24.04.2017 - 23:26
Ice templating could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life and are bendable, according to research undertaken at Columbia University’s Engineering department. Looking to overcome issues associated with the liquid electrolyte used in commercial lithium batteries, assistant professor Yuan Yang’s team exp...
Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes
24.04.2017 - 23:14
Using a screening process developed by chemists at Goethe University Frankfurt, it is now possible to identify more quickly structures for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with superior luminescence and charge-transport properties. According to the researchers, organic materials are the most effective way to master the rising demand for ...
Nanotube structure strengthens flexible electronics
24.04.2017 - 23:10
Thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles, synthesised by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about 50 times higher than copper films currently used in electronics. “The structural robustness of thin metal films has significant importance for...
Making batteries from waste glass bottles
24.04.2017 - 23:01
Nanosilicon anodes for high performance lithium-ion batteries have been created by researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, using waste glass bottles and a low cost chemical process. According to the researchers, the batteries could extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid...
Using air to make transparent pressure sensors
09.04.2017 - 23:52
A method to make transistor-type active-matrix pressure sensors using foldable substrates and air-dielectric layers has been developed by researchers from the Korean Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology. The 3D sensor is said to detect wide pressure ranges, from human body weight to a finger touch, and to generate an electrical ...
Jumping droplets cool hotspots in electronics
09.04.2017 - 23:48
A technology has been developed by engineers at Duke University to cool hotspots in high performance electronics. "Hotspot cooling is important for high performance technologies," said associate professor Chuan-Hua Chen. "A better cooling system will enable faster computers, longer-lasting electronics and more powerful electric...
Thin Cell battery for connected devices
09.04.2017 - 23:41
Ultralife has increased its Thin Cell range of primary lithium manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2) pouch-cell batteries. The batteries are said to be suitable for use in the next generation of internet-connected and wearable devices in sectors including medical, banking, highways, logistics, warehousing and security. "The next generation of conn...
Printable device for sensor-laden robot skin
27.03.2017 - 23:30
To demonstrate flexible, printable electronics that combine sensors and processing circuitry, MIT researchers have designed and built a device that responds to mechanical stresses by changing the colour of a spot on its surface. According to the research team, covering a robot or plane with sensors will require a technology that is both flexi...
Arrow Electronics unveils FPGA IoT Maker Board
25.03.2017 - 23:56
Global distributor Arrow Electronics is making available a FPGA IoT Maker Board. Designed for end-to-end application development and optimised for cost, the MAX1000 board can be installed directly into a custom application or integrated on to a separate board Intended for use by start-ups, universities or established equipment manufacturers w...
Improved bandwidth for disordered antennas
25.03.2017 - 23:51
A research group from Korea’s Institute of Basic Science has devised a disordered arrangement for antennas, which is said to minimise redundancy and to enable each antenna to function independently. As a result, the device is said to provide 40 times wider bandwidth than periodically arranged antennas. "We are proposing a new way t...
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