Antennas enter the digital world, says team
31.08.2016 - 23:01
Antennas currently in use are mostly based on technology developed 50 years ago, but work undertaken by Aalto University researchers has the potential to allow antennas to enter the digital world.Until now, says the team, antennas support either a broad frequency range or high efficiency, but radiation efficiency has been decreasing because mob...
Silicon-metal material for lithium-ion rechargeable batteries
29.08.2016 - 23:18
Researchers from MANA and the Georgia Institute of Technology have jointly developed an anode material for Li-ion rechargeable batteries by forming nanoparticles made of Si-metal composites on metal substrates.The resulting anode material is said to have twice the capacity and a longer life cycle than conventional materials used in Li-ion recha...
Edible batteries for future medical devices
29.08.2016 - 23:16
Edible, non-toxic batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease and a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the United States has reported progress in their development by using melanin pigments, which are naturally found in the body, to develop edible batteries.Melanin is a material...
Radio technology to extend battery life for mobile devices
29.08.2016 - 23:13
A prototype radio from the University of Massachusetts Amherst that allows small mobile devices, such as fitness trackers and smartwatches, to take advantage of battery power in larger devices nearby for communication is currently undergoing testing."We take for granted the ability to offload storage and computation from our relatively lim...
Green Hills Software completes RTOS certification for avionics computers
20.08.2016 - 23:01
Green Hills Software has completed all of the RTCA/DO-178B Level A certification requirements for its Integrity-178 tuMP multicore real-time operating system (RTOS) for Esterline CMC’s next generation of integrated avionics computers and smart displays.Esterline initial deployment of the Integrity-178 tuMP will be on its 3rd generation MF...
Caterpillar robot powered and controlled with light
20.08.2016 - 22:59
Researchers at the University of Warsaw have developed a natural-scale soft caterpillar robot with an opto-mechanical liquid crystalline elastomer (LCE) monolithic design, using LCE technology developed in the LENS Institute in Florence.LCEs are smart materials that can exhibit large shape change under illumination with visible light. It is pos...
Analog Devices boosts cybersecurity portfolio with acquisition
18.08.2016 - 22:46
Analog Devices has announced the acquisition of the Cyber Security Solutions (CSS) business of Sypris Electronics.The CSS business of Sypris Electronics specialises in secure system and software technology, and delivers information security services to customers, including military and government organisations.With this transaction, ADI say...
Interscatter enables implanted devices to 'talk' WiFi
18.08.2016 - 22:43
Researchers from University of Washington (UW) have developed a way for devices as varied as brain implants, contact lenses and credit cards, to communicate with mobile devices. In one demonstration, a smartwatch transmitted a Bluetooth signal to a smart contact lens fitted with an antenna.The team's process relies on a communication techni...
Solid lithium garnet batteries improve safety
18.08.2016 - 22:39
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a non-flammable battery that consists of solid chemical compounds. "Solid electrolytes do not catch fire even when heated to high temperatures or exposed to the air," explained Jennifer Rupp, professor of electrochemical materials at ETH Zurich.One of the challenges in developing solid-state ba...
Graphene based plasmonic 'spaser' could detect dangerous materials
18.08.2016 - 22:36
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have found graphene might be suitable for manufacturing plasmonic devices capable of detecting a single molecule of explosive materials, toxic chemicals, and other organic based compounds.Plasmon is a quasiparticle or a quantum of plasma oscillations. According to the researchers,...
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