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Students Create Computer Chip Security Fix
Students Create Computer Chip Security Fix

A tool developed by Dartmouth computer science graduate students tackles a widespread hardware hacking threat. They are coming to grips with a design flaw that ultimately falls into the province of...

Students Create Computer Chip Security Fix
INSIDER : Software
3D-Printed "Motion Sculptures" from 2D Videos
3D-Printed

Traditional videos and photos for studying motion are two-dimensional, and don’t show the underlying 3D structure of the person or subject of interest. So, researchers are using an algorithm...

3D-Printed
INSIDER : Motion Control
Controlling Nanomotors with Light
Controlling Nanomotors with Light

Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first method for selecting and switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors among multiple modes with simple visible light as the...

Controlling Nanomotors with Light
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Doubling Performance with Lithium Metal that Doesn’t Catch Fire
Doubling Performance with Lithium Metal that Doesn’t Catch Fire

A rechargeable battery technology developed at the University of Michigan could double the output of today’s lithium ion cells, drastically extending electric vehicle ranges...

Doubling Performance with Lithium Metal that Doesn’t Catch Fire
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
New App Will Extend Smartphone Battery Life
New App Will Extend Smartphone Battery Life

The built-in multi-window feature released with the new Android operating system allows users to have multiple windows and files open at the same time, similar to a laptop, but this results in...

New App Will Extend Smartphone Battery Life
INSIDER : Energy
Boron Nitride Separation Process Could Facilitate Higher Efficiency Solar Cells
Boron Nitride Separation Process Could Facilitate Higher Efficiency Solar Cells

A team of semiconductor researchers based in France has used a boron nitride separation layer to grow indium gallium nitride (InGaN) solar cells that were then...

Boron Nitride Separation Process Could Facilitate Higher Efficiency Solar Cells
INSIDER : Automotive
EV Charging in Cold Temperatures Could Pose Challenges for Drivers
EV Charging in Cold Temperatures Could Pose Challenges for Drivers

New research from Idaho National Laboratory suggests that electric vehicle drivers could face longer charging times when temperatures drop. The reason: cold temperatures...

EV Charging in Cold Temperatures Could Pose Challenges for Drivers
INSIDER : Imaging
Engineers Create a Camera With No Lens
Engineers Create a Camera With No Lens

In the future, your car windshield could become a giant camera sensing objects on the road. Or each window in a home could be turned into a security camera.

Engineers Create a Camera With No Lens
INSIDER : Materials
Silicon-Based Tandem Photovoltaic Modules Show Potential
Silicon-Based Tandem Photovoltaic Modules Show Potential

New solar energy research from Arizona State University demonstrates that silicon-based tandem photovoltaic modules, which convert sunlight to electricity with higher efficiency than...

Silicon-Based Tandem Photovoltaic Modules Show Potential
INSIDER : Data Acquisition
Researchers Devise New Way to Measure Light Beams
Researchers Devise New Way to Measure Light Beams

If you want to get the greatest benefit from a beam of light—whether to detect a distant planet or to remedy an aberration in the human eye—you need to be able to measure it. Well, a...

Researchers Devise New Way to Measure Light Beams
INSIDER : Motion Control
Cageless Bearing Design Reduces Friction
Cageless Bearing Design Reduces Friction

A cageless bearing with rolling separator elements was developed for applications including portable medical devices, toys, and robotic applications with medium force requirements. The normal cageless...

Cageless Bearing Design Reduces Friction
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 : Electronics & Computers
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 : Electronics & Computers
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 : Energy
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 : Photonics/Optics
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 : Transportation
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 : Nanotechnology
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
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