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New Atlas' most read science and technology stories of 2021

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UCF researchers have successfully fired up a new hypersonic detonation engine that harnesses the raw power of a sustained, trapped explosion. The new engine could power aircraft up to 17 times the speed of sound.
UCF researchers have successfully fired up a new hypersonic detonation engine that harnesses the raw power of a sustained, trapped explosion. The new engine could power aircraft up to 17 times the speed of sound.
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The bigger the wind turbine, the better the production and the economics. Hence, they're scaling up to ludicrous proportions.
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The bigger the wind turbine, the better the production and the economics. Hence, they're scaling up to ludicrous proportions.
A single Windcatcher floating offshore grid could power 80,000 European homes at grid-parity prices
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A single Windcatcher floating offshore grid could power 80,000 European homes at grid-parity prices
To give you a sense of scale, WCS has pictured the Windcatcher grid alongside the 1,063-ft-high Eiffel Tower, among other things
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To give you a sense of scale, WCS has pictured the Windcatcher grid alongside the 1,063-ft-high Eiffel Tower, among other things
The Lavo home hydrogen battery is not a battery, it's an electrolysis system, hydrogen storage array and fuel cell power system rolled into one attractive cabinet
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The Lavo home hydrogen battery is not a battery, it's an electrolysis system, hydrogen storage array and fuel cell power system rolled into one attractive cabinet
A new study explores the common recent trend of Zoom Fatigue and suggests some ways to avoid exhaustion from a day of videoconferencing
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A new study explores the common recent trend of Zoom Fatigue and suggests some ways to avoid exhaustion from a day of videoconferencing
UCF researchers have successfully fired up a new hypersonic detonation engine that harnesses the raw power of a sustained, trapped explosion. The new engine could power aircraft up to 17 times the speed of sound.
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UCF researchers have successfully fired up a new hypersonic detonation engine that harnesses the raw power of a sustained, trapped explosion. The new engine could power aircraft up to 17 times the speed of sound.
A new material could find applications in medical implants and aerospace components in advanced aircraft like that being developed by Raytheon
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A new material could find applications in medical implants and aerospace components in advanced aircraft like that being developed by Raytheon
The male Nano-Chameleon (Brookesia nana) measures just 13.5 mm (0.5 in) long
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The male Nano-Chameleon (Brookesia nana) measures just 13.5 mm (0.5 in) long
Room-temperature diamond Quantum Accelerators could become just another component for a PC, offering quantum capabilities when there's an advantage
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Room-temperature diamond Quantum Accelerators could become just another component for a PC, offering quantum capabilities when there's an advantage
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The exponential growth of technology has once again delivered a smorgasbord of fascinating stories to our pages in 2021, and what better way to distill the most interesting among them than to take a look at your favorites. Here's this year's 10 most read New Atlas science and technology articles, topped by an 800-foot-high wind turbine and featuring, in a sober nod to the times we live in, a study into the phenomenon of Zoom fatigue.

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