Scientists point out the path toward brain-like computers

Since the advent of computing, people have lauded technology’s potential to act as a human brain. In truth, computers have worked nothing at all like...

Scientists create quantum states in everyday electronics

After decades of miniaturization, the electronic components we’ve relied on for computers and modern technologies are now starting to reach fundamental limits. Faced with this...

How John Goodenough sparked the wireless revolution with lithium-ion battery

John B. Goodenough can still remember, word for word, what a University of Chicago professor told him when he arrived on campus following World...

Your food may help make stickier, safer glues for laptops, packaging, furniture

Scientists at Purdue University have used food components to create high-performance, tunable adhesives that are nontoxic and degradable. You cannot make glue out of a...

Human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures

What do bones and 3D-printed buildings have in common? They both have columns and beams on the inside that determine how long they last. Now, the...

Scientists create more effective way to control room temperature

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems—called HVAC systems—can be a delicate balance. There are many factors to consider, from air flow between rooms to the...

Fingerprint login should be a secure defense for our data, but most of us...

While the data from a fingerprint is very hard to retrieve, cybercriminals can get around biometric technology in various ways. And having a weak...

Smog-eating graphene composite could reduce air pollution

Scientists have developed a graphene-titania photocatalyst that degrades up to 70% more atmospheric nitrogen oxides (NOx) than standard titania nanoparticles in tests on real...

Bending organic semiconductor could boost electrical flow

Slightly bending semiconductors made of organic materials can roughly double the speed of electricity flowing through them. This could benefit next-generation electronics such as sensors...

Diamonds in your devices could power next generation of energy storage

Our use of battery-operated devices and appliances has been increasing steadily, bringing with it the need for safe, efficient, and high-performing power sources. To this...

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Transforming the way we travel is an essential part of tackling the climate crisis. The transport sector contributes about 20% of global carbon emissions. In the...

New coating lets toilets clean themselves and save water

A new coating effectively makes self-cleaning toilets while also cutting the amount of water in each flush, researchers report. Every day, more than 141 billion...

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How you charge your smartphone could affect its battery life

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have found that use of inductive charging, whilst highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile...
Scientists find a new way to harness the sun's energy

Scientists find a new way to harness the sun’s energy

In a new study, researchers have found a new way to harnesses the sun's energy to generate fuel while minimizing CO2 production. The research was...
Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

A team of scientists at the University of Manchester has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the...
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A novel compact 18-speed transmission for personal mobility vehicles

Currently, electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric cars are thought to be good solutions for relieving exhaust gases and traffics. However, there are still insufficient...

Scientists create lightweight plastic 14 times stronger and 8 times lighter than steel

A new lightweight plastic that is 14 times stronger and eight times lighter (less dense) than steel may lead to next-generation military armor. Round, smooth...