Self-erasing chips could thwart counterfeit tech

A new self-erasing chip could help stop counterfeit electronics. It can store a secret message or authentication code for days before it disappears.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: electronics materials-science security science-and-technology

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 • futurity
Jan. 22, 2020 ~4 min

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

‘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 • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: electronics electricity sensors temperature science-and-technology health-and-medicine 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 • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~8 min

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

‘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 • futurity
Dec. 31, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: electronics batteries featured science-and-technology 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 • futurity
Dec. 26, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: electronics cars security hackers science-and-technology

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 • futurity
Dec. 13, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: electronics mobile-devices science-and-technology crimes 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 • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~3 min

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

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 • futurity
Nov. 12, 2019 ~3 min

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

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