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Generating terahertz radiation from thin air
05.05.2015 - 22:49

Laser-generated microplasma in air can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation, researchers at the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics have shown. PhD student Fabrizio Buccheri demonstrated that an approach for generating terahertz waves using intense laser pulses in air can be done with much lower power lasers than...



IR provides big boost to Infineon revenues
05.05.2015 - 22:45

Sales of International Rectifier products and growing demand for chip card and security products have boosted Infineon's performance in the second quarter of its 2015 financial year. Sales of International Rectifier products and growing demand for chip card and security products have boosted Infineon's performance in the second quarte...



Tungsten diselenide quantum dots could enable integrated photonics
05.05.2015 - 22:41

Researchers at the University of Rochester in the US have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce single photons and say the approach could find application in integrated photonics. In a paper, the Rochester researchers describe how tungsten diselenide can serve as a platform for solid state quantum dots that do not...



Tesla Energy batteries to power homes and businesses
01.05.2015 - 22:44

Looking to expand from its automotive business, Tesla has produced the Powerwall, a lithium-ion battery that can store energy for load shifting, backup power and self-consumption of solar power generation. Tesla Energy is attempting to move consumers away from fossil fuels to a sustainable energy future enabling homes, business, and utilities...



Quantum computing operating system developed, says Cambridge company
01.05.2015 - 22:41

While there has been significant activity in developing technology that might enable the creation of a quantum computer, there has been less activity in the development of an operating system that might control what that computer does. While there has been significant activity in developing technology that might enable the creation of a quant...



Mentor updates RTOS for wearable market
01.05.2015 - 22:39

Although its Nucleus real time operating system is installed in more than 3billion devices, Mentor Graphics has expanded it to address the power consumption, multicore and IoT requirements of wearable devices. The Mentor Embedded Nucleus RTOS framework is said to include a range of features targeting next generation wearable IoT devices for t...



£100m fund targets fast growth technology companies
01.05.2015 - 22:36

Barclays has launched a £100million fund to help fast growing technology businesses get to the next level. The bank will lend up to £5m to some of the most innovative UK technology businesses. Ashok Vaswani (pictured), chief executive of Barclays Personal and Corporate Banking, said: "With this new drive, we will be able to s...



Shining light on photonics
01.05.2015 - 22:34

To mark 2015 the International Year of Light, the University of Southampton has introduced Photonics4All, a project to highlight the importance of photonics. Photonics4All aims to raise awareness of the importance of photonics in the community as well as in business and industry through a variety of activities and events such as business inno...



Jodrell Bank will house headquarters for world's largest radio telescope
30.04.2015 - 22:08

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has decided that the permanent headquarters of the SKA project will be the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank site. The ambition is to create a system of distributed radio telescopes whose total collecting area is 1sq km. The SKA is set to provide vast amounts of data to help scientists a...



Defects in liquid crystals may enable a new class of display
30.04.2015 - 22:05

An international research team says it has developed a way of making advanced materials that might find application in optical technologies, displays and e-readers. The team, comprising scientists from SISSA, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Padova, introduced flaws into liquid crystals by inserting microspheres and then cont...



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