Electronics

How we end up ‘confined’ on YouTube

Everyone who has used the YouTube video platform has already had the feeling: The successive recommendations generated by the site's algorithm sometimes "confine" us in...

New way to cool down electronic devices, recover waste heat

Using electronic devices for too long can cause them to overheat, which might slow them down, damage their components or even make them explode...

Electronic skin fully powered by sweat can monitor health

One of the ways we experience the world around us is through our skin. From sensing temperature and pressure to pleasure or pain, the many...

Scientists unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning

Only 10 years ago, scientists working on neuromorphic computing could only dream of a device using miniature tools called memristors that would function/operate like...

Bluetooth signals from your smartphone could automate Covid-19 contact tracing while preserving privacy

Imagine you’ve been diagnosed as Covid-19 positive. Health officials begin contact tracing to contain infections, asking you to identify people with whom you’ve been in...

‘Zoombombers’ want to troll your online meetings. Here’s how to stop them

Zoombombing” in case you haven’t heard, is the unsavoury practice of posting distressing comments, pictures or videos after gatecrashing virtual meetings hosted by the...

Smartphone videos produce highly realistic 3D face reconstructions

Normally, it takes pricey equipment and expertise to create an accurate 3D reconstruction of someone's face that's realistic and doesn't look creepy. Now, Carnegie Mellon...

Some smartphone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see

A team of cybersecurity researchers has found that some apps have hidden "backdoor" secrets that could make them vulnerable to hacking. Researchers have discovered that...

This drone can play dodgeball and win

The drone can successfully dodge - even if the ball is approaching it from a distance of three meters at 10 m/s. Using a novel...

Scientists develop a safer, more durable lithium ion battery

The popular myth that a spider is never more than a few feet away is arguably more true of lithium-ion batteries than of arachnids. Powering...

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