Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Business Insider An employee walks between rows of solar panels at a solar power plant in China. Thomson Reuters … Continue reading Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy
Car companies have already deployed distraction-tracking systems, mostly to ensure drivers remain attentive when their car is in semi-autonomous mode. Cadillac’s Super Cruise system, for example, tracks the human’s head position with an infrared camera. Other automakers are considering eye-tracking systems that know when a person’s actually watching the road, but the Waterloo team hopes to leapfrog past that solution.
The mechanism responsible for the fibre’s generation of electricity is surprisingly simple. A mesh of carbon atoms rolled into tubes 10,000 times thinner than the width of a human hair makes up the fundamental fibres of the complete filament.
“Imagine if your Wi-Fi router knows when you are dreaming, and can monitor whether you are having enough deep sleep, which is necessary for memory consolidation,” says Dina Katabi
Credit: Delft University of Technology Researchers from TU Delft in The Netherlands, in collaboration with a team at the University of Cambridge (U.K.), have found a way to create and … Continue reading Researchers create very small sensor using ‘white graphene’
The oldest bones of Homo sapiens were found at the archaeological site of Jebel Irhoud. Here, a view of the site showing the remaining deposits and people excavating them (center). … Continue reading Oldest Fossils of Our Species Push Back Origin of Modern Humans
No such thing? The Black Death tore through Europe in the years 1346–1353, killing as many as 200 million people as the deadliest plague known to humans carved its path … Continue reading Ice Cores Dating From The Black Death Challenge The Concept of ‘Natural’ Lead Levels
UCI physicist Jing Xia (right, with graduate student Alex Stern) calls the fiber-optic Sagnac interferometer he built the most sensitive magnetic microscope in the world. He compares it to a … Continue reading Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light
(Left) The four states of the atom correspond to (right) the four rooms of a maze. The random nature of tunneling electrons in and out of an atom simulates the … Continue reading Nanoscale logic machines go beyond binary computing
The way of how the light with different wavelengths influences on a MOF crystal: different types of excitons are showed in red and blue (left). Image of crystals (right). Credit: … Continue reading New material helps record data with light
Illustration by Peter Crowther Christopher Monroe spends his life poking at atoms with light. He arranges them into rings and chains and then massages them with lasers to explore their … Continue reading The quest to crystallize time
Indiana University scientists have identified 24 compounds that increase the brain’s production of the enzyme NMNAT2, which helps prevent the formation of these tangles associated with neurodegenerative disorders such as … Continue reading Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia, study finds
This image shows a cross section of a kidney. Credit: Holly Fischer/Wikipedia Researchers have uncovered new genetic clues to understanding IgA nephropathy (IgAN), or Berger’s disease, an autoimmune kidney disease … Continue reading A kidney disease’s genetic clues are uncovered
Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to rapidly thaw cryopreserved human and pig samples without damaging the tissue – a development that could help get rid of organ … Continue reading Scientists have found a way to rapidly thaw cryopreserved tissue without damage
A Gooty Sapphire Ornamental tarantula (Poecilotheria metallica), which served as a source of biological inspiration for the research. Credit: Cathy Keifer/Dreamstime A brilliant-blue tarantula may give many people the heebie-jeebies, … Continue reading Blue Tarantula Hair Inspires Nonfading Color Pigment
How does consciousness arise? Researchers suspect that the answer to this question lies in the connections between neurons. Unfortunately, however, little is known about the wiring of the brain. This … Continue reading Neurobiologists program a neural network for analyzing the brain’s wiring