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Electronics & Semiconductors

A 1.3-micrometer-thin elastic conductor for wearable and implantable devices

In recent years, engineers have been working to develop increasingly sophisticated and smaller electronic components that could power the devices of the future. This includes thin and stretchable components that could be ...

Energy & Green Tech

Paper-thin solar cell can turn any surface into a power source

MIT engineers have developed ultralight fabric solar cells that can quickly and easily turn any surface into a power source.

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers harvest electricity from wood soaking in water

Water and wood may one day be all that's needed to provide electrical power for a household. At a time when energy is a critical issue for many millions of people worldwide, scientists in Sweden have managed to generate electricity ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

New facial recognition technology scans your ear

In the post-COVID world of face coverings and heightened hygiene awareness, the need for new authentication methods that don't require a person's full face to be visible has arisen.

Computer Sciences

An AI app that can spot deepfake videos of famous people

A pair of researchers, one with Gymnasium of Johannes Kepler, the other with the University of California, Berkley, has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) application capable of determining whether a video clip of ...

Hardware

New materials for the computer of the future

Novel materials could revolutionize computer technology. Research conducted by scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI using the Swiss Light Source SLS has reached an important milestone along this path.

Business

Electric car sales drive toward cleaner air, less mortality

Electric cars—and their continued sales growth—are expected to have a greener, cleaner influence on air pollution and reduce human mortality in most, if not all, U.S. metropolitan areas, according to Cornell University ...

Engineering

Creating buildings with an ecological envelope

Nature in city environs has a positive effect on people's well-being. At the same time, biological diversity in urban areas continues to shrink, for example, because of increasing building density. In the Ecolopes project, ...

Robotics

A transformable robot with an omnidirectional wheel-leg

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute recently created OmniWheg, a robotic system that can adapt its configuration while navigating its surrounding environment, seamlessly changing from a wheeled to a legged robot. ...