A tiny bend gives semiconductors a big boost

Bending organic semiconductors can seriously up the speed of the electricity flowing through them, which could pave the way for better electronics.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electricity electronics materials-science semiconductors

3D printing technique puts electronics right into plastic

3D printing high-performance electronic circuits right into plastic could pave the way better drones, medical implants, and more.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology 3d-printing circuits electronics materials-science nanotechnology plastics

Tablets in classrooms are no silver bullet

"You can't simply throw technology at kids and expect positive outcomes."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education electronics parents schools teachers

New lithium-ion battery won’t catch fire

Researchers appear to have corrected a lithium-ion battery's biggest safety hazard: its combustibility.

Johns Hopkins University | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology batteries electronics

Putting a meniscus on micropillars could cool electronics

Researchers are perfecting a way to dissipate the heat through a unique process involving tiny liquid drops on top of an array of micropillars.

Beth Miller-WUSTL | Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electronics nanotechnology temperature water

Light-up tattoos use electronics printed right onto skin

A new printed electronics method that works on human skin can create tattoos that light up and could lead to bandages that have their own sensors.

Ken Kingery-Duke | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology electronics tattoos

Super thin heat shield lets your phone keep its cool

In extreme cases, the heat that phones and laptops give off can cause batteries to explode, but a heat shield just 10 atoms thick may cool things down.

Tom Abate-Stanford | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electronics graphene heat nanotechnology sound

Method may finally unleash graphene for faster computers

Today, computer components use copper, but graphene could make chips faster, lighter, and more reliable. New research solves the issues that kept it back.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Aug. 6, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers copper electronics graphene microchips nanotechnology

Can video chats teach toddlers? It depends

Video chat isn't an ideal way to teach toddlers. But with a parent's help, they hold some promise.

Joan Brasher-Vanderbilt | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture electronics learning parents toddlers

New tech prints flexible electronics on odd surfaces

A new way to print conductive metal onto all sorts of surfaces such as gelatin and rose petals could lead to new kinds of flexible electronics.

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electronics liquids metals

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