Monday, July 6, 2020

Tech: Simple logic for nanofluidic computing simulated — (Report)

Invigorating the idea of computers based on fluids instead of silicon, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shown...

Tech: Machine learning network offers personalized estimates of children’s behavior — (Report)

Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them -- distinguishing a happy face from a...

Tech: ‘Electrogeochemistry’ captures carbon, produces fuel, offsets ocean acidification — (Report)

Limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will require not only reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, but also active removal of carbon dioxide...

Tech: Navy developing ship coatings to reduce fuel, energy costs — (Report)

It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the U.S. Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel...

Tech: ‘Stealth’ material hides hot objects from infrared eyes — (Report)

Infrared cameras are the heat-sensing eyes that help drones find their targets even in the dead of night or through heavy fog. Hiding from...

Tech: The photoelectric effect in stereo — (Report)

When a photon hits a material, it can eject an electron from it provided it has enough energy. Albert Einstein found the theoretical...

Tech: Bringing down the cost of making nickels — (Report)

Nickels are ubiquitous in American life, tumbling around in pockets, rolling under car seats, and emerging from the back of dryers to be...

Tech: What causes the sound of a dripping tap — and how do you...

Scientists have solved the riddle behind one of the most recognisable, and annoying, household sounds: the dripping tap. And crucially, they have also...

Tech: Chemists teach an enzyme a new trick, with potential for building new molecules...

Princeton chemists have found a way to make a naturally occurring enzyme take on a new, artificial role, which has significant implications for...

Tech: Molecular machine exploits motion in a single direction — (Report)

Life is driven by molecular machines. Found in every cell, these tiny motors convert chemical energy into work to keep the body moving....

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