New Form of Graphene Should Finally Make Graphene Electronics Possible

F0r years, scientists have struggled to build graphene-based electronics that could do the same thing as silicon superconductor chips. A new breakthrough from an international team of scientists might just change all that. These geniuses just invented a new form of graphene that's ten times more conductive. » 2/06/14 5:40pm 2/06/14 5:40pm

The World's Simplest Speaker Is Silkscreened On a Piece of Paper

From afar, designer Coralie Gourguechon's work looks a little bit like macaroni art—or at least a very abstract collage. Up close, though, each piece is an extremely simplistic but entirely functional electronic device. Even this paper-cone speaker. » 12/12/13 4:00pm 12/12/13 4:00pm

Now You Don't Have To Shut Off Your Electronics on European Flights

After last month's hugely celebrated decision by the United States FAA to overturn the personal electronics ban on flights, Europe's EASA has come to a similar decision. The Guardian reports that by December, passengers on European flights will no longer have to turn off their cellphones, e-readers, or laptops, though… » 11/16/13 8:00pm 11/16/13 8:00pm

It's Better That You Don't Remember Coby Because It Just Went Under

You know those gadgets that you can buy at drugstores? Back in the early 2000s it was all portable CD players and PC speakers. Now it's MP3 players with 2GB of storage and wimpy tablets. And if you've ever done last minute Christmas shopping at a Walgreens you know that the brands start to become recognizable for their … » 10/20/13 5:43pm 10/20/13 5:43pm

How to Choose, Buy, and Safely Use a Good Surge Protector

Most of us have more devices than we have plugs in the wall, which is why you'll likely find a surge protector behind most people's televisions and under our desks. However, not all surge protectors are alike, and some even put your gadgets at risk. We talked to an electrician to sort out how to tell the good ones from … » 9/27/13 8:12am 9/27/13 8:12am

NYT: FAA's New Electronic Device Rules to 'Go Into Effect Next Year'

The New York Times is reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration is about to finalize its loosened restrictions on in-flight gadget use—more than a year after it first announced it was mulling the idea. » 9/23/13 4:26am 9/23/13 4:26am

New Material Could Cool Gadgets Even Better Than Diamonds Do (Wait,…

As electronic devices get increasingly tiny, heat management becomes a bigger and bigger problem. In gadgets that can't practically house a fan, heat sinks do the job of keeping sensitive electronics cool. So far, the best-performing heat transfer material has been diamond, which any rap video will remind you is crazy… » 7/29/13 4:13pm 7/29/13 4:13pm

3D Printing Graduates from Plastic Chunks to Incredible Micro-Batteries

3D printing is great for building lifeless husks out of plastic, but soon we'll be able to start printing guts as well. Scientists have figured out how to coax a fully functioning lithium-ion battery out of nothing but some paste, and those small batteries could have big applications. » 6/19/13 9:50am 6/19/13 9:50am

Graphene Can Work in Real Life Electronics--With One-Atom-Thin Wires

By now we all know that graphene has tons of potential applications, from virtually no-light camera sensors, to terabit upload speeds, to all your wildest dreams. Now, researchers have figured out how to chemically spot-weld graphene, wiring tiny graphene structures to real electronics with one-atom wires.
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How To Turn Fruits And Vegetables Into a Delicious Musical Instrument

If you wanted to learn an unconventional instrument, maybe you'd opt for the accordion or the glockenspiel. J.viewz decided to build his own. Out of fruits and vegetables. Sure, he didn't have to use fruits and vegetables to create the effect, but it just wouldn't be the same without them. Song's not half bad either.… » 3/03/13 9:00pm 3/03/13 9:00pm