Electronics & Semiconductors

New coating is a breakthrough for hydrogen fuel

Photocatalysis using particles in water is a promising technology for generating fuels from sunlight. One major obstacle to producing these solar fuels cheaply and abundantly, though, is that it requires semiconductors that ...

Robotics

Hi, Robot: Japan's android pets ease virus isolation

Nami Hamaura says she feels less lonely working from home thanks to her singing companion Charlie, one of a new generation of cute and clever Japanese robots whose sales are booming in the pandemic.

Engineering

Hydrogen-powered drives for e-scooters

Hydrogen is regarded by many as the future of propulsion technology. The first hydrogen-powered cars are already in action on German roads. In the case of e-scooters, however, installation of a high-pressure tank to store ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Xiaomi device will charge devices from across a room

The multinational electronics company Xiaomi announced the development of a new power transmission system that can charge a cellphone from across a room without any wires or charging pads.

Business

Canada authorizes first exchange-traded bitcoin fund

Canada's main securities regulator has cleared the launch of the world's first exchange-traded bitcoin fund, the investment manager and the regulator said Friday, giving retail investors greater access to the booming cryptocurrency.

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