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New interface turns handwriting brain signals into text for the first time

For the first time scientists have used an implanted sensor to record brain signals associated with handwriting and used those signals to create text...

Scientists develop new long-lasting, stable solid-state lithium battery

Long-lasting, quick-charging batteries are essential to the expansion of the electric vehicle market, but today's lithium-ion batteries fall short of what's needed. They're too heavy,...

Scientists develop new long-lasting, stable solid-state lithium battery

Long-lasting, quick-charging batteries are essential to the expansion of the electric vehicle market, but today's lithium-ion batteries fall short of what's needed. They're too heavy,...

Why perovskite solar cells tend to segregate under the influence of light

Solar cells made of perovskite are cheap, easy to produce, and almost as efficient as silicon, the material traditionally used in solar cells. However, perovskite...

This nano-sized iconic tower has 161 steps, 21 bells

Twenty-four years ago, physics professor Harold Craighead and then-doctoral student Dustin Carr created the world’s smallest guitar using cutting-edge technology in what was then...

This robot could help you untangle your hair

With rapidly growing demands on health care systems, nurses typically spend 18 to 40 percent of their time performing direct patient care tasks, oftentimes...

New ankle exoskeleton system can greatly increase walking speed

The new Stanford ankle exoskeleton system increased walking speed by about 40%, shows study Being unable to walk quickly can be frustrating and problematic, but...

Hologram experts can now create real-life images that move in the air

They may be tiny weapons, but scientists have figured out how to create lightsabers -- green for Yoda and red for Darth Vader, naturally...

New molecular glue makes perovskite solar cells super tough

A “molecular glue” dramatically increases the stability and reliability of perovskite solar cells over time, researchers report in a new study. The treatment, which keeps...

Scientists develop new metal-free, recyclable polypeptide battery

The introduction of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries has revolutionized technology as a whole, leading to major advances in consumer goods across nearly all sectors. Battery-powered devices...