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The traditional incandescent light bulb may have been a massive boon to humanity since its development in the 19th century, but its extremely low energy efficiency has seen an international phase-out in recent years in favour of more environmentally friendly alternatives. That could one day turn around, however, thanks to a new kind of incandescent bulb developed by scientists in the US, which feeds upon its own waste heat to power itself, effectively recycling light in the process. The researchers behind the new bulb say that if the technology reachesRead More
It’s fair to say that Wi-Fi has become a pretty indispensable part of modern-day life, but it seems the technology can do a heck of a lot more than just stream data to and from our digital devices. Researchers in the US have developed a system called RF Capture that uses wireless signals to detect and track human motion throughout a building, even when people are behind walls or furniture, or are in rooms at the opposite end of the building. In a paper that will be presented at theRead More
China has announced that it will begin construction of the world’s largest particle collider in 2020. According to officials, the subterranean facility will be at least twice the size of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland, and will endeavour to find out more about the mysterious Higgs boson. The final concept design won’t be completed until the end of next year, so we don’t have many details to go on, but the collider is expected to smash protons and electrons together at seven times the energy levels of theRead More
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