Technology could capture household information without recording speech.
Less nosy smart speakers
$6.25 million to develop new semiconductors for artificial photosynthesis
An interdisciplinary team from four universities are developing a new class of semiconductors for novel artificial photosynthesis and the production of clean chemicals and fuels using sunlight, as part of a DoD MURI
“Egg carton” quantum dot array could lead to ultralow power devices
By putting a twist on new “2D” semiconductors, researchers have demonstrated their potential for using single photons to transmit information.
Pioneering a way to keep very small satellites in orbit
More than 250 students had a hand in a satellite scheduled to launch on January 17th, the first in space for a project to keep nanosats in orbit by harnessing Earth’s magnetic field.
Powering robots: biomorphic batteries could provide 72 times more energy than stand-alone cells
The researchers compare them to fat deposits in living creatures.
Wireless sensors for N95 masks could enable easier, more accurate decontamination
“The technology can give users the confidence they deserve when reusing respirators or other PPE.”