A team of researchers from Peking University in Beijing, China, and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has demonstrated that carbon nanotube-based integrated circuits can work under a supply voltage much lower than that used in conventional silicon integrated circuits. Low supply voltage circuits produce less heat, which is a key limiting factor for increased circuit density.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to create much slimmer thin-film solar cells without sacrificing the cells’ ability to absorb solar energy. Making the cells thinner should significantly decrease manufacturing costs for the technology. “We were able to create solar cells using a ‘nanoscale sandwich’ design with an ultra-thin ‘active’ layer,” says Dr.
In traditional electrical lines, a significant amount of energy is lost while the energy travels from its source to homes and businesses due to resistance. Superconductors, materials that when cooled have zero electric resistance, have the promise of someday increasing the efficiency of power distribution, but more must still be learned about superconductors before they can be widely used for that purpose.
Driven by a strong demand from their customers, TelExpress has approved a significant investment to update their infrastructure, including adding more sales professionals to their staff to service the customer more efficiently. “The timing is right for us” said Sherry Clinard, CEO. “Our sales continue to grow, and with this growth we want to maintain the high level of service our customers are accustomed to.
Amid discussions Tuesday of ways social media can be used to ensure a sustainable future for the planet, one Rio+Social conversation emphasized how technology is accelerating and improving humanitarian relief. Antonia Guterres, U.N. high commissioner for refugees, Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson, and Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Programme discussed how their respective organizations use technology to address the world’s challenges, in a panel moderated by Robb Skinner, associate director of the U.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Nuvation Research Corp. today announced the production release of a rapid-prototyping solution that simplifies streaming video, images and other data from Altera FPGAs to a host processor at speeds up to 400 Megabytes per second. This solution includes a SuperSpeed USB 3.
New protection method significant improvement from conventional approach of protecting printed devices, meets requirements for durability and low cost. Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) today announced that it has developed and is patenting a low-cost printable protection for ferroelectric memory products.
New Fiber Optic Network Connects Schools With High-Speed Bandwidth, Enabling District-Wide Access to Online Testing and Educational Tools Richmond Public Schools is bringing high-speed Internet bandwidth to 58 locations across the district--reaching every classroom--with the installation of a new fiber optic network from Windstream Corp.
Frequency Electronics made a presentation to investors and analysts at the Sidoti & Co Semi-Annual Micro Cap Conference held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York. At the conference, the Company reported that it had received numerous contracts with strategic implications and aggregating over $15 million, confirming the Company's positive growth outlook.
Father’s Day is this Sunday, and for those of us can no longer make macaroni necklaces, it’s time to step up our gift-giving game. Get your favorite guy a gadget this Father’s Day, and thank the man who taught you how to ride a bike with something that can fly. Here are three of the most impressive, yet affordable, wireless devices on the market today: The Parrott AR Drone 2.
Eight years after pioneering the trend of neighborhood social networks, i-Neighbors wants every neighborhood to have a phone number. i-Neighbors provides a free, private website and email discussion forum to over 9,000 neighborhoods. Now, i-Neighbors is helping communities connect offline. "i-Neighbors is providing new technologies for local engagement and hometown security," said Keith Hampton, PhD.
Cambridge Wireless and Silicon South West have today announced that registrations for pitching companies to enter the Discovering Start-Ups 2012 Competition have opened. The competition will take place on 21st November and will be hosted at the prestigious London venue of the legal firm Taylor Wessing and is further supported by Google, Rohde and Schwarz and SetSquared Partnership.
element14 will be demonstrating a step-by-step guide to debugging an ARM based design with the Keil ULINK-ME debug adapter as a part of its free Design Flow Series webinar programme. Over 20,000 developers have already benefited from the Design Flow Series that is delivered by practicing engineers from some of the world’s leading semiconductor and electronics companies.
A Princeton University-led team of scientists has shown how electrons moving in certain solids can behave as though they are a thousand times more massive than free electrons, yet at the same time act as speedy superconductors. The observation of these seemingly contradictory electron properties is critical to the understanding of how certain materials become superconducting, in which electrons can flow without resistance.
In the not-too-distant future, scientists may be able to use DNA to grow their own specialized materials, thanks to the concept of directed evolution. UC Santa Barbara scientists have, for the first time, used genetic engineering and molecular evolution to develop the enzymatic synthesis of a semiconductor.
Researchers have proposed a method to automatically detect a new class of software glitches in smartphones called "no-sleep energy bugs," which can entirely drain batteries while the phones are not in use. "These energy bugs are a silent battery killer," said Y. Charlie Hu, a Purdue University professor of electrical and computer engineering.
In addition to Nike’s ever-popular “+” system, numerous accessories are available for iOS and Android device owners who want to monitor their exercise. Specifically, Scosche Industries’ myTREK offers a particularly interesting feature set. The myTREK is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless, real-time pulse monitor, so its main focus is your heart rate.
Ogilvy Paris has developed a new app inspired by Ford’s key-free technology for unlocking and locking cars. KeyFree Login logs you in to all of your Internet accounts (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.) by unlocking your passwords when your mobile device is close to your computer. When you move away, it locks them again by logging you out.
Sick of watching your battery icon seemingly go as fast as a stoplight from green to yellow to red? It could well be all the apps you have installed — even the ones you aren’t using. A team of researchers at Purdue University released a study to TechNewsDaily that thoroughly examines what dozens of popular apps are doing on Android phones, and what many of them are doing wrong.
What : HID Global's live webinar, entitled "The Future is Calling: NFC Technology Turns Smart Phones into Secure Credentials" Who : HID Global in partnership with ASIS International and Security Management Magazine Why : Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is about to revolutionize the access control industry.
ETI’s Rishi Khan to Join Thomas Sterling for Presentations on Performance Acceleration for Extreme-Scale Computing in Tutorial and BoF Sessions WHO: E.T. International, Inc . (ETI), a provider of high-performance system software solutions and performance acceleration services for heterogeneous and multi-core/many-core hardware architectures, will present on runtime systems for exascale development in tutorial and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions at ISC’12 .
Make your own Wi-Fi antenna from an empty pringles can. Keep in mind that this won’t provide you with a free connection — just a stronger signal. In fact, DIY blogger John Graham-Cumming found 97 networks pointing the can in one direction, compared to only 58 networks using a standard antenna. From start to finish, the entire project will cost about $5 to $10, versus upward of $100 for a brand-new commercial Wi-Fi antenna.
A synthetic compound long known to exhibit interesting transition properties may hold the key to new, non-magnetic forms of information storage, say researchers at the RIKEN SPring-8 Center and their collaborators. The team's latest findings shed light on the complex relationship between a compound's electron spin arrangement and its transport properties, an area researchers have long struggled to understand.
University of Utah physicists developed an inexpensive, highly accurate magnetic field sensor for scientific and possibly consumer uses based on a "spintronic" organic thin-film semiconductor that basically is "plastic paint." The new kind of magnetic-resonance magnetometer also resists heat and degradation, works at room temperature and never needs to be calibrated, physicists Christoph Boehme, Will Baker and colleagues report online in the Tuesday, June 12 edition of the journal Nature Communications.
Element Six, working in partnership with academics in Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, has used its Element Six single crystal synthetic diamond grown by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) to demonstrate the capability of quantum bit memory to exceed one second at room temperature.