MIT engineers build a battery-free, wireless underwater camera

Scientists estimate that more than 95 percent of Earth’s oceans have never been observed, which means we have seen less of our planet’s ocean...

Solar cells on your roof can save a lot of water, shows study

Electricity-generating rooftop solar cells not only save on planet-warming carbon emissions, they also save a significant amount of water, researchers report. A given household may...

Scientists solve the perovskites solar cell durability puzzle

Engineers say they’ve solved a long-standing conundrum in making stable, efficient solar panels out of halide perovskites. It took finding the right solvent design to...

3D printing drones work like bees to build and repair structures while flying

The advent of 3D printing has changed many industries by allowing researchers, students, entrepreneurs and massive factories to rapidly transform a digital design into...

Charging cars at home at night is not the way to go, Stanford study...

Most electric vehicle owners charge their cars at home in the evening or overnight. We’re doing it wrong, according to a new Stanford study. In March,...

Scientists install brains on solar-powered microrobots

Cornell researchers installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size – smaller than an ant’s head – so...

Smartphone’s camera and flash could help measure blood oxygen levels at home

First, pause and take a deep breath. When we breathe in, our lungs fill with oxygen, which is distributed to our red blood cells for...

New 3D printing process offers novel energy storage design options

Engineers have developed a process to print solid-state polymer electrolytes into any shape desired for use in energy storage. The research team from the School...

Stanford engineers develop new wearable device to monitor tumor size

Engineers at Stanford University have created a small, autonomous device with a stretchable and flexible sensor that can be adhered to the skin to...

Why Apple can hold the line on iPhone prices, as smartphones defy soaring inflation...

Inflation in the U.S. is surging to near a 40-year high, with prices on food, fuel and pretty much everything seeming to rise more...

Scientists see spins in a 2D magnet

All magnets—from the simple souvenirs hanging on your refrigerator to the discs that give your computer memory to the powerful versions used in research...

Martian rock-metal could help 3D print on Mars

A little Martian dust appears to go a long way. A small amount of simulated crushed Martian rock mixed with a titanium alloy made a...

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Graphene, perovskites, and silicon — an ideal tandem for efficient solar cells

Graphene Flagship researchers successfully combined graphene with tandem perovskite-silicon solar cells to achieve efficiencies of up to 26.3%. Moreover, they envisioned a new manufacturing method...

‘Flying fish’ robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air

A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water’s surface. The robot, which can travel 26...

Five common social media myths busted

Have you ever wondered how much legal bearing social media disclaimers, like ‘retweets don’t mean endorsement’ and ‘opinions expressed are solely my own’, carry? Or...

Would you wear clothing made of synthetic muscle fibers?

Researchers have found a way to make a muscle protein and spin it into incredibly strong fibers. Their synthetic chemistry approach allowed them to polymerize...

Scientists find new way to package power into smaller microchips

From slimmer laptops to smaller smartphones, all of our most-used devices rely on increasingly smaller microchips. But, in recent years, researchers have seemingly hit the...