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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

The Smart Wheelchair

Oct. 20, 2016 — A wheelchair controller that automatically avoids obstacles and knows when the user is tired or stressed is being developed by researchers in ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — A new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits has now been developed, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum ... read more

Window Into Battery Life for Next-Gen Lithium Cells

Oct. 18, 2016 — Dendrites, whiskers of lithium that grow inside batteries and can cause fires like those in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, are the bane of next-generation lithium batteries. While they usually spread ... read more

Smartphone Microscope Creates Interactive Tool for Microbiology

Oct. 17, 2016 — An easily assembled smartphone microscope provides new ways of interacting with and learning about common microbes. The open-source device could be used by teachers or in other educational settings, ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers are sweating the small stuff in their efforts to develop a wearable device that can monitor an individual's glucose level via perspiration on the skin. They have demonstrated the ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — 'Ferroelectric' materials can switch between different states of electrical polarization in response to an external electric field. This flexibility means they show promise for many ... read more

Disorderly Conduct in Electron Behavior

Oct. 12, 2016 — An analysis of electron behavior explains why the phase-change material iron-tellurium best conducts electricity in its disordered amorphous ... read more

Brain-Inspired Device to Power Artificial Systems

Oct. 7, 2016 — New research has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) exhibit learning ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Engineers have been eyeing the finish line in the race to shrink the size of components in integrated circuits. Now, a team of researchers has succeeded in creating a transistor with a working ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Electrical and computer engineers have directly observed -- for the first time -- negative refraction for electrons passing across a boundary between two regions in a conducting material. First ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Though they're touted as ideal for electronics, two-dimensional materials like graphene may be too flat and hard to stretch to serve in flexible, wearable devices. "Wavy" borophene ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Scientists have now harnessed a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) to directly write tiny patterns in metallic "ink," forming features in liquid that are finer than half the ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Researchers have engineered a material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices, packing in more computing power while consuming a fraction of the energy that today's electronics ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — With millions of daily commuters, and nearly 80 percent of them driving alone to work each day, suburbanites and city dwellers may soon have a new alternative to get them out from behind the steering ... read more

New Classes of Electron Orbits Discovered

Oct. 4, 2016 — Phenomena like solar flares and auroras are consequences of magnetic reconnection in the near-Earth space. These "magnetic reconnection" events are akin to magnetic explosions that ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — More than a decade ago, Ralph Hollis invented the ballbot, an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than a bowling ball. The latest version, called ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — An ultrahigh speed, wireless communication network using THz instead of GHz frequencies is now one step closer. Researchers have shown that it is possible to effectively transmit signal waves with ... read more

Low Energy Electric Field Found Suitable for Quick Magnetic Recording

Oct. 4, 2016 — A novel, highly energy efficient and ultrafast magnetization control scheme has been successfully demonstrated by international team of scientists. With low-energy terahertz photons, the team ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics is being awarded to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane, and J. Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — Researchers have proposed a design for the first DNA sequencer based on an electronic nanosensor that can detect tiny motions as small as a single ... read more

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