Electronics

Scientists learn more about the first hours of a lithium-ion battery’s life

The first hours of a lithium-ion battery's life largely determine just how well it will perform. In those moments, a set of molecules self-assembles into...

Apps could take up less space on your phone, thanks to new ‘streaming’ software

If you resort to deleting apps when your phone's storage space is full, researchers have a solution. New software "streams" data and code resources to...

MIT engineers develop new process to make stretchy electronics

At the heart of any electronic device is a cold, hard computer chip, covered in a miniature city of transistors and other semiconducting elements. Because...

Why laptops could be facing the end of the line

Microsoft’s recent announcement that it would end support for users of its Windows 7 operating system had stress written all over it. The company advised...

New ring could track your finger’s location

Smart technology keeps getting smaller. There are smartphones, smartwatches and now, smart rings, devices that allow someone to use simple finger gestures to control other...

Exercise could improve video game performance

Time spent playing video games is often seen as time stolen from physical activities. Research has shown that exercise has many physical and cognitive benefits. But...

New wearable health device could harvest heat energy from human body

North Carolina State University engineers have demonstrated a flexible device that harvests the heat energy from the human body to monitor health. The device surpasses...

Hey Google, are my housemates using my smart speaker

Surveys show that consumers are worried that smart speakers are eavesdropping on their conversations and day-to-day lives. Now University of British Columbia researchers have found...

Cell phone radiation may increase thyroid cancer risk in some people

In a new study, researchers found that radiation from cell phones is linked to higher rates of thyroid cancer among people with genetic variations...

A new stretchable battery can power wearable electronics

Electronics are showing up everywhere: on our laps, in pockets and purses and, increasingly, snuggled up against our skin or sewed into our clothing. But...

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