Archive : November 2017 year
Spin current from heat: new material increases efficiency
22.11.2017 - 23:45
Physicists at Bielefeld University have found a way to use the heat from electronic devices to create energy, applying the heat to generate magnetic signals known as ‘spin currents’. According to researchers it could be possible in the future to use these signals to replace some of the electrical current currently used in electron...
Breakthrough in organic electronics
22.11.2017 - 23:38
Work by researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin is pointing the way to possibly more widespread use of organic electronics. Their research, which was recently published in Nature Materials, focuses on organic semiconductors, a class of materials for seen as being used in eme...
Researchers develop smart, ultra-thin microfibre sensor
22.11.2017 - 23:31
A research team at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a soft, flexible and stretchable microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. Highly sensitive and ultra-thin with a diameter of a strand of human hair, the sensor has been designed to be both simple and cost-effective to mass produce. While...
Nanoscale magnetic circuit moves data in 3D
22.11.2017 - 23:25
Researchers at the University of Cambridge, working with a team from TU Eindhoven, have used 3D nanoprinting to create a nanoscale magnetic circuit which is said to be capable of moving information in three dimensions. The team claims this could lead to an ‘important increase’ in storage and processing capacities. “We have d...
Imec and Panasonic develop innovative nanocomposite electrolyte
22.11.2017 - 23:13
Imec and Panasonic have announced that they have developed a solid nanocomposite electrolyte for next-generation batteries with a lithium ion conductivity several times greater than its liquid equivalent. The ion conductivity already reaches several mS/cm at room temperature and imec and Panasonic have set a goal to develop innovative solid n...
Arduino upgrades its Create Cloud platform to enable Linux based IoT devices
06.11.2017 - 23:42
Arduino has released a set of new features for its Create Cloud platform aimed at expanding the number of Arduino supported platforms for the development of IoT applications. Following this release Arduino Create Cloud users will now be able to programme Linux boards as if they were regular Arduino boards. Multiple Arduino programmes can run ...
Structured light beams create new optical opportunities
06.11.2017 - 23:33
Structured beams of light which exhibit strange behaviour could have such applications as super-resolution imaging and communications, according to researchers the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who have have developed a tool to generate new states of light in a different way. “We have developed a metasurface; a new...
Flexible THz detector uses graphene transistors
06.11.2017 - 23:15
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a flexible detector for terahertz frequencies which features graphene transistors on plastic substrates. The device, said to be the first of its kind, has the potential to extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as w...
SiFive, Flex Logix look to boost custom silicon starts
06.11.2017 - 23:04
An agreement between SiFive and Flex Logix will see the latter’s EFLX embedded FPGA technology available for use in the SiFive Freedom Platform as part of the DesignShare programme. According to the partners, this will reduce time to market and remove some of the barriers that have blocked smaller companies from developing custom silicon. ...
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