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Nanocrystals bid to extend photolithography
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5/29/2009   Post a comment
Pixelligent is promising to extend the lifetime of conventional photolithography patterning of integrated circuits with semiconducting nanocrystalline films that go atop conventional photoresist to enhance resolution, increase yields, lower material costs and improve throughput.
Seiko Epson preps inkjet-printed OLEDs for big picture
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
Printing high-definition organic LED displays with ultrahigh-resolution inkjet printers will lower the cost and increase the color accuracy of flat-panel televisions, according to Seiko Epson Corp.
Nanosensors could detect cracks in bridges, aircraft
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
Nanocomposites are being developed to monitor the safety of bridges and aircraft by embedding nanotubes into sensors that change their conductivity when cracks or other structural defects occur.
Invisibility cloaks spread out
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
An emerging discipline called transfomation optics were used recently to develop an improved invisibility cloak with a 100-fold increase in area compared to previous visible-wavelength cloaks.
Software pirates pinpointed on Google Map
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
A new software anti-piracy tool can pinpoint violators on a Google Map.
Acoustic applications are cutting through the noise
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
Acoustic signal processing technologies examined at the Acoustical Society of America meeting focused on cutting through noise to improve signal detection and localization using arrays of MEMS microphones.
Turnkey environment allows MEMS/IC co-design, co-verification
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5/18/2009   Post a comment
MEMS+IC, a Coventor-Cadence collaboration that allows microelectromechanical systems to be designed and verified in tandem with electronic integrated circuitry, will debut this week (May 18) at CDNLive EMEA.
Researchers confirm theoretical predictions for graphene
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5/15/2009   Post a comment
Theoretical predictions for graphene have been confirmed, and researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Georgia Tech claim to have experimental proof using a new measurement device.
Getting the 'blink' out: Steady nanoparticle emitters emerge
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5/14/2009   Post a comment
Researchers claim to have demonstrated always-on nanoparticle emitters.
Warp Factor 10! Star Trek warp drive in the works
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5/12/2009   9 comments
With the latest installment of the Star Trek franchise packing theaters, researchers are again speculating about the feasibility of building a faster-than-light "warp drive."
Freescale to rely on nanocrystalline flash
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5/8/2009   Post a comment
Freescale charts future of flash by switching from split-gate and 1-T architectures in nanocrystal development.
Green lasers arrive for pico projectors
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5/6/2009   2 comments
Green semiconductor lasers, a key component for pico projectors, will enter mass production by midyear, according to Corning Inc., which announced a deal with Microvision Inc. to supply the green lasers for Microvision's PicoP Display Engine.
Robotic hand said to combine simplicity, dexterity
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5/5/2009   Post a comment
A robotic hand uses compressed air to combine improved dexterity with low cost, according to engineers at Virginia Tech.
Detector to peer deep into the 'Big Bang'
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5/4/2009   Post a comment
Microwave polarization sensors aim to confirm inflation theory of universe's origin.
Lab models swine flu's spread; diagnostic chips being readied
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5/1/2009   1 comment
A Virginia Tech lab has been modeling the spread of swine flu as chip makers work to develop diagnostic tools to stop the H1N1 flu virus.


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