Engineering

Batteryless smart devices closer to reality

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have taken a huge step towards making smart devices that do not use batteries or require charging.

Engineering

Lab studies technology that communicates by touch

Imagine the panic. Fire alarms blare. Smoke fills the room, and you're left only with the sense of touch, feeling desperately along walls as you try to find the doorway.

Engineering

Automatic fall detector attaches to wall, no wearable needed

For the elderly, falling down bears striking differences because, like sticks and stones, falls may well disturb some bones. Falls' outcomes may be a very far cry from a child's plaster on the knee, lollipop and note to the ...

Energy & Green Tech

3D-printed supercapacitor electrode breaks records in lab tests

Scientists at UC Santa Cruz and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have reported unprecedented performance results for a supercapacitor electrode. The researchers fabricated electrodes using a printable graphene ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

A step toward personalized, automated smart homes

Developing automated systems that track occupants and self-adapt to their preferences is a major next step for the future of smart homes. When you walk into a room, for instance, a system could set a thermometer to your preferred ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Patent talk: Exploring self-driving car with device as steering wheel

Ford received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent is called "Non-Autonomous Steering Modes," and is described as a car capable of receiving a request to steer, and react accordingly.

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