Engineering

How smart technology gadgets can avoid speed limits

How smart technology gadgets can avoid speed limits

Speed limits apply not only to traffic. There are limitations on the control of light as well, in optical switches for internet traffic, for example....
Engineer creates new design for ultra-thin capacitive sensors

Engineer creates new design for ultra-thin capacitive sensors

As part of ongoing acoustic research at Binghamton University, State University at New York Professor Ron Miles has created a workable sensor with the...
New tech improves ability to reflect sound back to its source

New tech improves ability to reflect sound back to its source

Researchers have developed a device that reflects sound in the direction it came from, rather than deflecting it at an angle. The "retroreflector" can reflect...
NASA techs significantly reduce aircraft noise

NASA techs significantly reduce aircraft noise

A series of NASA flight tests has successfully demonstrated technologies that achieve a significant reduction in the noise generated by aircraft and heard by...
Stealth material hides hot objects from infrared cameras

Stealth material hides hot objects from infrared cameras

Infrared cameras are the heat-sensing eyes that help drones find their targets even in the dead of night or through heavy fog. Hiding from such...
Novel nanolaser changes colors as chameleons

Novel nanolaser changes colors as chameleons

Novel device opens door for advances in flexible displays in smartphones and televisions As a chameleon shifts its color from turquoise to pink to orange...
This bendable keyboard can be crumpled up and tucked in a pocket

This bendable keyboard can be crumpled up and tucked in a pocket

Bendable portable keyboards for use with computers and other electronic devices are already on the market, but they have limited flexibility, and they're fairly...
Superior alloys could be possible, thanks to ground-breaking research

Superior alloys could be possible, thanks to ground-breaking research

Many current and future technologies require alloys that can withstand high temperatures without corroding. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have hailed a...
New material could capture solar energy and split water

New material could capture solar energy and split water

Solar energy is clean and abundant. But when the sun isn't shining, you must store the energy in batteries or through a process called photocatalysis...
Artificial blubber could triple the survival time for swimmers in wetsuits

Artificial blubber could triple the survival time for swimmers in wetsuits

When Navy SEALs carry out dives in Arctic waters, or when rescue teams are diving under ice-covered rivers or ponds, the survival time even...