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Howzat! Cricket Hairing Aids

In a recent development in bionics, scientists have replicated a powerful feature of the humble cricket that could lead to a new generation of cochlear implants, among other applications. The tiny hairs found on body parts of crickets are one of nature’s most sensitive sound detectors. This is a lucky thing for the cricket, because […]

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New Technology Heralds Smaller, Cooler Fuel Cells

New technology in thin film solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) currently being refined at the University of Houston (UH) could make cheap, efficient fuel cells a reality. Originating from research at UH’s Texas Center for Superconductivity and Advanced Materials (TcSAM), these SOFCs of the “thin film” variety are both efficient and compact. “By using materials […]

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