Tech Briefs in 2019 celebrated historic NASA anniversaries, new ways to power electronics, and innovative hacks of our “smartest” technologies.
As another year comes to a close, let's take a look at the most intriguing inventions and most-read blog stories of 2019.
Here’s a Tech Briefs riddle: What’s as strong as titanium, but four to five times lighter? (And porous.)
Potassium-oxygen batteries have promising power potential, but they degrade. A team at Ohio State University has a more durable design in mind.
Researchers still don’t know the source of a certain gas on Mars.
A standalone battery now contains a cathode, an anode, and this new award-winning component.
A lake is usually a picture of serenity — perhaps the last place you’d expect to find a flying-fish robot launching itself 85 feet in the air.
When you coat a linen thread with nanotubes, you’ll be surprised at the kinds of sensors that are possible.
This anti-fogging, liquid-resisting, and self-cleaning super-glass may support the next generation of displays, laptops, and solar cells.
Scientists have found a way to generate electricity by combining saltwater with one of life's more undesirable compounds.
This year, we spoke with Chris Valasek, a security researcher who found a way to take remote control of a Jeep Cherokee.
As we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing this year, it’s only fitting that our most popular INSIDER story in 2019 showcased the Apollo 11 mission – and the many “spin-off” technologies we still use today.
Make sure to download our original Tech Briefs podcast: Here's an Idea – Apollo 11.
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