Elon Musk theme song inspires choices for Gates, Zuckerberg – CNET

Commentary: Inspired by a new ballad about the Tesla CEO, here are some tunes other tech gurus should adopt.

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Friday profile: making tiny tech from sunlight – Cosmos

Friday profile: making tiny tech from sunlightCosmos“Nanotechnology helps us to understand the world from the fundamental building blocks,” she explains. “By studying nanotechnology, we can link macroscopic material properties back to their atomic and molecular level, so that we have much more control …

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Mattel won’t release its Aristotle child monitor after all – CNET

A recently hired Mattel CTO has decided that its high-tech child monitor is not fit for release.

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Winter storm Jaxon? Skylar? Names create blizzard of jokes – CNET

The Weather Channel continues its controversial naming of winter storms, and this year’s trendy list has played soccer with your kid.

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Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs, who died 6 years ago today – CNET

In a Tweet, Apple CEO Tim Cook honors his predecessor on the anniversary of Jobs’ death.

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How does the Google Home Mini compare to the Amazon Echo Dot? – CNET

Does Google’s fun-sized smart speaker have the specs to stack up to Amazon’s popular Dot?

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Warning: This Algorithm Will Self-Destruct After It’s Used – MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology ReviewWarning: This Algorithm Will Self-Destruct After It's UsedMIT Technology ReviewThe new method relies on a different way of thinking about one-time programs performed by quantum computers. Until now, security experts have always expected a definitive solution: Bob's worth is either more or less than Alice's. But quantum mechanics …

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Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy density

Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices. The device uses metallic nanoparticles to coat cellulose fibers in the paper, creating supercapacitor electrodes with high energy and power densities — and the best performance so far in a textile-based supercapacitor.

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Paper-Based Supercapacitor Uses Metal Nanoparticles to Boost Energy Density

Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers from the U.S. and Korea have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices. The device uses metallic nanoparticles to coat cellulose fibers in the paper, creating supercapacitor electrodes with high energy and power densities and the best performance so far in a textile-based supercapacitor.

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New nanoplatelets improve the brightness of LEDs, lasers and LCD screens, researchers show

New semiconductor nanoplatelets synthesized in laboratories can improve the brightness of LEDs, lasers and LCD screens of computers or televisions because they allow to minimize energy losses compared to current semiconductor materials.

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