Nano ‘Monster Truck’ Shows the Future of Nanotech – Techzimo (blog)

Techzimo (blog)Nano 'Monster Truck' Shows the Future of NanotechTechzimo (blog)Molecular assemblers may still be the stuff of science fiction, but manually building microscopic things out of molecules has been the norm for many years. At least, in our own current crude way. Nanoviolins, nano-engines, nano-wheels, you name it.

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DACA’s demise puts tech dreamers in a tough position – CNET

The Trump administration ends an Obama era program that let some undocumented immigrants work in the US. That raises questions echoing across Silicon Valley.

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Honda divulges deets on CR-V Hybrid before Frankfurt – Roadshow

It’s basically an Accord Hybrid, but taller.

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Aeroices: Newly discovered ultralow-density ice

Relatively little is known about the effects of extreme negative pressure on water molecules. Exploring a significant region of negative pressure through molecular dynamic simulations, researchers have now theoretically discovered a new family of ice phases. Called aeroices, these ices have the lowest density of all known ice crystals.

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More durable, less expensive fuel cells

A new technology has been created that could make fuel cells cheaper and more durable. Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are a green alternative to internal combustion engines because they produce power through electrochemical reactions, leaving no pollution behind. Platinum is the most common catalyst in the type of fuel cells used in vehicles, but it’s expensive. The UD team used a novel method to come up with a less expensive catalyst.

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Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injury

After a spinal cord injury, a significant amount of secondary nerve damage is caused by inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the ability of the nervous system to repair itself. A biodegradable nanoparticle injected after a spinal cord trauma prevented the inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the repair process, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

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European court gives employees more online privacy at work – CNET

The European Court of Human Rights rules companies must now tell employees in advance their emails are being monitored.

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How the wireless carriers fared during Hurricane Harvey – CNET

Wireless networks held up better than in previous disasters, but critics say more needs to be done to ensure people can get a signal in hard-hit areas.

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Mercedes GLC F-Cell takes a unique approach to hydrogen – Roadshow

It blends a traditional hydrogen EV with plug-in hybrid tech.

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Alexa talks down to voice rivals at IFA 2017 – CNET

Is Amazon’s voice control system gaining ground over rivals Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Bixby?

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