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World's strongest material acts like a tiny transistor
Friday, 01 August 2014
Meet graphene’s one-dimensional cousin, carbyne - the newest contender for the strongest material in the world.
New record set for data-transfer speeds
Friday, 01 August 2014
Using a new kind of optical fibre, researchers in Denmark have set the new record for the fastest single-laser data transfer ever performed.
An Indian startup has developed smart shoes to help the visually impaired
Thursday, 31 July 2014
Lechal is new kind of shoe technology that helps people find their way without having to look at their smartphone. 
Organs-on-a-chip technology takes the guesswork out of drug testing
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A team of researchers in the US are making a whole set of electronic organs on tiny plastic chips for safer, more efficient drug testing.
Scientists use light to stitch ‘invisible’ nanoparticles together
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
A team working on invisibility cloak technology has come up with a new technique that uses light to thread long chains of nanoparticles into light-refracting material.
Can robots be the perfect sports fan?
Monday, 28 July 2014
Korean scientists have developed robots that cheer, chant, perform the Mexican Wave, and interact with fans who can't go to the stadium to support their favourite team.
Here's why your phone and laptop batteries degrade so fast
Monday, 28 July 2014
Researchers have figured out what makes rechargeable batteries degrade so quickly, paving the way for new, longer-lasting technology.
UNSW students break a longstanding world record with solar car
Friday, 25 July 2014
The team of students behind the Sunswift eVe has broken a 26-year-old speed record.
New vision-correcting display to replace glasses
Friday, 25 July 2014
Ditch your glasses and contacts for this new display technology that automatically addresses your vision problems.
How to turn food waste into plastic - sustainably
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Not only does this new technology use less energy, it allows the bioplastics to take on the antibacterial and antioxidant properties of the plants they're made from.

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