- A group of engineers in Germany is developing a low cost 3D printing interface for BeagleBone boards.
- Scientists have developed a device capable of controlling magnetism at a lower current level than conventional spintronics devices. The new device was fabricated by combining a solid electrolyte with a magnetic material, and enabling insertion/removal of ions into/from the magnetic material through application of voltage.
- New Orders Received For High-Voltage Cables Produced In RybinskStrategic Agreement With Russian Grids (Rosseti) In Power Transmission Cables And SystemsSt. Petersburg, 28 June 2016 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, confirms the constant growth of Prysmian Russia, which recently reached many important milestones in the high-voltage electrical power transmission grid sector in Russia and Kazakhstan.In detail, the Group has been awarded the
- Scientists have described how charge-carrying particles move in perovskite. Perovskites could be used in the solar batteries of future. New results will help scientists to search for a required perovskite structure by taking into account its fundamental features, rather than at random.
- Researchers have created nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be seeded with cardiac cells to produce a 'bionic' cardiac patch. Once implanted, the bionic patch could act similarly to a pacemaker -- delivering electrical shocks to correct arrhythmia, but the possibilities don't end there, say researchers.
- In movies and television shows, audio tapes or other devices self-destruct after delivering the details of impossible missions. Scientists have taken it to a new level.
- Researchers have pioneered an innovative new technique to make flexible screens more effective and efficient. GraphExeter -- a material adapted from the 'wonder material' graphene -- can substantially improve the effectiveness of large, flat, flexible lighting, say investigators.
- Germanene is a one atom thick sheet of germanium, in a honeycomb structure. It has clear similarities with graphene, the material that induced massive research activity worldwide, especially after 2010's Nobel Prize. A major difference between graphene and germanene is the 'band gap', a property well-known in semiconductor electronics: thanks to this 'jump' of energy levels that electrons are allowed to have, it is possible to control, switch and amplify currents. Graphene had a very small band
- An international team has discovered an elegant way to decouple organic nanosheets grown on metal surfaces. After iodine intercalation, measurements at the synchrotron source BESSY II of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin showed that a network of organic molecules behaved almost as it was free-standing. The strong influence of the metal on the network was reduced. This opens up new ways to transfer organic nanostructures from metal surfaces onto more suitable substrates for molecular electronics.
- Researchers have just the thing for information overload: image-processing technology that sees all and remembers only what it should. RedEye could allow computers to continuously see what their owners see.
- New flexible photovoltaics could power wearable electronics.
- Researchers have succeeded in fabricating an organic nanofiber electronic device that emulates not only the important working principles and energy consumption of biological synapses but also the morphology.
- A new tool now rests in the 3D printing toolbox. The result is designer materials with desirable structures, such as microchips, or materials with unique properties.
- A new understanding of why tungsten-doped thin films degrade so rapidly in air may lead to better designs for semiconductor technologies.
- Smart threads can be woven into pressure-sensitive electronic skin for robots or medical prosthetics.
- Squeezing graphene is a way to control its heat conduction, paving the way to harvesting waste heat for power.
Successful demonstration of nonvolatile memory sub-nanosecond operation spells good news for Internet of ThingsA research team has demonstrated he sub-nanosecond operation of a nonvolatile magnetic memory device.
- A new semiconducting material that is only three atomic-layers thick has emerged with more exotic, malleable electronic properties than those of traditional semiconductors.
- Even though conducting missing electrons and transparency were considered mutually exclusive, this new material both efficiently conducts missing electrons and retains most of its transparency to visual light.
- Researchers are working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of health diagnosis.
- Researchers have developed a technology to control the light wavefront reflected from a cholesteric liquid crystal -- a liquid crystal phase with a helical structure. Although known for their ability to Bragg-reflect light, cholesteric liquid crystals could only be used as flat mirrors, reflecting light at the same angle as the incident angle. The new technology enables planar optical components to be made with functionality by design, contributing to the miniaturization of catoptrics devices.
Let there be light: Engineer discovers light can stamp out defects in semiconductors for better solar panels and LED bulbsA new theory has been developed that suggests that adding light during the manufacturing of semiconductors can reduce defects and potentially make more efficient solar cells or brighter LEDs.
Open Market Demo Shows Power of Internet of Things Ecosystem for Industrial and Commercial applicationsCAMBRIDGE, MARLOW UK AND OTTAWA, IL USA - June 16 2016 Three leading Internet of Things (IoT) companies have demonstrated the first end-to-end IoT ecosystem designed with re-usable infrastructure and open industry standards for industrial and commercial applications at scale. Advantech B+B SmartWorx, Connect2 Systems and DevicePilot delivered automatic remote monitoring and management of industrial ultra-low power IoT sensor devices using constrained wireless networks and open IoT standards deve
- Researchers are one step closer to developing a new generation of low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. The structure is one of the world’s first examples of a tri-layer metasurface absorber using a carbon interlayer.
- Modern tools like microwave ovens and X-ray machines that are powered by intense, focused beams of electrons are ubiquitous, but many of the materials in those devices have remained largely unchanged for decades. Now, electrical and materials engineers have identified a substance that could vastly improve the technology.
- If you use a process to get the hydrazine to help, you create hydrogen from water by changing conductivity in a semiconductor, a transformation with wide potential applications in energy and electronics.
- Chemists have invented a new type of supercapacitor material with a host of potential applications in electronics, transportation and energy storage devices.
- An ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of researchers. The film -- a mat of tangled nanofiber, electroplated to form a 'self-junctioned copper nano-chicken wire' -- is also bendable and stretchable, offering potential applications in roll-up touchscreen displays, wearable electronics, flexible solar cells and electronic skin.
- Chemists have synthesized a stable and long-lasting carbon-based molecule that, they say, potentially could be applicable in solar cells and electronic devices.
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