Brain-inspired synaptic transistor learns while it computes
(Phys.org) —It doesn't take a Watson to realize that even the world's best supercomputers are staggeringly inefficient and energy-intensive machines.
Airless wheels for mountain bikes may ditch patches and pumps (w/ Video)
Phase-changing material could allow low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states
In the movie "Terminator 2," the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, ...
Kor Ecologic Urbee 2 car will move from 3-D printer to road
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.
Engineers to fine-tune 'cold spray,' a next-gen 3D-printing technology for astronauts
Engineers from Trinity College Dublin are leading a four-year, €500,000 European Space Agency (ESA) project to fine-tune 'Cold Spray,' (CS) – a revolutionary, environmentally friendly technology that deposits materials ...
Hoverbike drone project for air transport takes off
DIY microscope holds promise in battles against disease
Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners
A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray ...
Vehicle shock absorber recovers energy from bumps in the road
Near-threshold computing could enable up to 100x reduction in power consumption
Engineers invent a way to beam power to medical chips deep inside the body
A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and then use this power to run tiny electronic medical devices such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators, or ...
Workers dragged Forbidden City stones along roads of artificial ice
Single chip device to provide real-time 3-D images from inside the heart, blood vessels
Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood ...