New ‘Spray-On’ Memory Could Turn Everyday Items Into Digital Storage Devices

Researchers at Duke University have developed “spray-on” digital memory using only an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle inks. And, the researchers demonstrated their new “spray-on” digital memory by programing a simple circuit to display four LED lights in different patterns. USB flash drives are already common accessories in offices and college campuses. But because of … Continue reading “New ‘Spray-On’ Memory Could Turn Everyday Items Into Digital Storage Devices”

Ubuntu switches back to GNOME desktop. Canonical will focus on Cloud and IoT instead of Phones.

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution has announced that it is stopping the development of Unity8 desktop, and will be bringing back the GNOME desktop for Ubuntu. And, Canonical had decided to end its investment in the phone business. Instead, Canonical is going to focus on the cloud and IoT. The most of … Continue reading “Ubuntu switches back to GNOME desktop. Canonical will focus on Cloud and IoT instead of Phones.”

Graphene Sieve turns Seawater into Drinking water

A new research shows graphene can filter common salts from water to make it safe to drink The new findings could lead to affordable desalination technology. Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved. … Continue reading “Graphene Sieve turns Seawater into Drinking water”

Bio-inspired energy storage: a new light for solar power

Inspired by an American fern, researchers have developed a groundbreaking prototype that could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution. The new type of electrode created by researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, could boost the capacity of existing integrable storage technologies by 3000 per … Continue reading “Bio-inspired energy storage: a new light for solar power”

“Virtual batteries” could lead to cheaper, cleaner power

Coordinating smart appliances and electric cars may help balance supply and demand in the power grid. In the power grid, supply and demand need to match exactly. If consumers demand more power than producers can supply, or if producers provide more power than consumers need, the result can be rolling blackouts. Power producers usually keep … Continue reading ““Virtual batteries” could lead to cheaper, cleaner power”