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The Future of Chips: SMART Announces Successful Way to Commercially Manufacture Novel Integrated Silicon III-V Chips

October 2, 2019

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s Research Enterprise in Singapore, has announced the successful development…
Spin devices get a paint job

September 13, 2019

Physicists created a new way to fabricate special kinds of electronic components known as spintronic devices. These high-performance,…
Researchers build a heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices

August 20, 2019

Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices can be annoying, but beyond that it…
A microscopic image of multiple electrodes on a sheet of Weyl semimetal, with red and blue arrows depicting the circular movement of the light-induced electrical current by either left- (blue) or right-circularly polarized light (right). Image credit: Zhurun Ji
Unique electrical properties in quantum materials can be controlled using light

July 16, 2019

Insights from quantum physics have allowed engineers to incorporate components used in circuit boards, optical fibers, and control…
Screen Time and the Brain

June 21, 2019

Whether we like it or not, digital devices are everywhere. Some of us can barely put them down,…
Researchers discover new material to help power electronics

March 21, 2019

Electronics rule our world, but electrons rule our electronics. A research team at The Ohio State University has…
University of Minnesota to lead $5.3 million federal grant to improve electronic circuit design

September 27, 2018

The University of Minnesota announced today that it has received a four-year, $5.3 million grant from the Defense…
Research Charts the Way to More Reliable Carbon-based Microelectronics

June 18, 2018

Carbon nanotubes – cylindrical formations of carbon atoms with incredible strength and electrical conductivity – hold great promise…
New method for waking up small electronic devices

February 21, 2018

As smartphone users know all too well, a sleeping device can still suck the life out of a…
Beyond silicon: researchers solve a materials mystery key to next-generation electronic devices

February 8, 2018

Lennon and McCartney. Abbott and Costello. Peanut butter and jelly. Think of one half of any famous duo,…
Spin current from heat: new material increases efficiency

November 21, 2017

The Bielefeld physicists are working on the basic principles for making data processing more effective and energy-efficient in…
Teens sacrifice sleep when they spend more time on electronic devices

October 23, 2017

The temptation to respond to social media notifications and text messages from friends is keeping more and more…
New method to detect spin current in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics

October 14, 2017

A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface…
Researchers Develop Magnetic Switch to Turn On and Off a Strange Quantum Property

May 29, 2017

When a ballerina pirouettes, twirling a full revolution, she looks just as she did when she started. But…
Even Short and Infrequent Tech-Related Interruptions to Parent-Child Time could have Dire Consequences

May 28, 2017

When a child throws a tantrum, whines or acts out, parents usually point to three causes: boredom, fatigue…
New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing

March 2, 2017

A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the…
Dual-function nanorod LEDs could make multifunctional displays

February 15, 2017

Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks…
New stamping technique creates functional features at nanoscale dimensions

December 19, 2016

The next time you place your coffee order, imagine slapping onto your to-go cup a sticker that acts…
Controlling chain conformations to enhance electronic devices

December 2, 2016

Controlling the way fluorinated polymer chains twist and turn may enable fast and flexible electrical circuits, according to…
UVA tests electronic tablets to improve pre-hospital stroke care

July 6, 2016

A clinical trial testing mobile videoconferencing as a means for physicians to diagnose stroke patients while they’re being…
Two-minute warnings make kids’ ‘screen time’ tantrums worse

May 9, 2016

Giving young children a two-minute warning that “screen time” is about to end makes transitions away from tablets,…
Researchers use single molecule of DNA to create world’s smallest diode

April 6, 2016

Researchers at the University of Georgia and at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have demonstrated for the first time…
Spinning Better Electronic Devices

March 3, 2016

A team of researchers, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, have demonstrated for the…
Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

February 27, 2016

Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or…
New tech helps handlers monitor health, well-being of guide dogs

November 19, 2015

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor…
Engineers develop a wireless, implantable device to stimulate nerves in mice

August 20, 2015

A miniature device that combines optogenetics – using light to control the activity of the brain – with…
UGA charges ahead with solar-powered picnic table

August 20, 2015

University of Georgia students, faculty and staff are now able to power up their electronic devices without attaching…
Electrical Engineers Break Power and Distance Barriers for Fiber Optic Communication

June 27, 2015

Electrical engineers have broken key barriers that limit the distance information can travel in fiber optic cables and…
Sweeping Lasers Snap Together Nanoscale Geometric Grids

June 24, 2015

New technique developed by Brookhaven Lab scientists rapidly creates multi-layered, self-assembled grids with fully customizable shapes and compositions.…
Research Simplifies Recycling of Rare-earth Magnets

June 17, 2015

Despite their ubiquity in consumer electronics, rare-earth metals are, as their name suggests, hard to come by. Mining…
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