Electronics

Spending too much time on your phone? Behavioral science has an app for that

We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental and physical well-being. In 2017, U.S. adults...

Could drones replace cameras for making animated movies?

New research shows how drones can greatly reduce the effort required to make realistic animated figures for movies and television. Computer scientist Tobias Nägeli is...

Why Apple is no longer a byword for innovation – just ask the markets

Which company would you say is going to grow faster in the coming years: Apple or Domino’s Pizza? Intuitively, we see Apple as an innovative...

Scientists create synthetic fingerprints that can spoof smartphone fingerprint sensors

New research reveals a surprising level of vulnerability in fingerprint-based security systems. Fingerprint authentication systems are a widely trusted, ubiquitous form of biometric authentication, deployed...

Scientists produce smallest 3D transistor yet

Process that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom could enable higher-performance electronics. Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3D transistor...

How to protect your phone as you shop and travel

Hackers are watching you this holiday season, so be as mindful of your phone as of your cash and credit cards. In general, your phone...

Scientists create 3D-printed glucose biosensors

A 3D-printed glucose biosensor for use in wearable monitors has been created by Washington State University researchers. The work could lead to improved glucose monitors...
Scientists create electronics that withstand extreme heat

Scientists create electronics that withstand extreme heat

A new organic plastic material allows electronics to function at extreme temperatures without sacrificing performance. From iPhones on Earth to rovers on Mars, most electronics...

World’s smallest wearable, battery-free device could measure UV exposure

Smaller than an M&M and thinner than a credit card, device can optimize treatment of neonatal jaundice, skin diseases, seasonal affective disorder and reduce...

Recycle your old mobile phone to save gorilla populations

Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in danger of extinction due to mining of special metals found in mobile phones. Are you among...