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Hardware

An ultralow power artificial synapse for next-generation AI systems

Brain-inspired computing is a promising candidate for next-generation computing technologies. Developing next-generation advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems that can be as energy-efficient, lightweight, and adaptable ...

Computer Sciences

When accidents happen, drones weigh their options

Flying cars, drones, and other urban aerial mobility vehicles have real potential to provide efficient transportation and delivery solutions, but what happens if a drone delivering cheeseburgers breaks down over a city park ...

Business

Google in court to appeal EU's 2018 Android antitrust case

Google headed to a top European Union court Monday to appeal a record EU antitrust penalty imposed for stifling competition through the dominance of its Android operating system.

Engineering

Van Life 2.0: Dutch students' road trip in solar mobile home

A group of Dutch students has reimagined van life and is hitting the road to Portugal. Just don't call their groundbreaking new solar-powered vehicle a campervan.

Electronics & Semiconductors

A strategy to remotely modulate the doping of 2D transistors

When fabricating electronic devices based on conventional semiconducting materials, engineers need to complete a crucial step known as doping. Doping essentially entails the introduction of impurities into semiconductors ...

Software

Apps for popular smart home devices contain security flaws

New cybersecurity research from Florida Tech has found that the smartphone companion applications of 16 popular smart home devices contain "critical cryptographic flaws" that could allow attackers to intercept and modify ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Kirigami cools electronics

Scientists from SANKEN (The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research) at Osaka University, Oita National College of Technology, and Tokyo Polytechnic University demonstrated enhanced passive convective cooling using ...

Engineering

Bacteria could help build eco-friendly construction materials

They are working with start-up company Adaptavate, which makes sustainable building materials. Their biodegradable plasterboard, Breathaboard uses compostable crop waste instead of gypsum, is lighter and has better thermal ...

Internet

Resolving the where and when of social media events

Researchers from the University of Melbourne (UoM) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed an algorithm that can detect important events based on the time and geographical scale of topics ...

Consumer & Gadgets

One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could eliminate the all-too-familiar experience of rummaging through a drawer ...

Engineering

A new solid-state battery surprises the researchers who created it

Engineers created a new type of battery that weaves two promising battery sub-fields into a single battery. The battery uses both a solid state electrolyte and an all-silicon anode, making it a silicon all-solid-state battery. ...

Computer Sciences

DRNets can solve Sudoku, speed scientific discovery

Say you're driving with a friend in a familiar neighborhood, and the friend asks you to turn at the next intersection. The friend doesn't say which way to turn, but since you both know it's a one-way street, it's understood.