Electronics

Twitter for aircraft keeps drones from getting lost

Drones use GPS to find their way without a pilot. But when GPS signals get blocked, drones can get lost. A new method that...

New compact hyperspectral imaging system could capture 5D images

Researchers have developed a compact imaging system that can measure the shape and light-reflection properties of objects with high speed and accuracy. This 5D hyperspectral...

This avatar can predict your calorie burning from your gait

Humans instinctively adopt the gait that requires the least amount of energy given the walking conditions. Without realizing it, we are constantly tweaking our pace,...

Mobile apps a timely reminder for those on heart medication

University of Sydney research shows mobile apps could potentially save lives by helping people with coronary heart disease keep on top of their medication. We...
Your PC might need an update to fight ‘Foreshadow’

Your PC might need an update to fight ‘Foreshadow’

A newly discovered processor vulnerability could potentially put secure information at risk in any Intel-based PC manufactured since 2008. It could affect users who rely...

How virtual reality is giving the world’s roller coasters a new twist

Roller coasters have been a popular attraction at theme and amusement parks around the world for more than a century. Whether it’s at SeaWorld in...

New lithium batteries last longer and don’t burst into flames

Researchers have developed a rechargeable battery technology that could double the output of today’s lithium ion cells. The new battery could drastically extend electric vehicle...

New sensors with carbon nanotube composite coatings could enable smarter textiles

A team of engineers at the University of Delaware is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide...

Scientists develop new approach to build soft, pliable 3D stretchable electronics

"3D stretchable electronic" device can stretch, bend and twist without compromising electronic function. By stacking and connecting layers of stretchable circuits on top of one...

A smarter device to treat pediatric hydrocephalus and ease parents’ worry

USC researchers have invented a device that could significantly improve care for people with hydrocephalus, a chronic condition that causes excessive fluid in the...