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Smartphones only have limited internal storage like the iPhones that have 16 gigabytes or 128 gigabytes variants. On the other hand, while most phones have expandable external storage, they are limited as well. For example, the new Samsung can...
Researchers have an idea to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust. Specifically, they want to make the particles so small that separating different components is relatively simple compared with processes used to recycle electronic junk now. Chandra Sekhar Tiwary,...
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 inside the sun or smashing them in a collider, say scientists, it might be...
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 capacitive MEMS accelerometers. They measure the rate of change in an object’s speed...
A drip, or even a stream, of wine from the bottle can ruin your tablecloth—unless you wrap a napkin around the bottle as a sommelier would. Daniel Perlman—wine-lover, inventor, and biophysicist at Brandeis University—has figured out a solution to this...
Giving fabric a resistance to oil, called oleophobicity, makes cleaning spaghetti sauce off your favorite shirt as easy as spilling it in the first place. A new coating offers this quality without fluorines, which break down into chlorofluorocarbon gas,...
Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad de Málaga (UMA) have collaborated with the consulting and technology company Indra on the development of a new advanced simulator of training in cybersecurity, a system that teaches...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A new Sandia National Laboratories accelerator called Thor is expected to be 40 times more efficient than Sandia's Z machine, the world's largest and most powerful pulsed-power accelerator, in generating pressures to study materials under extreme...
Young people sharing videos about political or social causes online via social media may be more likely to engage in real-world activity to further that cause, new research suggests. The new research challenges the notion of “slacktivism,” which is a...
Researchers used reality TV to uncover surprising variation in how easily people’s accents change over time. The capacity for accent change among adults is well documented in linguistics, over both the short-term (temporarily in the context of a single conversation)...