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Comment: Re: IOT? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/19/2014
Comment: Re: Other uses - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/17/2014
Nanotube Field Emitters Beat OLEDs
News & Analysis  
10/16/2014   6 comments
Like a cathode ray tube of old, nanotube field emitters energize a phosphorous display for flat-panel lighting that uses 100 times less energy than LEDs and is brighter than OLED panels.
River Sensors to Clean Up Waterways
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10/16/2014   7 comments
Inexpensive sensors track the movement/source of pollution.
Comment: Re: How long? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/15/2014
Med Implants Get Dissolvable
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10/14/2014   2 comments
Like dissolvable stitches, the medical implants of the future will be able to do their job until its finished, then ordered to self-destruct by dissolving and being flushed from our bodies.
Comment: Re: How long? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/14/2014
Comment: Re: How long? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/14/2014
Hybrid Solar Cells Promise More Than 95% Efficiency
News & Analysis  
10/13/2014   13 comments
By coating normal silicon solar cells with an inorganic compound, researchers at the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory hope to boost efficiency to more than 95%.
Comment: Re: Questions - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/13/2014
Comment: Re: Really? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/13/2014
Comment: Re: Questions - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/13/2014
Comment: Re: Really? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/13/2014
Cheap Fusion Beats Fossil Fuels
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10/10/2014   49 comments
A new fusion reactor design is based on a plasma configuration called a spheromak that is one tenth the size and a whole lot cheaper than alternative fusion reactor designs -- even cheaper than current-day fossil-fuel power plants.
Comment: Re: Efficiency? - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/10/2014
IBM's Watson Going Global
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10/10/2014   4 comments
Blue LED Inventors Win Nobel Prize
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10/7/2014   12 comments
Three Japanese-born researchers (one a U.S. professor at UCSB) will share the $1.1 million Nobel Prize for their work on the blue light emitting diode that has made possible white solid-state lighting that has obsoleted both incandescent and fluorescent.
Why Do Big Companies Make Their Own Sensors?
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10/7/2014   2 comments
The reasons big companies make their own sensors vary from the need for a guaranteed supply to the addition of a product they can sell to others to just another aspect of verticalization as a company policy.
$200M Photonics Effort to Keep US Ahead
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10/3/2014   2 comments
President has included $100 million in his 2015 budget for an Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute to be matched by the winning proposal to built it.
Cheap Solar Absorbs Entire Spectrum
News & Analysis  
10/3/2014   5 comments
Two-step process first absorbs entire spectrum of light from the sun then reradiates it in the infrared spectrum where conventional photovoltaics can turn it into electricity.
Comment: Beyond CMOS - R_Colin_Johnson - 10/2/2014
3D Magnet Stack Subs for Transistors
News & Analysis  
10/2/2014   10 comments
A new type of 3D using stacked magnets is being proposed by the Technische Universität (Institute for Technical Electronics Munich, Germany).
Electronic Brain by 2023
News & Analysis  
9/30/2014   13 comments
Progress continues on fake brain to be used as test bed for disease cures, reports European Union at EU's annual Human Brain Project Summitt at the University of Heidelberg in Germany on Sept. 29.
Bionic Ear Due Soon
News & Analysis  
9/30/2014   4 comments
STMicroelectronics is collaborating with two other companies on a bionic ear that users wears 24/7 to enhance and control their audio experience.
IBM Conquers Wafer-Scale Graphene
News & Analysis  
9/30/2014   2 comments
IBM has found a way to vastly reduce the costs of gallium nitride (GaN) wafers by growing them on a reusable wafer-scale layer of single-crystal graphene instead of expensive ($3,000) silicon carbide (SiC) wafers.
Comment: Re: Fairchild - R_Colin_Johnson - 9/26/2014
Fairchild Reinvents Itself
News & Analysis  
9/26/2014   11 comments
Fairchild is transforming itself from a discrete component supplier for everyone into a smart-module provider to just the fastest-growing industries, says president and chief operating officer Vijay Ullal.
IBM Water Cooling Enables a Super Solar Dish
News & Analysis  
9/25/2014   19 comments
A solar disk cuts costs by using fiber-reinforced concrete, supporting polymer-backed aluminum foil mirrors concentrated on four-spectrum InGaAs photovoltaic cells cooled by water in IBM-fabricated micro-channels.
Securing Trustworthy & Resilient Chips
News & Analysis  
9/23/2014   4 comments
The National Science Foundation and the Semiconductor Research Corp. are funding a $10 million three-year project to make chips secure, trustworthy, assured, and resilient against hackers.
Top 10 Candidates for Next-Gen Storage
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9/22/2014   6 comments
What's the next step in the evolution of memory? This slideshow gives you the top 10 candidates for next-generation memory devices.
Startup's Piezoelectric MEMS Mics May Take Over
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9/22/2014   Post a comment
Vesper Claims Top Spot with 70dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Sensor Hubs Aided by IEEE-2700-2014 Datasheets
News & Analysis  
9/17/2014   3 comments
The first MEMS standard, the IEEE 2700-2014, will standardize data sheets making it easier to compare models as well as build interoperable sensor hubs.
iPhone 6 Future Revealed
News & Analysis  
9/17/2014   7 comments
Apple's new bigger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are not just bigger, but have opened up the software door for interoperability among cooperating apps.
Lemoptix Pico-Projector Excels
News & Analysis  
9/16/2014   10 comments
Claims brightest, smallest MEMS projector solution
Comment: Re: poet - R_Colin_Johnson - 9/13/2014
Comment: Re: dreams - R_Colin_Johnson - 9/12/2014
Comment: Re: poet - R_Colin_Johnson - 9/12/2014
Moore's Law Has No End in Sight
News & Analysis  
9/12/2014   22 comments
Gallium arsenide (GaAs) will soon outpace silicon as a higher-performance choice for implementing integrated circuits, according to POET Technologies Inc.
Comment: Re: 18? - R_Colin_Johnson - 9/10/2014
Intel Xeon Boosts Workstation & Servers
News & Analysis  
9/9/2014   5 comments
Intel said at its developer conference that it has upgraded its Xeon processors for workstations and servers to version three, and that the new Xeons, with 22nm 3D Tri-Gate technology and "per-core" dynamic regulation, have broken world performance records.
Intel Core M Puts PC Back on Map
News & Analysis  
9/5/2014   21 comments
Intel says its latest Core M features up to 700 percent boost in performance at just 25 percent of the power previously consumed by laptop PCs.


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