Add this to jet fuel for fewer explosions

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A new polymer added to jet fuel can reduce the chance of an explosion after a crash. Recent tests show that it improves safety without affecting fuel performance. Jet engines compress air and combine it...

Invasive plants roam the world via eBay

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Goldenrod, Himalayan balsam, and Chinese windmill palm are all native to continents other than Europe, but arrived in Switzerland as garden or ornamental plants. At some point they “escaped” into the wild, where they now...

How to resize/move partitions?

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A partition magic free software is very hard to come by these days. If you had recently bought a new hard disk or solid state disk, then you should know that there’s a much...

Breached: The 4 Countries with the Highest Rate of Cyberattacks

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Cybercriminals are just like any other criminals. They can strike anywhere, and for any number of reasons. Across the world, as more and more countries develop the digital infrastructure to help raise their citizens...

Robot fingers touch with fiber optic sensors

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Optical sensors may be uniquely suited for use in robotic hands, according to researchers who have developed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber optic sensors. They have also created a new...

Space for safer cars

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A spacecraft tool is now improving car safety by stress-testing many of the internal computer systems to be sure they work well when the car is on the road. Designed to test how computers on...

Coating keeps solar cells cool in hot sun

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Every time you stroll outside you emit energy into the universe. Heat from the top of your head radiates into space as infrared light. Now engineers have exploited this basic phenomenon to develop a technology...

Heat makes 3D-printed box fold itself up

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Scientists are using a new 4D technology to create complex self-folding structures. The researchers used smart shape-memory polymers (SMPs) with the ability to remember one shape and change to another programmed shape when uniform heat is applied....

‘Swiss Army knife’ helps turn algae into biofuel

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Scientists have figured out a way to streamline the molecular machinery that turns cyanobacteria—also known as blue-green algae—into biofuels. They fabricated a synthetic protein that not only improves the assembly of the carbon-fixing factory of cyanobacteria,...

Sleepy teens wake at night to check social media

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More than one in five teenagers say they “almost always” wake up during the night to look at or post messages on social media, according to a new report. More than a third of 12-...
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