A new perspective on ancient materials inspires future innovation
4 hours ago
Contemporary building materials are guaranteed for only about 100 years, yet structures built in Ancient Rome have survived for millennia. Questions about what accounts for this discrepancy in durability and resilience, and ...
How waste coffee grounds could help fuel London buses
6 hours ago
(Tech Xplore)—Across continents, people are concerned about how to address harmful CO2 emissions in the environment. Now there is news that some London buses will run on a biofuel partially made from old coffee grounds. ...
Vibrating sensors could identify blood biomarkers, improve early-stage detection, treatment of numerous diseases
20 hours ago
Purdue University researchers have found a method of identifying biological markers in small amounts of blood that they believe could be used to detect a myriad of diseases, infections and different medical conditions at ...
MekaMon robot from Reach Robotics is now ready for battle
Nov 20, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Talk about game-changing robots. A UK team have created a robot weighing about 2.2 pounds that you just take out of the box and proceed to put together with an easy setup, to unleash it into play either in ...
Quad9 service aims to help protect users from attacks
Nov 19, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—IBM Security, in partnership with the Global Cyber Alliance and the Packet Clearing House, on Nov 16 launched a new free DNS service.
Wait, did I just see Atlas robot do a backflip?
Nov 18, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Boston Dynamics is now part of SoftBank and their family of robots is getting lots of attention as the year draws to an end—from gee-whiz reactions to their recent showing of a bright-yellow plate display ...
Power grid simulation highlights weak points in North American electrical system
Nov 17, 2017
(TechXplore)—A trio of researchers with Northwestern University has found vulnerabilities in the North American electrical grid by creating a simulation using real data. In their paper published in the journal Science, ...
Researchers create material for a chemical heat 'battery' that could release its energy on demand
Nov 17, 2017
In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel—such as wood, brush or dung—that is collected ...
New motion sensors a major step toward low-cost, high-performance wearable technology
Nov 16, 2017
Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology.
Firefox Quantum is browser overhaul and tryouts hail speed
Nov 16, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Firefox Quantum is here, one year in the making, and the focal point of all things Mozilla in tech-watching sites this week.