UCLA professor Yang Yang's lab chock-full of coffee drinkers spent several years searching for a stability-enhancing additive to turn famously unstable perovskite PV cells into a useful product. Then, on a lark, Yang's graduate student Rui Wang suggested they try adding caffeine to the mix. To the team's surprise, caffeine produced longer lasting and more powerful solar cells.
Scientists from Cornell University have successfully constructed DNA-based machines with incredibly life-like capabilities. These human-engineered organic machines are capable of locomotion, consuming resources for energy, growing and decaying, and evolving. Eventually they die.
It might be slow now, but that can only improve...
“LA république n’a pas besoin de savants ni de chimistes.”
Google's Compute Engine has calculated the most digits of Pi ever, setting a new world record: 31.4 trillion digits. And a musician creates a million hours song from Pi.