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Developing wet circuits for biology research

You don't have to be an engineer to know that water and electronics don't mix. But if you want to use a sensing circuit to study small-scale features in a community of cells, the electronics must find a way to accommodate ...

A chip-scale broadband light source in silicon carbide

Optical frequency combs have changed science and technology as we know it. Responsible for measuring things like infrared and ultraviolet light, greenhouse gases, atomic clocks, and disease, optical frequency combs act as ...

Bringing harmony to discord in the IoT world

Billions of devices are connected to wireless networks all over the globe, and because of the Internet of Things (IoT), they're starting to communicate with each other and the cloud now more than ever. Today, some of our ...

Protecting the power grid with circuit simulation methods

In December 2015, Russian hackers allegedly pummeled Ukraine's power grid, disrupting the flow of electricity for nearly a quarter-million Ukrainians. Then, in December 2016, roughly a year after the first attack, the hackers ...

Improving web security without sacrificing performance

Chances are, you're reading this article on a web browser that uses HTTPS, the protocol over which data is sent between a web browser and the website users are connected to. In fact, nearly half of all web traffic passes ...

Decision systems that respect privacy, fairness

Increasingly, decisions and actions affecting people's lives are determined by automated systems processing personal data. Excitement about these systems has been accompanied by serious concerns about their opacity and threats ...

Innovation in brain imaging

Writers and scientists throughout history have searched for an apt technological analogy for the human brain, often comparing it to a computer. For Pulkit Grover, Carnegie Mellon University assistant professor of electrical ...

Researchers develop network to study bacterial communication

Antibiotics have worked to save many people's lives from bacterial infection. But as more and more antibiotics are prescribed and used, bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotic treatments, leaving the case open for researchers ...

Making energy-harvesting computers reliable

A revolutionary and emerging class of energy-harvesting computer systems require neither a battery nor a power outlet to operate, instead operating by harvesting energy from their environment. While radio waves, solar energy, ...

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