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Georgia Tech Researchers Ningyuan Cao, Muya Chang, Arijit Raychowdhury and Anupam Golder with a laboratory demonstration of an ultra-low power hybrid chip driving two small robotic cars. (Photo: Allison Carter, Georgia Tech)
Ultra-Low Power Chips Help Make Small Robots More Capable

March 8, 2019

An ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate…
Microwave-Based Test Method Can Help Keep 3-D Chip Designers Eyes Open

November 29, 2017

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have invented a new approach to testing multilayered,…
New 3-D chip combines computing and data storage

July 5, 2017

As embedded intelligence is finding its way into ever more areas of our lives, fields ranging from autonomous…
Faster programs, easier programming

November 8, 2016

Dynamic programming is a technique that can yield relatively efficient solutions to computational problems in economics, genomic analysis,…
Scientists set traps for atoms with single-particle precision

November 5, 2016

Atoms, photons, and other quantum particles are often capricious and finicky by nature; very rarely at a standstill,…
Ultra-thin quantum LEDs could accelerate development of quantum networks

October 9, 2016

Researchers have developed all-electrical ultra-thin quantum LEDs, which have potential as on-chip photon sources in quantum information applications,…
New computer chip manufacturing method squeezes more onto limited wafer space

September 8, 2016

Computer chip makers continuously strive to pack more transistors in less space, yet as the size of those…
Liquid light switch could enable more powerful electronics

August 10, 2016

Researchers have built a record energy-efficient switch, which uses the interplay of electricity and a liquid form of…
Parallel programming made easy

June 20, 2016

Computer chips have stopped getting faster. For the past 10 years, chips’ performance improvements have come from the…
Small bird tagging tech creates new ways to study animals

April 29, 2016

Professor of ecology and evolutionary biology David Winkler found a needle in a haystack: three Ithaca tree swallows…
New Nanodevice Shifts Light’s Color at Single-Photon Level

April 19, 2016

Converting a single photon from one color, or frequency, to another is an essential tool in quantum communication,…
Hack-proof RFID chips

February 3, 2016

Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments have developed a new type of radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that…
Switchable material could enable new memory chips

January 21, 2016

Two MIT researchers have developed a thin-film material whose phase and electrical properties can be switched between metallic…
Engineers demo first processor that uses light for ultrafast communications

December 28, 2015

Engineers have successfully married electrons and photons within a single-chip microprocessor, a landmark development that opens the door…
New chip technology inspired by student laser projector

December 7, 2015

University of Sydney electrical and information engineering researchers have developed a new silicon alignment and packaging system that…
Researchers design architecture for a quantum computer in silicon

November 2, 2015

Australian scientists have designed a 3D silicon chip architecture based on single atom quantum bits, which is compatible…
Mini DNA sequencer’s data belies its size

October 15, 2015

A miniature DNA sequencing device that plugs into a laptop and was developed by Oxford Nanpore has been…
New ‘Performance Cloning’ Techniques Designed to Boost Computer Chip Memory Systems Design

October 10, 2015

North Carolina State University researchers have developed software using two new techniques to help computer chip designers improve…
New on-chip optical sensing technique used to detect multiple flu strains

October 7, 2015

New chip-based optical sensing technologies developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz and Brigham Young University enable the…
Light-Based Memory Chip Is the First Ever to Store Data Permanently

September 22, 2015

The world’s first entirely light-based memory chip to store data permanently has been developed by material scientists at…
First new cache-coherence mechanism in 30 years

September 15, 2015

More efficient memory-management scheme could help enable chips with thousands of cores. In a modern, multicore chip, every…
Silicon photonics meets the foundry

September 9, 2015

Lionel Kimerling, Rajeev Ram, and other MIT researchers explore practical ways to bring optical interconnection toward and directly…
A new kind of wood chip: collaboration could lead to biodegradable computer chips

May 27, 2015

Portable electronics — typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials — are discarded at an alarming…
Microchip captures clusters of circulating tumor cells

May 19, 2015

Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that can capture rare clusters of circulating tumor cells, which could yield…
They can make ketchup flow smoothly

February 17, 2015

Fluidan, a small start-up that has just emerged from DTU is ready to launch an invention with the…
Researchers revamp a common “data structure” so that it will work with multicore chips

January 30, 2015

Every undergraduate computer-science major takes a course on data structures, which describes different ways of organizing data in…
Researchers combine logic, memory to build a ‘high-rise’ chip

December 15, 2014

For decades, the mantra of electronics has been smaller, faster, cheaper. Today, Stanford engineers add a fourth word…
Quantum computing poised for new silicon revolution

October 14, 2014

A dramatic increase in the amount of time data can be stored on a single atom means silicon…
Lego-like modular components make building 3-D ‘labs-on-a-chip’ a snap

September 23, 2014

Thanks to new LEGO®-like components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, it is now…
Team uses nanotechnology to help cool electrons with no external sources

September 11, 2014

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and…
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