Graphene is a proven supermaterial, but manufacturing the versatile form of carbon at usable scales remains a challenge

Graphene is a proven supermaterial, but manufacturing the versatile form of carbon at usable scales remains a challenge

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. “Future chips may be 10 times faster, all thanks to graphene”; “Graphene may be used in COVID-19 detection”; and “Graphene allows batteries to charge 5x faster” – those are just a handful of recent dramatic headlines lauding the…

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Could the Netherlands crack the secret of language learning using this approach?

Could the Netherlands crack the secret of language learning using this approach?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. From the UK government’s latest post-Brexit language-learning reforms to France’s eternal debates over the supposed linguistic inadequacy of its youth, governments regularly scratch their heads over how to improve how languages are taught. While the Netherlands carried out…

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3 ways cryptocurrency is changing the way colleges do business with students and donors

3 ways cryptocurrency is changing the way colleges do business with students and donors

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Until about 2020, universities used cryptocurrencies only to pay ransoms to criminals attacking their networks. A fast payment to criminals helped victim universities restore their networks quickly. With increasing public adoption of cryptocurrencies, especially among young consumers, universities…

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Brain-computer interfaces could allow soldiers to control weapons with their thoughts and turn off their fear – but the ethics of neurotechnology lags behind the science

Brain-computer interfaces could allow soldiers to control weapons with their thoughts and turn off their fear – but the ethics of neurotechnology lags behind the science

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Imagine that a soldier has a tiny computer device injected into their bloodstream that can be guided with a magnet to specific regions of their brain. With training, the soldier could then control weapon systems thousands of miles…

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Am I ever gonna see your face again? Nuanced and thoughtful, Kickin’ Down the Door puts The Angels back in the spotlight

Am I ever gonna see your face again? Nuanced and thoughtful, Kickin’ Down the Door puts The Angels back in the spotlight

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. When I was a kid, my dad Max took me to basketball games at Melbourne’s Entertainment Centre. I’d wait in my plastic bucket chair as the cheerleaders shook their pom poms and the teams did lay ups. The…

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Twitter lifted its ban on COVID misinformation – research shows this is a grave risk to public health

Twitter lifted its ban on COVID misinformation – research shows this is a grave risk to public health

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Twitter’s decision to no longer enforce its COVID-19 misinformation policy, quietly posted on the site’s rules page and listed as effective Nov. 23, 2022, has researchers and experts in public health seriously concerned about the possible repercussions. Health…

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Who is Jimmy Lai? The Hong Kong newspaper owner’s upcoming show trial is symbolic of the struggle with the mainland and its values

Who is Jimmy Lai? The Hong Kong newspaper owner's upcoming show trial is symbolic of the struggle with the mainland and its values

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Amid the widespread anti-zero-COVID protests in mainland China, political and judicial persecution in Hong Kong continues in the criminal court, where key pro-democracy figures and journalists are facing national security trials that could result in life in jail….

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