Hard Tech

The US military just got its hands on a mini laser weapon
Laser weapons could shape the future of warfare — and the US military just got a “mini” version of the tech.
New battery charged by tears will power smart contact lenses
An ultra-thin, flexible battery could lead to safe, comfortable smart contact lenses partially powered by our tears.
Device offers long-distance, low-power underwater communication
Researchers create a device with piezoelectric transducers that enables battery-free underwater communication.
Arrays of quantum rods could enhance TVs or virtual reality devices
Paralyzed woman able to speak again, thanks to brain-avatar interface
Is quantum computing hype or almost here?
Simple superconducting device could dramatically cut energy use in computing
A Pink Floyd song was reconstructed from listeners’ brain waves
Australian military is funding a computer chip merged with human brain cells
Ask Ethan: Is LK-99 the holy grail of superconductors?
Scientists rush to recreate room-temperature superconductor
Viral room-temperature superconductor claims spark excitement
New study shows how electricity can turn on genes