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This story will self-destruct in five seconds: DARPA begins work on self-destructing electronics

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DARPA, the United States’ military research agency, has announced its intention to fund and develop technology that self-destructs.

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Diamond defect boosts quantum technology

New research shows that a remarkable defect in synthetic diamond produced by chemical vapor deposition allows researchers to measure, witness, and potentially manipulate electrons in a manner that could lead to new “quantum technology” for information processing. The study is published in the January 31, 2014, issue of Physical Review Letters.

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Sugar-powered biobattery has 10 times the energy storage of lithium

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As you probably know, from sucking down cans of Coke and masticating on candy, sugar — glucose, fructose, sucrose, dextrose — is an excellent source of energy. Biologically speaking, sugar molecules are energy-dense, easy to transport, and cheap to digest. There is a reason why almost every living cell on Earth generates its energy (ATP) from glucose.

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Can electronics and dentistry go together? (1)

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On 4-5 December 2013, Vilnius Innovation Forum Innovation Drift was taking place in Vilnius. Over 600 participants were discussing the significance of technological innovations for European economics.
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