Electronics

Apartments rarely come with access to charging stations. But electric vehicles need them

Apartments rarely come with access to charging stations. But electric vehicles need them

Americans have now purchased more than 800,000 electric vehicles, counting both plug-in hybrids and all-electric models. That may sound like a lot of EVs, and...
Wearable 'microbrewery' could help check daily radiation exposure instantly

Wearable ‘microbrewery’ could help check daily radiation exposure instantly

The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment...
Alexa, be my friend

Alexa, be my friend: Children talk to technology, but how does it respond?

You ask Alexa to play a song, Siri for the weather or the Google Assistant to make a call. But what happens when your toddler...
New smart wristband could monitor personal health and environmental exposures

New smart wristband could monitor personal health and environmental exposures

Engineers have created a smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones that will enable a new wave of personal health and environmental monitoring...
New film brings more color to next-generation flat-panel electronic displays

New film brings more color to next-generation flat-panel electronic displays

Researchers have developed a color-enhancement film that could bring richer and more natural colors to next-generation flat-panel electronic displays. Current commercial display technologies such as...
Broadband internet could cause sleep deprivation

Broadband internet could cause sleep deprivation

Individuals with DSL access tend to sleep 25 minutes less than their counterparts without DSL Internet.  They are significantly less likely to sleep between 7...
Stanford study uses Google Glass help kids with autism read facial expressions

Stanford study uses Google Glass help kids with autism read facial expressions

In a new Stanford study, researchers find that children with autism are able to improve their social skills by using a smartphone app paired...
On-chip optical filter can process optical signals from wide range of light

On-chip optical filter can process optical signals from wide range of light

Silicon-based system offers smaller, cheaper alternative to other “broadband” filters and could improve a variety of photonic devices. MIT researchers have designed an optical filter...

NASA’s next-generation photodetector camera to deploy during demo mission

Testing tools and technologies for refueling and repairing satellites in orbit won't be the only demonstration taking place aboard the International Space Station during...
This pad-free wireless charger can power multiple devices at once

This pad-free wireless charger can power multiple devices at once

It senses devices with low battery and powers them. no cords necessary. Imagine charging your phone, tablet, and wearable device, at the same time, in...