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Beating heart powers pacemaker

(Phys.org) —An interdisciplinary research team including Northwestern University's Yonggang Huang has developed a flexible medical implant that harvests the energy of the beating heart. Such a device could ...

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Sustainable ways to keep us flying

The global aviation industry continues to expand, with over 3 billion people expected to fly commercially in 2014, along with 38 million metric tons of cargo. This activity will have a huge impact on the ...

Apr 09, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

A new twist makes for better steel

In steelmaking, two desirable qualities—strength and ductility—vary indirectly: Stronger steel is less ductile, and more ductile steel is not as strong. Engineers at Brown University, three Chinese universities, ...

Apr 08, 2014 4.6 / 5 (18) 5

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Smaller microchips that keep their cool

Temperatures often over 200 degrees C occur in geothermal and oil production – conventional microelectronics hit their limits there. Researchers have now fabricated compact microchips that can keep their ...

Detecting diamonds with X-ray technology

X-rays penetrate objects and reveal information about its contents. Using two X-ray spectra, you can identify different materials. And now, a new algorithm is making it possible to find diamonds in the rock.

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