Thursday, March 23, 2017

INNOVATION

INNOVATION

William Bentley, University of Maryland and Gregory Payne, University of Maryland Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators – all these and more rely on microelectronics’ very small electronic designs and components. Microelectronics...

If you visit the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) exhibition, now at the Queensland Museum, you’ll see the recreation of a moment when the scientist who saw the first results indicating discovery of the Higgs...

Now that 3D printing has made it easier to generate custom-made prosthetics, bioengineers are looking ahead at manufacturing actual cellular material. Such technology could be the basis for personalized biomedical devices; tissue-engineered skin, cartilage,...

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (TUM) Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships, cliffs and tall buildings can throw...

GEMOLOGIC AL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA IMAGE: THIS IS A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF A METALLIC INCLUSION. THE INCLUSION IS REFLECTIVE/SILVER IN APPEARANCE, SURROUNDED BY A BLACK, GRAPHITE-BEARING DECOMPRESSION CRACK. IMAGE IS 2.56 MM WIDE.... view more CREDIT: PHOTO...

Emily Dahl | MIT Energy Initiative Press Inquiries Distributed energy resources — relatively small-scale power technologies such as solar, wind, energy storage, and power electronics and control devices — are being deployed rapidly in the global...
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Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Imperial College London have developed Microreact, a free, real-time epidemic visualisation and tracking platform that has been used to monitor outbreaks of Ebola, Zika and antibiotic-resistant...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- In recent years, computers have gotten remarkably good at recognizing speech and images: Think of the dictation software on most cell phones, or the algorithms that automatically identify people in photos posted...

Illustration: This illustration shows a miniature electron gun driven by terahertz radiation. A UV pulse (blue) back-illuminates the gun photocathode, producing a high-density electron bunch inside the gun. The bunch is immediately accelerated by ultra-intense...

Two scientists were recently able to take over the lights of an office building using a drone and some clever computer hacking. They demonstrated how “smart” lightbulbs connected to the internet were vulnerable to...

Although various forms of online sexual harassment have been with us since the dawn of the internet, recent news suggests that it’s moving into another dimension – the third, to be precise. Gropers are...
Autonomous Vehicles

A common fantasy for transportation enthusiasts and technology optimists is for self-driving cars and trucks to form the basis of a safe, streamlined, almost choreographed dance. In this dream, every vehicle – and cyclist...