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Enzyme that Eats Plastic

A naturally occurring enzyme can now digest plastics. PET, the strong plastic commonly used in bottles, takes hundreds of years
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‘Lightweight’ Cryptography for IoT Devices

There is a project in development to protect the data created by tiny networked devices such as those in the
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New Alloy Boosts Nuclear Safety

Safer cladding for nuclear fuel rods should give plant operators more time to react to incidents such as a station
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Using Power Lines to Steal Data

There is a way to exfiltrate data from air-gapped computers and that is through malware that can control the power
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Blockchain Can Hike Manufacturing

A public, open-source network that uses blockchains – the technology behind cryptocurrencies – is in development to share verifiable manufacturing
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Secure Mobile Apps on Display

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets and the applications (apps) we load onto them have become indispensable
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Real-Time Water Monitoring Cuts Water Advisories

A majority of drinking water advisories in First Nations communities across Canada are precautionary, and installing real-time monitoring systems could
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Kirigami can Improve Smart Clothing

Electronic components don’t stretch easily, but that may soon change as new technology is in development that is a variation
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‘Dual-Comb’ Boosts Methane Leak Detection

Accurately detecting, locating and quantifying leaks of methane, the main component of natural gas and a major fuel source worldwide,
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Living Pipeline Leak Detector

It wasn’t that long ago when the Colonial Pipeline, which carries fuel from Texas to New York, ruptured, dumping a
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