Advertisement
News
Subscribe to Wireless Design and Development

Soft Robotic Fish Moves Like the Real Thing

March 13, 2014 10:48 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Soft robots — which don't just have soft exteriors but are also powered by fluid flowing through flexible channels — have become a sufficiently popular research topic that they now have their own journal, Soft Robotics. MIT researchers report the first self-contained autonomous soft robot...

TOPICS:

Police: Driver Kills 2 at South by Southwest Fest

March 13, 2014 10:20 am | by Chris Talbott, Associated Press | Comments

A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub and killing a man and woman on a moped early Thursday, police said. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said the motorist plowed into people...

Apple iPhone Chemicals Under Fire

March 13, 2014 10:17 am | by Michael LiedtkeI, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple's labor practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China. The campaign began Wednesday with an online petition...

TOPICS:
Advertisement

'Ultracold' Molecules Promising for Quantum Computing, Simulation

March 12, 2014 5:13 pm | by Purdue University | Comments

Researchers have created a new type of "ultracold" molecule, using lasers to cool atoms nearly to absolute zero and then gluing them together, a technology that might be applied to quantum computing, precise sensors and advanced simulations."It sounds counterintuitive, but you can use lasers to take away the kinetic energy, resulting in radical cooling..."

TOPICS:

Can Material Rivaling Graphene Be Mined out of Rocks?

March 12, 2014 4:31 pm | by Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw | Comments

Will one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum disulfide, a compound that occurs naturally in rocks, prove to be better than graphene for electronic applications? There are many signs that might prove to be the case. But physicists have shown that the nature of the phenomena occurring in layered materials are still ill-understood and require further research...

TOPICS:

First Thin Films of Spin Ice Reveal Cold Secrets

March 12, 2014 3:59 pm | by University College London | Comments

Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity, the magnetic equivalent of electricity. A team of researchers found that, against expectations, the Third Law of Thermodynamics could be restored in thin films of the magnetic material spin ice...

TOPICS:

Quantum Physics Secures New Cryptography Scheme

March 12, 2014 3:51 pm | by Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore | Comments

The way we secure digital transactions could soon change. An international team has demonstrated a form of quantum cryptography that can protect people doing business with others they may not know or trust – a situation encountered often on the internet and in everyday life, for example at a bank's ATM...

TOPICS:

FDA Approves Electric Headband to Prevent Migraine

March 12, 2014 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. Agency officials said the device provides a new option for patients who cannot tolerate migraine medications. The Cefaly device is a battery-powered plastic band worn across the forehead...

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Photos of the Day: World's First 3D Cloaking Device

March 12, 2014 10:30 am | by Duke University | Comments

Using little more than a few perforated sheets of plastic and a staggering amount of number crunching, Duke engineers have demonstrated the world’s first three-dimensional acoustic cloak. The new device reroutes sound waves to create the impression that both the cloak and anything beneath it are not there...

TOPICS:

Inventor of Web Calls for Digital Bill of Rights

March 12, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The British inventor of the World Wide Web wants a digital bill of rights to protect Internet users from surveillance. Speaking on the 25th anniversary of his creation, Tim Berners-Lee says he hopes to spark a global conversation about the need to defend principles that have made the Web successful...

TOPICS:

California Pushes to Finish Driverless Car Rules

March 12, 2014 10:05 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

California is trying to do something unusual in this age of rapidly evolving technology — get ahead of a big new development before it goes public. By the end of the year, the Department of Motor Vehicles must write rules to regulate cars that rely on computers — not the owner — to do the driving...

TOPICS:

Acoustic Cloaking Device Hides Objects from Sound

March 11, 2014 8:10 pm | by Duke University | Comments

Using little more than a few perforated sheets of plastic and a staggering amount of number crunching, Duke engineers have demonstrated the world’s first three-dimensional acoustic cloak. The new device reroutes sound waves to create the impression that both the cloak and anything beneath it are not there...

TOPICS:

Bending the Light with a Tiny Chip

March 11, 2014 8:04 pm | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

A silicon chip developed by Caltech researchers acts as a lens-free projector--and could one day end up in your cell phone. Imagine that you are in a meeting with coworkers or at a gathering of friends. You pull out your cell phone to show a presentation or a video on YouTube...

TOPICS:

Getting Hyperspectral Image Data Down to a Sprint

March 11, 2014 7:55 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Materials of similar appearance can be unambiguously identified by the respective color spectrum. Hyperspectral cameras deliver the requisite spectral data. A new software product can process these vast amounts of data in real time. Cameras with hyperspectral sensors can observe far more than the human eye...

TOPICS:

LED Lamps: Less Energy, More Light

March 11, 2014 7:45 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

LEDs are durable and save energy. Now researchers have found a way to make LED lamps even more compact while supplying more light than commercially available models. The key to success: transistors made of the semiconductor material gallium nitride...

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading