Electronics

When it comes to smartphone lifespan, brand name matters more than hardware

When it comes to smartphone lifespan, brand name matters more than hardware

Popularity of iPhone contributes to its longevity -- and sustainability. In most cases phones are replaced when they are still working fine, so improving repairability...

Wearable stickers could save lives of heart patients, athletes and lower medical costs

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine...

Self-healing ion gels provide new future for flexible electronic devices

Scientists at Yokohama National University and the University of Tokyo in Japan have designed an ion gel with excellent toughness and an ability to...

World’s fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second

The camera makes it possible to see phenomena -- and even light! -- in extremely slow motion What happens when a new technology is so...

Bioinspired camera could help self-driving cars see better

A new camera, inspired by the vision system of the mantis shrimp, features a dynamic range about 10,000 times higher than today's commercial cameras...

AI tool automatically reveals how to write apps that drain less battery

To send a text message, there's not only "an app for that," there are dozens of apps for that. So why does sending a message...

Scientists create portable cancer test with smartphone and new gold biosensor

Early diagnosis of cancer greatly improves the odds of successful treatment. Yet many people, especially in developing countries, lack access to facilities to detect the...

New display design could make lightweight, compact smart glasses a reality

Researchers have developed a fundamentally new approach to a see-through display for augmented reality, or smart glasses. By projecting images from the glass directly onto...

Why life insurance companies want your Fitbit data

I recently predicted that health data from electronic sources could soon be compiled into a health or wellness report and shared with insurance companies...

Device integrating solar cell and battery can store electricity outside the grid

Scientists in the United States and Saudi Arabia have harnessed the abilities of both a solar cell and a battery in one device --...