Monday, Mar 09

Electronics & Semiconductors

Ultrathin organic solar cell is efficient and durable

Scientists from the RIKEN, in collaboration with international partners, have succeeded in creating an ultrathin organic solar cell that is both highly efficient and durable. Using a simple post-annealing process, they created ...

Tuesday, Mar 10

Hardware

AMD processors susceptible to security vulnerabilities, data leaks

Graz University of Technology researchers recently revealed that AMD CPUs dating as far back as the early 2010s are susceptible to side channel attacks. Researchers have now demonstrated that a pair of infiltration approaches—collectively ...

Energy & Green Tech

Building a nuclear plant? Go online

Bucking current trends toward safe, clean and renewable energy resources, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur last week launched an initiative to reignite enthusiasm for nuclear energy.

Hardware

LVI: Intel processors still vulnerable to attack, study finds

Computer scientists at KU Leuven have once again exposed a security flaw in Intel processors. Jo Van Bulck, Frank Piessens, and their colleagues in Austria, the United States, and Australia gave the manufacturer one year's ...

Robotics

A robotic planner that responds to natural language commands

In years to come, robots could assist human users in a variety of ways, both when they are inside their homes and in other settings. To be more intuitive, robots should be able to follow natural language commands and instructions, ...

Wednesday, Mar 11

Energy & Green Tech

New record could usher in new era for solar energy

The future of solar technology is almost reality, with researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) setting a new record for the conversion of sunlight into energy.

Thursday, Mar 12

Internet

Unsecured database exposes 76,000 fingerprints

A security firm handling employee fingerprint identification for companies worldwide has exposed more than 2 million bits of data, including 76,000 fingerprints, according to a cyberthreat research group.

Energy & Green Tech

Fast-charging damages electric car batteries

Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, write engineers at the University of California, ...

Friday, Mar 13

Energy & Green Tech

World fritters away half trillion dollars on coal support

Nations around the world risk wasting $640 billion by continuing to prop up the coal industry rather than investing in less expensive and environmentally friendlier wind and solar power initiatives.

Robotics

A flower pollination algorithm for efficient robot path planning

Over the past decade or so, researchers worldwide have developed increasingly advanced techniques to enable robot navigation in a variety of environments, including on land, in the air, underwater or on particularly rough ...

Business

Last of Apple's 42 stores in China reopen

The last of Apple's 42 stores in China reopened Friday, as the country slowly goes back to work following weeks of quarantine that forced the closure of businesses.

Saturday, Mar 14

Sunday, Mar 15

Telecom

U.S. providers offer free Wi-Fi for 60 days

U.S. internet and wireless providers have announced temporary measures to make getting online less expensive and onerous as enforced social distancing due to the new coronavirus forces more human interaction online.

Business

Economic heavyweight Boeing hammered by dual crises

Boeing lost $52 billion on the stock market in a week, a rout that underscores the challenges facing the aircraft manufacturer amid setbacks over the 737 MAX and the coronavirus pandemic.

Business

Ferrari suspends production over coronavirus

Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari said Saturday it was suspending production for two weeks at two of its factories, citing "serious difficulties" related to Italy being in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Internet

U.S. internet well-equipped to handle work from home surge

The U.S. internet won't get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But connections could stumble for many if too ...