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How can we design electronic devices that don’t overheat?

A new thermal transistor could help conduct heat away from delicate electronic components and also insulate them against chip and circuit failure. You’ve felt the...

Yes, GPS apps make you worse at navigating – but that’s OK

Many of us have had the experience of arriving in an unfamiliar city and needing to get to a specific destination – whether it’s...

Mindfulness apps could improve our mental health

A University of Otago study has found that using mindfulness meditation applications (apps) on phones is associated with improvements in people's mental health. In a...

Scientists build new type of computer chip to speed AI and slash power use

By shifting a fundamental property of computation, Princeton researchers have built a new type of computer chip that boosts the performance and slashes the...

What’s next for smart homes? An ‘Internet of Ears’

Houses have been getting progressively "smarter" for decades, but the next generation of smart homes may offer what two Case Western Reserve University scientists...

Scientists create a better epoxy for electronic applications

Rice University scientists have built a better epoxy for electronic applications. Epoxy combined with "ultrastiff" graphene foam invented in the Rice lab of chemist James...

Forget the cloud, soon we’ll be on the edge when it comes to smart...

Time travel to the UK in 2025: Harry is a teenager with a smartphone and Pauline is a senior citizen with Alzheimer’s who relies on...

Scientists improve smartphone battery life by up to 60 percent

Scientists improve battery life by minimizing power consumption of apps by 60 percent. The solution integrates mobile computing with cloud computing. Parts of apps that...
Even a few bots can shift public opinion in big ways

Even a few bots can shift public opinion in big ways

Nearly two-thirds of the social media bots with political activity on Twitter before the 2016 U.S. presidential election supported Donald Trump. But all those Trump...

Smart devices without charging or batteries closer to reality

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have taken a huge step towards making smart devices that do not use batteries or require charging. These battery-free...