Electronics News and Product Design Updates
06.01.2017 - 23:07
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have proven that is possible to move magnetic textures, or skyrmions, backwards and forwards between different positions billions of times, which could improve memory devices. “The spins are aligned in a way that if you walk through the hed...
Scientists turn memory chips into processors
06.01.2017 - 23:00
Memory chips may be able to perform tasks which were traditionally done by computer processors, according to Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in collaboration with the RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Juelich research centre. According to the researchers, this means data could be processed where it is stored, lead...
Dark lattice modes used to create laser light
06.01.2017 - 22:51
A plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses dark lattice modes has been made by researchers at Aalto University, Finland. The results are said to open new prospects for on chip coherent light sources. The laser is based on silver nanoparticles arranged in a periodic array. In contrast to conventional lasers, ...
Scientists create self-healing material
06.01.2017 - 22:42
A transparent, self-healing, stretchable, conductive material has been developed by scientists at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Colorado, Boulder. The material can be activated electrically to power artificial muscles and could be used to improve batteries, electronic devices and robots. The researchers cla...
Team develops supercapacitor electrodes
06.01.2017 - 22:33
A fast and simple method to synthesise different types of copper based nanostructures has been developed by a team from the Nano-fabricated Energy Devices lab at the University of Tehran. By applying electric fields in ammonium hydroxide based solutions, shapes such as rod, flower and cube with an average grain size of 30nm to 1μm were obt...
Multi-gigabit Ethernet controllers for enterprise and SMB networks
19.12.2016 - 23:48
The AQtion product line of multi-gigabit Ethernet BASE-T controllers developed by Aquantia support 10,5 and 2.5Gbit speeds in addition to Gigabit Ethernet. “We are now delivering the last piece of the puzzle in enterprise and SMB networks: the multi-gigabit client connectivity,” said Kamal Dalmia, vice president, sales and marketi...
NIST device for detecting subatomic motion
19.12.2016 - 23:45
A device developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can measure the motion of nanoparticles traversing distances shorter than the diameter of a hydrogen atom. "We can detect tiny motion more locally and precisely with these plasmonic resonators than any other way of doing it," said NIST phys...
Radio created from atomic scale defects
19.12.2016 - 23:41
Researchers from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have used atomic scale defects in pink diamonds to create the world’s smallest radio receiver. Featuring building blocks the size of two atoms, the radio can withstand harsh environments and is biocompatible. “Diamonds have unique properties,” sa...
Optical fibre sensor enables real time detection
19.12.2016 - 23:26
Optical fibre sensing shows promise for monitoring the condition of structures. By embedding long optical fibres into a structure, strain and temperature distributions along the fibres can be detected. Until now, however, time of distributed measurement took from several tens of seconds to several minutes. Now, a team from the Tokyo Insti...
UCL updates x-ray for range of applications
13.12.2016 - 23:36
A five-year EPSRC funded project led by University College London has developed an x-ray imaging technology that is claimed to have applications ranging from healthcare and security to materials analysis. The technique is called phase-contrast x-ray imaging. Instead of measuring the extent to which tissue or materials absorb radiation –...
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