New sensors with carbon nanotube composite coatings could enable smarter textiles

A team of engineers at the University of Delaware is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide...

More efficient encryption method for cloud-based machine learning

A novel encryption method devised by MIT researchers secures data used in online neural networks, without dramatically slowing their runtimes. This approach holds promise for...

Scientists develop new approach to build soft, pliable 3D stretchable electronics

"3D stretchable electronic" device can stretch, bend and twist without compromising electronic function. By stacking and connecting layers of stretchable circuits on top of one...

ShareBackup could keep data in the fast lane

Rice University lab develops circuit-switching tech to help data centers recover from failures Anyone who has ever cursed a computer network as it slowed to...

New plasma switch can make power grid more efficient for long-distance transmission

Inside your home and office, low-voltage alternating current (AC) powers the lights, computers and electronic devices for everyday use. But when the electricity comes from...

Humanoid robots can influence children’s opinions significantly

The study, conducted at the University of Plymouth, compared how adults and children respond to an identical task when in the presence of both...

A smarter device to treat pediatric hydrocephalus and ease parents’ worry

USC researchers have invented a device that could significantly improve care for people with hydrocephalus, a chronic condition that causes excessive fluid in the...
Energy-making gold stars may boost solar storage

Energy-making gold stars may boost solar storage

Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods—and could lead to better...

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for data storage and information techs

Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies. Now, physicists have revealed new behavior involving the...

Social robots will never fully replace teachers, says new study

Current technical limitations mean robots’ role will largely be confined to that of teaching assistants or tutors Robots can play an important role in the...

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