Edible robots: The future of food and technology on our plates

Imagine a robot that you could eat for lunch or dessert. This idea might sound like science fiction, but it could soon become a...

AI-powered exoskeletons help people save energy

Researchers have developed a new method that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to train robotic exoskeletons to help users save energy while walking, running, and...

Revolutionary photonic chip promises ultrafast machine vision

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking photonic chip that can process, transmit, and reconstruct images within nanoseconds. This new technology could revolutionize machine vision applications like...

How weather changes affect renewable energy grids: ‘Moderate’ is the new ‘Extreme’

From severe storms to unusual cold and heat waves, extreme weather events are impacting our electric utilities, grid operators, and customers more than ever...

New AI technique enhances 3D mapping with 2D cameras for autonomous vehicle navigation

Researchers have developed a new technique that helps artificial intelligence (AI) programs create better maps of three-dimensional (3D) spaces using two-dimensional (2D) images from...

Extending smartphone lifetimes: A simple way to halve emissions

Every year, around 20 million smartphones are sold in Germany. This high turnover takes a toll on the environment, as information and communication technologies contribute...

Cool new fabric helps city dwellers beat the heat

This year, many cities around the world, including those in Mexico, India, Pakistan, and Oman, have experienced scorching temperatures close to or above 50...

Scientists develop new strategy to stabilize zinc-ion batteries for longer life

Researchers have developed a new method to make zinc-ion batteries more stable and longer-lasting. This breakthrough, led by Professor Hu Linhua from Hefei Institutes of...

Scientists develop innovative robotic gripper for apple picking

Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) have developed a new robotic gripper that can gently pick apples without damaging them. This innovation is part of...

A new technique brings perovskite solar cells closer to market

Solar power is rapidly advancing as the fastest-growing energy technology and one of the cheapest and most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A...

Scientists create green floor to replace steel in construction

Researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Maine have developed a groundbreaking, eco-friendly floor panel that could...

New heat pump technology could revolutionize industrial heating

Industrial companies need process heat for many applications, from producing food and beverages to making metals and paper. Traditionally, this heat is generated by burning...

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New smartphone app can strongly improve memory recall

In a study from the University of Toronto, scientists found that a new smartphone application helps to strongly improve memory recall.

Supercharged copper wires: A graphene twist for future electronics

Imagine turning on your lights or driving an electric car with more efficiency than ever before. That's the promise of a new discovery involving a...

Scientists create tiny, magnetically powered neural stimulator

Scientists have created a tiny surgical implant that can electrically stimulate the brain and nervous system without using a battery or wired power supply. The...

From pencil lead to golden discoveries: MIT’s magic material

Ever used a pencil? Well, the lead in that pencil might be more exciting than you think! Scientists at MIT have taken that ordinary pencil...
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Biotech: a new way to the sustainable energy supply

Nowadays, biofuels have become more and more important in the world energy field. In 2012 biofuels accounted for about 1.6% of global transportation fuel, and...