Next generation of greenhouses may be fully solar-powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy –- primarily from the wavelengths of light that plants don't...

AI and brain scans may strongly improve depression treatment

In a new study, researchers found that artificial intelligence (AI) may soon play a critical role in choosing which depression therapy is best for...

People with longer thumbs mistype on their smartphones more often, says study

People with long thumbs have a tougher time hitting the right phone keys. According to a recent study from the University of Copenhagen, thumb...

Hackers could shut down satellites or turn them into weapons

Last month, SpaceX became the operator of the world’s largest active satellite constellation. As of the end of January, the company had 242 satellites orbiting...

Low-cost “smart” diaper can notify caregiver when it’s wet

For some infants, a wet diaper is cause for an instant, vociferous demand to be changed, while other babies may be unfazed and happy...

“Sensorized” skin helps soft robots find their bearings

MIT researchers have created a “sensorized” skin, made with kirigami-inspired sensors, that gives soft robots greater awareness of the motion and position of their...

Scientists find cracks in perovskite solar cells are easily healed

A new study reveals good news for the possibility of using perovskite materials in next-generation solar cells. The study, published in the journal Acta Materialia,...

Artificial atoms create stable qubits for quantum computing

Quantum engineers from UNSW Sydney have created artificial atoms in silicon chips that offer improved stability for quantum computing. In a paper published in Nature...

World’s smallest all-digital circuit opens doors to next-gen semiconductor

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Socionext Inc. have designed the world's smallest all-digital phase-locked loop (PLL). PLLs are critical clocking circuits...

‘Reverse fuel cell’ could convert waste carbon into valuable products 10 times faster

Researchers develop enhanced device to transform CO2 into valuable chemicals 10 times faster than previous versions. Fuel cells turn chemicals into electricity. Now, a University of...

Electric car sales tripled last year. Here’s what we can do to keep them...

A total of 6718 electric vehicles were sold in Australia in 2019. That’s three times as many as in 2018, but it’s still small beer....

Why is Tesla selling insurance and what does it mean for drivers

In the past year, Elon Musk and Tesla have fascinated the world with new innovations like the Tesla Cybertruck. There is excitement about most new...

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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...

Wearable air conditioning could keep you cool without electricity

An on-skin electronic device could one day provide personal, “wearable air conditioning” without needing electricity, researchers report. The device includes numerous human health care applications...
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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...