitest Paint Can Cool Your House — and the Earth
whitest white paint
Climate Crisis
The World's Whitest Paint Can Cool Your House — and the Earth
The whitest white paint reflects up to 98.1% of sunlight, which could make it useful for cooling homes in place of energy-hogging air conditioners.
April 17, 2021

The whitest white paint reflects up to 98.1% of sunlight, which could make it useful for cooling homes in place of energy-hogging air conditioners.

Clean Energy
Artificial Photosynthesis Machine Improves Itself Over Time
artificial photosynthesis
Clean Energy
Artificial Photosynthesis Machine Improves Itself Over Time
An artificial photosynthesis device that gets more efficient with time could finally allow us to harness solar energy for uses beyond electricity.
April 11, 2021

An artificial photosynthesis device that gets more efficient with time could finally allow us to harness solar energy for uses beyond electricity.

Inventions
Singapore’s Solar Concentrator Funnels Daylight Underground
solar concentrator
Inventions
Singapore’s Solar Concentrator Funnels Daylight Underground
This compact solar concentrator could be the perfect daylight harvesting device for Singapore’s underground spaces.
April 3, 2021

This compact solar concentrator could be the perfect daylight harvesting device for Singapore’s underground spaces.

The Future Explored
Electricity Transformed the World. Superconductivity Could Do It All Over Again.
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The Future Explored
Electricity Transformed the World. Superconductivity Could Do It All Over Again.
Scientists are on the hunt for a superconductor that works in higher temperatures and lower pressure.
April 3, 2021

Scientists are on the hunt for a superconductor that works in higher temperatures and lower pressure.

Inventions
Therapeutic Bed Could Help Prevent Brain Damage in Babies
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Inventions
Therapeutic Bed Could Help Prevent Brain Damage in Babies
Calmer is a therapeutic bed for incubators that simulates a caregiver’s breathing and heartbeat to relieve stress in newborns.
April 2, 2021

Calmer is a therapeutic bed for incubators that simulates a caregiver’s breathing and heartbeat to relieve stress in newborns.

Inventions
New Atomic Clock Is the Most Precise Ever Created
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Inventions
New Atomic Clock Is the Most Precise Ever Created
MIT researchers have created a new kind of atomic clock that exploits quantum entanglement to keep time more precisely.
December 20, 2020

MIT researchers have created a new kind of atomic clock that exploits quantum entanglement to keep time more precisely.