Electronics

5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a Rutgers study on a...

Why social media has changed the world — and how to fix it

Are you on social media a lot? When is the last time you checked Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram? Last night? Before breakfast? Five minutes ago? If...

Scientists create better material for wearable biosensors

Biosensors that are wearable on human skin or safely used inside the body are increasingly prevalent for both medical applications and everyday health monitoring. Finding...

Behind the new Samsung Fold: how the quest to maximize screen size is driving...

To enlarge a phone, or not to enlarge a phone? That is the question. In the world of flagship smartphones, there seems to be one clear...

New wireless device could monitor sleep positions without cameras or body sensors

MIT researchers have developed a wireless, private way to monitor a person’s sleep postures — whether snoozing on their back, stomach, or sides —...

New energy storage device could charge devices in a jiffy

Scientists have designed a new energy storage device that can store a charge up to 900 times greater than state-of-the-art supercapacitors. In a new study,...

Inexpensive laser cutter could create new wave of bioelectronics

On a simple coffee table sits an inexpensive commercial laser cutter, usually meant for modifying wood or plastic. However, in the lab of University of...

Scientists create first-ever battery-free Game Boy device

Researchers develop first-ever battery-free, energy-harvesting, interactive device. And it looks and feels like a retro 8-bit Nintendo Game Boy. A hand-held video game console allowing...

New electronic skin can react to pain like human skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive...

Your paper notebook could become your next tablet

Scientists hope their new technology can help transform paper sheets from a notebook into a music player interface and make food packaging interactive. Purdue engineers...