Hardware

Researchers develop a phase-change key for new hardware security

As more and more data are being shared and stored digitally, the number of data breaches taking place around the world is on the rise. Scientists are exploring new ways to secure and protect data from increasingly sophisticated ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Smarter sensor sniffs out target gases

A chemical sensor endowed with artificial intelligence can learn to detect certain gases in the air with high sensitivity and selectivity. The device, developed at KAUST, uses machine learning to differentiate the gases according ...

Robotics

Self-organization: What robotics can learn from amoebae

Amoebae are single-cell organisms. By means of self-organization, they can form complex structures—and do this purely through local interactions: If they have a lot of food, they disperse evenly through a culture medium. ...

Energy & Green Tech

New solar panels from solar panel waste

Solar energy is good news for planet Earth—but solar panels are not as climate-friendly as they should be. Researcher Martin Bellmann is using what he calls the "black gold" waste materials from solar panel manufacture ...

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