Search results for internet of things

Plants & Animals 5 hours ago

Solar-powered water quality sensor could help fish farmers to monitor pollution in ponds remotely

Solar-powered water quality sensors could help fish farmers protect their aquatic assets and safeguard the future of food.

Materials Science Feb 24, 2020

Having an eye for colors: Printable light sensors

Cameras, light barriers, and movement sensors have one thing in common: They work with light sensors that are already found in many applications. In future, these sensors might also play an important role in telecommunications, ...

Other Feb 25, 2020

The census goes digital: 3 things to know

The U.S. Census Bureau is hoping that most people who live in the U.S. will use the internet to answer census questions, rather than filling out a paper form or providing those answers to a census taker in person, at their ...

Space Exploration Feb 25, 2020

Less than infinite: Space is becoming an orbital landfill

It's mind-boggling to think about anything in terms of infinity.

Economics & Business Feb 25, 2020

Trusting strangers: Details matter to millennials using Uber, Airbnb

The "sharing economy" is a defining feature of the millennial generation, allowing people to earn money from renting their assets that may be sitting unused, including homes, spare bedrooms and vehicles.

Education Feb 26, 2020

How to decipher the news to find the facts

Nine months to go till the November presidential election. How do you wade through the political rhetoric and potential biases and falsehoods from various information outlets to get to the real facts?

Nanomaterials Feb 19, 2020

The green chemistry of fullerene

Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) and the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences have developed a novel approach for preparing thin semiconductor ...

Materials Science Feb 04, 2020

Retina-inspired carbon nitride-based photonic synapses for selective detection of UV light

Researchers at Seoul National University and Inha University in South Korea have developed photo-sensitive artificial nerves that emulated functions of a retina by using 2-dimensional carbon nitride (C3N4) nanodot materials. ...

Nanophysics Feb 13, 2020

Movement of a liquid droplet generates over 5 volts of electricity

Energy harvesting, a technology to transform small quantities of naturally occurring energy (e.g. light, heat and vibration) into electricity, is gaining attention as a method to power internet of things (IoT) devices. This ...

Nanophysics Feb 11, 2020

New sensor provides better leak protection in buildings

A new, battery-free sensor can detect water leaks in buildings at a fraction of the cost of existing systems.

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