Engineering

Israel cites progress in laser that shoots down drones

The Israeli military said Monday it has successfully tested an airborne high-power laser that can shoot down drones, technology it hopes to deploy on a larger scale in the coming years.

Electronics & Semiconductors

New electronic chip delivers smarter, light-powered AI

Researchers have developed artificial intelligence technology that brings together imaging, processing, machine learning and memory in one electronic chip, powered by light.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Thin and ultra-fast photodetector sees the full spectrum

Researchers have developed the world's first photodetector that can see all shades of light, in a prototype device that radically shrinks one of the most fundamental elements of modern technology.

Robotics

New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.

Consumer & Gadgets

Facebook designs ultra-thin VR eyeglasses

Facebook said this week it has developed the thinnest virtual reality headset in the world. Although it remains a prototype for now, the device does away with the bulky boxlike headgear commonly associated with virtual reality ...

Computer Sciences

Virtual demolition

Researchers at Osaka University demonstrated a prototype for real-time augmented reality that can virtually remove both static structures as well as moving objects. This work can be used to visualize future landscapes after ...

Computer Sciences

Blockchain to the rescue of small publishers

As Australian book publishers grapple with global disruption, digital technologies, and economic uncertainty, QUT researchers are looking at how blockchain technology can help them survive and thrive.

Engineering

Integrating electronics onto physical prototypes

MIT researchers have invented a way to integrate "breadboards"—flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping—directly onto physical products. The aim is to provide a faster, easier way to test circuit functions ...

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