Using tiny batteries, researchers hope to power ever-smaller computers and advance the Internet of Things and ubiquitous computing.
Self-repairing electronics on the horizon
Through a happy accident, researchers have identified a new self-repairing electronic material that could make sci-fi dreams a reality.
The future of athletics? Smart ping pong paddles.
Ping pong is one of the Olympics’ most gripping sports, and researchers in China are trying to make ping pong paddles smart.
Breakthrough design offers promising solutions to the lithium-air battery problem
New design in lithium-air battery aims to get more electric vehicles on the road.
Boosting data security with a memristor-based true random number generator
A new true random number generator offers better encryption by taking advantage of a flaw in memristor memory devices.
A new look at color displays
Tunable structural color images by UV-patterned conducting polymer nanofilms on metal surfaces.
The biodegradable battery
Researchers build a biodegradable mini-capacitor that consists of carbon, cellulose, glycerin, and table salt — and it works reliably.
Researchers in Sweden develop light emitters for quantum circuits
Photonics offer a natural link between communication and computation, providing a potential bridge to build a quantum internet.
Overcoming electrical current leaks in modern memory devices
A new device significantly decreases unwanted current leakage from memory devices, which could help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of future data centers.
New approach keeps outdoor wearable electronics cool
“Cool gadgets” takes on new meaning as scientists develop a radiative cooler that keeps wearable device temperature down, even under direct sunlight.