UW team shatters long-range communication barrier for devices that consume almost no power
University of Washington researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers — breaking a long-held barrier and potentially enabling a vast array of interconnected devices.
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Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch
A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.
Sweet success: Nanocapsule perfectly binds sucrose in water
Researchers from Tokyo Tech and Kyoto University have developed an artificial receptor that can bind sucrose in water with exquisite precision. The achievement represents a leap forward for the development of biosensors, and provides new insights into our perception of sweetness.
Breakthrough in Dissolving Electronics Holds Promise for Biomedicine
Discovery Has Applications for Eco-Friendly Disposal, Data Security and Healthcare. Researchers from the University of Houston and China have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere.
Use of ethanol in vehicles reduces pollution by nanoparticles, study shows
Use of ethanol in vehicles reduces pollution by nanoparticles, a study shows. Levels of ultrafine particulate matter in São Paulo City, Brazil, increased by up to 30 percent at times when ethanol prices rose and consumption fell.
Playing Smartphone App Aids Concussion Recovery in Teens
In an effort to minimize activity and allow the brain time to rest and heal, doctors advise patients who’ve suffered concussions to avoid screen time on computers, televisions, tablets and smartphones. But during a recent study, researchers actually encouraged teenagers to use an app on their smartphones specifically designed to help them recover. And the results were encouraging.
Dating? A magic formula to predict attraction is more elusive than ever
Study finds machine learning can predict aspects of attraction, but not the perfect soulmate. Dating websites often claim attraction between two people can be predicted from the right combination of traits and preferences, but a new study casts doubt on that assertion.