Engineering

Team reports giant response of semiconductors to light

In an example of the adage "everything old is new again," MIT engineers report a new discovery in semiconductors, well-known materials that have been the focus of intense study for over 100 years thanks to their many applications ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Computer simulations aid scientists in gauging battery performance

A crucial but poorly-studied parameter that dictates battery performance is the migration barrier. It determines the rate at which ions move through an electrode inside the battery, and ultimately the rate at which it charges ...

Computer Sciences

A deep learning technique to generate DNS amplification attacks

Deep learning techniques have recently proved to be highly promising for detecting cybersecurity attacks and determining their nature. Concurrently, many cybercriminals have been devising new attacks aimed at interfering ...

Computer Sciences

An Android application checks how roasted coffee beans are

Coffee, one of the most popular and consumed drinks worldwide, is made from water and coffee beans. Coffee beans are the seeds of the Coffea plant, which is grown in several parts of central and South America, as well as ...

Engineering

Modeling light for solar panel placement in urban settings

Solar panel installation in cities requires setups tailored to the complex geometry of urban spaces that provide the most direct sunlight to each panel. Among the processes for designing the most efficient setup is shadow ...

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