Long lasting, high voltage vitamin driven battery
06.08.2016 - 13:03
An environmentally-friendly battery that stores energy in a vitamin-created plastic has been developed by a team of chemists from University of Toronto. The battery uses Flavin from vitamin B2 as the cathode."When you take something made by nature that is already complex, you end up spending less time making new material.” said Dwigh...
‘Next generation’ basic scope brings extended capabilities
02.08.2016 - 10:36
Tektronix has launched the TBS2000, described as a next generation basic oscilloscope with the longest record length and largest display in its class. The introduction is said to bring access to expanded capabilities, including the ability to use a range of Tektronix probes, to budget constrained design engineers.Peter Bachmayr, technical marke...
IBM uses silicon expertise to develop nanoscale lab on chip
02.08.2016 - 10:32
Taking advantage of the company’s experience with silicon technology, IBM scientists have developed a lab-on-a-chip device that can separate biological particles at the nanoscale. This, says the team, could enable physicians to detect diseases such as cancer before symptoms appear.The team has already separated bioparticles of 20nm in dia...
SmartKEM gets Chinese patent allowance
02.08.2016 - 10:12
North Wales based SmartKem has received patent allowance in China for its semiconductor material. The company’s truFLEX platform can be used for manufacturing flexible displays and electronics and China is seen as a key future market.Steve Kelly, SmartKem’s CEO, said: QSuccessful collaboration is crucial in helping China to become a...
Graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics
02.08.2016 - 00:00
An international team of researchers has used computer simulations to find how thin a slab of salt has to be for it to break up into graphene-like layers.Dr Pavel Sorokin, from Moscow’s Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, explained: “This work has already attracted our colleagues from Israel and Japan....
Real-time chemical sensor to improve airport security
31.07.2016 - 12:43
A team of European scientists has created a hand-held chemical sensor capable of instantaneous detection from a distance of 30m. Harnessing new photonics technology, the mid-IR sensor uses spectroscopic sensors that read the unique frequencies, or ‘signatures’, given off when liquids or gases interact with light.Capable of a detecti...
EU and Japan expand collaboration to create smart cities
31.07.2016 - 12:26
The EU-Japan ClouT – cloud of things – consortium has decided to add cities and partners to the recent BigClouT programme. The programme gives an analytics capability to the city by leveraging IoT, cloud and big data technologies creating a distributed intelligence that can be implanted in the whole city network. The new cities are Gren...
Adlink previews COM Express 3.0 Type 7 pin out
31.07.2016 - 12:19
Board developer Adlink Technology has released a preview of the Type 7 pin out for the COM Express standard, currently being updated to version 3.0. The new pinout brings 10Gbit Ethernet (GbE) capabilities to the format factor, with potential benefits in space constrained systems in industrial automation and data communication.The PICMG subcomm...
Toshiba moves to 64 layer flash memories
31.07.2016 - 12:11
Toshiba has announced the latest generation of BiCS FLASH, its 3D flash memory. The latest version is a 64 layer device that incorporates 3bit/cell technology, enabling 256Gbit to be stored. Toshiba says its next target is a 512Gbit device, also with 64 layers.Previously, Toshiba was producing a 48 layer device and the move to 64 layers is said...
Five years on; apprentices in the spotlight
31.07.2016 - 12:08
Five years ago, New Electronics reported on WorldSkills International. Organised by WorldSkills, a body that brings together industry, government, organisations, and institutions to promote skills education and training for young people, it was intended to promote awareness of the importance of apprenticeships and was the first time this event had...
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