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8th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony - Arrivals

At Gala Held By Tech’s Billionaires, Breakthrough Prize Winners Deride ‘Fake News’ And ‘Anti-Intellectualism’

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan (right) attend the 8th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at … [+] NASA on November 03, 2019 in Mountain View, California. ( Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images Some of the top scientists who accepted Breakthrough Prize awards for their work in physics and biology used the nationally broadcast ceremony to …

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Breakthrough cheap catalyst can make hydrogen fuel for hours on end

This week in future tech, attempts to make large-scale hydrogen gas production affordable have resulted in a new, cheap catalyst. Before hydrogen vehicles can take to the road en masse, a readily available and affordable source of locally produced hydrogen gas is needed. Now, researchers from the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

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Breakthrough device takes first large bite out of Great Pacific Garbage Patch

This week in future tech, a company hoping to take on the scourge of microplastic has successfully caught tonnes of ocean plastic. After a year’s worth of testing, a large device developed by The Ocean Cleanup has caught its first haul of plastic from the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Launched from the Canadian city …

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Black Hole Imaging Scientists Win 2020 Breakthrough Prize

Making a monumental scientific breakthrough is really kind of its own reward. Even so, it’s always nice to get extra recognition in the form of unexpected money. For the 347 scientists around the world who made history when they captured the first image of a black hole, the event itself is pretty sweet. The cake …

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Flexible solar cells that cover a car within reach after breakthrough

Electric cars of the future could be covered almost entirely in solar cells following a substantial flexible solar cells breakthrough. Researchers at the University of Warwick believe their latest creation could be revolutionary for the auto industry. In a paper published to Advanced Functional Materials, they described the forging of solar cells that use mixtures …

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Breakthrough Autism Research Uses Social-Media Videos

Read: Raised by YouTube Using passive social-media or smartphone data to infer someone’s health status or to study health dynamics broadly is called digital phenotyping, and it’s a growing field of study. Researchers are now using the great wealth of information that users provide to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram to create algorithms that might …

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