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Tech Xplore / How does 'normal' Internet browsing look today? Now we know

It's 7:15 am on a Friday morning, and Jordan wants to download an application to their laptop. They know the app by name, or so they think; they open a new tab in their Internet browser and mistype the app's name. The error ...

4 hours ago in Internet
Tech Xplore / Smart material switches between heating and cooling in minutes

As anyone who has ever parked a car in the sun on a hot summer day knows, glass windows are great at letting sunlight in but terrible at allowing heat out.

2 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / DeepDraper: A technique that predicts how clothes would look on different people

In recent years, some computer scientists have been exploring the potential of deep-learning techniques for virtually dressing 3D digital versions of humans. Such techniques could have numerous valuable applications, particularly ...

10 hours ago in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Metal-halide perovskite semiconductors can compete with silicon counterparts for solar cells, LEDs

Climate change and its consequences are becoming increasingly obvious, and solar cells that convert the sun's energy into electricity will play a key role in the world's future energy supply.

Tech Xplore / Teaching robots to think like us: Brain cells, electrical impulses steer robot though maze

Can intelligence be taught to robots? Advances in physical reservoir computing, a technology that makes sense of brain signals, could contribute to creating artificial intelligence machines that think like us.

9 hours ago in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Panasonic unveils 4680 battery for use in high-end Tesla vehicles

Panasonic has announced to the press that it is ready to show off its new cylindrical 4680 battery (46 millimeters wide and 80 millimeters tall), built specifically to accommodate Tesla electric vehicle (EV) requirements. ...

10 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / A strategy to directly modulate the second-order optical susceptibility of monolayer molybdenum ditelluride

Nonlinear optics is a research field that explores how intense light interacts with matter. Typically, the optical response of materials is linearly associated with the amplitude of the electric field applied to them. At ...

Tech Xplore / Distributed protocol underpinning cloud computing automatically determined safe and secure

In an important step toward ensuring the protocols that dictate how our networked services operate are safe, secure and running as expected, University of Michigan researchers have automated a technique called formal verification.

Oct 25, 2021 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Predicting how changes in production, materials impact EV battery life

As demand for electric vehicle batteries continues to grow, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a method for predicting how changes to manufacturing processes and materials will impact battery life.

Oct 25, 2021 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Light-fueled torsional soft robot able to rapidly climb stairs

Azobenzene-functionalized liquid crystalline materials can be operated by remote light-stimuli without complicated circuits or parts and thus are attracting great attention in fields such as human interfaces, haptic devices, ...

Oct 25, 2021 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Toyota testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars

Toyota said Monday it is testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars as it works toward using the technology in commercial products.

Oct 25, 2021 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / What the metaverse is and how it will work

The term "metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions for what some consider the next big thing online.

Oct 24, 2021 in Internet