Portable generator powers small safety devices

A new stick-like, water-based device can convert energy from movement into electricity. The technology, which was reported in the Journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, could be used to power portable devices, such as safety lights. With the…

Reasserting U.S. leadership in microelectronics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The global semiconductor shortage has grabbed headlines and caused a cascade of production bottlenecks that have driven up prices on all sorts of consumer goods, from refrigerators to SUVs. The chip shortage has thrown…

Life could be thriving in the clouds of Venus

BY ERIC VERBETEN MADISON — Is there life on Venus? For more than a century, scientists have pondered this question. Now, there is renewed interest in Venus as a place that could support living organisms.…