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Smart magnetic soft materials to develop artificial muscles and therapeutic robots

Developing a new generation of artificial muscles and soft nanorobots for drug delivery are some of the long-term goals of 4D-BIOMAP, an ERC research project being undertaken by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M).This project develops cross-.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 6th, 2021

Researchers 3D-print rotating microfilter for lab-on-a-chip applications

Researchers have fabricated a magnetically driven rotary microfilter that can be used to filter particles inside a microfluidic device. They made the tiny turning filter by creating a magnetic material that could be used with a very precise 3D printi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 3 min. ago

AI model examines virus spread from animals to humans

A new model that applies artificial intelligence to carbohydrates improves the understanding of the infection process and could help predict which viruses are likely to spread from animals to humans. This is reported in a recent study led by research.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Fuel flow, heat fluctuations drive dangerous oscillations in rocket engines

Combustion engines can develop high frequency oscillations, leading to structural damage to the engines and unsafe operating conditions. A detailed understanding of the physical mechanism that causes these oscillations is required but has been lackin.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 31 min. ago

Eco-friendly smart farms based on nutrient solution recirculation

The development of new urban agriculture technologies, such as vertical and smart farms, has accelerated rapidly in recent years. These technologies are based on hydroponic cultivation in which plants are grown using nutrient-rich solutions rather th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 31 min. ago

Don’t sweat rising electric bills: Smart bed covers keep you cool and save money

Smart mattress covers like the Eight Sleep Pod Pro can help keep you cool at night despite rising temperatures without raising your utility bill......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 32 min. ago

Crosslinker protein helps egg cells develop

A protein helps direct the flow of materials in the Drosophila ovary during the development of egg cells, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Current Biology......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 3 min. ago

The story behind infinitely recyclable plastic

A multidisciplinary Berkeley Lab team has been working for several years to develop a game-changing plastic that, unlike traditional plastics, can be recycled indefinitely and is not made from petroleum. Their latest milestone was the release of an a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 3 min. ago

New Level smart lock may be the smallest ever made, but it has tons of features

The Level Lock is the smallest smart lock ever made, with a host of smart features like touch, voice, and keycard control......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 32 min. ago

BenQ Materials, Cheng Mei report robust sales for May

Polarizer makers BenQ Materials and Cheng Mei Materials Technology have reported brisk sales for May, and they expect the current sales momentum to continue into the third quarter......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

DDI backend services, materials see order visibility throughout 2021

Display driver IC (DDI) backend specialists ChipMos Technologies and Chipbond Technology, and related COF and COG packaging materials vendors including Niching Industrial have seen clear order visibility through October or even the end of the year, t.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

IC materials distributors upbeat about sales in 3Q21

Taiwan's semiconductor materials distributors including Topco Scientific, Wah Lee Industrial, Topco Technologies, and Chang Wah Electromaterials are all upbeat about their sales in the third quarter of the year due to strong demand from both foundry.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

New investments mounting for mini/microLED product developments

More companies in Taiwan, Korea and China are likely to continue committing investments to develop mini/microLED products before 2025, boosting the advancement of the display industry, according to Chan Pin Chong, executive vice president of Kulicke.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Meet Ernie and Bert, Amazon’s latest robotic helpers

Amazon is testing Ernie and Bert, two robots designed to ease the physical strain on the company's army of warehouse workers......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Can A.I. beat human engineers at designing microchips? Google thinks so

Google found that artificial intelligence is capable of designing microchips. A.I.-designed chips were better and made quicker than those made by human experts......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

New combination of materials provides progress toward quantum computing

The future of quantum computing may depend on the further development and understanding of semiconductor materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs). These atomically thin materials develop unique and useful electrical, mechanical, an.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Insulators turn up the heat on quantum bits

Physicists have long suspected that dielectric materials may significantly disrupt ion-trap quantum computers. Now, researchers led by Tracy Northup have developed a new method to quantify this source of error for the first time. For the future opera.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Hands-on: Echo Show 8 is like a tablet grafted onto a smart speaker

"Alexa, test and review the new Echo Show 8." "I'm sorry, I don't know that one." Enlarge / Thanks for the suggestion, Alexa—it just might be time to revist Ferris and friends this weekend. Oh, yeah! (credit: Jim Salter) Amazon's newly redes.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Europe to launch renewable wooden satellite made of plywood

A Scandinavian company plans to launch the world's first wooden satellite to bring attention to the use of renewable materials in space......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

US Launches Task Force To Open Government Data For AI Research

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: The Biden administration launched an initiative Thursday aiming to make more government data available to artificial intelligence researchers, part of a broader push to keep the U.S. o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Ring Video Doorbell 3 vs. Ring Video Doorbell Pro

The Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Doorbell Pro are solid additions to Ring's smart-tech lineup, but which of the bells is the best? Here are our thoughts on both......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021