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Researchers Stunned to Discover Ancient Crocodiles That Walked on Two Legs

Researchers Stunned to Discover Ancient Crocodiles That Walked on Two Legs

A reconstruction of the ancient landscape of South Korea with crocodile track-makers. Credit: Dr. Anthony RomilioAn international research team has been stunned to discover that some species of ancient crocodiles walked on their two hind legs like dinosaurs and measured over three meters in length.University of Queensland paleontologist Dr. Anthony Romilio said the researchers first thought the similar-shaped fossilized footprints were from another ancient animal known as the pterosaurs.“At one site, the footprints were initially thought to be made by a giant bipedal pterosaur walking on...

June 11, 2020
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Robots Help Some Firms Thrive, While Workers Across Industries Struggle

Robots Help Some Firms Thrive, While Workers Across Industries Struggle

Study finds manufacturing companies that are quick to automate can thrive, but overall employment drops.Overall, adding robots to manufacturing reduces jobs — by , in fact. But a new study co-authored by an professor reveals an important pattern: Firms that move quickly to use robots tend to add workers to their payroll, while industry job losses are more concentrated in firms that make this change more slowly.The study, by MIT economist Daron Acemoglu, examines the introduction of robots to French manufacturing in recent decades, illuminating the business dynamics and labor implications in...

May 5, 2020
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New MIT Research Suggests Coal Could Be Used to Make a Variety of Useful Devices

New MIT Research Suggests Coal Could Be Used to Make a Variety of Useful Devices

Infrared (heat) image shows a heating device made from steam-cracked tar, annealed with a laser, which was formed into an MIT logo to demonstrate the controllability of the process. Credit: Courtesy of the researchersTar, the everyday material that seals seams in our roofs and driveways, has an unexpected and unappreciated complexity, according to an research team: It might someday be useful as a raw material for a variety of high-tech devices including energy storage systems, thermally active coatings, and electronic sensors.And it’s not just tar. Professor Jeffrey Grossman has a very...

June 11, 2020
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Revolutionary Computer Technology: Metallic Carbon Circuit Element Enables Work on Faster, Efficient Carbon-Based Transistors

Revolutionary Computer Technology: Metallic Carbon Circuit Element Enables Work on Faster, Efficient Carbon-Based Transistors

Scanning tunneling microscope image of wide-band metallic graphene nanoribbon (GNR). Each cluster of protrusions corresponds to a singly-occupied electron orbital. The formation of a pentagonal ring near each cluster leads to a more than tenfold increase in the conductivity of metallic GNRs. The GNR backbone has a width of 1.6 nanometers. Credit: UC Berkeley image by Daniel RizzoMetal wires of carbon complete toolbox for carbon-based computers.Transistors based on carbon rather than silicon could potentially boost computers’ speed and cut their power consumption more than a thousandfold —...

September 24, 2020
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Astronomers Warn That Geosynchronous Orbital Debris Threatens Satellites, Not Being Monitored Closely Enough

Astronomers Warn That Geosynchronous Orbital Debris Threatens Satellites, Not Being Monitored Closely Enough

The debris objects shown in the images are an artist’s impression based on actual density data. However, the debris objects are shown at an exaggerated size to make them visible at the scale shown. Credit: ESAUniversity of Warwick astronomers are warning that orbital debris posing a threat to operational satellites is not being monitored closely enough, as they publish a new survey finding that over 75% of the orbital debris they detected could not be matched to known objects in public satellite catalogs.The astronomers are calling for more regular deep surveys of orbital debris at high...

September 25, 2020
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Detailed Cellular Map of the Human Heart Created – Could Guide Personalized Cardiac Treatments

Detailed Cellular Map of the Human Heart Created – Could Guide Personalized Cardiac Treatments

This image from the Heart Cell Atlas shows six heart regions (left and right atria and ventricles, apex, and interventricular septum). Color coding is used to indicate cell types. Credit: www.heartcellatlas.orgScientists have created a detailed cellular and molecular map of the healthy human heart to understand how this vital organ functions and to shed light on what goes awry in cardiovascular disease.The work, published in Nature today (September 24, 2020) was led by investigators at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Max Delbrück...

September 24, 2020
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Scientists Realize Efficient Generation of High-Dimensional Quantum Teleportation

Scientists Realize Efficient Generation of High-Dimensional Quantum Teleportation

In a study published in Physical Review Letters, the team led by academician GUO Guangcan from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) made progress in high dimensional quantum teleportation. The researchers demonstrated the teleportation of high-dimensional states in a three-dimensional six-photon system.To transmit unknown quantum states from one location to another, quantum teleportation is one of the key technologies to realize the long-distance transmission.Compared with two-dimensional system, high-dimensional system quantum...

February 7, 2021
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Highly Efficient Eco-Friendly Perovskite Solar Cells With Enhanced Stability

Highly Efficient Eco-Friendly Perovskite Solar Cells With Enhanced Stability

A researcher tests the function of the solar cells inside the glove box. Credit: City University of Hong KongWhile the power conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells (PVSCs) — a future of solar cells — has already greatly improved in the past decade, the problems of instability and potential environmental impact are yet to be overcome. Recently, scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have developed a novel method which can simultaneously tackle the leakage of lead from PVSCs and the stability issue without compromising efficiency, paving the way for real-life...

September 27, 2020
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New Recipe for Single-Atom Transistors May Enable Quantum Computers With Unparalleled Memory and Processing Power

New Recipe for Single-Atom Transistors May Enable Quantum Computers With Unparalleled Memory and Processing Power

SciTechDailyScience, Space and Technology News 2022COPYRIGHT © 1998 - 2022 SCITECHDAILY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.By onLinking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for .Once unimaginable, transistors consisting only of several- clusters or even single atoms promise to become the building blocks of a new generation of computers with unparalleled memory and processing power. But to realize the full potential of these tiny transistors — miniature electrical on-off switches — researchers must find a way to make many copies of these notoriously difficult-to-fabricate...

May 11, 2020
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Tiny Triboelectric Nanogenerator Can Harvest Energy From the Breeze You Make When You Walk

Tiny Triboelectric Nanogenerator Can Harvest Energy From the Breeze You Make When You Walk

This illustration shows a triboelectric nanogenerator developed by researchers in China that harvests electricity generated from the wind-blown fluttering plastic strips. The design allows researchers to scavenge wind energy as light as a breeze. Credit: Xin Chen, Xiaojing Mu, and Ya YangMost of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now researchers in China have designed a kind of “tiny wind turbine” that can scavenge wind energy from breezes as little as those created by a brisk walk. The method, presented today (September 23, 2020) in the...

September 23, 2020
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