Electronics

Scientists create wireless wearable health monitor with stretchable electronics

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and children. A wireless, wearable monitor built with...

New heat-free tech could print metal traces on just about anything, including a rose...

Scientists are using liquid-metal particles to print electronic lines and traces on rose petals, leaves, paper, gelatin -- on all kinds of materials. The...

How to make electrical muscle stimulation feel natural to virtual reality users

If there’s one familiar sound whenever a volunteer tries out an interactive device that uses electrical muscle stimulation, it is probably laughter. Even for experienced...

Using smartphone 5 or more hours a day may increase obesity

In a new study, researchers found that people who used their smartphones five or more hours a day had a 43% increased risk of...

Your smartphone movement can show your personality

In a new study, researchers found that phone movement can say a lot about a user’s personality. They used data from mobile phone accelerometers—the tiny...

You could power your devices by walking in the future

Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed by a group of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, that possibility might...
New AI could solve Rubik's Cube faster than any human

New AI could solve Rubik’s Cube faster than any human

The fastest people need about 50 moves to solve a Rubik’s Cube. New AI takes about 20 moves, most of the time solving it...

Red wine may hold the key to next-gen wearable technology

A team of scientists are seeking to kick-start a wearable technology revolution by creating flexible fibers and adding acids from red wine. Extracting tannic acid...

Ride-hailing services may be driving up traffic deaths

A Chicago Booth study finds motor vehicle fatalities and fatal accidents increased about 3 percent with arrival of ride-hailing services. While the era of app-based...
Wireless charging can mess up your smartphone’s battery

Wireless charging can mess up your smartphone’s battery

Wirelessly charging your smartphone, while highly convenient, risks depleting the life of devices using typical lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), report researchers. Consumers and manufacturers have ramped...

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