Green hydrogen breakthrough swaps in water for iridium

Hydrogen shows a lot of promise as a powerful, clean fuel source – as long as the process that creates it is also green. A new report shows how tough it might be to get to truly green hydrogen, while a new study removes a barrier to its creation.

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Shockwave-shooting ‘space hairdryer’ regrows heart tissue in patients

It turns out that blasting people with shockwaves during open-heart surgery is a really good idea. That's what researchers found who used the technique to reactivate heart cells and improve the post-op lives of patients in a groundbreaking study.

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Never-before-seen dinosaur’s unique headgear earns it a godly name

A never-before-seen species of horned, herbivorous dinosaur, a predecessor of the Triceratops, has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. And its showy, distinctive headgear has earned it a name reminiscent of a god.

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Prediabetes drug puts brakes on progression to type 2 diabetes

A once-a-day oral drug to treat prediabetes has produced very promising results in human trials, significantly reducing blood glucose levels. The novel drug could prevent or slow the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes.

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Record-breaking tech promises cheaper, sharper ultra-high-def displays

While the Apple Vision Pro VR headset has a much-hyped resolution of 3,386 PPI (pixels per inch), a new technology more than doubles that figure. It was created by Los Angeles-based startup Q-Pixel, and it could revolutionize the world of video displays.

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Electrified carbon fiber adds battery power with zero weight

Deep-tech startup Sinonus is working to commercialize a groundbreaking new breed of multifunctional carbon fiber. In its vision, the wonder-composite will serve as a structural battery for everything from electric aircraft to windmills.

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Bill Gates breaks ground on first Gen-IV nuclear plant in the US

Bill Gates has helped break ground to mark the construction of the first next-generation nuclear reactor in the United States. The joint project by TerraPower and the Department of Energy plans to build a sodium test reactor in Kemmerer, Wyoming by 2030.

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X-rays light up brain tumor cells – then selectively destroy them

Using very low-dose X-rays to activate compounds that light up and generate cancer-killing free radicals stalled brain tumor growth and doubled survival time, according to a new study. Importantly, healthy cells were left unaffected.

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The sky-high mountain superhighway used by billions of tiny travelers

This serene gap between Pyrenees mountains becomes abuzz with flying insects each year, as they journey across Europe. We may not always like to live with them, but we can't live without them – so paths like this are critical for all life on Earth.

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Spacetime defects uncouple gravity from mass in dark matter alternative

Despite a century of searching, dark matter remains a no-show. A new paper proposes an alternative hypothesis, showing how gravity could exist without mass and produce many of the same effects we ascribe to dark matter.

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