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 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 3/21/2023

 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
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 1/3/2023

 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 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 7/12/2022

 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
Department Energy DOE funding Office Fossil Energy Carbon Management coal

DOE funds coal waste transformation

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management Oct. 5 announced nearly $7 million in funding for seven projects to develop coal-based filaments or resins for additive manufac... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Semplastics X-MAT X-TILE grant NETL DOE Bill Easter coal waste derived materials

X-MAT awarded $1.5M for coal roof tiles

Known for its ongoing research into manufacturing homes from coal waste, Florida-based Semplastics announced Aug. 5 that its advanced materials division X-MAT received a grant of $1.5 million from the... — Updated 7/12/2022

UC Berkeley Adam Uliana desalination technology water purification extraction

Method can filter metals out of water

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley reported April 17 the discovery of a method for simplifying the removal of toxic metals such as mercury and boron to produce clean water, while at the... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Epiroc Meglab Canada electrification mining digitalization zero emission green

Epiroc buys electric mine solutions firm

In a move to further its contribution to the digitization and digitalization of the mining industry, Epiroc plans to acquire Canada-based Meglab, a company that specializes in providing electrification... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Epiroc Canada MineRP Dundee Precious Metals Helena Hedblom Davie Rae ERP

Mining data company acquired by Epiroc

Epiroc Canada, a subsidiary of the Sweden-based Epiroc, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the software company MineRP for increased mine productivity. As part of the agreement, Canada's Dundee... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Semplastics X-MAT National Energy Technology Laboratory Bill Easter X-TILE

Naughty to nice with a coal-made home

Instead of brick by brick, X-MAT, the advanced materials division of Semplastics, is looking to build homes lump by lump with coal, and with a recent approval of funding by the Department of Energy to... — Updated 7/10/2022

Inpixon Internet of things IoT underground mining smart hardhats

Inpixon takes location tech to the mines

Internet of things-enabled hardhats that turn on ventilation in a section of an underground mine before workers approach, alert a miner not to enter a hazardous exclusion zone, or lets an underground... — Updated 7/10/2022

Weir transitions to premium mining technology products services company

Weir exits oil, bolsters mining division

Towards its strategic transformation into a premium mining technology products and services company, Weir Group PLC Oct. 5 announced it is selling its entire oil and gas division to Caterpillar Inc. for... — Updated 7/10/2022

Swiss researchers create 18 carat gold polymer light gold foam

Swiss scientists create lightweight gold

If you have ever gone jewelry shopping, one of the first things that you notice when you pick up a gold ring or necklace, is its weight. Your brain is tuned to gravity and the weight of gold is... — Updated 7/10/2022 Full story

Tailings storage facility Newmont Goldcorp Peñasquito gold silver mine Mexico

Mine tailings monitoring goes to the cloud

Mining companies around the globe are coming under increasing pressure to ensure and demonstrate that their tailings storage facilities are stable and do not pose a threat to the environment and people... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Prospect Mining Studio Newlab Vimson Transformative Technology Applied

Tech startup platform for mining industry

Newlab LLC, in collaboration with the Vimson Group, presented their Transformative Technology Applied to Mining event during an April 28 webinar showcasing Prospect Mining Studio. This partnership... — Updated 7/10/2022

 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

lava flame retardant Australia China University Southern Queensland aluminum

Lava inspires a better flame retardant

While it may seem counterintuitive to consider lava as a source of inspiration for preventing homes and businesses from going up in smoke, researchers in Australia and China have drawn inspiration from... — Updated 1/18/2022 Full story


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