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posted in December 2008

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Plastic electronics fab time cut
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12/31/2008   Post a comment
Fabrication time for flexible electronics ranging from disposable displays to plastic solar cells could be reduced from 48 hours to 30 minutes, according to researchers.
Nanotubes shown to boost neuron signals
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12/29/2008   Post a comment
Researchers explain how carbon nanotubes could someday bypass faulty circuitry in the brain, for instance curing Parkinson's disease, as well as to repair spinal cord injuries and eventually to augment and enhance cognitive functions.
LED lighting to save $1.8 trillion, study says
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12/22/2008   1 comment
Replacing traditional light sources with LEDs will not only enable enormous savings in energy, cost and pollution, but also herald a new era of smart lighting that controls the spectrum, emission pattern and polarization of the LED lights, according to a study by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
IBM claims fastest graphene transistor
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12/18/2008   2 comments
IBM Research is claiming the world's fastest graphene field-effect transistor, operating at 26 GHz.
Argonne supercomputer goes green
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Operators of the supercomputing center at Argonne National Laboratory used innovations in both computer architecture and cooling methods to achieve over $1 million in annual energy savings for its IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer.
Forecast: Healthcare, wireless may still thrive in 2009
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12/17/2008   1 comment
While almost all segments of the electronics industry will be flat or decline in 2009, a few exceptions are possible, according to an industry survey.
MIT targets wave power for commercialization
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
Harnessing ocean waves could generate as much as 200 megawatts of electricity/kilometer of coast line in various parts of the world, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dark Fire robot guitar debuts
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12/16/2008   Post a comment
Dark Fire, a new "robot guitar" based on a Les Paul guitar body, features improved automatic tuning functions plus tone technology.
Hang up and drive! One way to stop texting while driving
News & Analysis  
12/12/2008   5 comments
Patented technology developed by University of Utah researchers may provide relief from texting drivers.
MEMS oscillators break into consumer, comm apps
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12/11/2008   Post a comment
Two new MEMS chip families from SiTime Corp. are said to bring the technology into the high-frequency stability and multiple-frequency output realms.
QMEMS enables smallest real-time clock
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12/10/2008   Post a comment
Epson Toyocom is claiming the smallest real-time clock chip fashioned by combining a quartz microelectromechanical system resonator with an ASIC.
Magnetic nanotubes could advance spintronic devices
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12/9/2008   Post a comment
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers said carbon nanotubes could be used to detect nanoscale magnetic states by changing their conductance, perhaps speeding spintronic applications.
Nanomaterials up in a down market
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12/8/2008   Post a comment
Despite a slumping semiconductor market, nanomaterial adoption will accelerate as vendors seek to increase margins by lowering manufacuring costs, according to a market researcher.
Quantum network storage problem overcome
News & Analysis  
12/8/2008   1 comment
Georgia Tech researchers are claiming a 200-fold increase in quantum memory storage times, making the technology feasible for secure, long-distance quantum networking.
Fusion reactors inch toward commercialization
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12/5/2008   2 comments
MIT researchers said they have succeeded in using radio waves to mix the 50 million degree C plasma at its Alcator C-Mod fusion reactor.
Aerosol printing boosts solar cell efficiency
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12/4/2008   1 comment
Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is reporting a 2 percent efficiency gain for silicon solar cells by switching from conventional screen printing to a non-contact aerosol jet printer.
Bioterror prevention could harness labs-on-a-chip
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12/4/2008   Post a comment
A bipartisan commission warned Congress that a biological weapon attack in the U.S. is likely, and recommended that President-elect Barack Obama expand federal efforts for early detection of water- and airborne pathogens, including lab-on-a-chip technology.
Hospital-on-a-chip targets battlefield
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12/2/2008   Post a comment
An Office of Naval Research program seeks to embed a field hospital-on-a-chip that could monitor a soldier's injuries and administer medications.
Solar cell efficiency boosted
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12/1/2008   4 comments
Thin-film solar cells that could boost efficiency by 50 percent while also cutting materials costs by using less silicon will be reported by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers at the annual meeting of the Materials Research Society.


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