Researchers design roadmap for hydrogen supply network

[ad_1] Walter MĂ©rida Credit: UBC Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in British Columbia. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a hydrogen supply chain model that can enable the adoption of zero-emission, hydrogen-powered cars—transforming them from a novelty into everyday transportation in just 30 years. In a new study […]

Researchers warn of 'phishing' texts attacking smartphones

[ad_1] Security researchers say malicious software hiding in text messages can allow attackers to take over smartphones Cybersecurity researchers warned Wednesday of malicious software in text messages pretending to be from telecom carriers, opening a door for hackers to attack Android smartphones. A report released by Check Point described a “new class of phishing attacks” […]

Researchers develop technique to de-ice surfaces in seconds

[ad_1] Mechanical science and engineering professor Nenad Miljkovic, left, and graduate students Kalyan Boyina and Yashraj Gurumukhi collaborated with researchers at Kyushu University, Japan, to develop a system that can de-ice surfaces in seconds. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer Airplane wings, wind turbines and indoor heating systems all struggle under the weight and chill of ice. […]

Fake news model in staged release but two researchers fire up replication

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Not the most comforting news in the world of tech: The artificial intelligence lab (OpenAI) cofounded by Elon Musk said its software could too easily be adapted to crank out fake news. “Two grads re-created it anyway.” That was Wired‘s coverage on August 26 of a story about two recent […]

Researchers develop process flow for high-res 3-D printing of mini soft robotic actuators

[ad_1] A generic process flow is proposed to guide the 3D printing of miniature soft pneumatic actuators that are smaller than a coin. A soft debris remover with an integrated miniature gripper can realize navigation through a confined space and collection of small objects in hard-to-reach positions. Credit: SUTD Soft robots are a class of […]

Researchers reveal ultra-fast bomb detection method that could upgrade airport security

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the University of Surrey have revealed a new ultra-fast method to detect materials that could be used to build explosives. The new detection method is able to analyze a wider range of materials than current thermal based detection systems used in today’s airports, while reducing false positive reports. […]

Researchers set solar record with next-gen cells

[ad_1] Dr Jun Peng and Associate Professor Thomas White from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science. Credit: Lannon Harley, ANU Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have broken new ground in solar cell energy efficiency and in the process provided a glimpse of the technology’s future. The researchers have a set a […]

Researchers develop low-power, low-cost network for 5G connectivity

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a cheaper and more efficient method for Internet-of-Things devices to receive high-speed wireless connectivity. With 75 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to be in place by 2025, a growing strain will be placed on requirements of wireless networks. Contemporary WiFi […]

Researchers flip how electrical signals move liquid droplets

[ad_1] Still from a video showing electrodewetting. Credit: University of California, Los Angeles When medical laboratories analyze blood samples for signs of disease, they sometimes use instruments that rely on a technology called digital microfluidics. The technique uses electric signals to pull tiny droplets of the sample across a surface so they can be analyzed. […]

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due […]