Electronics

How to turn “dumb” headphones into smart ones

How do you turn "dumb" headphones into smart ones? Rutgers engineers have invented a cheap and easy way by transforming headphones into sensors that can...

Scientists introduce a new generation of tiny, agile drones

If you’ve ever swatted a mosquito away from your face, only to have it return again (and again and again), you know that insects...

Scientists develop elements for the future electronics

Modern electronics is approaching the limit of its capabilities, which are determined by the fundamental laws of physics. Therefore, the use of classical materials, for...

Scientists develop light-emitting tattoo for the first time

Scientists have created a temporary tattoo with light-emitting technology used in TV and smartphone screens. This paves the way for a new type of "smart...

Smartphones could help prevent this blinding eye disease

In a new study, researchers found that smartphones could be used to scan people's eyes for early-warning signs of glaucoma—helping to prevent severe ocular...

Scientists find four causes of “Zoom fatigue” and their simple fixes

It is not just Zoom. Popular video chat platforms have design flaws that exhaust the human mind and body. But there are easy ways...

This phone-delivered therapy could effectively treat sleep loss

Insomnia—trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early—is a common condition in older adults. Sleeplessness can be exacerbated by osteoarthritis, the most common...

Scientists make new breakthrough for stretchable electronics

Stretchable electronic circuits are critical for soft robotics, wearable technologies, and biomedical applications. The current ways of making them, though, have limited their potential. A team...

The U.S. takes aim at Facebook — here’s why the big tech giants must...

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that we are at risk of losing control of our economies. Our institutions have increasingly struggled...

What’s next for Amazon after Jeff Bezos?

Jeff Bezos has announced he will stand down as chief executive of Amazon in the third quarter of 2021. The founder of the online retail...