Small connector, big effect: This plug-and-play adapter overcomes language barriers between machines and facilitates modifications of industrial facilities. Credit: KIT Plug and play is a technology that allows users to connect devices such as printers or USB memory sticks to a computer and directly use them without installing any software. This technology is now also

Researchers tested more than 50 different computers and external USB hubs and found that over 90% of them leaked information to an external USB device. Credit: © alice_photo / Fotolia USB connections, the most common interface used globally to connect external devices to computers, are vulnerable to information ‘leakage’, making them even less secure than

This is an artistic rendering of fiber-shaped implantable batteries using biocompatible electrolytes. Credit: Guo et al. Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium. In their work, published August 10 in the journal Chem, the authors designed alternatives to lithium-ion batteries

The spectral transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI)-Analyzer attaches to a smartphone and analyzes patient blood, urine, or saliva samples as reliably as clinic-based instruments that cost thousands of dollars. Credit: Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic

Two types of progenitor cells from dissociated skin — epidermal (green) and dermal (red) — undergo a series of morphological transitions to form reconstituted skin. Credit: Images by Mingxing Lei/Cheng-Ming Chuong Lab How does the skin develop follicles and eventually sprout hair? A USC-led study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Multiplexing, the ability to send multiple signals through a single channel, is a fundamental feature of any voice or data communication system. An international research team has demonstrated for the first time a method for multiplexing data carried on terahertz waves, high-frequency radiation that may enable the next generation of ultra-high bandwidth wireless networks. The

This is a flowchart of energy storage and carbon fixation using Li-CO2 technology. Credit: Qiao et al. Scientists working toward the elusive lithium-air battery discovered an unexpected approach to capturing and storing carbon dioxide away from the atmosphere. Using a design intended for a lithium-CO2 battery, researchers in Japan and China have developed a way

This is Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Science assistant professor Seokheun Choi. Credit: Binghamton University, State University of New York Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don’t

The Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino program will use three detectors: SBND, MicroBooNE (shown here) and ICARUS. Credit: Reidar Hahn In 1995, physicists working on the Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector, or LSND, at Los Alamos National Laboratory stumbled upon some curious results. The experiment, whose goal was to investigate oscillations between the three different flavors of the

Fermilab’s Main Injector accelerator, one of the most powerful particle accelerators in the world, has just achieved a world record for high-energy beams for neutrino experiments. Credit: Fermilab A key element in a particle-accelerator-based neutrino experiment is the power of the beam that gives birth to neutrinos: The more particles you can pack into that

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