23/08/2016

Engineering

Self-assembling phone as sign of respect for natural systems

(Tech Xplore)—What is a factory? One easy description might be that a factory is a place where workers stand in line and put components together. What is an MIT dreamer? Someone like Skylar Tibbits who is daring to take ...

Energy & Green Tech

New class of fuel cells offer increased flexibility, lower cost

A new class of fuel cells based on a newly discovered polymer-based material could bridge the gap between the operating temperature ranges of two existing types of polymer fuel cells, a breakthrough with the potential to ...

Security

VR rendering software used to trick facial security systems

(Tech Xplore)—A small team of researchers with The University of North Carolina has given a demonstration at this year's Usenix symposium showing a means for easily defeating facial security systems. They have outlined ...

Semiconductors

Cybersecurity researchers design a chip that checks for sabotage

With the outsourcing of microchip design and fabrication worldwide, a $350 billion business, bad actors along the supply chain have many opportunities to install malicious circuitry in chips. These "Trojan horses" look harmless ...