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Tech Xplore / Scientists develop safer lead-based perovskite solar cell

Researchers at Northern Illinois University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, are reporting today (Feb. 19) in the journal Nature on a potential breakthrough ...

Tech Xplore / A terahertz wave radar based on leaky-wave coherence tomography

Researchers at Keio University and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan have recently introduced a new design for a terahertz wave radar based on a technique known as leaky-wave ...

Tech Xplore / EU seeks 'responsible' AI to dispel Big Brother fears

The EU unveiled its strategy for artificial intelligence on Wednesday as it seeks to catch up with China and the US and dispel fears of Big Brother-like control.

Feb 19, 2020 in Internet
Tech Xplore / New machine learning method could supercharge battery development for electric vehicles

Battery performance can make or break the electric vehicle experience, from driving range to charging time to the lifetime of the car. Now, artificial intelligence has made dreams like recharging an EV in the time it takes ...

Feb 19, 2020 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / New infrastructure will enhance privacy in today's Internet of Things

People navigating through the digital landscape of the Internet today are bombarded with notices about how their data is being collected. But in the physical world where Internet of Things technologies increasingly track ...

Feb 19, 2020 in Security
Tech Xplore / Engineers' custom circuits would make IoT systems 14,000 times harder to crack than current tech

Rice University engineers have one-upped their own technique to increase security for the "internet of things."

Feb 19, 2020 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / Mixed-signal hardware security thwarts powerful electromagnetic attacks

Security of embedded devices is essential in today's internet-connected world. Security is typically guaranteed mathematically using a small secret key to encrypt the private messages.

Tech Xplore / Research identifies barriers to development of seawater electrolysis technologies

Researchers at the University Of Liverpool, in collaboration with NUI Galway and TU Berlin, have identified the key technological and scientific challenges of producing hydrogen through seawater electrolysis.

Feb 19, 2020 in Energy & Green Tech
Tech Xplore / Qualcomm introduces third-generation 5G chips to boost speeds and performance of mobile devices

Continuing its efforts to drive 5G technology, Qualcomm on Tuesday introduced its third generation 5G mobile chip aimed at improving performance for smartphones and other gadgets.

Feb 19, 2020 in Hardware
Tech Xplore / Simple, fuel-efficient rocket engine could enable cheaper, lighter spacecraft

It takes a lot of fuel to launch something into space. Sending NASA's Space Shuttle into orbit required more than 3.5 million pounds of fuel, which is about 15 times heavier than a blue whale.

Feb 18, 2020 in Engineering
Tech Xplore / A framework to evaluate and compare self-reconfigurable robotic systems

Self-reconfigurable robots (SRRs) that can automatically change shape and adapt to their surrounding environment have recently attracted a lot of interest within the robotics research community. These robots could have several ...

Feb 18, 2020 in Robotics
Tech Xplore / New chip brings ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity to IoT devices

More portable, fully wireless smart home setups. Lower power wearables. Batteryless smart devices. These could all be made possible thanks to a new ultra-low power Wi-Fi radio developed by electrical engineers at the University ...

Feb 18, 2020 in Internet