QLED tech aims light one way to up TV energy efficiency

New tech could cut down on the light scattered inside current quantum dot light emitting diode (QLED) screens, making them way more energy efficient.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electronics led light quantum-dots

‘Wearable AC’ could keep you cool without electricity

A new on-skin "wearable air conditioning" device could keep you cool while also monitoring blood pressure, heart activity, and skin hydration.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology electricity electronics sensors temperature wearable-devices

2D and 3D combo could keep Moore’s Law going

Using 2D materials and 3D integration practices could take integrated chips beyond their limits and keep Moore's Law going indefinitely, researchers say.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers electronics materials-science microchips semiconductors

‘Detours’ might lead to better batteries

Defects could actually make batteries better, which could affect transportation, electronics, and solar power energy storage, researchers report.

Mike Williams-Rice | Dec. 31, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology batteries electronics solar-energy

Thin films could make solar panels better and cheaper

A new kind of semiconductor made from barium zirconium sulfide instead of silicon could pave the way for better solar panels, LEDs, and sensors.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo | Dec. 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electronics led materials-science renewable-energy solar-cells

Your car could be at risk for cyber attacks

Smart cars are vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches, some of which could even be lethal. Companies need to catch up to protect consumers, researchers say.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology cars electronics hackers security

How well do cops identify ‘digital evidence’?

"There's a greater degree of recognition of what to do in the scene than I would have thought..."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology crimes electronics mobile-devices police-officers voice-technology

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

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