Electronics

A new design substitutes an array of light receivers for a lens, making cameras thin, light, cheap, and flexible.
by California Institute of Technology
10:08am
6.22.2017
Researchers report in ACS Nano that mimicking the structure of the "powdery alligator-flag" plant has enabled them to make a graphene-based aerogel that meets these needs.
by ACS
10:00am
6.21.2017
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Researchers are making progress in developing rechargeable batteries based on potassium, a potential alternative to lithium that’s less expensive and far more plentiful, and also have shown how to derive carbon for battery electrodes from old tires.
by Purdue University
9:56am
6.21.2017
Modern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect.
by Jeannie Kever, University of Houston
10:34am
6.20.2017
Researchers directly measured a thin film made of a single type of conjugated polymer as it interacted with ions and electrons. They show how variations in the polymer layout yielded rigid and non-rigid regions of the film, and that these regions...
by University of Washington
1:14pm
6.19.2017
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It has been particularly difficult to measure changes in electrical functions of cells grown within Organ Chips that are normally electrically active. Researchers have brought solutions to this problem by fitting Organ Chips with embedded electrodes...
by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
10:46am
6.15.2017
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new nanoscale memory cell that holds tremendous promise for successful integration with superconducting processors. The new technology provides stable memory at a smaller...
by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1:40pm
6.14.2017
Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of Basel have now been able to modify short-chain silicones in a way,...
by University of Basel
1:32pm
6.14.2017
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“Deep learning” computer systems, based on artificial neural networks that mimic the way the brain learns from an accumulation of examples, have become a hot topic in computer science.
by David Chandler, MIT
10:08am
6.13.2017
In a paper published in Energy and Environmental Science a team of researchers have investigated the nature of Li-ion battery failure in an effort to improve the safety and reliability of these batteries.
by Diamond Light Source
1:25pm
6.12.2017
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The transistor is the most fundamental building block of electronics, used to build circuits capable of amplifying electrical signals or switching them between the 0s and 1s at the heart of digital computation. Now, engineers have shown a new...
by University of Pennsylvania
11:42am
6.8.2017
OLEDs (where the O denotes they are organic, or carbon-based) are among the most energy efficient of these devices, but they generally have higher production costs due to the laborious fabrication processes needed to arrange them properly. Today in...
by American Chemical Society
1:19pm
6.7.2017
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IBM, its Research Alliance partners GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5 nanometer (nm) chips.
by IBM
1:08pm
6.7.2017
A researcher has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today’s electronic devices.
by University of Texas at Dallas
9:41am
6.6.2017
The Department of Defense’s proposed FY 2018 budget includes a $75 million allocation for DARPA in support of a new, public-private “electronics resurgence” initiative. The initiative seeks to undergird a new era of electronics in which advances in...
by DARPA
11:36am
6.5.2017
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If flexible smartphones, e-paper and a new generation of smart watches are to succeed, they can’t use existing touchscreen technology.
by Peter Byrley, University of California, Riverside
10:51am
6.5.2017
Research makes topological insulators magnetic well above room temperatures.
by Jeanette Marantos, UC Riverside
3:17pm
5.24.2017
Research makes topological insulators magnetic well above room temperatures.
by Jeanette Marantos, UC Riverside
7:00am
5.24.2017
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A research team has created the world’s thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday electronics like smart phones, computers, and TVs.
by Gosia Kaszubska, RMIT University
11:15am
5.22.2017
Research has thrown new light on the use of miniaturized “heat engines” that could one day help power nanoscale machines like quantum computers.
by University of Manchester
11:40am
5.15.2017
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Characters in some of the more futuristic science fiction films, like Minority Report and Iron Man, control computer displays with slick and deliberate hand motions. In real life, light has new capacity for electronics.
by American Institute of Physics
11:13am
5.4.2017
Researchers have developed a chip about the size of a pinhead that can make lower power electronics, like cell phones, work more efficiently.
by Joanna Carver, University of Texas at San Antonio
12:24pm
5.1.2017
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Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers have synthesized thin carbon nanotube textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and toughness.
by Rick Kubetz, University of Illinois
10:21am
4.25.2017
If carefully controlled, the same process that creates rust – metal oxidation – could offer scientists ways to advance state-of-the-art battery or drug delivery technologies.
by Joan Koka, Argonne National Laboratory
10:06am
4.25.2017
A once forgotten element holds promise for the future of electronics.
by William Weir, Yale University
10:04am
4.20.2017
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A research collaboration has developed a prototype for a spin-wave majority logic gate that uses wave interference for information processing.
by American Institute of Physics
10:42am
4.12.2017
Scientists have developed a new type of hybrid ink which allows electronic circuits to be applied to paper directly from a pen.
by Leibniz Institute for New Materials
10:06am
4.10.2017
Researchers have made a major breakthrough in smart printed electronics.
by AMBER Centre
11:04am
4.7.2017
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A key advancement in the design of high performance carbon-based electronics.
by Joo Hyeon Heo, UNIST
10:37am
4.5.2017
An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.
by University of Exeter
11:11am
4.3.2017
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Four projects set to move forward at the Georgia Institute of Technology aim to lay the groundwork for manufacturing next-generation flexible electronics, which have the potential to make an impact on industries ranging from health care to defense.
by Georgia Tech
10:07am
3.21.2017
Physicists are working to harness the power of nanowires, microscopic wires that have the potential to improve solar cells or revolutionize fiber optics.
by Michael Miller, University of Cincinnati
10:14am
3.17.2017
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The discovery could ultimately help change the way wireless communication is done.
by Tom Fleischman, Cornell University
12:00pm
3.13.2017
In a significant advance, engineers have established electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method to reduce surface roughness.
by American Institute of Physics
7:00am
3.8.2017
A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency, and capability of the next generation of computers.
by University of Exeter
12:53pm
3.2.2017
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Researchers have harnessed triboelectric nanogenerators to improve the charging of molecules in a way that dramatically boosts the sensitivity of a widely-used chemical analysis technique.
by Georgia Tech
11:51am
3.1.2017
There is a clear need for cheap and efficient production of electronic devices, using stable, conductive, and non-toxic components. These inks can also be used to create novel composites, coatings, and energy storage devices.
by Sophia Lloyd, Graphene Flagship
11:49am
2.22.2017
Electronic devices are set to become smaller, flexible, and highly efficient, following research on 2D materials.
by University of Warwick
10:41am
2.15.2017
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Researchers have developed a new approach to dynamically tune the micro- and nano-scale roughness of atomically thin molybdenum disulfide, and consequently the appropriate degree of hydrophobicity for various applications.
by Rick Kubetz, Engineering Communications Office, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
12:07pm
2.13.2017
This new work features the actual industrial blueprint to construct such a large-scale machine, more powerful in solving certain problems than any computer ever constructed before.
by University of Sussex
12:16pm
2.6.2017
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