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The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel

The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel

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The extremely exciting EM Drive, which could offer high-speed propulsion without fuel, has been confirmed as a working invention. The drive, which has been compared to Star Trek's impulse drive, was said to be impossible when British inventor Roger Shawyer... >>

This amazing battery uses light, even indoors, for direct power

This amazing battery uses light, even indoors, for direct power

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A fascinating new battery discovery has been made by a team of Indian researchers. Rather than using light to power a lithium-ion battery, this battery uses light directly for energy. The light-powered battery is so sensitive it can even run using the... >>

Origami battery is paper-thin and can use dirty water to create power

Origami battery is paper-thin and can use dirty water to create power

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The holy grail of technological developments these days is battery life. A recently discovered origami battery may be setting a new standard soon. The origami battery, developed by Seokheun Choi at Binghampton University, is a bacteria powered battery... >>

This door handle actually kills germs, rather than spreading them

This door handle actually kills germs, rather than spreading them

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Some inventions are the perfect blend of simplicity and brilliance. The self-santising door handle is exactly that. While we've seen designs for this idea in the past this is the first time we've spotted a working model. The idea behind the door handle... >>

Force fields are finally real and Boeing is working on them now

Force fields are finally real and Boeing is working on them now

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Force fields are no longer restricted to the worlds of Star Trek, Halo, Star Wars and the like - Boeing is working on its own version right now. Rather than deflecting lasers or even bullets this force field will protect against the shockwaves from explosions.... >>

Tractor beam moves glass particles, potential for hoverboards and gravity guns at last

Tractor beam moves glass particles, potential for hoverboards and gravity guns at last

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A real world tractor beam has been developed and used by physicists to move glass particles. The tractor beam, which uses a single laser beam, was able to move tiny glass particles at up to 20 centimetres in distance. The beam both attracted and repelled... >>

Smartphones worldwide to be used as the biggest telescope ever created, you can take part

Smartphones worldwide to be used as the biggest telescope ever created, you can take part

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Scientists at the University of California Irvine are launching an app which will work on mobiles worldwide to generate the most powerful telescope in the world. The app, called Crayfis, stands for Cosmic Rays Found In Smartphones. It will use images... >>

Cloaking devices are real, here are the best science has created

Cloaking devices are real, here are the best science has created

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Science fiction was once the only place cloaking devices existed, on a Klingon ship in Star Trek or as a literal cloak in Harry Potter. Now science has managed to make them a reality. While we can't yet don an item of clothing that will make us entirely... >>

This new cloaking device will make anything invisible, you can build it for £60

This new cloaking device will make anything invisible, you can build it for £60

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Cloaking devices aren't new in science fiction, with Star Trek and Harry Potter featuring them, but they are new to the real world. A few universities have reportedly created versions of them but this new cloak is particularly impressive, and cheap. The... >>

World’s first brain-to-brain message sent across 5,000 miles

World’s first brain-to-brain message sent across 5,000 miles

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First there were keyboards, then touchscreens, now voice control – but next is mind control. Scientists have successfully sent a message between two brains across 5,000 miles. The brain-to-brain message was sent from the thoughts of one person directly... >>