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High-power thermoelectric generator utilises thermal difference of only 5°c
High-power thermoelectric generator utilises thermal difference of only 5°c10.07.2018 - 23:32

A silicon-nanowire thermoelectric generator has been developed by a team of researchers from Waseda University, Osaka University, and Shizuoka University. According to the Japanese researchers, this experimentally demonstrated a high-power density of 12 microwatts per 1cm2, enough to drive sensors or realise intermittent wireless communicatio...



Self-heating, fast-charging battery makes electric vehicles climate-immune
Self-heating, fast-charging battery makes electric vehicles climate-immune02.07.2018 - 23:37

A self-heating battery has been created by a team of Penn State engineers to combat the issue surrounding climate restrictions, rapid recharging and electric vehicles (EV). "EVs are popular on the west coast because the weather is conducive," explains assistant research professor, Xiao-Guang Yang of Penn State. "Once you move t...



BNAs improve performance of Li-ion batteries
BNAs improve performance of Li-ion batteries02.07.2018 - 23:34

The effect of hierarchical Bi2MoO6 nanosheet arrays growing on 3D Ni foam synthesised by one-step template-free route has been investigated by a team form Northeastern University. According to Northeasten, the obtained BNAs used directly as binder-free integrated electrode for Li-ion batteries (LIBs) exhibits a “super high” revers...



Atomically thin light-emitting device opens the possibility for 'invisible' displays
Atomically thin light-emitting device opens the possibility for 'invisible' displays27.03.2018 - 23:35

A bright-light emitting device that is millimetres wide and fully transparent when turned off has been built by a team of engineers at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. The light emitting material is a monolayer semiconductor, which is just three atoms thick.  According to the team, this discovery could pave the way in creatin...



Physicists reveal material for high-speed quantum internet
Physicists reveal material for high-speed quantum internet27.03.2018 - 23:28

As the race for quantum computing continues, so does the development into quantum technologies targeted to neturalise the threat of hacking. Classical cryptographic algorithms are complexity-based and can remain secure only for a certain period of time. Unlike its classical counterpart, quantum cryptography relies on the fundamental laws of p...



Next-gen optical disk to solve data storage challenge
Next-gen optical disk to solve data storage challenge27.03.2018 - 23:20

Using gold nanomaterials combined with a hybrid glass material, scientists from from RMIT University and the Wuhan Institute of Technology say they have demonstrated a new type of high-capacity optical disk that can hold data securely for more than 600 years.  This gold-generated next-generation optical disk is said to have up to 10T...



6SigmaET brings VR to thermal simulation
6SigmaET brings VR to thermal simulation20.03.2018 - 23:04

Future Facilities has launched Release 12 of its thermal simulation software, 6SigmaET. The latest release incorporates a number of significant modelling enhancements that the company says will help to boost overall simulation speed. Release 12 includes a prototype virtual reality (VR) visualisation mode. In what it claims is a world first fe...



Xilinx looks beyond FPGAs and unveils new product category - ACAP
Xilinx looks beyond FPGAs and unveils new product category - ACAP20.03.2018 - 22:58

Xilinx has announced, what it describes as, a new breakthrough product category called Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) that provides capabilities significantly beyond that of an FPGA. An ACAP is a highly integrated multi-core heterogeneous compute platform that can be changed at the hardware level to adapt to the needs of a wide...



ByteSnap Design kick-starts Vehicle-to-Grid Intelligent Control project
ByteSnap Design kick-starts Vehicle-to-Grid Intelligent Control project20.03.2018 - 18:52

Electronics design consultancy ByteSnap Design and a consortium of partners have been awarded a two-year collaborative project VIGIL (Vehicle-to-Grid Intelligent Control) under a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) competition, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). ByteS...



5G chipset development
5G chipset development16.02.2018 - 23:36

A 5G test platform to help support test development for devices such as baseband chips has been announced by Anritsu. Working with Qualcomm Technologies, Anritsu says its platform, the next generation communication system beyond 4G LTE, is designed to support Qualcomm Technologies in an effort to commercialise next generation 5G NR technologi...



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