Electronics

Interactive technology could ease urban traffic jams

Traffic congestion is a serious problem in the United States. A new study shows that interactive technology - ranging from 511 traffic information systems and...

New 5G switches bring better battery life, higher bandwidth and speeds

The 5G revolution has begun, and the first lines of phones that can access the next generation of wireless speeds have already hit the...

This study shows ‘Dr. Google’ is almost always wrong

Many people turn to 'Dr. Google' to self-diagnose their health symptoms and seek medical advice, But a new study found online symptom checkers are only...

Scientists develop high-performing ‘green’ electronic sensor

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have developed bioelectronic ammonia gas sensors that are among the most sensitive ever made. The...

Scientists invent technology to remedy 3D printing’s ‘weak spot’

Allowing users to create objects from simple toys to custom prosthetic parts, plastics are a popular 3D printing material. But these printed parts are mechanically...

Five common social media myths busted

Have you ever wondered how much legal bearing social media disclaimers, like ‘retweets don’t mean endorsement’ and ‘opinions expressed are solely my own’, carry? Or...

Web of psychological cues may tempt people to reveal more online

While most people will say they are extremely concerned with their online privacy, previous experiments have shown that, in practice, users readily divulge privacy...

Scientists build promising supercapacitor for electronics and electric vehicles

A new supercapacitor based on manganese oxide could combine the storage capacity of batteries with the high power and fast charging of other supercapacitors,...

How we might recharge an electric car as it drives

Engineers have demonstrated a practical way to use magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots or even drones. Stanford engineers have taken...

Print your own laboratory-grade microscope for US$18

For the first time, labs around the world can 3D print their own precision microscopes to analyze samples and detect diseases, thanks to an...

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