• Mercedes-Benz pays tribute to the first modern motor car

      Mercedes-Benz pays tribute to the first modern motor car

      Mercedes-Benz has honored the first truly modern motor car - and the car that gave it the Mercedes name (the 35 PS dating from 1901) - with a new sculptural futuristic design. Reinventing the classic automobile that helped tipped the industry away from rickey carriages symbolises the transition to a new era of design and technology as well as paying homage to the historical legacy and the birth of the brand.

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    • A new Wi-Fi era slowly apporaches

      A new Wi-Fi era slowly apporaches

      The next generation of Wi-Fi has been trickling out over the past year, but since Monday, its official launch is going to accelerate. This comes after the Wi-Fi Alliance, the organisation that oversees implementation of the Wi-Fi standard, informally kicked off the widescale adoption of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard.

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    • Noise cancelling for quantum computers advances

      Noise cancelling for quantum computers advances

      A team from Dartmouth College and MIT has designed and conducted the first lab test to successfully detect and characterise a class of complex, “non-Gaussian” noise processes that are routinely encountered in superconducting quantum computing systems. The characterisation of non-Gaussian noise in superconducting quantum bits is a critical step toward making these systems more precise and could help accelerate their realisation, as stated by the team.

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    • MIT creates colour-changing ink

      MIT creates colour-changing ink

      Taking inspiration from creatures like chameleons who are masters of colour-changing camouflage, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new spray-on ink that can infinitely change colours, designs, and patterns when blasted with different wavelengths of light.

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    • Revolutionary computer chip out of carbon nanotubes built

      Revolutionary computer chip out of carbon nanotubes built

      Silicon has had a very good run as the material upon which all of our electronics are based, but it's starting to reach its limits. So now there's a new contender for running our computers and smartphones: carbon nanotubes. And scientists just made the largest working computer chip to date out of this hugely promising material.

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    • Mixed cement on ISS paves way for future space colonies

      Mixed cement on ISS paves way for future space colonies

      Concrete, in one form or another, has been a staple of human construction for some 5,000 years. Now, researchers have finally brought the ancient technology to outer space. For the first time, scientists have successfully mixed cement - a primary ingredient of concrete - in the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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