Engineers from MIT’s Microsystems Technologies Laboratories have designed a new power converter that maintains its efficiency at currents ranging from 100 picoamps to 1 milliamp, a span that encompasses a millionfold increase in current levels. The “internet of things” is the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil structures, manufacturing equipment, and […]


Winfried Hensinger (right) and Bjoern Lekitsch (left) with a quantum computing blueprint model behind a quantum computer prototype. / Credit: University of Sussex Quantum computers promise the ability to tackle complex problems, such as decoding encrypted communications and developing new pharmaceutical drugs, much faster than conventional machines can. But to date, […]


A webcam films the crib of a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Aug. 13, 2012. (Gerald Herbert/AP) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration urged the technology industry to secure millions of internet-connected devices from hacking, including fitness trackers, medical implants, surveillance cameras, […]