Leaders from Australia and New York gathered in Lower Manhattan this weekend to celebrate a new technology-sharing initiative aiming to end Western reliance on China for the production of lithium. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) was joined by Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Richard Marles and Leader of...
Many of us have been asking for some time now “where are our robot servants?” We were promised this dream life of leisure and luxury, but we’re still waiting. Modern life is a very wasteful one, with items delivered to our doors with the click of a mouse, but...
Professors, programmers and journalists could all be out of a job in just a few years, after the latest chatbot from the Elon Musk-founded OpenAI foundation stunned onlookers with its writing ability, proficiency at complex tasks, and ease of use. The system, called ChatGPT, is the latest evolution of the...
As convenient as wireless earbuds can be, you typically have to carry a case around to store and charge them. Wouldn't you rather free up your pocket? Huawei thinks so. As The Register notes, the Chinese brand has teased a Watch Buds smartwatch that includes earbuds you charge beneath...
Starting today, Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in group chats for Messages users enrolled in the beta program. RCS conversations between two people picked up E2EE in June of 2021, and Google said it was coming to group chats at I/O 2022. In October, the company said initial...
Nearly 10% of today's electricity in the United States comes from wind power. The renewable energy source benefits climate, air quality, and public health by displacing emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants that would otherwise be produced by fossil-fuel-based power plants. A new MIT study finds that the health...
Tin sulfide (SnS) solar cells have shown immense promise in the rush to develop more environmentally friendly thin-film solar cells. Yet for years SnS solar cells have struggled to achieve a high conversion efficiency. To overcome this, a SnS interface exhibiting large band bending was necessary, something a research...
To meet the growing global demand for electronics that can operate for long periods of time, engineers will need to develop highly performing and stable batteries with increasingly longer lifetimes. To reliably continue improving battery technologies, one should ideally be able to continuously monitor the dynamic chemistry inside their...
As the year starts to wind down, Google Play is naming the best Android apps and games of 2022. This includes Users’ Choice and 20 “Best of” categories. These lists are localized, and you can browse your country by tapping the “Best of 2022” banner at the top of...
Three-dimensional (3D) metal–plastic composite structures have widespread potential applicability in smart electronics, micro/nanosensing, internet-of-things (IoT) devices, and even quantum computing. Devices constructed using these structures have a higher degree of design freedom, and can have more complex features, complex geometry, and increasingly smaller sizes. But current methods to fabricate...
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