Anker’s official Nintendo Switch battery packs let you play and charge simultaneously – CNET

They’ll charge other USB gadgets too, but they’re designed for Switch.

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Electrons take one step forward without two steps back

Researchers have, for the first time, successfully used electric dipoles to completely suppress electron transfer in one direction while accelerating in the other. The discovery could aid development of improved solar cells and other energy-conversion devices and hasten the design of new and superb energy and electronic materials.

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Scientists find ordered magnetic patterns in disordered magnetic material

A team of scientists has confirmed a special property known as ‘chirality’ — which potentially could be exploited to transmit and store data in a new way – in nanometers-thick samples of multilayer materials that have a disordered structure.

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Study Shows How Quantum Magnets Mimic Light – Photonics.com

Photonics.comStudy Shows How Quantum Magnets Mimic LightPhotonics.comSeveral years ago, researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) predicted a characteristic signature that could signal the presence of emergent light inside a quantum spin ice. The researchers report that they have now …

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How Taylor Swift flipped online fandom on its head for the better – CNET

From Taylurking to Tumblr likes to IRL house parties, Taylor Swift stans her fans so hard.

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AAA wants you to get married in its self-driving Las Vegas shuttle – Roadshow

It’s probably not the weirdest way to get married in Vegas.

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Do Our Questions Create the World? – Scientific American (blog)

Scientific American (blog)Do Our Questions Create the World?Scientific American (blog)Is quantum mechanics weird if no one is paying attention to it? Lots of people are paying attention to it now, and they seem to agree it's weird. Several new books address the topic, including Beyond Weird by Philip Ball, What Is Real? by Adam Becker …

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Nano-saturn: Supramolecular complex formation

Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system and has a characteristic ring. Researchers have now synthesized a molecular ‘nano-Saturn’. It consists of a spherical C(60) fullerene as the planet and a flat macrocycle made of six anthracene units as the ring. The structure is confirmed by spectroscopic and X-ray analyses.

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Israeli Scientists Invent System to Deliver Cancer Drugs to Children Using Nanotechnology – TheTower.org

TheTower.orgIsraeli Scientists Invent System to Deliver Cancer Drugs to Children Using NanotechnologyTheTower.orgA nanotech system invented in Israel for transporting anticancer drugs specifically in pediatric patients has been shown to slow tumor growth and prolong life expectancy in engineered mice by 42 percent. In most of the Western world, cancer is the …

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Ubisoft CEO says the next generation of consoles could be the last – CNET

Yves Guillemot, who co-founded Ubisoft, believes that we only have one console generation left, before we all start streaming video games like we do TV, music and film.

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