Electronics

Rise of electric scooters have tripled related facial and head injuries

Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, a new study reports. Electric scooter use has increased in popularity...

Engineers make editing video as easy as editing text

A new algorithm allows video editors to modify talking head videos as if they were editing text – copying, pasting, or adding and deleting...

Smartphones help design cheap, simple home diagnostics

The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film, one that could detect drugs in...
Somebody’s watching you when you take self-driving cars

Somebody’s watching you when you take self-driving cars

Picture the future, where driving is a thing of the past. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and...

This app may help control pain, reducing opioid use after surgery

In a new study, researchers found that a smartphone app called PainCoach could help patients control their pain at home after a knee replacement...

Walking with this flip-flop could generate electricity

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical. The...
Scientists unlock a super tough material for next-generation electronics

Scientists unlock a super tough material for next-generation electronics

Graphene, a super tough wonder material, hasn’t made it into electronics yet because it doesn’t conduct an electric current on its own. Researchers used...
In-car technology are we being sold a false sense of security

In-car technology: are we being sold a false sense of security

The retired football star David Beckham recently received a six-month driving ban after being photographed using his hand-held phone while driving. Unfortunately, Beckham is not...
Scientists land drones smoothly with deep neural network

Scientists land drones smoothly with deep neural network

Landing multi-rotor drones smoothly is difficult. Complex turbulence is created by the airflow from each rotor bouncing off the ground as the ground grows ever...
This wearable patch could serve as personal thermostat

This wearable patch could serve as personal thermostat

UC San Diego engineers have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. The soft,...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...