2017-07-19 - Vivek Nanda

Battery-free cellphone eliminates A-D to save power

The cellphone is the first battery-free phone that can send and receive calls by harvesting either ambient light or radio…

2017-07-12 - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thin photodetector circulates light in nano-cavities

The single-crystalline germanium nano-membrane photodetector combines a unique fabrication method and light-trapping structures, according to engineers.

2017-06-29 - University of Pittsburgh

Phone sensors predict binge drinking

Current smartphones incorporate multi-modal sensors that are able to collect meta-data that help infer when drinking occasions are either occurring…

2017-06-28 - EDN Asia

Solar-powered sensor remotely monitors soil condition

For faster and accurate monitoring, Lapis Semiconductor has combined low-power MCUs, communication devices and temperature sensors with pH and EC…

2017-06-20 - RMIT University

Solar paint turns water vapour into hydrogen

The paint contains a compound called synthetic molybdenum-sulphide, which acts like silica gel, according to the researchers.

2017-06-12 - KAIST

Parasitic robot steers turtle with snacks

The robot is attached to the animal in a way similar to an actual parasite, and it interacts with the…

2017-05-29 - University of Michigan

Green tech grows crystalline semiconductors

A team has found a way to produce semiconductors without using high temperatures and complex machinery, providing a more environment-friendly…

2017-05-17 - Hayley Dunning

Atomic-scale design stabilises next-gen solar cells

The discovery of how new solar cells breakdown has paved the way for scientists to design devices with improved stability.

2017-05-16 - EDN Asia

Body motion may soon power mobile devices

As interest in TENGs grows, researchers are looking to address the real-world feasibility of the technology and understand how to…

2017-05-10 - EDN Asia

Cloud-based system automates 3D printing

Commercially launched last April, the printer is now used at more than 100 businesses and schools, primarily as an education…