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Millimetre waves

Millimetre Waves for the Last Mile

Reseachers at ETH Zurich have developed a modulator with which data transmitted via millimetre waves can be directly converted into light pulses for optical...
Hydrogel-based Soft Lenses

Imec, Ghent University and SEED Demonstrate Electronics in Hydrogel-based Soft Lenses

At the imec technology forum Japan (ITF Japan 2018), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, the Ghent University...
organic dyes

Amazingly ‘Green’ Synthesis Method for High-Tech Dyes

They not only impress due to their radiant and intense colour, they also have an important technological significance: organic dyes are a class of...
Circuit Integration

Research Teams Selected to Uncover Novel Materials and Approaches to Circuit...

The use of intellectual-property (IP) blocks–discrete, modular, reusable blocks that deliver frequently used circuit functions—has significantly streamlined the design and creation of microchips. Just...
all-optical ultrasound

Versatile Ultrasound System Could Transform How Doctors Use Medical Imaging

While ultrasound is one of the most common medical imaging tools, conventional electronic ultrasound devices tend to be bulky and cannot be used at...
DNA sequencing

These Nanoscale “Crack-Junctions” Can Speed up DNA Sequencing

A doctoral student in Micro and Nanosystems at KTH, Valentin Dubois, presented the new technique in his dissertation, saying that the findings offer a possible alternative to...
MEA chipvideo

Imec Presents Novel Organ-on-Chip Platform for Drug Screening

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, presents this week at its technology forum ITF 2018 (Antwerp, May 23-24),...
battery

Scientists Discover How a Pinch of Salt Can Improve Battery Performance

They found that adding salt to the inside of a supermolecular sponge and then baking it at a high temperature transformed the sponge into...
graphene

Researcher Develops a New Generation of Graphene

“The challenge has been to scale up graphene’s outstanding properties from nanoscale at laboratories to macro-scale at industry without degradation,” says Mamoun Taher. He...
Atomic Vibrations

How to Turn Light Into Atomic Vibrations

The Science Sheet-like materials can have intriguing properties that could benefit devices from flexible electronics to solar cells. Researchers think they can customize the properties...
smart fabrics

Embroidering Electronics into the Next Generation of ‘Smart’ Fabrics

Archaeology reveals that humans started wearing clothes some 170,000 years ago, very close to the second-to-last ice age. Even now, though, most modern humans wear clothes...
Nanocellulose

Cheap, Eco-Friendly, Biocompatible: Bright Prospects For Nanocellulose

Nanocrystalline cellulose is said to be the material of the future. It can be synthesized from wood and recycled from paper, which makes it highly...
Flexible Micro-Supercapacitor

Easier Way to Produce High Performing, Flexible Micro-Supercapacitor

Professor Minyang Yang from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and his team developed a high-energy, flexible micro-supercapacitor in a simple and cost-effective way. Compared to...
molecular wires

Building Molecular Wires, One Atom at a Time

Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller. Early computers filled entire rooms. Today you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Now...
Electronics Laboratory

Smart Buildings That Can Manage Our Electricity Needs

A smart grid that decides how best to distribute energy based on availability, cost and customers’ needs – that’s the energy concept being developed...
memristors

Making the Internet of Things Possible with a New Breed of...

The internet of things is coming, that much we know. But still it won’t; not until we have components and chips that can handle...
electronic pills

Electronic Pills of the Future

For centuries, medicine has been taking the same approach to treatments: when we feel ill, we go to the doctor, who then prescribes us...
robotsvideo

Physicists Take First Step Toward Cell-Sized Robots

An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell physicists Paul McEuen and Itai Cohen not only say...
nanotubes

Touchy Nanotubes Work Better When Clean

Carbon nanotubes bound for electronics need to be as clean as possible to maximize their utility in next-generation nanoscale devices, and scientists at Rice...
thermal-conductivity

Researchers Solve ‘Four-Phonon’ Thermal-Conductivity Obstacle Key to Tech Applications

New findings have solved a longstanding obstacle in research to understand the effects of heat conduction in solid materials, a critical issue in many...