Easy-to-make, ultra-low power electronics could charge out of thin air

Researchers have developed a new approach to printed electronics which allows ultra-low power electronic devices that could recharge from ambient light or

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: engineering advanced-materials internet-of-things energy materials carbon

Phones in class don’t actually hamper learning

New research bucks findings from other studies in finding that phones in class doesn't make it harder for college students to learn.

Charlotte Aabo - U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education internet learning mobile-devices featured society-and-culture

Estonia is a 'digital republic' – what that means and why it may be everyone's future

Estonia has digitised 99% of its public services.

Ali Shahaab, PhD Candidate, Distributed Ledgers / Blockchain Technology, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: internet interdisciplinarity elections blockchain voting estonia digital

5G may lead to less accurate weather forecasts

5G wireless networks will improve phone service and make communications a whole lot faster. But 5G could also screw up weather forecasts, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: internet phones weather satellites mobile-devices science-and-technology

Google shows huge panic attack rise during COVID

Data from Google searches show more people started searching for panic attacks, treatments, and anxiety since COVID-19 became a pandemic.

Barri Bronston-Tulane • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety internet stress fear featured health-and-medicine

Our quantum internet breakthrough could help make hacking a thing of the past

New research shows how the next generation of ultra-secure communication could be possible with existing infrastructure.

Siddarth Koduru Joshi, Research Fellow in Quantum Communication, University of Bristol • conversation
Sept. 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: quantum-internet quantum-physics quantum-entanglement quantum-communication telecoms

As clubs and parties went virtual, drug use did too

With clubs and festivals shut down, a new study looks at how people have moved to virtual raves and Zoom happy hours and how that's changed drug use.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: drugs covid-19 alcohol internet featured society-and-culture social-lives

As clubs and parties went virtual, drug use did too

With clubs and festivals shut down, a new study looks at how people have moved to virtual raves and Zoom happy hours and how that's changed drug use.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: drugs covid-19 alcohol internet featured society-and-culture social-lives

Here's what it'll take to clean up esports' toxic culture

Combating sexism and other forms of harassment in online videogames comes down to community standards.

Amanda Cote, Assistant Professor of Media Studies/Game Studies, University of Oregon • conversation
Aug. 21, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: internet gaming video-games sexism esports online-gaming gamergate online-harassment league-of-legends gamers online-gaming-communties fortnite


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