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UCLA researchers create device that could revolutionize hydrogen vehicles

UCLA researchers create device that could revolutionize hydrogen vehicles

Researchers from UCLA have designed a new type of device that is able to use solar power to create and store energy. The device efficiently creates and stores energy and could be used to power electronics like smartphones and create hydrogen fuel for cars.

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World’s smallest Mona Lisa is on a DNA canvas

World’s smallest Mona Lisa is on a DNA canvas

A Caltech scientist called Lulu Qian, an assistant professor of bioengineering has developed an inexpensive method using DNA origami to self-assemble into large arrays with customizable patterns. This allows for the creation of customizable patterns to create a canvas of sorts to display any image. To demonstrate the breakthrough, the scientists created the world's smallest recreation o the Mona Lisa using DNA.

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Supermassive black hole is the most distant one ever spotted

Supermassive black hole is the most distant one ever spotted

Researchers have spotted the most distant supermassive black hole ever spied from Earth, one that has a mass 800 million times greater than the mass of our own Sun. According to the team, this supermassive black hole's light comes from when the universe was only 5% as old as it is now. The black hole is located in a luminous quasar from 690 million years after the Big Bang, shedding some light on the early universe.

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Researchers create 3D printed objects that connect to WiFi with no electronics

Researchers create 3D printed objects that connect to WiFi with no electronics

The internet of things just got a big boost from researchers from the University of Washington. Researchers from that university have announced the creation of the first 3D printed plastic objects and sensors able to collect useful data and communicate with other WiFi devices on their own. The team behind the project is offering the CAD models to the public so people with access to 3D printers can create their own devices.

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Secret 18th century message found in Jesus statue’s hollow rump

Secret 18th century message found in Jesus statue’s hollow rump

Experts were recently surprised to discover a secret 18th century message located in the hollowed butt of a wooden Jesus statue. The statue, which was undergoing restoration after being removed from a church in Sotillo de la Ribera, Spain, contained a removable piece over its backside. Upon removing it, the conservators discovered a document that is described as a time capsule; it seems it was hidden so that it wouldn't be found for hundreds of years.

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DNA thought to be from infamous Yeti was actually from bears

DNA thought to be from infamous Yeti was actually from bears

If you are among the people out there who believe in Bigfoot or its cold weather cousin the Yeti some bad news has turned up. The DNA from nine different samples though to be from a Yeti have been analyzed and the scientists inspecting the samples have determined that eight of the nine samples came from different bear species native to the Tibet and Himalayas areas.

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Glitter may be a big environmental hazard say researchers

Glitter may be a big environmental hazard say researchers

As with microbeads and other types of microplastic, researchers say that glitter may be a big environmental hazard. The simple shiny material is commonly used on crafts and for pulling pranks, but the tiny bits of plastic exist long after the paper crafts rot and the fun is over. The biggest risk is for oceans, where glitter can be harmful to sea life.

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Android peek feature just out-cammed iPhone X

Android peek feature just out-cammed iPhone X

Android over-the-shoulder peeking alert technology is just about to be presented by Google for Pixel devices. The feature wont be implemented on Google Pixel Android smartphones for some unknown period of time - but it would seem that the tech is already here, and it already works pretty gosh-darned well. This feature uses the smartphone's front-facing camera to detect faces other than the phone owner, then alerting the phone owner that someone is looking over their shoulder.

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MIT and Harvard create soft robot muscles that can lift 1,000x its weight

MIT and Harvard create soft robot muscles that can lift 1,000x its weight

Scientists from MIT and Harvard have been working in the field of soft robotics in an attempt to fix new of the major shortcomings of the genre, the lack of strength. These soft robots are typically too weak to allow much in the way of functionality, but that may be changing with a new breakthrough from scientists from MIT CSAIL and the Harvard Wyss Institute.

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Microsoft Learn Chinese app uses an AI conversation partner

Microsoft Learn Chinese app uses an AI conversation partner

Chinese is one of the most difficult languages to learn. It is even more difficult when learning by yourself, even with the latest apps and methods. Language teaching app Duolingo admitted as much when it finally launched support for just a subset of the language. But learning is one thing, practicing with an actual native speaker is another. Since the latter isn’t exactly convenient or always available, Microsoft Research has decided to leverage the hottest new trend to make it a bit easier: using an AI-powered chatbot.

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Earthworms can reproduce in Mars-like environment

Earthworms can reproduce in Mars-like environment

Earthworms are capable of reproducing in a Mars-like environment, according to a new study, a crucial discovery that aids research into growing crops on Mars. The discovery was made when biologist Wieger Wamelink found a pair of young worms in a simulated Mars soil sample from NASA; only adult worms had been placed in the soil, indicating they had successfully reproduced in the sample.

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Samsung to tempt fate with battery that charges 5 times faster

Samsung to tempt fate with battery that charges 5 times faster

Samsung’s fiasco with the Galaxy Note 7 last year put it in an odd position. On the one hand, it has to be extra careful about how it presents battery technology for as long as people remember the Galaxy Note 7. But, on the other hand, it is also pressured to develop new battery technologies that will prevent such things from happening again. The company’s Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) has just revealed one such new battery that could charge five times faster than today’s conventional batteries by using graphene balls.

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