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Tech Xplore / A design strategy to produce stable and high-energy aqueous zinc-manganese dioxide batteries

The global demand for rechargeable batteries has grown exponentially over the past decade or so, as they are needed to power the increasing numbers of portable electronic devices such as smart phones, laptops, tablets, smart ...

8 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Zoom has another security flaw

Researchers at a company called Bleeping Computer have exposed another security flaw with the conferencing application Zoom—one that allows hackers to steal user passwords. The vulnerability in the software application ...

7 hours ago in Software
Tech Xplore / Can you fix ventilators? A fuel cell engineer figures it out

It was late when engineer Joe Tavi's boss called with an odd question: Could their company, which makes fuel cells, learn how to fix a ventilator?

14 hours ago in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Google trains chips to design themselves

One of the key challenges of computer design is how to pack chips and wiring in the most ergonomic fashion, maintaining power, speed and energy efficiency.

Apr 01, 2020 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems

Extreme weather events—such as severe drought, storms, and heat waves—have been forecast to become more commonplace and are already starting to occur. What has been less studied is the impact on energy systems and how ...

Apr 01, 2020 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Smartphone videos produce highly realistic 3-D face reconstructions

Normally, it takes pricey equipment and expertise to create an accurate 3-D reconstruction of someone's face that's realistic and doesn't look creepy. Now, Carnegie Mellon University researchers have pulled off the feat using ...

Apr 01, 2020 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / Sunny prospects for start-up's clear solar energy windows

A Redwood City, California-based tech startup has developed a glass window packed with transparent photovoltaic cells that it believes will revolutionize the way solar energy is harnessed.

Mar 31, 2020 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Using skyrmions to create artificial synapses for neuromorphic computing

Skyrmions are ultra-stable atomic objects first discovered in real materials in 2009, which have more recently also been found also to exist at room temperatures. These unique objects have a number of desirable properties, ...

Tech Xplore / Scientists tap unused energy source to power smart sensor networks

The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. Scientists have developed a new mechanism capable of harvesting this wasted magnetic field ...

Mar 31, 2020 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Some mobile phone apps may contain hidden behaviors that users never see

A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered that a large number of cell phone applications contain hardcoded secrets allowing others to access private data or block content provided by users.

Mar 31, 2020 in Consumer & Gadgets
Tech Xplore / Using cues and actions to help people get along with artificial intelligence

Learning how people interact with artificial intelligence-enabled machines—and using that knowledge to improve people's trust in AI—may help us live in harmony with the ever-increasing number of robots, chatbots and other ...

Mar 31, 2020 in Computer Sciences
Tech Xplore / 'Tequila' powered biofuels more efficient than corn or sugar

The agave plant used to make tequila could be established in semi-arid Australia as an environmentally friendly solution to Australia's transport fuel shortage, a team of researchers at the University of Sydney, University ...

Mar 31, 2020 in Energy & Green Tech