2021-02-02 - Mary E. Shacklett

AI-Powered Prosthetic Hands Enable Unlimited Movement

AI and ML are enabling prosthetic hands that better match each user’s muscle control patterns for an unlimited number of…

2021-01-07 - Gary Hilson

Blue-glowing Quantum Dots for Use in Next-Gen LEDs

Researchers develop quantum dots that could lead to brighter, sharper TV screens...

2021-01-05 - Don Scansen

Tech Trends to Watch in 2021

The trajectory of the pandemic in 2021 may or not influence technology trends. Even so, I think a few trends…

2020-12-10 - Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

Photon-based Computer Archived Quantum Supremacy

A team of researchers in China claims to build a quantum computer prototype in which up to 76 photons were…

2020-11-26 - John Walko

Wearable Facial Sensors Help ALS Patients Communicate

Researchers at MIT have developed thin, wearable, piezoelectric sensors that can reliably decode facial strains and predict facial kinematics...

2020-07-07 - Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

Six-Junction III–V Solar Cell Breaks Record for Efficiency

The solar cell, designed at NREL, gets close to a 50% conversion rate, by far surpassing silicon-based solar cells...

2020-06-04 - George Leopold

Can the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch Save 2020?

1968 and 2020: Similarities include the glimmer of hope provided by the rocket launch amid war, social unrest, racial injustice…

2020-05-29 - Junko Yoshida

What Today’s Engineers Need to Know

What does today’s engineer need to know? Daniel Cooley, Silicon Labs' chief strategy officer, went straight to four big industry-wide…

2020-04-07 - Alissa M. Fitzgerald, Farzad Khademolhosseini

MEMS Tech to Combat the Coronavirus

The race against time to fight the Covid-19 pandemic has motivated a global flurry of activity and collaboration by technology…

2020-04-01 - Giovanni Di Maria

Covid-19: Designs for Low-Cost Ventilators

Designers from all over the world are working to design and build special low-cost ventilators in no time to fight…

2020-03-30 - Ann R. Thryft

How Secure is U.S. Election Technology?

U.S. election infrastructure remains unsecured mere months before the next presidential election.

2020-03-25 - Cabe Atwell

Combatting Covid-19 with Emerging Tech

Medical professionals are employing the latest technology to help mitigate the current pandemic that's hit nearly every continent.