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Ferroelectrics fabbed on plastic
News & Analysis  
7/19/2011   7 comments
Ferroelectric memories, energy harvesting arrays, sensors and actuators could soon be fabricated on plastic substrates, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who recently demonstrated a new low-temperature process using an atomic-force microscope.
Car battery in a bottle aims to obsolete gasoline
Special Report  
7/19/2011   32 comments
New technologies aim to turn electrons into a pumpable fuel that can be manufactured domestically and distributed using existing "gas station" infrastructure.
Robots get Kinect's 'eyes and ears'
News & Analysis  
7/13/2011   13 comments
Microsoft is adding its Kinect gesture recognition hardware to robots using the company's free Robotics Developer Studio.
Freescale processors gain on-chip e-reader
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7/11/2011   3 comments
Freescale's i.MX family of application processors expanded its support of E-Ink by incorporating e-reader drivers into lower-end processors for applications ranging from signage to home/office automation.


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