Fluid-Glass: Solar Powered Water Water-Filled Windows Offer Heating And Cooling

Fluid-Glass: Solar Powered Water Water-Filled Windows Offer Heating And Cooling

The Daily Journalist. EU researchers say we could be doing so much more with our windows. We could use them to collect solar energy? EU-funded researchers are developing an innovative solution to do just that. Their concept is based on thin [...]
Prototype System Can Read Closed Books

Prototype System Can Read Closed Books

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) researchers and their colleagues are designing an imaging system that can read closed books. In the latest issue of Nature Communications, the researchers describe a prototype of the system, which [...]
Swarm of robots learns to work together without colliding

Swarm of robots learns to work together without colliding

When roboticists create behaviors for teams of robots, they first build algorithms that focus on the intended task. Then they wrap safety behaviors around those primary algorithms to keep the machines from running into each other. Each robot [...]
Computer clothing?

Computer clothing?

Computers are important tools in everyday life, whether as PC or smartphone. In the future, they will increasingly be incorporated in everyday objects and support users wearing the smart watches, display goggles, sensor clothing, among other [...]
Atomic gyroscope design enables navigation by dead reckoning

Atomic gyroscope design enables navigation by dead reckoning

By Alton Parrish.   Shrink rays may exist only in science fiction, but similar effects are at work in the real world at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). After successfully miniaturizing both clocks and magnetometers [...]
Microchip design senses sabotage and detects other problems

Microchip design senses sabotage and detects other problems

The Daily Journalist. With the outsourcing of microchip design and fabrication a worldwide, $350 billion business, bad actors along the supply chain have many opportunities to install malicious circuitry in chips. These “Trojan horses” [...]
Nanoscale wireless communication

Nanoscale wireless communication

The Daily Journalist. The pursuit of next-generation technologies places a premium on producing increased speed and efficiency with components built at scales small enough to function on a computer chip. One of the barriers to advances in [...]
Scientists Solve Puzzle of Converting Gaseous Carbon Dioxide to Fuel with Nanotechnology

Scientists Solve Puzzle of Converting Gaseous Carbon Dioxide to Fuel with Nanotechnology

  By Alton Parrish.   Every year, humans advance climate change and global warming – and quite likely our own eventual extinction – by injecting about 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. A team of scientists [...]
Acoustic Prism Invented, Can Split a Sound into Its Constituent Frequencies

Acoustic Prism Invented, Can Split a Sound into Its Constituent Frequencies

By Alton Parrish.   Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (EPFL) scientists have invented a new type of “acoustic prism” that can split a sound into its constituent frequencies. Their acoustic prism has applications in sound detection. Almost [...]
Seeking the Perfect Toilet Paper

Seeking the Perfect Toilet Paper

  By Alton Parrish.   Canada’s tissue manufacturers are now much closer to producing the perfect paper, thanks to new UBC research. A team working with UBC mechanical engineering professors Sheldon Green and Srikanth Phani have created [...]
Delicious Trick: Machine To Infuse Sweet, Fat and Salty Tastes and Aromas in Healthy Foods to Fool the Brain

Delicious Trick: Machine To Infuse Sweet, Fat and Salty Tastes and Aromas in Healthy Foods to Fool the Brain

  By Alton Parrish.   Scientists may be closing in on a way to let consumers savor the sweet taste of cake, cookies and other culinary delights without the sugar rush. In preliminary tests using a new device developed in-house that [...]
Stretchable Supercapacitors Power Smart Wearable Electronics That Can Power Other Gadgets

Stretchable Supercapacitors Power Smart Wearable Electronics That Can Power Other Gadgets

By Alton Parrish.   A future of soft robots that wash your dishes or smart T-shirts that power your cell phone may depend on the development of stretchy power sources. But traditional batteries are thick and rigid — not ideal properties [...]
New Form of Light Possible by Binding Light to Single Electrons

New Form of Light Possible by Binding Light to Single Electrons

By Alton parrish.   New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both. According to the scientists behind the study, from Imperial College London, [...]
Ransomware Counter-Intuitive Solution

Ransomware Counter-Intuitive Solution

  By Alton Parrish.   Ransomware – what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents – is an exploding global problem with few solutions, but a team of University of Florida [...]
Expressive Communicative Robot Assistants Likely To Be Trusted Over More Efficient Robots

Expressive Communicative Robot Assistants Likely To Be Trusted Over More Efficient Robots

  By Alton Parrish.   Making an assistive robot partner expressive and communicative is likely to make it more satisfying to work with and lead to users trusting it more, even if it makes mistakes, a new study suggests. But the research [...]
Ultrathin, Transparent Oxide Thin-Film Transistors for Wearable Display

Ultrathin, Transparent Oxide Thin-Film Transistors for Wearable Display

  By Alton Parrish.   With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) era, strong demand has grown for wearable and transparent displays that can be applied to various fields such as augmented reality (AR) and skin-like thin flexible [...]
Global Game-Changer: Graphene Biofoam Purifies Dirty Water Quickly Using Sunlight

Global Game-Changer: Graphene Biofoam Purifies Dirty Water Quickly Using Sunlight

By Alton Parrish.   New water purification process is a potential boon to developing countries as well as soldiers and campers  The simple new approach combines bacteria-produced cellulose and graphene oxide to form a bi-layered biofoam [...]
Ultrasound: The Key To Better Bread

Ultrasound: The Key To Better Bread

By Alton Parrish.   To bake quality bread, one of the key ingredients is moisture. Researchers have developed innovative ultrasonic humidification technology where moisture is produced thanks to ultrasound.     Flour, yeast, [...]
Soft robots will squish, stretch and squeeze using artificial muscles

Soft robots will squish, stretch and squeeze using artificial muscles

  Forget steel and aluminum. The robots of tomorrow may be able to squish, stretch and squeeze. Novel robotic devices, part of the emerging field of soft robotics, offer many advances over conventional robots. Soft robots can more easily [...]
New forms of light possible by binding light to single electrons

New forms of light possible by binding light to single electrons

New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both. According to the scientists behind the study, from Imperial College London, the coupled light [...]