Synthetic biology researchers have demonstrated a new method for digital information processing in living cells, analogous to the logic gates used in electric circuits. The circuits are the largest ever published to date in eurkaryotic cells and a key step in harnessing the potential of cells as living computers that can respond to disease, efficiently […]Read more "Scientists borrow from electronics to build circuits in living cells"
A new wireless power system could help people avoid the inevitable jumbled mess of tangled cords and offer a more efficient way to charge electric vehicles on the go, according to a new study. Researchers at Stanford University adapted a concept from quantum physics to produce a wireless charger that does something other wireless chargers […]Read more "‘Wired’ Roads Could Power Electric Cars As You Drive"
Instead of extending your arm or using a selfie stick to snap shots of you and your crew, you could use a new pocket-size drone — dubbed the “Air-Selfie” to help you remotely capture aerial photos and videos. The Air-Selfie is the brainchild of Italian entrepreneur Edoardo Stroppiana, who came up with the idea in […]Read more "Forget Selfie Sticks: This Drone Captures Photos and Videos in Midair"
t was 1956 when IBM launched RAMAC, the first computer with something like a hard drive that we use today. By hard drive, we mean something that used magnetic disks – a moving head was used to access and write that data. At the time, it was considered a massive leap in massstorage technology because […]Read more "In 1956, 5 megabytes (5 MB) of data weighed a ton"
An inexpensive printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tyres in real time has been invented by electrical engineers at Duke University in collaboration with Fetch Automotive Design Group. If adopted, the device could increase safety, improve vehicle performance and reduce fuel consumption. “With all of the technology and sensors that are in […]Read more "PRINTED SENSORS MONITOR TYRE WEAR IN REAL TIME"
With just a can of spray paint, researchers can turn flat surfaces of any shape or size —ranging from walls to furniture to even musical instruments — into touchpads, according to a new study. The technique, dubbed Electrick by its inventors from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, relies on electrodes attached to an object made […]Read more "Spray-On Touch Screens"
In a move intended to capture a part of the growing market for voice enabled devices, XMOS has launched the XVF3000 family of voice processors. The parts are said to enable voice capture at distances of 5m or more via arrays of MEMS microphones. Paul Neil, vp of marketing, noted: “According to Gartner, there will […]Read more "Voice is the ‘new click’ says audio processor developer"