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Quantum Technology’s Unsung Heroes

In a world where quantum technologies are on the rise in computing, cryptography, materials, sensors, telecom, biomed, and AI, it’s easy to forget that not so long ago the words “quantum” and “technology” rarely fit comfortably into a sentence together. A range of trailblazers imagined quantum physics turning into quantum…
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Supercapacitors Get Smaller Than Ever

As smart devices, wearable sensors, IoT technologies, and implantable electronics shrink in size, so too should the energy-storage devices they rely on. Supercapacitors—with high capacity for energy storage but also a capability to handle rapid charge-discharge cycles that would founder a conventional chemical battery—have in recent years shrunk to “micro”…
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Scotland’s move toward a Passivhaus standard

Passivhaus is, in short, the gold standard for energy-efficient homes. According to physicist Wolfgang Feist, co-founder of the concept: “The heat losses of the building are reduced so much that it hardly needs any heating at all.” Certified houses are built with high-quality insulation, triple glazing, insulated frames, mechanical ventilation,…
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