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New technology uses light instead of electricity to move information quickly

New technology uses light instead of electricity to move information quickly One area where work continues unabated is in the quest for new and faster memory, where mundane electronic technologies remain at the heart of even the fastest random-access memory (RAM).What makes LI-RAM special is that it uses light rather than electricity to move information around a system.

NASA’s versatile new 3D-printed space fabric looks like futuristic chainmail

NASA’s versatile new 3D-printed space fabric looks like futuristic chainmail Never an organization to knowingly fall behind in the world of cutting-edge tech, NASA has taken 3D printing to the next level by developing chainmail-style “4D” printed metal fabrics for use in future space missions.” One side of the new space material is designed to reflect light, while the other side absorbs it — thereby allowing it to function as a thermal control for passive heat management.

3D printing could help repair damaged knees with cartilage-mimicking hydrogel

3D printing could help repair damaged knees with cartilage-mimicking hydrogel Researchers from Duke University have created a new type of 3D bioprinting material they hope will one day be able to help form cartilage implants for patients with damaged knees.“We’ve developed the first 3D-printable hydrogel that surpasses both the compression strength and elasticity of cartilage,” Feichen Yang, a researcher on the project, told Digital Trends.

Holy cowskin! Company’s transparent leather comes in array of bright colors

Holy cowskin! Company’s transparent leather comes in array of bright colors We do know a bit about cool materials science, however — which is why we were excited to hear that Netherlands-based ECCO Leather has developed and launched a crazy new material it describes as the world’s first soft and transparent cowskin leather.“The technique of keeping the leather soft, is obviously a trade secret,” said Sruli Recht, creative director and lead of the ECCO Leather project.

Daily News 7-10-2017

Daily News 7-10-2017 It should come as no surprise that the executives at the top of the banking world are taking notice of cryptocurrencies and the power and success of Blockchain-based financial models.One such executive is Mike McGovern, the new head of Investor Services Fintech Offerings at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, among America’s oldest private banks.