From solar cells to optoelectronic sensors to lasers and imaging devices, many of today’s semiconductor technologies hinge upon the absorption of light. Now, for the first time, a simple law of light absorption for 2D semiconductors has been demonstrated.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses, and other molecules.
Researchers working with tiny components in nanoelectronics face a challenge similar to that of parents of small children: teaching them to manage on their own. The nano-components are so small that arranging them with external tools is impossible. The only solution is to create conditions in which they can be “trusted” to assemble themselves.
Sailing off Virginia Beach, Va., from July 13 to 18, the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Research Vessel (R/V) Knorr explored ocean and atmospheric weather variations that can change the angle that radar and radio waves bend, making it more difficult for ships to remain undetected and hindering their ability to communicate or locate adversaries.
Broadcom Corporation [NASDAQ: BRCM] has announced Broadcom's Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi technology is powering Brother's new NFC printers. The integration of NFC into Brother's multi-function printers shows how the power of NFC is being adopted by a broader range of consumer electronic devices.
Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) have discovered two security weaknesses that permit installation of malware onto Apple mobile devices using seemingly innocuous applications and peripherals, uncovering significant security threats to the iOS platform.
What happens to a resonant wireless power transfer system in the presence of complex electromagnetic environments, such as metal plates? A team of researchers explored the influences at play in this type of situation, and they describe in the American Institute of Physics' journal AIP Advances how efficient wireless power transfer can indeed be achieved in the presence of metal plates.
Apple is facing accusations of shortchanging thousands of employees who haven't been getting paid while being forced to wait in line to show they aren't trying to steal an iPhone, iPad, or other merchandise from the company's bustling stores.
The new offering follows the release of an iPhone version in June and brings an Office app to phones running the most widely used operating system on new smartphones. Microsoft is trying to make its Office 365 subscription more compelling, without removing an advantage that tablet computers running Microsoft's Windows system now have.
A group led by Michael Dell and the investment firm Silver Lake Partners last week raised its bid to buy out Dell's other shareholders by a dime, to $13.75 per share. As part of that offer, the group said the bid's fate must be decided only by the shareholders who choose to vote either for or against the plan.
Senators are questioning top Obama administration officials about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs for the first time since the House narrowly rejected a proposal last week to effectively shut down the NSA's secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records.
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy and the Obama administration are clashing over how many terrorist plots might have been thwarted through the secret collection of Americans' phone records since 2006. In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the Vermont Democrat disputed comments by the head of the National Security Agency, who has said the phone and internet surveillance disrupted 54 schemes by militants.
Spirent Communications has announced TDD-LTE support on the Spirent CS8 Mobile Device Tester. Already recognized in the industry for its ability to enable quick configuration and easy execution of test cases, the CS8 is now able to perform data throughput, voice quality, location based services, and mobility testing for chipsets and mobile devices that support TDD-LTE.
The Obama administration is declassifying documents about its telephone spying program to try to tamp down congressional opposition to domestic surveillance. The documents will provide little solace, however, to Americans hoping to understand the legal analysis that underpinned the widespread surveillance.
When technician John Baker of Premier Resource Services connected his laptop to a customer’s piece of industrial machinery he got a nasty surprise. There was a quick puff of smoke, and John lost his hard drive, his USB port and the USB adapter that he’d connected to the machine.
As carriers continue to roll out LTE networks to meet the overwhelming demand for mobile broadband data services, small cellular base stations called micro and picocells are expected to proliferate across the landscape over the next several years.
Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the availability of the Bluetooth Smart SensorTag app for Android following the launch of Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” native support of Bluetooth Smart Ready. The new app, available for free removes the barriers to entry for app developers.
Techspray launched a new family of websites, offering international customization, faster searches, dynamic data sheets, and e-commerce for US users.The Techspray website is customized for the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia/Australia.
Engineering News-Record [ENR] Sourcebook recently named NJ-based KMB Design Group, the 7th leading engineering firm for telecom tower and antennae design, and 22nd in overall telecom design. ENR's Sourcebook contains market analysis and rankings of the largest international contractors...
Stacie Curtis, president and founder of CW Solutions, a national real estate services firm specializing in the utilities and wireless telecommunications industries, has been appointed as membership chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Chapter 15.
Averna announced that Clarion has selected Averna’s Record & Playback solution to validate upcoming in-vehicle entertainment systems and certify that the devices perform well in real-world conditions. The R&D Division, Experiment and Evaluation Team at Clarion will use Averna’s R&P platform to record radio signals.
Telit Selected as Key Representative of the Italian Technology Industry in Go-to-Market of Europe’s Galileo Global Positioning SystemJuly 30, 2013 2:09 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments
Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that the company was selected among various applicant members of the Italian Technology Industry as one of the nation’s key representatives in the global roll-out of Europe’s Galileo ultra-accurate satellite positioning system.
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced that Express Test, an ultrafast way to conduct high-precision nanomechanical tests on a broad range of materials, has been named an R&D 100 Award winner. Recipients of these prestigious awards are selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine...
A team of theoretical physicists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Boston College has identified cubic boron arsenide as a material with an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity and the potential to transfer heat more effectively from electronic devices than diamond, the best-known thermal conductor to date.
Scientists have long been worried about the possible harmful effects of regular cellular phone use, but so far no study has managed to produce clear results. Currently, cell phones are classified as carcinogenic category 2b — potentially carcinogenic to humans — by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). A new Tel Aviv University study, though, may bring bad news.