Thought-controlled arm helps amputees
Design How-To 11/28/2012 1 comment
Max Ortiz Catalan of Chalmers University (shown) is developing a robotic arm that can be controlled by thought. The first operations on patients are due to take place over the winter.
Mars Curiosity gets down to science
News & Analysis 11/21/2012 8 comments
The Mars Curiosity rover has begun its search for evidence of microbial life on the Red Planet. A suite of sensors is delivering samples to an on-board lab for analysis.
X-Fab takes control of another MEMS foundry
News & Analysis 11/5/2012 1 comment
German foundry X-Fab Silicon Foundries AG has increased its holding in MEMS Foundry Itzehoe GmbH from 25.5 percent to 51 percent and renamed the company as X-Fab MEMS Foundry Itzehoe.
IMEC backs carbon nanotube memory
News & Analysis 11/1/2012 6 comments
Belgian microelectronics research center IMEC has announced a joint development program with Nantero Inc. to make carbon nanotube non-volatile memories with critical dimensions of less than 20-nm.