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NIST Study Resolves Fine Details of How Microscopic Machines Can Fail...

How long can tiny gears and other microscopic moving parts last before they wear out? What are the warning signs that these components are...
computer-chip

MEMS Chips Get Metalenses

Lens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO lab instruments. Now, a new lens...
Micro-spectrometer

Micro-Spectrometer Opens Door to a Wealth of New Smartphone Functions

Spectrometry, the analysis of visible and invisible light, has an enormous range of applications. Every material and every tissue has its own ‘footprint’ in...
antenna

Optically Tunable Microwave Antennas for 5G Applications

Conventional antenna tuning is performed with diodes or Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) switches. However, these approaches have significant drawbacks as systems become more complex and...
Piezoelectric materials

Piezoelectrics Stretch Their Potential with a Method for Flexible Sticking

Piezoelectric materials are used for applications ranging from the spark igniter in barbeque grills to the transducers needed by medical ultrasound imaging. Thin-film piezoelectrics,...
pressure sensor

Imec Reports Micro-Optomechanical Pressure Sensor Advancing Pressure Monitoring in Biomedical Applications

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, today unveiled at its Imec Technology Forum (ITF) Health a pressure sensor...
computing

Good Vibrations for The Future of Computing

Vibrating mechanical switches that can be cascaded to perform complex computational operations could take computing significantly further than today’s technologies. KAUST researchers have demonstrated...
brain cells

A Neurosurgeon and an Engineer Walk into a Lab …

Steve Schiff has the soothing voice and gentle manner of someone who has spent a large part of his career dealing with children, and...
CubeSat

New CubeSat Propulsion System Uses Water as Propellant

A new type of micropropulsion system for miniature satellites called CubeSats uses an innovative design of tiny nozzles that release precise bursts of water...
microplatformvideo

Movable Microplatform Floats on a Sea of Droplets

Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are tiny machines fabricated using equipment and processes developed for the production of electronic chips and devices. They’ve found a...
innovation ecosystem

DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office Streamlines Contracting for Innovators

DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) has a proud history of making seminal investments in breakthrough technologies that ultimately became critical components in our electronics-filled...
nanoresonators

Progress Made Toward More Accurate Nanoresonators

Nanoresonators are used in research and industry to detect minute-sub-micrometric-masses and forces. These tiny sensors, which work by measuring variations in resonance frequency when...
artificial cells

Making artificial cells like soap bubbles!

Artificial cell membranes for researching asymmetric cell membranes
chromosomes, obesity, breast cancer, Kidney Disease, Packaging, phosphorus

A*Star’s IME Kicks off Consortia to Develop Advanced Packaging Solutions

A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) has launched two consortia on advanced packaging, the Silicon Photonics Packaging consortium (Phase II) and the MEMS Wafer Level...
MEMS Accelerometers

Precision Testing for MEMS Accelerometers

They activate airbags. Keep aircraft correctly positioned in flight. Detect earthquakes or sudden vibrations in failing machinery. Guide military hardware. Monitor falls in elderly...
Nanoscale

Heat and Light Get Larger at the Nanoscale 

In a new study recently published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from Columbia Engineering, Cornell, and Stanford have demonstrated heat transfer can be made 100 times stronger than...
EUV lithography

Critical advancement in EUV lithography infrastructure

Last year, IBM Research and our partners announced the industry’s first functional 7nanometer node test chips,utilizing EUV Lithography. It represents the most significant chip-industry design...
light

Reconfigurable micro spirals control light

Device switches Terahertz light circular polarization state using MEMS technology
video

Microbots individually controlled using ‘mini force fields’ 

Researchers are using a technology likened to "mini force fields" to independently control individual microrobots operating within groups, an advance aimed at using the...