Sunday, January 20, 2019 Headlines & Global News


Flexible Organic Solar Cells, Electronic Paper and Piezoelectric Textiles

Breakthrough in organic electronics

Jan 17, 2019 08:21 AM EST

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells and bioelectronics are just some of the technologies that could benefit from their new discovery, which deals with "double-doped" polymers.

World's First Artificially Intelligent Microreactor

NYU researchers pioneer machine learning to speed chemical discoveries, reduce waste

Jan 14, 2019 02:46 PM EST

First-of-its-kind system pairs artificial neural networks with infrared imaging to run small-scale chemical reactions with big impact.

A Patient using Virtual video

Virtual video visits may improve patient convenience without sacrificing quality of care

Jan 14, 2019 02:34 PM EST

A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) reports in the American Journal of Managed Care that virtual video visits, one form of telehealth visit used at the hospital, can successfully replace office visits for many patients without compromising the quality of care and communication.

RAS assists a person in a WSU smart home apartment.

WSU smart home tests first elder care robot

Jan 14, 2019 02:28 PM EST

A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes.

Solar Steam

Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

Dec 11, 2018 09:46 PM EST

Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

Using Drones To Monitor Marine Megafauna

Drones offer ability to find, ID and count marine megafauna

Nov 27, 2018 11:05 AM EST

Drones offer ability to find, ID and count marine megafauna

Facebook Portal brings Alexa and Messenger video chats to one device

Facebook Portal brings Alexa and Messenger video chats to one device

Oct 08, 2018 05:06 PM EDT

Its innovative camera makes video chats look like they were filmed by a professional camera operator.

Google+ shutting down after data leak affecting 500,000 users

Google+ shutting down after data leak affecting 500,000 users

Oct 08, 2018 04:56 PM EDT

Citing "significant challenges," failed social network will be put out to pasture.

Deploying a Benthic Event Detector

'Turbidity currents' are not just currents, but involve movement of the seafloor itself

Oct 07, 2018 05:25 PM EDT

Turbidity currents have historically been described as fast-moving currents that sweep down submarine canyons, carrying sand and mud into the deep sea.


Nanoscale pillars as a building block for future information technology

Oct 06, 2018 05:54 PM EDT

Researchers from Linköping University and the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden propose a new device concept that can efficiently transfer the information carried by electron spin to light at room temperature - a stepping stone towards future information technology. They present their approach in an article in Nature Communications.

Water Footprint of ConsumptionaAnd Production for the Analyzed US Cities

Larger cities have smaller water footprint than less populated counterparts

Oct 06, 2018 05:44 PM EDT

Global sustainability is important now more than ever due to increasing urban populations and the resulting stress it can have on natural resources. But increased populations in cities may lead to greater efficiency, as a team of Penn State researchers discovered when they analyzed the water footprint of 65 mid- to large-sized U.S. cities.


Flexible piezoelectric acoustic sensors for speaker recognition

Oct 04, 2018 01:55 PM EDT

A KAIST research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Material Science and Engineering has developed a machine learning-based acoustic sensor for speaker recognition.

GPM Image of Kong-rey

NASA gets a look at the rainfall rates within Typhoon Kong-Rey

Oct 03, 2018 05:35 PM EDT

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over Typhoon Kong-Rey moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and found heaviest rainfall occurring in the storm's eyewall.

SEM Images of the Super-Hydrophobic Surface

Flowing salt water over this super-hydrophobic surface can generate electricity

Oct 03, 2018 05:27 PM EDT

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can be used to generate electrical voltage.

Brain-Inspired Computing Using Phase Change Memory

A new brain-inspired architecture could improve how computers handle data and advance ai

Oct 03, 2018 05:25 PM EDT

IBM researchers designed a new computer architecture with co-located memory and processing. In studies, their prototype ran 200 times faster than conventional computers

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