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Topics to consider are quantum-sized machines, soil, material science, going modular, encryption, smart glasses, MilliMobile, speculative fiction, Lego and sandcastle worms.
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Researchers create a tiny boson-fermion quantum engine that works
Using the principles of quantum mechanics, a team of researchers have managed the seemingly impossible: making a working quantum-sized engine.
We’ve Been Overlooking a Major Part of Climate Change, And It’s Sending Warning Signs
Heat extremes develop much faster in the soil than in the air
Alchemy Arrives in a Burst of Light
Researchers have shown how to effectively transform one material into another using a finely shaped laser pulse.
Infrastructure For The Future: Building Giga Scale To Last Forever
Quantum Computers Could Crack Encryption Sooner Than Expected With New Algorithm
One of the most well-established and disruptive uses for a future quantum computer is the ability to crack encryption. A new algorithm could significantly lower the barrier to achieving this.
Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses hands-on: in pursuit of content
Unlike the original, I kind of see where Meta’s going with its second-gen smart glasses.
Self-driving robot can run indefinitely on harvested power
Researchers have now created MilliMobile, a self-driving robot that is about the size of a penny, weighs as much as a raisin, and can move about the length of a bus (30 feet, or 10 meters) in an hour even on a cloudy day.
Speculative Fiction Writes the Future
We need stories to contextualize important questions without easy answers.
Lego Is a Company Haunted by Its Own Plastic
And suddenly a business model is on its head.
Scientists make eco friendly material inspired by worms
Sandcastle worms, unassuming marine creatures about two inches in length, have now taken the spotlight as an unexpected source of inspiration for the future of low-carbon building materials.