Sunday, August 14, 2022

Engineering

New model provides solutions for better, safer lithium-metal batteries

A new study by Stanford University researchers lights a path forward for building better, safer lithium-metal batteries. Close cousins of the rechargeable lithium-ion cells widely...

Scientists develop first perovskite solar cell that could last for over 30 years

Princeton Engineering researchers have developed the first perovskite solar cell with a commercially viable lifetime, marking a major milestone for an emerging class of...

This chip can classify nearly two billion images per second

Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an important role in many systems, from predictive text to medical diagnoses. Inspired by the human brain, many AI systems are...

NASA’s NuSTAR mission celebrates 10 years in space

Launched from a rocket strapped to the belly of an aircraft on June 13, 2012, NASA's NuSTAR mission is celebrating 10 years in space. The...

Scientists invented an entirely new way to make solar cells

Holes help make sponges and English muffins useful (and, in the case of the latter, delicious). Without holes, they wouldn’t be flexible enough to bend...

This artificial skin could give robots sense of touch and beyond

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our...

The future of 6G wireless could be closer than you think

While the U.S. rollout of 5G wireless service continues, eagle-eyed researchers at Northeastern University are already looking to the future of 6G networks––which might...

This low-cost gel film could grab drinking water from dry air

A new low-cost gel film made of abundant materials can pull water from the air in even the driest climates, report researchers. More than a...

Cars could get a ‘flashy’ upgrade

The part of an old car that gets turned into graphene could come back as a better part for a new car. Rice University chemists...

Scientists unveil a secret of stronger metals

Forming metal into the shapes needed for various purposes can be done in many ways, including casting, machining, rolling, and forging. These processes affect the...