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INSIDER : Motion Control
“Actuated” Paper Bends, Folds, or Flattens on Command
“Actuated” Paper Bends, Folds, or Flattens on Command

A thin layer of conducting thermoplastic, applied to common paper with an inexpensive 3D printer or even painted by hand, serves as a low-cost, reversible actuator. When an electrical...

“Actuated” Paper Bends, Folds, or Flattens on Command
INSIDER : Energy
Tiny Defects in Semiconductors Created ‘Speed Bumps’ or Electrons. UCLA Researchers Cleared the Path
Tiny Defects in Semiconductors Created ‘Speed Bumps’ or Electrons. UCLA Researchers Cleared the Path

UCLA scientists and engineers have developed a new process for assembling semiconductor devices. The advance could lead to much more...

Tiny Defects in Semiconductors Created ‘Speed Bumps’ or Electrons. UCLA Researchers Cleared the Path
INSIDER : Semiconductors & ICs
Trapping Light that Doesn't Bounce Off Track for Faster Electronics
Trapping Light that Doesn't Bounce Off Track for Faster Electronics

Replacing traditional computer chip components with light-based counterparts will eventually make electronic devices faster due to the wide bandwidth of light. Because...

Trapping Light that Doesn't Bounce Off Track for Faster Electronics
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Merging Antenna and Electronics Boosts Energy and Spectrum Efficiency
Merging Antenna and Electronics Boosts Energy and Spectrum Efficiency

By integrating the design of antenna and electronics, researchers have boosted the energy and spectrum efficiency for a new class of millimeter wave transmitters, allowing...

Merging Antenna and Electronics Boosts Energy and Spectrum Efficiency
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Semiconductor Quantum Transistor Opens the Door for Photon-Based Computing
Semiconductor Quantum Transistor Opens the Door for Photon-Based Computing

Transistors, the tiny switches that form the bedrock of modern computing—billions of them — route electrical signals around inside the circuitry of our devices....

Semiconductor Quantum Transistor Opens the Door for Photon-Based Computing
INSIDER : Materials
Future Robots Powered by Light
Future Robots Powered by Light

A novel actuating material – nickel hydroxide-oxyhydroxide –can be powered by visible (Vis) light, electricity, and other stimuli. The material actuation can be instantaneously triggered by visible light to...

Future Robots Powered by Light
INSIDER : Photonics/Optics
Silicon Photonics Scientist Demonstrates New Type of Laser
Silicon Photonics Scientist Demonstrates New Type of Laser

Northern Arizona University assistant professor Ryan Behunin collaborated with a team of physicists from Yale and the University of Texas at Austin in discovering an innovative way...

Silicon Photonics Scientist Demonstrates New Type of Laser
INSIDER : Imaging
Research Project Will Produce Clearer Images of Space Objects
Research Project Will Produce Clearer Images of Space Objects

A research project designed to enable more precise imaging of space objects has moved from lab bench testing to field testing at the John Bryan State Park observatory,...

Research Project Will Produce Clearer Images of Space Objects
INSIDER : Research Lab
National Ignition Facility Sets New Laser Energy Record
National Ignition Facility Sets New Laser Energy Record

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser system has set a new record, firing 2.15 megajoules (MJ) of energy to its target chamber – a...

National Ignition Facility Sets New Laser Energy Record
INSIDER : Aerospace
Aerial Robot Morphs in Flight
Aerial Robot Morphs in Flight

An aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight paves the way for a new generation of large robots that can move through narrow passages, making them ideal for exploration as well as search and...

Aerial Robot Morphs in Flight
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Paving the Way for Safer, Smaller Batteries and Fuel Cells
Paving the Way for Safer, Smaller Batteries and Fuel Cells
Researchers are developing a solid electrolyte that will make safer, better batteries.
Paving the Way for Safer, Smaller Batteries and Fuel Cells
INSIDER : Automotive
Future Electric Cars Could Recharge Wirelessly While You Drive
Future Electric Cars Could Recharge Wirelessly While You Drive
Electric vehicles may one day be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road.
Future Electric Cars Could Recharge Wirelessly While You Drive
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Self-Assembling 3D Battery Would Charge in Seconds
Self-Assembling 3D Battery Would Charge in Seconds
Instead of having a battery’s anode and cathode on either side of a nonconducting separator, a new battery would intertwine the two.
Self-Assembling 3D Battery Would Charge in Seconds
INSIDER : RF & Microwave Electronics
Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body
Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body
Researchers have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body.
Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body
INSIDER : Software
Machine Learning Software Improves Robot Interaction
Machine Learning Software Improves Robot Interaction

MIT PhD candidate and Amazon Robotics Challenge winner Maria Bauza is helping to improve how robots interact with the world. Bauza has been exploring the notion of uncertainty when robots...

Machine Learning Software Improves Robot Interaction
INSIDER : Software
Surveillance Cameras “Talk” to the Public Through Smartphones
Surveillance Cameras “Talk” to the Public Through Smartphones

A Purdue University Ph.D. student co-developed PHADE, a technology that allows public cameras to send personalized messages to people without compromising their privacy. The...

Surveillance Cameras “Talk” to the Public Through Smartphones
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 : Energy
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

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