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Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

“The new solar cell is not photovoltaic—it’s photosynthetic,” says Amin Salehi-Khojin, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at UIC and senior author on the study. “Instead of producing energy in an unsustainable one-way route from fossil fuels to greenhouse gas, we can now reverse the process and recycle atmospheric carbon into fuel using sunlight,” […]

Want to learn about robots of all shapes and sizes?

Robots are about to enter daily life just as computers did three decades ago.  The increasing presence of assistive robotics technologies in factories, hospitals, cars, farms, homes and beyond is the result of nearly half a century of federal investments in fundamental science and engineering research. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has been at the […]

SB16-032 Vulnerability Summary for the Week of January 25th 2016

National Cyber Awareness System: – Original release date: February 1, 2016 – The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week.

DARPA and the Brain Initiative

President Obama announced the BRAIN initiative in April 2013. Today, the initiative is supported by several federal agencies as well as dozens of technology firms, academic institutions, scientists and other key contributors to the field of neuroscience. DARPA is supporting the BRAIN initiative through a number of programs. Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) The ElectRx program aims […]

A Brain-Computer Interface That Works Wirelessly

Full Story – MIT Technology Review – Antonio Regalado on January 14, 2015 Researchers at Brown University and Blackrock Microsystems early in 2015, commercialized a wireless device that can be attached to a person’s skull and transmit via radio thought commands collected from a brain implant.  The device was developed by a consortium, called BrainGate, […]