Electronics

The dark side of Alexa, Siri and other personal digital assistants

A few short years ago, personal digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant sounded futuristic. Now, the future is here and this...

Scientists find new way to increase electric vehicle, smartphone power by 20%

Novel polymer to increase energy density, stability of lithium ion batteries. Penn State researchers have developed a novel method that could enable the widespread use...

Scientists create quantum states in everyday electronics

After decades of miniaturization, the electronic components we’ve relied on for computers and modern technologies are now starting to reach fundamental limits. Faced with this...

Your food may help make stickier, safer glues for laptops, packaging, furniture

Scientists at Purdue University have used food components to create high-performance, tunable adhesives that are nontoxic and degradable. You cannot make glue out of a...

Fingerprint login should be a secure defense for our data, but most of us...

While the data from a fingerprint is very hard to retrieve, cybercriminals can get around biometric technology in various ways. And having a weak...

Diamonds in your devices could power next generation of energy storage

Our use of battery-operated devices and appliances has been increasing steadily, bringing with it the need for safe, efficient, and high-performing power sources. To this...

Apple Watch may help diagnose a heart attack

In a new study, researchers found that an electrocardiogram (ECG) generated by the Apple Watch series 4 or 5 may be used to diagnose...

Scientists make new breakthrough in quantum computing

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method for producing atomically-thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more powerful and compact...

Scientists discover “ripple” in flexible material that could benefit electronic devices

A newly discovered phenomenon in a flexible semiconductor could affect its promise for electronic devices. Two-dimensional materials — those either only an atom or layer...

This chip could extend battery life for small wireless devices

A new power saving chip developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego could significantly reduce or eliminate the need to replace...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...