Breakthrough Starshot aims to reach Alpha Centauri within a generation.

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Breakthrough Starshot is taking a novel approach to space exploration by using "nano craft" to reach Alpha Centauri within 20 years of its launch. These tiny crafts are designed to use light beams from Earth to accelerate themselves up to 100 million miles per hour. The project believes...

Nanomotors could allow for self-healing electronic systems

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A team from the American Chemical Society have developed self-propelled gold and platinum nanomotors which can locate and repair miniscule scratches, thus allowing electronic systems to repair themselves. The nanomotors are powered by hydrogen peroxide, and work by lodging themselves within scratches and recompleting the circuit which had...

Built-in grocery store unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show

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South Korean technology giant Samsung unveiled an array of new technologies at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas, the most popular of which was a fridge with a built-in grocery store. Samsung’s pioneering Family Hub refrigerator has built-in applications including a virtual grocery store which consumers will be...