Hydrogen Is the Lightest Element, But It Has a Huge Impact

March 20, 2019Written by Nicholas Leadbeater for The Conversation Although hydrogen is the lightweight of the chemical elements, it packs a real punch when it comes to its role in life and its potential as a solution to some of the world’s challenges. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the periodic table, it seems […]

To Save Innovation, We Need to Change Science

on 05 MAR, 2019 Discovery is done through observation and what researchers discover is written down, which we call data. This data can reveal structure (describing an object numerically) or behaviour (written descriptions about an organism or object). These observations are not the end-goal. To understand what is going on, researchers need to analyse the […]

Renewable energy solution for industrial heat applications

March 14, 2019, University of South Australia Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a new technique that may greatly reduce industry’s dependence on natural gas, combining renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for high-temperature industrial processes. Research indicates around 20 per cent of global fossil fuel emissions are currently produced by industry, […]

Scientists one step closer to a clock that could replace GPS and Galileo

March 11, 2019, University of Sussex Scientists in the Emergent Photonics Lab (EPic Lab) at the University of Sussex have made a breakthrough to a crucial element of an atomic clock—devices which could reduce our reliance on satellite mapping in the future—using cutting-edge laser beam technology. Their development greatly improves the efficiency of the lancet (which […]

How DNA Technology Enables Nanotechnology

March 3, 2019 As famous philosopher George Carlin used to remark, “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of ’em are stupider than that.” One reason for the prevalence of stupidity is that mainstream conversation topics don’t revolve around anything intelligent, so we should hardly be surprised when only the nerdy […]

New PAN4620 Series IEEE® & Bluetooth® Module

February 28, 2019 PAN4620 Series IEEE® 802.15.4 and Bluetooth® Low Energy Module—Panasonic’s New Internet Of Things, Dual Mode Mesh Networking RF Module! Introducing Panasonic’s NEW PAN4620 Series RF Module! The PAN4620 Series is Panasonic’s Internet of Things Dual Mode RF Module comprising NXP’s Kinetis KW41Z SoC – a 2.4 GHz 802.15.4 and Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless […]

PAN1762 Series Bluetooth® 5.0 Low Energy RF Module

October 18, 2018 Panasonic’s New Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy RF Module Based On The Toshiba TC35680 Single-Chip Controller Introducing Panasonic’s new PAN1762 Series RF Module, the PAN1762 Series is Panasonic’s Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy RF Module based on the Toshiba TC35680 single-chip controller The new Bluetooth 5.0 features with the PAN1762 Series enable a higher symbol rate […]

What’s Ahead for the Global Semiconductor Market?

Bridget McCrea on Feb 20, 2019 After experiencing record sales in early- to mid-2018, the global semiconductor market cooled off a bit toward the end of the year and has maintained that status during the first quarter of 2019. Here’s what could be ahead for the rest of the year. Last year was one for […]

Demystifying robot offline programming

BY TANYA M. ANANDAN FEBRUARY 5, 2019 Cover Story: Software suppliers are disproving preconceptions about robot offline programming (OLP) being too complicated or not cost-effective. Several companies have developed software programs designed to make robots smarter, faster, and more flexible in a variety of challenging applications. Courtesy: OCTOPUZ Inc./Robotic Industries Association (RIA) Even though offline […]

How Can Drones Be a Part of Successful Disaster Response Operations for Public Safety Departments?

February 18, 2019 by Jeremiah Karpowicz Panama City, FL – Lorean “Ty” Rozier, an FAA-certified remote pilot from the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) surveys damage from the impact of Hurricane Michael. The UAS Drones Disaster Conferences are designed to bring together government, industry, and academia for two days of learning and live drone flight demonstrations. Taking […]

Renewable energy generation with kites and drones

February 20, 2019, Carlos III University of Madrid Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) are a new kind of technology to harvest wind energy. The expensive and heavy tower and rotor of a conventional wind turbine are replaced by a light tether and an aircraft (flexible giant kites or large drones), respectively. In the so-called ground […]

Engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology

February 11, 2019, University of Pennsylvania Quantum computers promise to be a revolutionary technology because their elementary building blocks, qubits, can hold more information than the binary, 0-or-1 bits of classical computers. But to harness this capability, hardware must be developed that can access, measure and manipulate individual quantum states. Researchers at the University of […]

GPU news: Time for another go at waferscale computer

FEBRUARY 4, 2019 by Nancy Cohen , Tech Xplore Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Los Angeles, are behind the recent development for a wafer-scale computer that aims to be faster, more energy efficient, than contemporary counterparts. Engineers aim to use something called “silicon interconnect fabric” to build […]

Scaling up search for analogies could be key to innovation

FEBRUARY 4, 2019 by Carnegie Mellon University Investment in research is at an all-time high, yet the rate of scientific breakthroughs isn’t setting any records. To resolve this quandary, scientists are turning to artificial intelligence and crowdsourcing for help in identifying a key inspiration for innovation—the perfect analogy. Wilbur Wright, for instance, famously got his […]

10 Ways Blockchain Is Revolutionizing Smart Cities

by Sergio on Jun 30, 2018 Blockchain technology is boosting the bottom line of private and public sector It’s touted as the “secret sauce” that will transform smart cities of the future, establishing trust and transparency in government through an immutable digital record — one that’s able to connect sky’s-the-limit endpoints while being virtually hack proof. Blockchain technology […]

A new model introduces the concept of adaptive virtual organisms (VOs)

JANUARY 31, 2019 by Ingrid Fadelli , Tech Xplore Researchers at the University of Bucharest have recently developed a compositional model for complex hardware-software binding. Their model, outlined in a paper pre-published on arXiv, introduces the notion of a “virtual organism” (VO) that resides somewhere between slightly reconfigurable hardware agents and abstract, intelligent and adaptive […]

What Is Zero-Knowledge Proof And Why You Should Care

by Harry Alford on Sep 16, 2018 Zero-knowledge proofs or zero-knowledge protocols (ZKP) were first introduced in the mid-80s by a group of MIT researchers in their paper, “The Knowledge Complexity Of Interactive Proof Systems.” They essentially defined ZKP as a method by which one party can interact with another party and provide proof of […]