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Tech Xplore / Team develops technique for printing circuits on irregular surfaces with pulses of light

Printable electronics could cause a proliferation of smart, connected devices, from household appliances that can communicate with each other to medical diagnostic sensors that can be placed on the body to forgo invasive ...

3 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / A theoretical approach for designing a self-organizing human-swarm system

Swarm robotics is a relatively new and highly promising research field, which entails the development of multi-robot teams that can move and complete tasks together. Robot swarms could have numerous valuable applications. ...

10 hours ago in Robotics
Tech Xplore / A stretchable sensor material to power wearable electronic that works in extreme cold

A new material designed by researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering combines the flexibility of human skin with improved conductivity and tolerance of temperatures as low as -93 C.

6 hours ago in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Achieving equitable access to energy in a changing climate

Access to modern, reliable, and affordable energy services is a must for development and ensuring a decent quality of life. IIASA researchers used a novel bottom-up approach to analyze how access to energy services may evolve ...

8 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Can you microwave an ambulance? New technique could revolutionise how surfaces are disinfected

Microwave engineers, infectious disease specialists and polymer scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and the University of Strathclyde have teamed up to create a novel microwave sterilization ...

10 hours ago in Engineering
Tech Xplore / New evidence-based system predicts element combination forming high-entropy alloy

High-entropy alloys (HEAs) have desirable physical and chemical properties such as a high tensile strength, and corrosion and oxidation resistance, which make them suitable for a wide range of applications. HEAs are a recent ...

10 hours ago in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Touch-sensing glove detects and maps tactile stimuli

When you pick up a balloon, the pressure to keep hold of it is different from what you would exert to grasp a jar. And now engineers at MIT and elsewhere have a way to precisely measure and map such subtleties of tactile ...

10 hours ago in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Robot uses tactile sign language to help deaf-blind people communicate independently

Jaimi Lard gets into position. She cups her left hand over the device, spreading her fingers across the top of it, and raises her right hand. When Lard is ready, Samantha Johnson presses a few keys on a laptop wired to the ...

8 hours ago in Robotics
Tech Xplore / Hydrogen technologies take leading role toward net zero

Achieving Net Zero energy, where the total amount of energy used is equal to the amount of renewable energy created, is closer than ever before, and hydrogen technologies will play an important role in achieving that goal.

Aug 04, 2021 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Chip with secure encryption will help in fight against hackers

A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has designed and commissioned the production of a computer chip that implements post-quantum cryptography very efficiently. Such chips could provide protection against future ...

Aug 04, 2021 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Batteryless pacemaker could use heart's energy for power

The cardiac pacemaker of the future could be powered by the heart itself, according to researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Aug 04, 2021 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Powering navigational buoys with help of ocean waves

To find a power source for buoys, look no further than the ocean itself.

Aug 04, 2021 in Energy & Green Tech