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£3m project to use nanotechnology to improve safety
06.09.2015 - 23:26

A £3million grant has been awarded to the University of Southampton from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to bring together some of the world’s brightest early career researchers to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air. Dr Themis Prodromakis, from the Nanoelectronics and Nanotec...

TransferJet-equipped SDHC card launched by Toshiba
06.09.2015 - 23:23

Toshiba Electronics has launched an SDHC card that combines Class 10 memory with TransferJetTM close proximity wireless transfer technology. The 16GByte SDHCTM card, THN-J301W0160E6, will enable users of digital cameras or camcorders to transfer photos and videos to mobile devices such as tablets, notebooks and smartphones equipped with Transfer...

IBM and ARM collaborate to deliver integrated IoT Foundation
06.09.2015 - 23:19

IBM also announced the first in a series of IBM Cloud-based, industry-specific IoT services with IoT for Electronics. The service will enable electronics manufacturers to gather data from individual sensors that can be combined with other data for real-time analysis. The IBM IoT Foundation is a platform upon which fully managed, cloud-hosted ...

Communicating wirelessly around the body by magnetic field
04.09.2015 - 10:29

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. "In the future, people are going to be wearing more electronics, such as smart watches, fitness trackers and health monitors. All of these devices will need to communicat...

'Patchwork' graphene analogue predicted by international team
04.09.2015 - 10:23

Scientists from Russia, the US and China have predicted the existence of phagraphene, which they describe as a 'patchwork' analogue of graphene. "Unlike graphene, a hexagonal honeycomb structure with atoms of carbon at its junctions," said team leader Artyom Oganov from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, "p...

New technique enables low-cost, energy-efficient embedded systems
04.09.2015 - 10:19

Electrical and computer engineers at North Carolina State University claim to have developed a technique for creating less-expensive, low-power embedded systems. "Using our techniques, we've been able to create prototype systems with power converters that have a combination of energy efficiency and low cost that - as far as we've...

Information displays on clothing give feedback
04.09.2015 - 10:14

Researchers from Holst Centre, imec and CMST, imec's associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated what they claim to be the world's first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles. This paves the way to wearable displays in clothing providing users with feedback. Wearabl...

Skylake based processors the 'best yet', says Intel
04.09.2015 - 10:11

Intel has launched what it calls its best processor yet. According to the company, the 6th Generation Intel Core processor family delivers enhanced performance at the lowest power levels yet while supporting designs ranging from compute sticks to mobile workstations. "6th Gen Intel Core processors deliver some of the most significant adv...

Electric vehicles can be wirelessly charged and discharged
04.09.2015 - 10:08

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES in Kassel claim to have come up with a more cost-effective design for inductive electric car charging systems. "We deliberately use standard components that are already available on the mass market," explained Marco Jung, deputy head of the con...

Nanopillars can manipulate phase and shape of light beams
04.09.2015 - 10:05

Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology have developed flat optical lenses said to be capable of manipulating light in ways that have been difficult or impossible to achieve with conventional optical devices. The lenses are made of silicon nanopillars arranged into a honeycomb pattern. ...

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