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Ultra-High Temperature Materials critical for development of Sixth Generation Aircrafts, Hypersonic Missiles and Space planes


The era of hypersonic flight had arrived. Countries are developing future hypersonic Spaceplanes , enabling  intercontinental travel at very high speeds, that could  cut the journey times from the UK to Australia from the current duration of around 20 hours to as little as two hours.  They shall also provide revolutionary military …

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Glass is a promising material for post silicon era and future hybrid Electronics-Photonics technology


Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years. Using nanostructured glass, scientists from the University’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital …

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Carbon Nanotubes for Post silicon future, Military and Aerospace, Security and reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions


Now, for the first time, University of Wisconsin–Madison materials engineers have created carbon nanotube transistors that outperform state-of-the-art silicon transistors. The team’s CNT transistors have successfully achieved currents that are 1.9 times higher than silicon semiconductors. Carbon nanotube transistors should be able to perform five times faster or use five times …

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Researchers employing Simulation and Machine-learning techniques for accelerated discovery of new application specific materials


The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is investing $35 million into the  artificial intelligence project that would help in the hunt for new advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts. TRI Chief Science Officer Eric Krotkov said: “Toyota recognizes that artificial intelligence is a vital basic technology that can be leveraged across a …

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Military transforming from wearables into Smart textiles that combine sensing, actuation,communication and processing into the fabric


The past few years have seen the introduction of a number of wearable technologies, from fitness trackers to smart watches but with the increasing use of smart textiles, wearables are set to become ‘disappearables’ as the devices merge with textiles, according to a new report from Cientifica.Unlike today’s ‘wearables’ tomorrow’s …

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