Transistors are everywhere—in your computer, car, phone, and refrigerator—but they’re not shrinking fast enough to satisfy our hunger for ever-faster devices. A new kind of light-based transistor might just fix that.
There are countless electronic sequencer apps available for your mobile device, but based on the popularity of Teenage Engineering’s tiny Pocket Operator synths, people still like pushing real made-of-matter buttons. That’s why the company is now introducing three new models with its PO-20 series.
If we’ve learned one thing from breathy concept designs and cheesy sci-fi movies, it’s that we all deserve flexible technologies: bio-electric tattoos that measure our vitals and tablets we can roll up to shove in our pockets.
Jamming communications isn’t a new idea, but with battlefields becoming increasingly digital, it’s an evermore concerning threat. Now, though, DARPA has built a super-fast chip that will help create devices able to shrug off radio-frequency attacks.
Soldering has been around for thousands of years: it’s an essential component to electronics around the world. But, there’s some limitations: high temperatures can damage delicate components. Now, some researchers think that they’ve come up with a solution: a room temperature, conductive glue.
Material scientists are able to fuse together nanoparticles into complex miniature devices, but they currently use high temperatures which can damage the materials on which they’re built. Now, a new technique which uses less energy could help print them on plastic or paper.
A telephone regulator has warned that festive decorations can spoil your festive internet fun. Here’s the science.
This humble-looking piece of circuitry, little larger than a quarter, can be used to wirelessly fool magnetic stripe readers into thinking you’ve swiped your card, by generating hefty magnetic fields that mimic the data held on it.
Wooden building blocks have inspired the architects of tomorrow for years now, but littleBits wants to instead inspire future engineers. And with its new Gizmos & Gadgets kit, kids can easily build more than just simple circuits and electronics.
They normally sell for $100 and up, but Dremel has found a way to make its rotary multi-tools a lot cheaper for anyone who already has a workshop full of equipment. Instead of having its own motor inside, the company’s new VRT1 is powered by the suction from a vacuum.
Imagine electrical circuits that you could print off and use for a few hours before they melted away and stop functioning or changed their function. A spy’s best friend, they could become reality thanks to a new kind of electric circuitry printed on graphene.
Have an old Nintendo 64 controller lying around? If you’re looking for a project this weekend, you can turn it into the perfect hobby rocket-launching remote with a few tweaks.
I can’t believe this is something that actually has to be said, but there’s another situation where an innocent kid is paying dearly for the ignorance of others, and on behalf of all tinkerers and lovers of machines, I want to re-iterate: there are things that use electronics that are not bombs, morons.
Flexible, bendable and rollable electronics remain somewhat of a sci-fi dream: making circuitry that continues to conduct electricity while undergoing deformation is actually quite hard. But now there’s a metallic conductor that can stretch to twice its length — and it’s cheap to make, too.
If you have an older garage door, you probably have a bunch of obnoxious large remotes sitting around. If you’re prefer something a bit more sleek (and secure), Make shows you how to build a garage door opener you can control with your smartphone.
At one time the only way to get a truly clean windshield was to enlist the help of an urban professional working on a downtown street corner. But now that Black+Decker has attached a squeegee to a Dustbuster, streaky windows are no longer a plague on society.
The smell of rotten eggs may make you think of a nasty garbage can situation, but someday it could help power your high-speed trains. Hydrogen sulfide—the chemical compound that emits a powerful rotten egg smell—is a superconductor with enormous potential.
Microsoft has released the public version of their pared down version of Windows 10 meant for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Minnowboard Max, called Windows IoT Core.