- via NewsA group of engineers in Germany is developing a low cost 3D printing interface for BeagleBone boards.
- An international research team has investigated the electronic properties of the family of unconventional superconductors based on fullerenes which have the highest known superconducting critical temperature among molecular superconductors.
- The key to better cell phones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research.
- Double-walled carbon nanotubes have unique electronic properties that may someday be tuned for semiconducting applications or for strong, highly conductive nanotube fibers, according to researchers.
Inoapps Recognised With Prestigious Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – UK in Oracle CloudAberdeen / April /2015 - Oracle has recognized Inoapps (www.inoapps.com) with its 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year - UK in Oracle Cloud. Inoapps is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year - UK encourage innovation by OPN members, who use Oracle's products and technology to create value for customers. The award reflects Inoapps' success in adopting OPN's Specialized approach which...Sou
1st Touch 360 Streamlines Social Housing Functions, Drives Value For Money and Frees Up Vital Resources1st Touch (www.1sttouch.com) the UK's leading developer of mobile systems for the social housing sector has announced the addition of '1st Touch 360' to its widely acclaimed range of enterprise mobile workforce software. This intuitive new dashboard solution, streamlines processes by delivering a single, 360 degree-view of all key metrics and customer data access points. As a result, all the information needed to conduct any customer visit is collated in one central easily navigable location....
- Researchers have uncovered the first evidence of an unusual quantum phenomenon -- the integer quantum Hall effect -- in a new type of film, called a 3-D topological insulator. This discovery could help move science forward toward the goal of dissipationless electronics -- electronic devices that can operate without producing the vast amounts of heat generated by current silicon-based semiconductors.
- Researchers have discovered a new way of manipulating the magnetic domain walls in ultrathin magnets that could one day revolutionize the electronics industry through a technology called “spin-orbitronics.”
- Scientists have developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting device called a nanogenerator.
- Researchers have developed a method that significantly prolongs the lives of charges in organic electronic devices.
- They are found wherever other measurement methods fail: magnetic sensors. They defy harsh environmental conditions and also function in fluids. A new procedure is now revolutionizing the production of two-dimensional magnetic sensors: They now only cost half, and production time is reduced by 50 percent.
- Scientists have made a discovery that could dramatically improve the efficiency of batteries and fuel cells. The research involves improving the transport of oxygen ions, a key component in converting chemical reactions into electricity.
- Chemists have reviewed the potential for graphene-organic composite materials in electronics. The researchers show how organic semiconductors can be used to better process graphene, and to tune its properties for particular applications.
- Researchers have shown that dramatic changes in the electronic properties of nanometer-sized chunks of gold occur in well-defined size range. Small gold nanoclusters could be used, for instance, in short-term storage of energy or electric charge in the field of molecular electronics. The researchers have been able to obtain new information which is important, among other things, in developing bioimaging and sensing based on metal-like clusters.
- Researchers have discovered that large area graphene is able to preserve electron spin over an extended period, and communicate it over greater distances than had previously been known. This has opened the door for the development of spintronics, with an aim to manufacturing faster and more energy-efficient memory and processors in computers.
- Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibit some of nature's most intricate patterns.
- New understanding of the nature of electromagnetism could lead to antennas small enough to fit on computer chips -- the 'last frontier' of semiconductor design -- and could help identify the points where theories of classical electromagnetism and quantum mechanics overlap.
- By combining a variety of different experimental techniques and theory, researchers obtained unique insights into the nature of the pseudogap state in a canonical charge density wave material.
- New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for 'soft robots' and flexible electronics.
Cellwize Strengthens Presence in APAC as Asian Operators Look to SON to Boost their Network PerformanceSON Provider Continues to Win New Clients and Increases Global Footprint Singapore- April 8th 2015 - Cellwize, the innovative Self-Optimizing Network (SON) solutions provider announced it has strengthened its growing team in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with several strategic hires starting from Olivier Guibert, the General Manager. As Asian operators roll out LTE, and face increasing direct and indirect competition, Mobile Network Operators are looking to SON to strengthen network agility and
- Scientists are using single-walled carbon nanotube composites (SWCNTs) as a material in "unconventional" computing. By studying the mechanical and electrical properties of the materials, they discovered a correlation between SWCNT concentration/viscosity/conductivity and the computational capability of the composite.
- A big barrier to building useful electronics with carbon nanotubes has always been the fact that when they're arrayed into films, a certain portion of them will act more like metals than semiconductors. But now researchers have shown how to strip out the metallic carbon nanotubes from arrays using a relatively simple, scalable procedure that does not require expensive equipment.
- A team researchers used a promising new material to build more functional memristors, bringing us closer to brain-like computing. Both academic and industrial laboratories are working to develop computers that operate more like the human brain. Instead of operating like a conventional, digital system, these new devices could potentially function more like a network of neurons.
- Researchers have created sub-10-nanometer wires from a variety of materials by using water as a mask in a simple etching process. The process is promising for microelectronics manufacturers who seek to shrink the circuits in their devices.
- Researchers have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultra-fast battery applications. The discovery relies upon a 'conjugated redox polymer' design with a naphthalene-bithiophene polymer, which has traditionally been used for applications including transistors and solar cells. With the use of lithium ions as dopant, researchers found it offered significant electronic conductivity and remained stable and reversible
- Scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology could replace many lithium-ion and alkaline batteries in wide use today.
- Scientists have developed a scalable production method for a state of the art alloy for the use in solid state thermoelectric devices. This new alloy is nearly twice as efficient as existing materials and may lead to a new host of applications. Uses include refrigeration, consumer electronics, transportation as well as novel devices which have not been produced yet do to the inefficiencies of existing materials.
- The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the 'nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator' is not a doomsday device. The innovation harnesses tiny electron waves called plasmons. It's a step towards enabling computers to process information hundreds of times faster than today's machines.
- Scientists have demonstrated a compact germanium (Ge) waveguide electro-absorption modulator (EAM) with a modulation bandwidth beyond 50GHz. Combining state-of-the-art extinction ratio and low insertion loss with an ultra-low capacitance of just 10fF, the demonstrated EAM marks an important milestone for the realization of next-generation silicon integrated optical interconnects at 50Gb/s and beyond.
1st Touch Supports Halton Housing's Digital First Strategy With Mobile Software And A New Customer Self Service AppAs part of its Digital First Strategy Halton Housing introduced 1st Touch (www.1sttouch.com) mobile software and worked closely with them on developing a ground-breaking customer app. Halton Housing Trust is a forward thinking and dynamic not-for-profit housing association that owns and manages over 6,400 homes with over 16,000 customers in the Cheshire towns of Runcorn and Widnes. The Trust employs over 280 talented members of staff, including 80 specialist trades people in the Construction Ser
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