Power restored to CES show floor after 2-hour blackout – CNET

The lights were off in the Las Vegas Convention Center for the middle of day 2 of CES 2018.

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Scott’s Gro resurrects a couple of my smart garden favorites – CNET

Scott’s wants to make everything in your smart garden work together, and it brought back a couple of familiar gadgets to help.

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Germany Publishes Report on Scientific Stakeholder Meeting on Nanomaterials in the Environment – Nanotechnology News

Germany Publishes Report on Scientific Stakeholder Meeting on Nanomaterials in the EnvironmentNanotechnology NewsThe German Environment Agency (UBA) has published a report summarizing the contents and outcomes of the October 2017 scientific stakeholder meeting on nanomaterials in the environment. See https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/publikationen/scientific …

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After years of avoidance, Department of Energy joins quest to develop quantum computers – Science Magazine

Science MagazineAfter years of avoidance, Department of Energy joins quest to develop quantum computersScience MagazineThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is joining the quest to develop quantum computers, devices that would exploit quantum mechanics to crack problems that overwhelm conventional computers. The initiative comes as Google and other companies race to …

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Multiresponsive nanosurfactant constructs tiny chemical factory

Scientists have made a surfactant based on nanoparticle dimers, which is responsive to multiple stimuli. The nanosurfactant combines several characteristics of each ‘active’ molecular surfactant which allows a tremendous flexibility whereby liquid droplets can be manipulated.

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Quantum Dot: Extremely bright and fast light emission

A type of quantum dot that has been intensively studied in recent years can reproduce light in every color and is very bright. An international research team has now discovered why this is the case. The quantum dots could someday be used in light-emitting diodes.

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Ford’s Sync 3 now comes with Waze, and that’s amazing – Roadshow

This is big news for both Ford and Waze fans.

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Ford Ranger: Take a deep dive into the history of the F-150’s baby brother – Roadshow

A look back at the US story of Ford’s small pickup before it returns in 2019.

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Fiber OLEDs, thinner than a hair

Scientists have succeeded in fabricating highly efficient organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) on an ultra-thin fiber. The team expects the technology, which produces high-efficiency, long-lasting OLEDs, can be widely utilized in wearable displays.

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Israel sets incentives to boost R&D and manufacturing in periphery

New companies or established firms building manufacturing facilities in renewable energy, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and IoT, will now qualify for grants The Ministry of Economy and Industry has announced a new capital incentive plan for more jobs and more factories in the nation's geographic and economic periphery “Establishing plants and companies along with the promotion of industry and employment all over the country, and in the periphery, in particular, is a top priority for the Ministry of Economy and Industry,” said Economy Minister Eli Cohen in a statement released on Tuesday.

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