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Research conducted by a team of MIT scientists suggests that applying a layer of graphene to power plant condensers could significantly improve efficiency. Early testing indicates that use of the material is vastly superior to current methods, and its application could lead to huge monetary savings, as well as a positive impact on the climate.
A team of researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has made a landmark discovery of vessels that connect the brain with the lymphatic system – something that wasn't previously thought to exist. The breakthrough has significant implications on the study of major neurological diseases, from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.
Asus had a lot to say during its Computex 2015 press conference, announcing an all-in-one, a new hybrid tablet/laptop and even a second generation ZenWatch. The company also announced an entire range of tablets with a series of compelling cases.
Asus has outed a bevy of new hardware at Computex 2015, including a brand new all-in-one and an updated Transformer Book hybrid. The Zen AiO offers an attractive design and compelling specs, and both systems offer USB Type-C connectivity.
It may have only been a little over six months since we reviewed the original ZenWatch, but Asus is already back with a second generation of its wearable. The ZenWatch 2 has a similar design to its predecessor, but offers significant customization over two different case sizes.
Nvidia has announced that a range of laptops will launch this month that take advantage of its G-Sync technology. Previously only available through a limited number of supported displays, the tech works to eliminate stutter and screen tearing when playing games.
From leaping over obstacles to pulling objects thousands of times their own weight,
robots are great at many things. What they're not so good at is working
as an autonomous team in an unfamiliar setting – until now, that is. A
team of researchers from MIT has developed an algorithm that streamlines
the way robots collaborate on construction tasks, significantly cutting
down planning time.
Google has launched a brand new photo service at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. Known simply as Google Photos, the standalone product automatically backs up user content, intelligently organizes it, and offers unlimited storage of photos and videos.
Google has unveiled some big virtual reality plans at I/O 2015. Not only did the company announce an updated version of its low-cost Cardboard headset, but it also unveiled a new feature designed to allow teachers to take their students on virtual field trips, and a new project that allows users to create their own 360-degree virtual reality experiences.
Google has announced a new operating system for the Internet of Things,
known as Project Brillo. It's built on a stripped-down version of
Android, provides a common language for connected home devices, as well
as a user-friendly interface that makes it easier to set up hardware.