Computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling
From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, commerce, ...
Express yourself: Scientists use genetic algorithm to design self-assembling ssDNA-grafted particles
Spectacular 3-D sketching system revolutionizes design interaction and collaboration
Collaborative three-dimensional sketching is now possible thanks to a system known as Hyve-3D that University of Montreal researchers are presenting today at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver.
CSAIL team puts design in your hands (w/ Video)
Even as 3-D printing is poised to help democratize manufacturing, it's often overlooked that many 3-D-printed items are far too complicated for users to digitally design.
New all-solid sulfur-based battery outperforms lithium-ion technology
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have designed and tested an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with approximately four times the energy density of conventional ...
Physicists create lightning in the race to develop quantum technology microchip
(Phys.org) —Physicists at the University of Sussex have invented a powerful new microchip capable of holding the voltage equivalent to a micronscale bolt of lightning that could be the key for developing ...
3.253 seconds: Robot solves Rubik's Cube in record time at Birmingham fair (w/ video)
MIT Transform project gives shape to human-object interplay
Researcher takes a muscular approach to robotics
During his childhood in Korea, Yong-Lae Park developed a love for robotics, using the nuts, bolts and metal bars from science kits to build mechanical versions of his favorite cartoon characters.
New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind ...
Study shows short peptides can self-assemble into catalysts
Crowdsourced RNA designs outperform computer algorithms
An enthusiastic group of non-experts, working through an online interface and receiving feedback from lab experiments, has produced designs for RNA molecules that are consistently more successful than those generated by the ...
Le Mans: Nissan ZEOD praised for run on electric power
Researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in test tube
(Phys.org)—There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago, when life on earth began ...