Chinese typewriter anticipated predictive text, finds historian
(Phys.org)—By reorganizing the typewriter's characters into ready-made clusters of commonly used words, Mao-era Chinese typists solved problems that cell phones only came to recently.
Printing soil science
Imagine printing a 3-D object as easily as a typed document. Lose a button? Print one. Need a new coffee cup? Print one. While the reality of printing any object on demand may lie in the future, the technology necessary to ...
Ultra low-power consumption 16K bit FRAM: Extending battery lifetime, minimizing PCB space for portable equipments
Fujitsu Semiconductor today announced the addition of new small package to the MB85RC16, the 16kbit ultra low-power Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) device with an I2C interface.
Researchers develop method for creating artificial fingerprints
Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics
Scientists are developing new materials which could one day allow people to print out custom-designed personal electronics such as games controllers which perfectly fit their hand shape.
Artists channel their inner CALM through 3D printing
Unique works of art created using specialist equipment at the University of Exeter are on display in an exhibition which showcases the diverse potential of the technology.
New ink formulated to print living human tissue
(Phys.org)—Scientists are one step closer to being able to print tissue replacements for diseased or damaged body parts using inkjet printers, thanks to the development of a specialised ink formulation.
These bots were made for walking: Cells power biological machines
They're soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long – and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature "bio-bots" developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology.
Researchers work to make solar tech more affordable
(Phys.org)—SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource will play a central role in three research projects that seek cheaper materials and manufacturing techniques for solar panels, with support from ...
NASA's space launch system using futuristic technology to build the next generation of rockets
(Phys.org)—NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. is using a method called selective laser melting, or SLM, to create intricate metal parts for America's next heavy-lift rocket. Using this ...
US newspapers gain online, but print lags
US daily newspapers gained online readers over the past six months, but not enough to make up for declining print circulation, industry data showed Tuesday.
Recyclable electronics: Just add hot water
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), along with partners In2Tec Ltd (UK) and Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd, have developed a printed circuit board (PCB) whose components can be easily separated by immersio ...
NY Times sees modest profit, Web subscriptions up
The New York Times Co. on Thursday announced a modest profit in a quarter in which digital subscriptions rose but revenues fell, including from online and print advertising.
Students hope glove keyboard will revolutionize use of devices with one hand
Give a hand to some computer engineering students at The University of Alabama in Huntsville for designing a tool that could revolutionize new ways of using electronic devices with just one hand.