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Technology from Science Daily

Boilers are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In a recent study, researchers developed a method to convert CO2 emissions from small boilers into methane, which makes use of an optimized reactor design that evenly distributes the CO2 feed. This, in turn, results in significantly lower temperature increments and a boost in methane production. This innovative technique could pave the way for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Imagine if your dead laptop or phone could charge in a minute or if an electric car could be fully powered in 10 minutes. New research could lead to such advances.
Engineers have developed an artificial intelligence system that lets someone wearing headphones look at a person speaking for three to five seconds to 'enroll' them. The system then plays just the enrolled speaker's voice in real time, even as the pair move around in noisy environments.
Nuclear physicists have long been working to reveal how the proton gets its spin. Now, a new method that combines experimental data with state-of-the-art calculations has revealed a more detailed picture of spin contributions from the very glue that holds protons together.
Undergoing surgery is seldom a pleasant experience, and it can sometimes be highly invasive. Surgical procedures have evolved steadily over the centuries, growing with the knowledge of anatomy and biology. Innovative methods have also been bolstered with new tools, and a growth in the use of robotics since the 1980s has moved health care forward significantly.
Researchers have outlined a way to manipulate water molecules to make CO2R more efficient, with the ultimate goal of creating a clean energy loop. Through their new method, the team was able to perform CO2R with nearly 100% efficiency under mildly acidic conditions, using either gold or zinc as catalysts.
Researchers have developed a new technique to view living mammalian cells. The team used a powerful laser, called a soft X-ray free electron laser, to emit ultrafast pulses of illumination at the speed of femtoseconds, or quadrillionths of a second. With this they could capture images of carbon-based structures in living cells for the first time, before the soft X-ray radiation damaged them.
Many of today's quantum devices rely on collections of qubits, also called spins. These quantum bits have only two energy levels, the '0' and the '1'. However, spins in real devices also interact with light and vibrations known as bosons, greatly complicating calculations. Researchers now demonstrate a way to describe spin-boson systems and use this to efficiently configure quantum devices in a desired state.
Researchers have developed a method to make adaptive and eco-friendly sensors that can be directly and imperceptibly printed onto a wide range of biological surfaces, whether that's a finger or a flower petal.
Splash a few drops of water on a hot pan and if the pan is hot enough, the water will sizzle and the droplets of water seem to roll and float, hovering above the surface. The temperature at which this phenomenon, called the Leidenfrost effect, occurs is predictable, usually happening above 230 degrees Celsius. A team has now discovered a method to create the aquatic levitation at a much lower temperature.
Researchers introduce a polymer-based material with unique properties. This material allows sunlight to enter, maintains a more comfortable indoor climate without additional energy, and cleans itself like a lotus leaf. The new development could replace glass components in walls and roofs in the future.
Engineers have developed a new tool that could unlock 6G and the next generation of wireless networks: an adjustable filter that can successfully prevent interference in high-frequency bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Technology News from Wall Street Journal

Yondr sells pouches to lock up your phones at schools, concerts or anywhere they are hard to resist
The competitor to OpenAI is looking to invest more in research and development amid fierce competition in the burgeoning sector.
Old-school stocks in the utilities, energy and materials sectors are outpacing the wider market.
People are adding to their skill sets, enrolling in boot camps and including buzzwords in their résumés to compete for jobs at AI companies.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT competed against Microsoft’s Copilot and Google’s Gemini, along with Perplexity and Anthropic’s Claude. Here’s how they ranked.
The most dramatic episode yet in the collision between Hollywood and the exploding world of AI demonstrates deep anxiety in creative industries about how artists’ work is used.
After tripling sales for three quarters, Nvidia faces new competition and a shifting AI market.
As Big Tech ramps up spending on artificial intelligence, companies are increasingly looking overseas, investing billions of dollars to build out AI infrastructure.
South Korea is seeking to catch up with international rivals amid soaring demand for advanced chips to power artificial intelligence and other computing.
CEO Jensen Huang declared the beginning of a new industrial revolution where Nvidia was helping turn $1 trillion of data centers into “AI factories,” as its already meteoric stock topped $1,000.
Spending hours each day scrolling social media can cause as much irritation as an overgrown lawn. But there’s a lot you can do to improve the experience.
OpenAI’s “Sky” has been likened to the actress’s character in the 2013 film “Her.”
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told our columnist new efficient, powerful chips equip Windows Copilot+ laptops to compete with Apple’s MacBooks.
The brain-chip startup has proposed solutions for a thread pullout problem experienced by its first participant, Noland Arbaugh.