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Excitonic Dark States Shed Light on TMDC Atomic Layers

September 11, 2014 4:44 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | Comments

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials, the two-dimensional semiconductors that ...

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Graphene Paints a Corrosion-Free Future

September 11, 2014 4:39 pm | by University of Manchester | Comments

The surface of graphene, a one atom thick sheet of carbon, can be randomly decorated with oxygen to create graphene oxide; a form of graphene that could have a significant impact on the chemical, pharmaceutical and electronic industries ...

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Nanotechnology Aids in Cooling Electrons Without External Sources

September 11, 2014 4:38 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. The team details its ...  

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Lasers 'Grown' Directly on Silicon-Based Microchips

September 11, 2014 4:35 pm | by DARPA | Comments

DARPA's Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program has successfully integrated billions of light-emitting dots on silicon to create an efficient silicon-based laser. The breakthrough, achieved by researchers working on ...

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Pesky Insect Inspires Mini Light-Emitting Devices & Optical Sensors

September 11, 2014 4:30 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

In our vain human struggle to kill flies, our hands and swatters often come up lacking. This is due to no fault of our own, but rather to flies' compound eyes. Arranged in a hexagonal, convex pattern, compound eyes consist of hundreds of ...

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First Graphene-Based Flexible Display Produced

September 11, 2014 4:24 pm | by University of Cambridge | Comments

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic. This is the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device ...  

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NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology

September 11, 2014 4:21 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors - a field that is expected to expand rapidly in coming decades as these ...

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Spirent Breaks the 'Box' Model of Wireless Testing

September 11, 2014 11:59 am | by Spirent Communications | Comments

Spirent Communications announced the launch of Spirent Elevate Test Framework, a revolutionary advance in testing wireless and machine-to-machine devices and services. Spirent Elevate is a powerful network of resources designed to address the increasingly complex testing challenges and scale demands of the wireless industry... 

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Photos of the Day: Where to Grab Space Debris

September 11, 2014 10:22 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any number...

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Spinning Satellites in the Geostationary Graveyard

September 11, 2014 10:21 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Algorithm tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space. Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that’s totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any number...

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T-Mobile to Sell Phones That Call, Text on Wi-Fi

September 11, 2014 9:39 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network. The program announced Wednesday represents T-Mobile's latest attempt to lure wireless subscribers away from three larger rivals...

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EAZY-CAL Signal Conditioners Simplify LVDT Linear Position Calibration

September 10, 2014 2:29 pm | by Macro Sensors | Comments

Calibration is mandatory prior to sensor installation as it corrects any slight variances between sensors, helping to improve repeatability. Traditionally, AC-operated LVDT Sensors were difficult to calibrate as signal conditioners required that operators use trimmer pots...

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Analog Devices Puts Designers on Fast Track at Avnet’s X-fest 2014

September 10, 2014 1:58 pm | by Analog Devices | Comments

Analog Devices is participating in Avnet Inc.’s X-fest 2014 technical training events and demonstrating rapid prototyping platforms for software-defined radio, GSPS data acquisition solutions and RF signal processing components that are compatible with Xilinx, Inc...

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AIRCOM Device Test Lab Strengthens Carrier Aggregation and LBS Testing Services

September 10, 2014 1:27 pm | by TEOCO | Comments

As market demand for 4G/LTE devices utilizing advanced features such as carrier aggregation, A-GNSS and OTDOA/eCID location based services ramps-up, TEOCO's AIRCOM Device Test Lab stands ready to meet industry testing and certification needs...

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Apple Pushes Digital Wallet with Apple Pay

September 10, 2014 10:00 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system...

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