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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
The tan-colored MOXIE cube being placed into Perseverance.

Mars MOXIE makes oxygen out of thin air

First-ever space habitat tech, experiment gives more than researchers expected. Not too dissimilar from Man's first Moon landing with a computer that by today's standards TI-83 calculators could... — Updated 9/19/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A massive row of hundreds of CdTe thin-film solar panels by First Solar.

Upgrading First Solar with quantum dots

Joint development agreement for research into quantum dots for solar modules. Looking to evolve its already impressive proprietary cadmium-telluride thin-film solar technology, First Solar Inc. has... — Updated 8/31/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A rendering of electricity being transmitted through stone.

Ancient tech helps MIT make supercapacitor

Common cement and carbon black pave the way for a foundational tech for efficient future energy storage. Channeling the power of the ancients, a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced... — Updated 8/8/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A magnet levitates above a liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductor.

A superconductive LK-99 controversy erupts

Possible Nobel Prize-winning invention has the wider science community in a frenzy; initial claims shrouded with skepticism. If you follow any kind of cutting-edge, pioneering, and borderline science... — Updated 8/1/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes
Photos of folded liquid metal-coated paper in various states of expansion.

Liquid metal for flexible smart materials

Flexible technologies are emerging, from foldable smartphones to freeform public information displays, and Chinese researchers have made a discovery that could elevate this technology to the next level.... — Updated 7/26/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Xuilin Ruan (left) and Joseph Peoples (right) measure their whitest paint.

Cool upgrade to Purdue's whitest paint

In an effort to curb global warming, Purdue University researchers developed a cool solution – paint. But not just any paint, with what they believe to be the closest opposite of the blackest black,... — Updated 7/25/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A Pacific Bobtail squid off the coast of New Zealand.

Nanotechnology unlocks squid skin secrets

Taking inspiration from one of nature's most adaptive creatures, researchers from ACS Nano have explored the transformative qualities of squid skin to create a soft film that can regulate its transparency... — Updated 7/18/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A floating metallic cube above a supercooled superconductor, quantum locking.

Strontium titanate, some secrets revealed

A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has discovered how subtle structural changes in strontium titanate, a metal oxide semiconductor, can alter the material's electrical... — Updated 6/8/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Microscopic picture of gallium nitride nanopillars on a silicon sheet.

Researchers solve heat-to-electricity loss

200-year-old discovery offers breakthrough in thermoelectric sustainability. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and collaboration with the University of Colorado, have... — Updated 5/30/2023

Closeup of a Clipper Butterfly with blue, purple, and yellow coloring.

Butterflies inspire world's lightest paint

Inspired by the wide variety of brilliant colors adorning the wings of butterflies, University of Central Florida researcher Debashis Chanda has created the world's lightest paint using two materials that... — Updated 5/16/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes
Robotic snail integrating a self-healing, electrically conductive material.

New self-healing soft robot material

Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a soft polymer impregnated with gallium-indium liquid metal and silver micro-flakes to create a conductive material with self-healing properties.... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A projection of a dolphin reflected off zinc oxide nanoparticles.

Tighter hologram lights with nano zinc

Researchers out of China and Singapore have discovered that zinc oxide nanoparticles may be the secret to finally achieving high-resolution 3D holograms that are often promised in science fiction but yet... — Updated 4/25/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Artistic rendering of electrons bending in new quantum material.

Scientists curve atoms in fabric of space

Throwing a curveball at the scientific community, an international team of researchers headed by the University of Geneva, Switzerland, has designed a quantum material that allows the control of electrons... — Updated 4/21/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A rendering of copper nanoparticles transforming into nanograins.

Berkeley films first nano motion picture

Exploring the mysteries of copper, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered yet another use for this "new oil" of the clean energy future – converting carbon dioxide and... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
An artistic rendering of a fusion target being bombarded with lasers.

A historic day for clean fusion energy

National Ignition Facility achieves landmark fusion energy breakeven. For the first time in history, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility have achieved one... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Lasers shooting into space at the Very Large Telescope in Antofagasta, Chile.

Researchers make first macro tractor beam

Chinese scientists' success crosses threshold that has opened way for grabbing tech. Despite their influence on science fiction and even the occasional conspiracy theory, tractor beams, in reality, have no... — Updated 1/25/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Zinc-gallium snowflake structures created by University of Auckland scientists.

Let it snow zinc-gallium nanostructures!

Intricate, unique, and beautiful, snowflakes are a crystalline symbol of the wintery season that inspire wonder in children and inspiration for scientists in New Zealand that have managed to replicate... — Updated 12/20/2022 Full story

Closeup of person with mask and eyeglasses with one fogged and one clear lens.

A new gold standard for antifog eyewear

Swiss researchers have developed a transparent gold nanocoating that vanquishes the perennial nemesis of glasses wearers – fogging. Unlike traditional antifogging methods, which uses hydrophilic... — Updated 12/13/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A high-resolution photo of the Sun.

Nuclear fusion breakthrough confirmed

A major breakthrough in nuclear fusion has been confirmed by the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, little over a year since the lab successfully achieved... — Updated 8/26/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A pile of bituminous coal, which powered the old world before oil.

DOE offers $6M for alt coal use research

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management announced $6 million in funding toward research and development projects that will repurpose domestic coal resources for... — Updated 8/2/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A rendering of the nano-sized CrSBr crystals developed at Columbia University.

Tuned magnetism for quantum components

Columbia University chemists and physicists recently found a link between tunable electronic magnetic properties in a 2D semiconductor that could potentially be applied to quantum computing, spintronics,... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
The two-inch diamond wafer can store 25 billion gigabytes of quantum memory.

Diamonds are now a computers best friend

A company that specializes in jewelry has teamed up with researchers to create a mind-blowing storage breakthrough – the collaboration resulting in the manufacture of a two-inch diamond wafer intended... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
X-MAT X-BATT X-TILE Carbon Core Composite coal waste recycling battery house

X-MAT earns more funding for coal research

The Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management March 18 announced US$2.2 million in funding for research into new, clean uses for coal waste – primarily, to continue the... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Caltech California Institute of Technology reverse refraction negative nano

Caltech scientists make reverse refraction

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have created a nano-architected material that exhibits a property that was previously only theoretically possible – refract light backward,... — Updated 2/15/2022 Full story


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