Category: Technology

A novel approach to star trails

Star trail photography has gained popularity in recent years.

Researchers Invent New Method for Non-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation

MIT scientists selectively excite neurons deep in the brain without implanting electrodes

AI Designers Find Inspiration in Rat Brains

Reverse engineering 1 cubic millimeter of brain tissue could lead to better artificial neural networks

Exploring underground with a colliding drone

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map.

Why Hardware Engineers Have to Think Like Cybercriminals and Why Engineers Are Easy to Fool

Scott Borg, director of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, says hardware design engineers hold the future of cybersecurity in their hands

Flexible, organic and biodegradable: Researchers develop new wave of electronics

A new semiconductor is as flexible as skin and easily degradable, report scientists. It could have diverse medical and environmental applications, without adding to the mounting pile of global electronic waste.

Light can improve perovskite solar cell performance

Publishing in Nature, EPFL scientists show how light affects perovskite film formation in solar cells, which is a critical factor in using them for cost-effective and energy-efficient photovoltaics.

New radar scanner tests wind turbine blades for defects

Thanks to the innovative radar scanner, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view, thereby saving costs in production and operation.

How Open-Source Robotics Hardware Is Accelerating Research and Innovation

Open hardware systems could make robots more affordable and easier to build

Battling corrosion to keep solar panels humming

Researchers are studying corrosion to help industry develop longer-lasting photovoltaic panels and increase reliability.