- A group of engineers in Germany is developing a low cost 3D printing interface for BeagleBone boards.
- Thenue Housing has launched an exciting digital “app” which will provide a new way for customers to engage with the Association. The totally free Self-Service app uses the latest software from 1st Touch (www.1sttouch.com) to offer a range of services via phones or tablets. Thenue is hailing the app as “great digital advance” and says it is part of its Digital Strategy to ensure that people can contact the Association as easily as possible. Thenue...Source: RealWire
- Chessington, 22 March 2017: Fujikura Europe – one of the top three fibre manufacturers in the world – is proving themselves to be a major competitive force in the industrial laser market thanks to its best-selling ultra-high quality Pulsed Fibre Lasers and the anticipated launch of its new 500W air-cooled CW lasers. The best-selling Pulsed Fibre Laser FLP-G10 series is price competitive with a reliable design and excellent beam quality (M2 typically 1.3) and holds...Source: RealWire
- While the ability to easily control the magnetic properties of small electronic systems is highly desirable for future small electronics and data storage, an effective solution has proven to be extremely elusive. But now, a group of researchers reports a simple way to gain control of magnetism that starts by controlling the shape of the systems.
- Polystyrene has a glass transition temperature of about 100 C -- at room temperature it behaves like a solid material. But as its temperature approaches the glass transition temperature, polystyrene’s mechanical properties change drastically. This makes the ability to approximate glass transitions for confined geometries in polymers highly desirable. And now, as researchers report that they’ve developed a simple formula to do just that.
- Organic light-emitting devices and printed electronics can be connected to a socket in the wall by way of a small, inexpensive organic converter.
- Oracle Platinum Partner Inoapps (www.inoapps.com) has been accepted and accredited by Oracle as the first UK partner with IaaS specialisation to join its new Global Managed Service Provider (MSP) programme. As a fully accredited MSP, the company will provide Professional and Managed Services to Oracle IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) customers; spanning readiness assessments, migration and full implementation and managed services. This scheme will only be avail
- Researchers have described a material that, when heated to about 450 degrees Celsius, transforms from an atomically thin, two-dimensional sheet into an array of one-dimensional nanowires, each just a few atoms wide. An image caught in mid-transformation looks like a tiny United States flag, and with false colors added, is arguably the world's smallest image of Old Glory, researchers said.
- TE Connectivity and Samtec contribute to connector specificationLos Angeles, California, March 20, 2017: The Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO) today announced it has chosen the electrical connector for its upcoming standard which defines the key component for mounting on-board optical modules to printed circuit boards (PCBs) – significantly progressing the development of what will be the first truly multi-sourced on-board optics modules.The connector selection is the outcome of months
- Nanoscale pillar-shaped distribution of iron in strontium titanate can change its magnetic and magnetooptical response drastically, say researchers. Surprisingly, the polycrystalline film on the silicon substrate showed stronger magnetism than a single crystalline film.
- Researchers say they have developed a way to “grow” thin layers of gold on single crystal wafers of silicon, remove the gold foils, and use them as substrates on which to grow other electronic materials.
- Scientists have developed a method to protect DNA origami structures from decomposition in biological media. This protection enables future applications in nanomedicine or cell biology.
Quantum movement of electrons in atomic layers shows potential of materials for electronics and photonicsA research team has observed the counterintuitive motion of electrons during experiments in KU's Ultrafast Laser Lab. Because this sort of 'quantum' transport is very efficient, it could play a key role in a new type of humanmade material that could be used someday in solar cells and electronics.
- Researchers have long sought electrically conductive materials for economical energy-storage devices. Two-dimensional (2D) ceramics called MXenes are contenders. Unlike most 2D ceramics, MXenes have inherently good conductivity because they are molecular sheets made from the carbides and nitrides of transition metals like titanium.
- Researchers have demonstrated a new bonding technique for surface mounted devices that uses an inkjet printer with ink that incorporates silver nanoparticles. The technique was developed in response to the industrial necessity for a fast, reliable and simple manufacturing process, and with an eye to reducing the environmental impact of the standard fabrication processes.
GE presents new Industrial Internet Control System for the first time in Europe and new modular Industrial PCsEmbedded World 2017 highlights: Industrial Internet Control System from GE greatly improves operational equipment efficiency and enables quantum leaps in productivityUnique solution combining connected machine controllers with cloud connectivity, advanced analytics software and apps for plant and asset control in real time Global launch of new modular Industrial PCs, marking new era of customized computing platforms Next generation COM Express modules with unique cooling technologyNuremberg, Ger
- Researchers have developed an original method -- soft-confinement pattern-induced nanoparticle segregation (SCPINS) -- to fabricate polymer nanocomposite thin films with well-controlled nanoparticle organization on a submicron scale. This new method uniquely controls the organization of any kind of nanoparticles into patterns in those films, which may be useful for applications involving sensors, nanowire circuitry or diffraction gratings, with proper subsequent processing steps like thermal or
- Researchers have developed a 'spin-resolved oscilloscope.'
- Scientists have developed a facile route to a highly magnetic material that could provide fundamental improvements to the performance of current computer technologies.
HUBER+SUHNER set to make its mark at electronica China with the latest connectivity solutions for industrial, communication and transportation marketsHUBER+SUHNER will display a wide variety of technologies and solutions for the industrial, communications and transportation markets at electronica China 2017.Among these products will be the SUCOFLEX 500 family of test assemblies, which hold unique measurement stability, extreme flexibility and usability, and have zero spring back, guaranteeing the most accurate and reliable performance in test and measurement environments.Other HUBER+SUHNER technologies on show include the Q-ODC-12/24 fiber op
- By carefully combining multiple structures, metamaterials can exhibit properties that don't naturally exist. A research team has a new, simpler way of making them, using a concept dubbed 'photonic doping.'
- Electrical and computer engineering researchers have created a magnetic tunnel junction that can be switched by a pulse of light lasting one trillionth of a second—a new record. This advancement holds promise for the development of new, optically controlled, ultrafast magnetic devices for innovations in information storage, processing, and communication.
Embedded World 2017: GE presents modular Industrial PCs marking a new era of customized computing platformsPresenting first two family members of new line of Industrial PCsIntroducing a new concept of modular design, allowing higher level of customization New Industrial PCs form hardware foundation of GE’s Field Agent TechnologyMore computing power for critical link of machine controllers to cloud-enabled analyticsNext generation COM Express modules to choose from for customizing new Industrial PCs European launch of Industrial Internet Control System Augsburg, Germany – March 9, 2017 &md
- Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.
- A new study describes seru as a cellular assembly approach. The system appears to offer promise for manufacturing in dynamic, high-cost markets.
- As transistor dimensions within integrated circuits continue to shrink, smooth metallic lines are required to interconnect these devices. If the surfaces of these tiny metal lines aren't smooth enough, it substantially reduces their ability to conduct electrical and thermal energy -- decreasing functionality. Engineers report an advance in modeling results that establish electrical surface treatment of conducting thin films as a physical processing method for reducing surface roughness.
- Satellite-powering technology that was abandoned decades ago has been reinvented to potentially work with traditional power stations to help them convert heat to electricity more efficiently, meaning we would need less fossil fuel to burn for power. A new study presents a prototype energy converter, which uses graphene instead of metal, making it almost seven times more efficient.
- A new, freely accessible database of organic and organometallic materials’ electronic structures is now available online for research with quantum materials.
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