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Tech Xplore / Engineers combine light and sound to see underwater

Stanford University engineers have developed an airborne method for imaging underwater objects by combining light and sound to break through the seemingly impassable barrier at the interface of air and water.

2 hours ago in Engineering
Tech Xplore / A strategy to transform the structure of metal-organic framework electrocatalysts

The oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is a chemical process that leads to the generation of molecular oxygen. This reaction is of key importance for the development of clean energy technologies, including water electrolyzers, ...

Tech Xplore / Apple may bring Force Touch to Macbook's Touch Bar

It appears Apple is planning an interesting touch for a future generation of its most powerful notebook, the Macbook Pro. In a recently disclosed patent application, Apple has indicated it will introduce Force Touch to an ...

13 hours ago in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / Discoveries highlight new possibilities for magnesium batteries

Magnesium batteries have long been considered a potentially safer and less expensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries, but previous versions have been severely limited in the power they delivered.

Tech Xplore / Malicious dark web activity unevenly prevalent in free nations, researchers find

Even in nations with strict online censorship laws, citizens can still bypass firewalls and access hidden information.

15 hours ago in Internet
Tech Xplore / AI-fueled batteries

Machine learning is increasingly being used as a tool that helps researchers discover new materials and compounds for their unique design requirements. This novel approach cuts down the time researchers spend creating and ...

17 hours ago in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Lower current leads to highly efficient memory

Researchers are a step closer to realizing a new kind of memory that works according to the principles of spintronics which is analogous to, but different from, electronics. Their unique gallium arsenide-based ferromagnetic ...

Tech Xplore / New system optimizes the shape of robots for traversing various terrain types

So you need a robot that climbs stairs. What shape should that robot be? Should it have two legs, like a person? Or six, like an ant?

19 hours ago in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Headset over headphone: Canceling unnecessary and unwanted noise

Reporting in the journal Scientific Reports, the team of Tong Xiao, Xiaojun Qiu and Benjamin Halkon highlight the positive impacts for health and wellbeing of their 'virtual Active Noise Control/Cancelation (ANC) headphone' ...

21 hours ago in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Energy-generating synthetic skin for affordable prosthetic limbs and touch-sensitive robots

A new type of energy-generating synthetic skin could create more affordable prosthetic limbs and robots capable of mimicking the sense of touch, scientists say.

22 hours ago in Robotics
Tech Xplore / UK's sole hydrogen car maker bets on green revolution

Hydrogen-powered car manufacturer Riversimple is hoping to steal a march on competitors ahead of Britain's promised "green revolution" that would see petrol-powered cars banned within 10 years.

Nov 28, 2020 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Using artificial intelligence to help drones find people lost in the woods

A trio of researchers at Johannes Kepler University has used artificial intelligence to improve thermal imaging camera searches of people lost in the woods. In their paper published in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence, ...

Nov 27, 2020 in Computer Sciences