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To recycle old gadgets, crush them into nanodust

Researchers have an idea to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust. Specifically, they want to make the particles so small that separating …

Busted moon could put rings around Mars

Early Mars may have had rings like Saturn, and might have them again, according to a new model. The research suggests that debris, pushed into space from an …

Scientists can hack sensors in cars and phones with a $5 speaker

Critical sensors in lots of cars, phones, and medical devices could be vulnerable to hacks from sound waves. The sensors involved in the research are known as …

Sharing your photos could improve flood warnings

Photographers and key words posted online can signal weather risks developing in specific locations and times, report researchers. For example, posts about …

A little zap turns this glass from clear to black

New research could expand the color palette for glass windows that change color at the flick of an electric switch. In a new paper in the journal ACS Nano, …

Tool aims to let energy companies avoid earthquakes

A new, free software tool will let energy companies and regulatory agencies calculate the probability of triggering earthquakes from wastewater injection and …

Social media may not fill the ‘social void’

The more time a young adult spends using social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, say researchers. The findings of a new study …

Can lasers make controlled nuclear fusion happen?

Controlled nuclear fusion has been a holy grail for physicists who seek an endless supply of clean energy. Rather than heating atoms to temperatures found …

Affordable Broadband Providers for Students

A student’s life isn’t complete without the Internet. Most students devise ingenious methods to reduce broadband costs like splitting them among …

How your T-shirt could ‘speak’ via FM radio

A new technique lets everyday objects like posters and T-shirts communicate directly with your car radio or smartphone. For example, bus stop billboards could …

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