'Soft tactile logic' tech distributes decision-making throughout stretchable material

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralized processing—creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a computer, but has characteristics of both. The new technology holds promise for use in a variety of applications, from soft robotics […]

Semiconducting material more affected by defects than previously thought

[ad_1] Credit: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute A promising semiconductor material could be improved if flaws previously thought irrelevant to performance are reduced, according to research published today in Nature Communications. A group of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and other universities has shown that a specific defect impacts the ability of halide perovskite to hold energy […]

Australia will block domains with extremist material during terror attacks

[ad_1] The nation’s eSafety Commissioner will determine what to block in any given situation using a yet-to-be-established framework, while a Crisis Coordination Center will keep tabs on both violence and extremist material around the clock. Australia is also contemplating legislation to force internet companies to improve their safety, although it’s not clear how the country […]

Australia will block domains with extremist material during terror attacks

[ad_1] The nation’s eSafety Commissioner will determine what to block in any given situation using a yet-to-be-established framework, while a Crisis Coordination Center will keep tabs on both violence and extremist material around the clock. Australia is also contemplating legislation to force internet companies to improve their safety, although it’s not clear how the country […]

New perovskite material shows early promise as an alternative to silicon

[ad_1] To minimize the loss of electrons from CsPbI3 (red, central layer) into adjacent layers, it is important that the energy levels (eV, on the graph) of all layers are similar. Credit: OIST Silicon dominates solar energy products—it is stable, cheap and efficient at turning sunlight into electricity. Any new material taking on silicon must […]