A Better Device for Measuring Electromagnetic Radiation

A Better Device for Measuring Electromagnetic Radiation

“New bolometer is faster, simpler, and covers more wavelengths. Bolometers, devices that monitor electromagnetic radiation through heating of an absorbing material, are used by astronomers and homeowners alike. But most such devices have limited bandwidth and must be operated at …

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A new way for designing electronics

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A new way for designing electronics

“A team from the University of Southampton has invented a new way for designing electronic systems that incorporates the best from both analogue and digital paradigms. The approach combines the computational power of analogue with the energy benefits of digital …

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Arduino Servo Drum Machine

Arduino Servo Drum Machine

“This is a simple two micro-servo and Arduino Uno controlled drum machine or robot. The servos are mounted on an L-shaped bracket of wood that is held to the snare drum with 4 strong magnets. The servo arms are bolted …

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Army scientists have a blast with aluminum nanoparticles

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Army scientists have a blast with aluminum nanoparticles

“Army scientists proved a decades-old prediction that mixing TNT and novel aluminum nanoparticles can significantly enhance energetic performance. This explosive discovery is expected to extend the reach of U.S. Army firepower in battle. Researchers from the U.S. Army …

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Artificial intelligence senses people through walls

Artificial intelligence senses people through walls

“Wireless smart-home system from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could monitor diseases and help the elderly “age in place.” X-ray vision has long seemed like a far-fetched sci-fi fantasy, but over the last decade a team led by …

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CPU and RAM Usage Monitor

CPU and RAM Usage Monitor

“Story Character LCDs are one of the most common things one gets in an Arduino kit. They are very cheap and fun to work with. They are categorized in two categories: one that is directly hooked up to the Arduino …

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Designing a better superconductor with geometric frustration

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Designing a better superconductor with geometric frustration

“Superconductors contain tiny tornadoes of supercurrent, called vortex filaments, that create resistance when they move. This affects the way superconductors carry a current. But a magnet-controlled “switch” in superconductor configuration provides unprecedented flexibility in managing the location of vortex filaments …

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E-textiles control home appliances with the swipe of a finger (video)

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E-textiles control home appliances with the swipe of a finger (video)

““Screen-Printed Washable Electronic Textiles as Self-Powered Touch/Gesture Tribo-Sensors for Intelligent Human-Machine Interaction” Electronic textiles could allow a person to control household appliances or computers from a distance simply by touching a wristband or other item of clothing — something that …

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