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New video codec halves streaming time

A German research institute announced Tuesday a new video standard that halves the bitrate required for streaming, allowing higher quality images on lower-power devices and opening the door wider to adoption of super high-definition ...

Energy & Green Tech

Record efficiency for printed solar cells

A new study reports the highest efficiency ever recorded for full roll-to-roll printed perovskite solar cells (PSCs), marking a key step on the way to cheaper and more efficient ways of generating solar energy.

Consumer & Gadgets

Smart necklace will know you binged on Chunky Monkey

There you are wrist deep into a quart of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey, digging ever deeper. You can't deny it. Your necklace is recording the ice-cream binge, which it will later dispatch to a coach or dietician.

Engineering

New room-temperature liquid-metal battery could be the path to powering the future

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built a new type of battery that combines the many benefits of existing options while eliminating their key shortcomings and saving ...

Software

Chrome tweak stems battery drain

Google's Chromium browser team has come up with a simple fix to address heavy battery drain.

Energy & Green Tech

Newer solar power equipment ages better than older units

Utility-scale photovoltaics, ground-mounted projects larger than 5 megawatts of alternating current, are the largest sector of the overall solar market within the U.S. and the fastest-growing form of renewable power generation.

Consumer & Gadgets

Fuji envisions 400TB tape drive

Fujifilm announced a technological breakthrough that will allow it to construct a massive 400 terabyte tape cartridge by the end of the decade.