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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Feb. 11, 2016 — Imagine if the picture window in your living room could double as a giant thermostat or big screen TV. A discovery has brought us one step closer to this becoming a ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Researchers are developing a low-cost prototype that will allow for the remote detect hazardous gases from the analysis of color changes adopted by certain compounds in the presence of such ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Scientists are intending to develop and trial a new wearable technology to help people who have had a stroke recover use of their arm and hand. The team will create a wireless sleeve, which will ... read more

Smart Thermostat Puts Energy Money Saving at Household Fingertips

Feb. 5, 2016 — Researchers are aiming to develop a 'smart' thermostat to help UK households save money on their energy bills. The prototype autonomous device allows users to control their heating based on ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. Check out how nanotubes bridge the gap with quantum ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — The technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from salty seas, says a new study. Electricity running through a salt water-filled battery draws the salt ions ... read more

Senior Doctors Expose 'Scandal' of Pacemaker Battery Life

Feb. 4, 2016 — The battery life of implantable heart monitors must be improved to reduce the need for replacement and the risks this carries for patients, argue two senior doctors in a new ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have shown from detailed measurements that in atomically flat areas of a nitrogen-doped graphite surface in the absence of external magnetic fields, Landau levels manifest corresponding to ... read more

Chip Enables Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired

Feb. 4, 2016 — A low-power chip for processing 3-D camera data has been developed that could help visually impaired people navigate their environments. The chip consumes only one-thousandth as much power as a ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — By creating and using the first optical attosecond pulse, scientists measured the time it takes electrons inside atoms to respond to the electromagnetic forces of ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — A new chip has been designed specifically to implement neural networks. It is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run powerful artificial-intelligence ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Scientists have grown organic crystals that allow creating flexible electronic ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Loudspeaker announcements at railway stations are often incomprehensible, since the surroundings are noisy. With new software, the clarity of such announcements can be considerably improved. A ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — The next generation of electronics, as well as ultra-sensitive medical diagnostics, could depend on near atomic scale cracks — or nanogaps — in electrodes. Now, researchers have developed a ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have created the world's smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or ... read more

Spin Dynamics in an Atomically Thin Semi-Conductor

Feb. 1, 2016 — The mechanisms for spin motion in molybdenum disulfide, an emerging two-dimensional (2D) material, have been established by researchers. Their discovery resolves a research question on the properties ... read more

Jan. 30, 2016 — Materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they're growing could have huge implications for the future of a host of electronic and biomedical ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — The iron Fe2+ atom embedded in a semiconductor exhibits a single non-degenerate ground state of zero magnetic moment. A team of scientists has demonstrated that by using sufficiently large strain it ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Frequent measurement of blood flow changes could improve the ability of health care providers to diagnose and treat patients with vascular conditions. A research team conducted a pilot study showing ... read more

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