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Ultracapacitors built with carbon nanotubes and graphene deliver high-performance at low cost

Researchers at George Washington University combined graphene flakes and carbon nanotubes, spread them on paper, and rolled them into a new light-weight, high-performance, low-cost ultracapacitor.

'Terminator' takes life: 6ft 2in hulking Atlas robot unveiled

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot Tuesday that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi-tech researchers. But unlike the cinematic version, the hulking Atlas robot is designed not as a warrior but as a humanitarian machine that would rescue victims in the rubble of a natural disaster, officials said.