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Doping Lithium-ion Batteries to Make Them Safer
Could help enable safer, more powerful next-generation batteries
(Jun 23, 2015)
The Real-Life Dangers of Augmented Reality
Augmented reality can impair our perception, but good design can minimize the hazards
(Jun 23, 2015)
"Valleytronics" Development Could Lead to New Approaches for Spintronics and Quantum Computing
Researchers discover that valley polarization makes electron spin polariation in silicon...
(Jun 23, 2015)
Project Will Make Clothes Cool So You Don't Need the AC
Why cool an entire building when you can just cool the people in it?
(Jun 23, 2015)
Calling All Dieselpunks and Tesla Fans
The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel new mini-museum shows off the hotel’s high-tech origins
(Jun 23, 2015)
Autoliv's Automated Emergency Brake Works Almost Too Well
To avoid hurting the car's occupants, the system can be triggered only at sedate speeds
(Jun 23, 2015)
Next-Gen Pacemakers May Be Powered by the Beating of a Heart
A piezoelectric-powered pacemaker would do away with bulky batteries and speed up surgeries
(Jun 23, 2015)
Taking the U.S. to 100 Percent Renewable Energy State by State
In this state-by-state plan to eliminate fossil fuel use in the U.S. by 2050, California leans on...
(Jun 22, 2015)
Flashristors: Getting the Best of Memristors and Flash Memory
Will flashristors perform better than memristors?
(Jun 22, 2015)
A Review of <i>Code: Debugging the Gender Gap</i>
This documentary explores solutions to a crucial tech diversity problem
(Jun 19, 2015)
Video Friday: Small Bebionic Hand, RoboRaven at Night, and Pepper on Sale
The week's best robot videos. Right here.
(Jun 19, 2015)
A Second Life for Charge Pumping
Frequency modulated square waves help chip-makers resurrect a defect-detection technique they had...
(Jun 19, 2015)
Using Light to Activate a Mouse's Happy Memory Protects It from Stress
Stressed-out mice exhibit fewer depression-like behaviors when researchers activate certain neural...
(Jun 19, 2015)
Utilities and Solar Companies Fight Over Arizona’s Rooftops
Residential solar installers innovate to get around utility grid fees
(Jun 19, 2015)
Graphene Wraps Up Wires, Boosting Chip Speeds by Thirty Percent
Resesarchers believe that graphene could replace tantalum nitride within two chip generations
(Jun 18, 2015)
Where The Jobs Are: 2015
Manufacturing and big data are among the hot sectors in IEEE Spectrum’s annual roundup
(Jun 18, 2015)
Here's How NASA Will Grab an Asteroid Using a Spiky Robot Gripper
Microspine grippers will bring an asteroid back to Earth in the 2020s
(Jun 18, 2015)
Evaporation Can Drive Engines and Generate Electricity
Artificial muscles powered by expanding and shrinking spores could power robots, sensors, vehicles
(Jun 17, 2015)
Let’s Shape AI Before AI Shapes Us
It’s time to have a global conversation about how AI should be developed
(Jun 17, 2015)
Swedish Supercar Goes From Zero-to-Fabulous-to-Zero in Record Time
The test pilot barely touched the wheel, probably because he was being whipsawed by g forces
(Jun 17, 2015)