electrek- by Fred Lambert - 08/28/2019
A startup that spun out of Cambridge University claims a battery breakthrough that can charge an electric car in just six minutes. It’s something we heard before, but the difference here is that they claim that they can commercialize the new battery as soon as next year.
NewScientist- by Donna Lu - 07/31/2019
A computer chip inspired by the brain could pave the way for artificial intelligence with a broader range of abilities. The chip has been used to control an autonomous bicycle, but one day it might power self-driving cars and smart robots.
NewScientist- by Chris Baraniuk - 07/31/2019
Ever tried to stamp on a pesky insect only to see it scuttle off once you raise your shoe? You may soon have the same difficulty eradicating tiny robots, because a simple machine seems to have been given the robustness of a common cockroach.
engadget- by Amrita Khalid - 07/30/2019
Nosebleed seats may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have created a prototype contact lens that is controlled by the eye's movements. Wearers can make the lenses zoom in or out by simply blinking twice. A paper detailing the team's findings was published this month in Advanced Functional Materials.
Flowing water over extremely thin layers of inexpensive metals that have oxidized, including iron, can produce electricity, researchers report.
CNN- by Alice Johnston - 08/05/2019
An artificial "tongue" that can taste minute differences between varieties of Scotch whisky could be the key to identifying counterfeitalcohol, scientists say.
There's wind power, solar power, and—tire power. Sumitomo Rubber is developing a new tire that can restore energy to a car as it drives down the road. The energy recaptures static electricity generated when the tires deform and return to their original shape as they roll down the road.