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New Research Provides Clearest Evidence Yet of Majorana Particle

New Research Provides Clearest Evidence Yet of Majorana Particle

The Majorana particles result in transport channels (shown in red, pink, blue and yellow) in the electronic device, which is made up of a superconductor (blue bar) and a magnetic topological insulator (gray strip). New research from UCLA provides the clearest evidence yet of the long-sought Majorana particle and could provide the vehicle for carrying ‘qubits’ of data in quantum …

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Where is IoT headed?

Where is IoT headed?

Credit: Thinkstock A recent survey of IEEE engineers reveals some interesting insights into the Internet of Things (IoT)—both challenges and expectations. Commissioned by Northeastern University Silicon Valley, the survey asked the engineers to answer nine questions about IoT development and deployment. Some of the answers might surprise you. While still in its infancy, the IoT is poised to change our …

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Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics

Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics

(Left) Broken-out sectional view of the energy-harvesting bracelet, in which magnets moving through copper coils generate a voltage. (Right) Photo of the bracelet. Credit: Wu et al. ©2017 American Institute of Physics The researchers, Zhiyi Wu and coauthors at Chongqing University of Technology and the China Academy of Engineering Physics in Sichuan, have published a paper on the energy-harvesting bracelet …

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UK Looks To Battery Storage With £246 Million Investment In Landmark “Faraday Challenge”

UK Looks To Battery Storage With £246 Million Investment In Landmark “Faraday Challenge”

The UK’s Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, announced on Monday the launch of the country’s Industrial Strategy’s landmark “Faraday Challenge,” a 4 year, £246 million investment round intended to boost both research and development of expertise in battery technology. Speaking in a keynote speech on the UK Industrial Strategy, Secretary Clark launched the Faraday Challenge , a move which …

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Toyota’s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020

Toyota’s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020

Toyota is touting its progress on a new kind of battery technology, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. The car maker said that it’s near a breakthrough in production engineering that could help it put the new tech in production electric vehicles as early as 2020, according to the Wall …

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Hampden’s waste-to-energy plant expected to open by April

Hampden’s waste-to-energy plant expected to open by April

A new $69 million waste-to-energy facility in Hampden will be operational by April 1, 2018, according to the groups partnered to operate it. A newsletter released by the Municipal Review Committee said that Sargent Corp., a construction firm based in Old Town, began clearing, grubbing and other earthwork at the site July 5, with foundation construction expected to begin by …

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A look behind the scenes of IoT technology

A look behind the scenes of IoT technology

The Yomiuri Shimbun Hiroyuki Morikawa / Professor, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering The “internet of things” (IoT) describes the interconnection of everyday objects via the internet. Though the technology is one of the pillars of Japan’s growth strategy, it is not entirely clear what it means to “connect things.” What is connected? Why are expectations so high? …

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IBM and Arrow Electronics team up to promote Asia Pacific IoT

IBM and Arrow Electronics team up to promote Asia Pacific IoT

Arrow Electronics has joined hands with IBM to fuse its services with IBM’s Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform and cloud services, the companies have announced. With this development, Arrow now offers customers in Asia Pacific access to more than 160 industry-leading cloud services to incorporate ready-to-use capabilities, such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, advanced data analytics and cyber security …

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The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology has been launched in a move that could help bring down household electricity bills.

The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology has been launched in a move that could help bring down household electricity bills.

Electric batteries could play a key role in the power grid The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology has been launched in a move that could help bring down household electricity bills. The long-term vision includes creating giant battery facilities around the National Grid to store excess wind and solar energy for when demand rises. …

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Hampden trash-to-energy plant on track to open April 1 of next year

Hampden trash-to-energy plant on track to open April 1 of next year

Municipal Review Committee Executive Director Greg Lounder (third from left) and Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul (center) stand among members of various companies involved in the development of the Fiberight municipal solid waste and recycling facility during the facility’s groundbreaking ceremony in Hampden, Oct. 26, 2016. If all goes to plan, a $69 million waste-to-energy plant planned for Hampden will be …

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