Can carbon fiber car panels double as energy storage materials?

Carbon fiber as we know it is one of the most impressive materials in our toolkit. Its incredible lightness and strength has seen it take hold in everything from competitive cycling, to supercar design to cutting edge aircraft. But could it also play a role in energy storage? One team of scientists has been exploring […]

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Latest Tile Bluetooth trackers boast replaceable batteries

Bluetooth tracking specialist Tile has unveiled new models of its Tile Mate and Tile Pro tracking devices which now support replaceable batteries. It’s a significant update given that a dead or defective battery no longer renders the whole product unusable – the overwhelming request from current Tile users, the company says. If you’re not familiar […]

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Handheld device images eyes to save brains

When someone has a head injury, it’s vitally important to know if they’re experiencing elevated intracranial pressure – it can cause damage to the brain and spinal cord if left unchecked. A newly-developed device could make the diagnosis process faster and easier than ever before. Currently, in order to see if someone has high intracranial […]

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Gas-sensing smart capsule expected as soon as 2022

After years of development researchers at RMIT are one step closer to bringing their revolutionary gas measuring capsule to market following a new agreement with health tech company Atmo Biosciences that paves the way for technology enhancements and final human trials. A variety of different gas byproducts are created when the microbes in our gut […]

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“Tools made of light” earns laser pioneers the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three scientists involved in laser physics. One half of the prize was given to Arthur Ashkin for his role in developing optical tweezers, which use the radiation pressure of light to move microscopic objects. The other half was awarded jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna […]

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