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INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
New One-Dimensional Material Has Applications in Nanometer-Scale Transistors and Circuits
New One-Dimensional Material Has Applications in Nanometer-Scale Transistors and Circuits
Quasi-1D materials will play an important role in device miniaturization.
New One-Dimensional Material Has Applications in Nanometer-Scale Transistors and Circuits
INSIDER : Test & Measurement
How to Make Your Factory Wireless — A NIST Guide
How to Make Your Factory Wireless — A NIST Guide

The just-published NIST Guide to Wireless Systems Deployments in industrial environments was developed by a group of experts on wireless communications from government, industry, and...

How to Make Your Factory Wireless — A NIST Guide
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
A 'Missing' Component Could Revolutionize Electronics
A 'Missing' Component Could Revolutionize Electronics
A radically new electronic building block is being proposed.
A 'Missing' Component Could Revolutionize Electronics
INSIDER : Materials
3D-Printed Smart Gel Grabs, Moves Objects
3D-Printed Smart Gel Grabs, Moves Objects

A 3D-printed smart gel that grabs objects and moves them could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which can walk underwater and bump into things without damaging them. Soft...

3D-Printed Smart Gel Grabs, Moves Objects
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
“On a Roll” to Smaller Transformers
“On a Roll” to Smaller Transformers

The future of electronic devices lies partly within the “internet of things” – the network of devices, vehicles and appliances embedded within electronics to enable connectivity and data...

“On a Roll” to Smaller Transformers
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Memristor Adds Cybersecurity Layer to IoT Devices
Memristor Adds Cybersecurity Layer to IoT Devices

The Internet of Things makes our lives more streamlined and convenient, but the cybersecurity risk posed by millions of wirelessly connected devices remains a huge concern. UC Santa Barbara...

Memristor Adds Cybersecurity Layer to IoT Devices
INSIDER : Medical
Contact Lens Could Prevent Blindness

Diabetic retinopathy destroys cells of the retina, leading to blindness. Existing treatments are painful and invasive, involving lasers and injections into the eyeball. A Caltech graduate student developed a glow-in-the-dark contact lens that interrupts the process that destroys cells of the retina.

INSIDER : Software
Software Uses Gaming Technology for Complex Simulations
Software Uses Gaming Technology for Complex Simulations

A PhD student at The University of Manchester has developed a new method and software for using computer game technology to create large-scale simulations of violent fluid flows,...

Software Uses Gaming Technology for Complex Simulations
INSIDER : Imaging
Scientists Create First X-Ray Holographic Images of Viruses
Scientists Create First X-Ray Holographic Images of Viruses

Holography, like photography, is a way to record the world around us. Both use light to make recordings, but instead of two-dimensional photos, holograms reproduce three-dimensional...

Scientists Create First X-Ray Holographic Images of Viruses
INSIDER : Photonics/Optics
Depth-Sensing Imaging System Can Peer Through Fog
Depth-Sensing Imaging System Can Peer Through Fog

MIT researchers have developed a system that can produce images of objects shrouded by fog so thick that human vision can’t penetrate it. It can also gauge the objects’ distance.

Depth-Sensing Imaging System Can Peer Through Fog
INSIDER : Photonics/Optics
Tracking X-Ray Laser Pulses at Record Speeds
Tracking X-Ray Laser Pulses at Record Speeds

To catch chemistry in action, scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory use the shortest possible flashes of X-ray light to create “molecular movies” that...

Tracking X-Ray Laser Pulses at Record Speeds
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Fabric-Like Power Source for Wearable Electronics
Fabric-Like Power Source for Wearable Electronics

Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded, or stretched without losing its function. The wearable power source, a supercapacitor, works like a...

Fabric-Like Power Source for Wearable Electronics
INSIDER : Materials
Corrosion Evaluation System Makes "Sense" for Aircraft Coatings
Corrosion Evaluation System Makes

Through a Small Business Innovation Research project with Luna Innovations, the Air Force supported the development of CorRES, an improved system for coating materials...

Corrosion Evaluation System Makes
INSIDER : Aerospace
Flight Control System Virtually Eliminates Pilot Error
Flight Control System Virtually Eliminates Pilot Error

The L1 adaptive flight control system maintains aircraft performance and maneuverability even in the presence of severe failures - ultimately increasing aircraft safety, resilience to...

Flight Control System Virtually Eliminates Pilot Error
INSIDER : Motion Control
Smart Wheel Knows When and How to Rotate
Smart Wheel Knows When and How to Rotate

A technology not only allows wheels to know when and how to rotate, but also enables them to work together in interactive teams. Simply monitoring the data generated when the motors inside the wheels...

