BofA, HSBC, Intel, others invest $107 million in blockchain startup R3

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial and technology companies led by Bank of America Corp , SBI Holdings Inc , HSBC Holdings Plc , Intel Corp and Temasek Holdings have invested $107 million in R3 CEV, a startup which runs a big bank consortium seeking to de...

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China’s Huawei enters PC market to take on Lenovo, HP, Dell

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Chinese telecoms giant Huawei [HWT.UL] plans a global expansion into computers, it said on Tuesday, posing a fresh challenge to established PC players in a market that has suffered two years of falling sales volumes and pressure o...

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Graphene on silicon carbide can store energy

By introducing defects into the perfect surface of graphene on silicon carbide, researchers have increased the capacity of the material to store electrical charge. This result increases our knowledge of how this ultrathin material can be used.

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Wall Street rises on investor relief after Trump budget

(Reuters) - Wall Street ended higher on Tuesday after the release of President Donald Trump's budget plan but gains were tempered by declines in consumer discretionary stocks amid weakness in auto-parts companies.

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Making biological drugs with spider silk protein

Researchers have managed to synthesize lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm babies, by mimicking the production of spider silk. Animal studies reveal it to be just as effective as the biological drugs currently in clinical use.

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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge

Researchers have designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material’s ability to self-organize by standing on edge.

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Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here

A lightweight, comfortable jacket that can generate the power to light up a jogger at night may sound futuristic, but a materials scientist could make one today. In a new paper, she and colleagues outline a way to apply breathable, pliable, metal-free ...

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Combination of features produces new Android vulnerability

A new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two legitimate permissions that power desirable and commonly used features in popular apps.

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Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria

Laser-induced graphene made from an inexpensive polymer is an effective anti-fouling material and, when charged, an excellent antibacterial surface, report scientists.

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New method: Water mapping around solutes

Chemists have developed a new method that allows them to map changes in the dynamics and structure of water molecules in the vicinity of solutes. With this technique, called terahertz calorimetry, they investigated the properties of the hydration shell...

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