Search results for internet of things

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 Jan 23, 2020

Body heat through flexible fabric could power IoT devices for health monitoring for people, pets, machinery

Wearable electronics and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices are rapidly growing in popularity, but their need for consistent power can place a high burden on users. One recently proposed solution is to generate electricity ...

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 ...

Materials Science Jan 28, 2020

The most beautiful solar cells are inspired by nature

Organic solar cells are usually less effective than silicon solar cells. But there is still a market for them—and they're beautiful and exciting.

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.

Political science Feb 12, 2020

Young people are talking politics on TikTok. Is this a good thing?

A meme has been making the rounds on the internet recently, purporting that the U.S. Constitution allows an impeached president to run for office an additional two terms so long as there is no conviction by the Senate.

Molecular & Computational biology Feb 03, 2020

Knowledge Engine is ready to accelerate genomic research

Five years ago, a team of computer scientists, biomedical researchers, and bioinformaticians set out to bring the power of collective knowledge to genomic research. Their new publication in PLOS Biology shares the culmination ...

Economics & Business Jan 24, 2020

Hold businesses to account on their carbon footprints by including their supply chains

Donald Trump may not believe climate change is happening, but most business leaders do and it is no surprise to see it top of the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Social Sciences Jan 27, 2020

Do robots and snails deserve human rights?

In 1999, Sony launched Aibo, a line of robotic dogs designed to provide companionship to Japanese families. It could follow its owner around the house, wag its tail and respond to commands—all without the vet bills, bathroom ...

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