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Robo Stairs Help Your Knees & Ankles

16/07/2017 • Researchers have built energy-recycling stairs that store a user’s...

Wireless Charging Could Be a Game Changer for Electric Cars

19/06/2017 • Scientists have found a way to wirelessly transmit electricity to a nearby moving object. The...

Scientists Hack Cars & Phones with a $5 Speaker

18/03/2017 • Critical sensors in lots of cars, phones, and medical devices could...

Mini-WiFi Radio Moves us Closer to Internet of Things

23/11/2016 • Until now, there’s been no way to control all sorts of devices, wirelessly, via the internet...

Turn Scrap Metal Into a Homemade Battery

12/11/2016 • Engineers used bits of metal scraps and a household chemical to create the world’s first...

AirSense, Sniffs Out Pollutants in Your Home

12/11/2016 • Many indoor air pollutants are colorless and odorless, which means people often fail to detect...

Supercomputer Predicts The Reactions of Living Cells

29/10/2016 • Predicting the reactions of living cells—huge numbers of genes, proteins, and enzymes,...

These STEM Fields Don’t Make Women Feel Welcome

22/10/2016 • Researchers say there are 3 main factors that explain why women are more represented in some...

Ballbot’s Motor Only Has One Moving Part

22/10/2016 • More than a decade ago, Ralph Hollis invented the ballbot, an elegantly simple robot whose...

Fusion Reactor World Record

15/10/2016 • Fusion is humanities greatest hope for a clean energy future and researches at MIT have just...

Smartphone Microscope Lets Kids Play & Learn

15/10/2016 • A new 3D-printed, easily assembled smartphone microscope lets kids...

Monkeys Type Sections of Hamlet with Brain Reader

25/09/2016 • New technology allowed monkeys to transcribe passages from the New York Times and Hamlet at a...

Google Maps is Helping an Algorithm Recognise Trees

24/09/2016 • A new method uses data from satellite and street-level images, such...

Watch Micro Robots Avoid Crashes

10/09/2016 • When roboticists create behaviors for teams of robots, they first build algorithms that focus...

X-Rays Shows us how Lithium-Ion Batteries Work

27/08/2016 • Despite decades of research, scientists haven’t been able to fully understand how batteries...

Improving Computer Graphics with Quantum Mechanics

27/08/2016 • Applied scientists have developed a new way to simulate large-scale...

Wireless Powered Micromachines

21/08/2016 • Although it’s easy to send information through the air—think radio waves—sending power,...

Solid Lithium-Ion Batteries Improve Safety

21/08/2016 • A new lithium-ion battery made entirely of solid material—no...

New Catalyst Toward Renewable Plastics

08/08/2016 • A new catalyst could make biodegradable plastics derived from renewable materials—promising...

You Can’t Unlock a Phone with a Severed Finger

08/08/2016 • Last month, police asked professor Anil Jain to see if he could get past the fingerprint lock...

4 Stages of Cognition Can Help us Solve Math

23/07/2016 • A new neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they solve challenging...

Your Antivirus Can’t Stop Ransomware

17/07/2016 • If your computer is infected with ransomware, your antivirus software...

How Solar Panels Save Everybody Money

26/06/2016 • The solar panels of about 40,000 Massachusetts households and community...

It is Easy to Hack a Drone and Crash it

12/06/2016 • New research raises concerns about how easily hackers could take...

Nano Probe to See How Batteries Work

12/06/2016 • Scientists have developed a new tool, a nanoscale probe, that could...

Electronic Material Heals After Being Cut

21/05/2016 • A new electronic material can heal all its functions automatically—even after breaking...

Robo Bee Uses Static to Stick Landing

21/05/2016 • Small drones need to stay aloft to do their jobs—whether it’s searching for dangerous gas...

New Software Makes it Easy to Desigb & Print Creatures

23/04/2016 • A software tool makes it easy for anybody to quickly design a custom...

How to Store Solar Energy by Heatinf up Rust

04/03/2016 • Engineers have made a discovery that could make large-scale solar...

New WiFi uses 10,000 Times Less Power

04/03/2016 • Wi-Fi is everywhere—invisibly connecting laptops to printers, allowing smartphones to make...

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