Smart Wheel Knows When and How to Rotate
INSIDER : Energy
System Draws Power from Daily Temperature Swings to Produce Electricity
System Draws Power from Daily Temperature Swings to Produce Electricity

Thermoelectric devices generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other. Instead of requiring two different temperature inputs at the...

System Draws Power from Daily Temperature Swings to Produce Electricity
INSIDER : Energy
Lithium-Air Battery Out-Powers Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Air Battery Out-Powers Lithium-Ion

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have designed a new lithium-air battery that works in a natural air environment and still functioned after a...

Lithium-Air Battery Out-Powers Lithium-Ion
INSIDER : Lighting Technology
New Phosphor Material Improves LED Color Quality
New Phosphor Material Improves LED Color Quality

A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor material for white LEDs that is inexpensive and easy...

New Phosphor Material Improves LED Color Quality
INSIDER : Imaging
Hyperspectral Content for Standard Cameras Becomes Reality
Hyperspectral Content for Standard Cameras Becomes Reality

New software developed by BGU researchers will enable standard cameras and smartphones to capture both hyperspectral images and video with a faster and more cost-efficient approach...

Hyperspectral Content for Standard Cameras Becomes Reality
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers Combine Light-Manipulation Technologies
Researchers Combine Light-Manipulation Technologies

Researchers have, for the first time, integrated two technologies widely used in applications such as optical communications, bio-imaging and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) systems...

Researchers Combine Light-Manipulation Technologies
INSIDER : Defense
Origami is Key to Air Force Concepts
Origami is Key to Air Force Concepts

For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory, the prospect of using origami to create complex, multi-functional materials from a two-dimensional substrate is a highly attractive...

Origami is Key to Air Force Concepts
News : Defense
Blockage Detection System Could Prevent Aircraft Accidents
Blockage Detection System Could Prevent Aircraft Accidents

Acoustic methods have been used for detecting blockages in pipes for many years. Researchers set out to discover if similar methods could be used for real aircraft Pitot tubes, which...

Blockage Detection System Could Prevent Aircraft Accidents
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
"Green" Device Generates Electricity from Motion

A wireless triboelectric nanogenerator (W-TENG) generates electricity from motion and vibrations. It consists of a biodegradeable polymer and graphene. When the two materials are brought...

INSIDER : Imaging
Robo-Picker Grasps and Packs
Robo-Picker Grasps and Packs

Engineers from MIT and Princeton University have developed a robotic pick-and-place system that consists of a standard industrial robotic arm outfitted with a custom gripper and suction cup. An "object-agnostic"...

Robo-Picker Grasps and Packs
INSIDER : Aerospace
NASA Demonstrates X-ray Navigation in Space
NASA Demonstrates X-ray Navigation in Space

In a technology first, NASA demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space. This technology could work in concert with existing spacecraft-based radio and optical systems.

NASA Demonstrates X-ray Navigation in Space
INSIDER : Materials
Nanotube Fibers Made by Hand to Cut Production Time

A method developed at Rice University allows researchers to make short lengths of strong, conductive fibers from small samples of bulk nanotubes in about an hour. It can take grams of material and weeks of effort to optimize the process of spinning continuous fibers, but the new method cuts...

INSIDER : Software
Drones Learn Autonomous Flying by Imitating Cars and Bikes
Drones Learn Autonomous Flying by Imitating Cars and Bikes

The algorithm DroNet allows drones to fly completely by themselves through the streets of a city and in indoor environments. It produces two outputs for each single input image: a...

Drones Learn Autonomous Flying by Imitating Cars and Bikes
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Electric Propulsion for Nanorobots
Electric Propulsion for Nanorobots

Scientists have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. Traditional nanobots take minutes to carry out actions, sometimes even hours. Therefore, efficient molecular assembly lines...

Electric Propulsion for Nanorobots
INSIDER : Photonics/Optics
Addition of Tin Boosts Nanoparticle’s Photoluminescence
Addition of Tin Boosts Nanoparticle’s Photoluminescence

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed germanium nanoparticles with improved photoluminescence, making them potentially better materials for...

Addition of Tin Boosts Nanoparticle’s Photoluminescence
INSIDER : Photonics/Optics
Changes Inside Hybrid Perovskite Crystals Give Clues to Improving Solar Cells
Changes Inside Hybrid Perovskite Crystals Give Clues to Improving Solar Cells

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has for the first time observed nanoscale changes deep inside hybrid perovskite crystals that...

Changes Inside Hybrid Perovskite Crystals Give Clues to Improving Solar Cells
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