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Flexible device captures energy from human motion

The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer.

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Smart contact lens is discussed at electron devices meeting

(Tech Xplore)ŚCan we look at a future smart contact lens for those with eye problems? The iris, a key part of our eyes, modulates the amount of light reaching the retina, said researchers, and ...

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Researchers create hidden images with commercial inkjet printers

Researchers have developed a way to use commercial inkjet printers and readily available ink to print hidden images that are only visible when illuminated with appropriately polarized waves ...

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Dipole orientation provides new dimension in super-resolution microscopy

Recently, a new polarization-dipole azimuth-based super-resolution technique has been proposed by a group of researchers in Peking University (China), Tsinghua University (China), and University ...

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Every grain of sand: Method efficiently renders massive assemblies of granular materials

Be it sand, snow or a bowl of spices, rendering massive aggregations of granular materials is a challenge for animators. A new method developed by researchers from Disney Research, ETH Zurich ...

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New stamping technique creates functional features at nanoscale dimensions

The next time you place your coffee order, imagine slapping onto your to-go cup a sticker that acts as an electronic decal, letting you know the precise temperature of your triple-venti no-foam ...

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Novel Nanomaterial Enables Rewritable Optical Circuits

For the first time a waveguide is rewritable using an all-optical technique

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Will Ferrell to star in a movie about eSports

Hollywood has never had the easiest of relationships with video games. Movies based on the medium have ranged from the abysmal crap thrown together by Uwe Boll (Alone in the Dark), to the not-that-bad-if-you’re-fan ...

Wed 7 Dec 16 from Techspot

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New discovery may lead to the development of super premium gasoline

In contradicting a theory that's been the standard for over eighty years, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have made a discovery holding major promise for the petroleum ...

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ANU invention to inspire new night-vision specs

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create ...

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