Iodine-based ion propulsion could power small satellites and help solve our space junk problem.
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The self-powered machine kills dangerous bacteria with an electric field.
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The new technology may one day be able to grasp microscopic objects such as human eggs.
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Contenders in Nikon Small World in Motion video contest showcase wonders from the microscopic world.
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You may not know a snap fit by its name, but they're all around us from pen caps to some water bottle caps.
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New Orleans is suffering now, but almost everywhere in the country can experience power problems during extreme weather.
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A new heat sensor offers an option for incorporating thermal imaging into phones.
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New e-skin can withstand profuse sweating, resulting in more accurate readings of biomedical measurements.
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A new approach to digitizing color could help improve the realism of cameras, displays and LED lighting.
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AI algorithms design chips of equal or greater quality in far less time, according to new research from Google.
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New approach to brain-computer interfaces more than doubles the speed at which messages can be relayed.
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Researchers designed pasta that is stored flat and morphs into shape while cooking.
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