2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid lands with $500 lower price tag – Roadshow

Less money and more features? Sweet.

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Ad-blocking Brave browser to give crypto-payment tokens to everyone – CNET

The startup plans to open the spigot for its BAT cryptocurrency to help promote use of its system for privacy-first online ads.

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Tackling blindness with nanotechnology – Penn: Office of University Communications

Penn: Office of University CommunicationsTackling blindness with nanotechnologyPenn: Office of University CommunicationsLast year, seniors Brandon Kao of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Rui Jing Jiang and Adarsh Battu of the Wharton School were named winners of the Y-Prize, a competition that challenges participants to find commercial applications for …

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Observing biological nanotransporters: Chemistry – Nanotechnology News (press release)

Nanotechnology News (press release)Observing biological nanotransporters: ChemistryNanotechnology News (press release)“ABC transporters are fascinating biological nanomachines”, says Lars Schäfer, head of the Molecular Simulation research group. These proteins couple the binding and chemical cleavage of ATP molecules, the chemical energy unit of the cell, with the …

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How to bend and stretch a diamond

Brittle diamond can turn flexible and stretchable when made into ultrafine needles, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have discovered.

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A novel way of creating gold nanoparticles in water

The discovery that water microdroplets can replace potentially toxic agents in the creation of gold nanoparticles and nanowires could help usher in a new era of ‘green chemistry.’

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Energy conversion: Optical ‘overtones’ for solar cells

Scientists have found a new effect regarding the optical excitation of charge carriers in a solar semiconductor. It could facilitate the utilization of infrared light, which is normally lost in solar devices.

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A first for quantum physics: electron orbitals manipulated in diamonds – Cornell Chronicle

A first for quantum physics: electron orbitals manipulated in diamondsCornell ChronicleWhile defects in a diamond are mostly undesirable, certain defects are a quantum physicist's best friend, having the potential to store bits of information that could one day be used in a quantum computing system. Applied physicists at Cornell have …

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UE Blast and Megablast speakers will add voice control for Spotify – CNET

The Alexa-enabled speakers will soon get some sorely needed updates.

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Scientists built a bot that builds IKEA chairs – CNET

It takes away the pain — and satisfaction — of assembling an IKEA furniture on your own.

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