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Metamaterials antenna supports multiple bands
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2/23/2010   Post a comment
The world's first metamaterial antenna permits multiple bands--LTE, 3G, WiMax, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS--to share the same antenna without the usually switching circuits and matching components.
Fuel cell system claims 2X efficiency
News & Analysis  
2/22/2010   10 comments
Colin Powell, former secretary of state and now a board member at Bloom Energy, will debut the company's Bloom Box energy generator on Wed. Feb 24th along with the company founder's and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
E-books: Battle brews over display alternatives
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
Until a few weeks ago, the biggest worry for E Ink, maker of the Vizplex technology used in Amazon's Kindle and a host of other e-book readers, was the two dozen or so e-paper competitors looking to loosen its grip on the market.
Low-cost, more efficient solar cells mostly plastic
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2/18/2010   6 comments
By growing arrays of silicon wires in a polymer substrate, researchers have demonstrated what they say are flexible solar cells that absorb up to 96 percent of incident light.
Carbon semiconductors clear CMOS hurdle
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2/16/2010   1 comment
With a one-step graphene doping process, Georgia Tech claims to have paved the way to carbon-based transistors that adhere to the CMOS architecture.
TI slims DLP for cellular pico projectors
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2/15/2010   Post a comment
Texas Instruments today unveiled its newest digital light processor chip which will enable nHD resolution pico projector modules for the smallest of mobile phones.
Freescale says low-power MEMS smarter, too
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2/15/2010   Post a comment
Freescale's latest three-axis accelerometer for mobile devices offers multiple low power modes as well as smarter gesture recognition algorithms.
IBM increases low-cost solar cell efficiency
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2/10/2010   3 comments
IBM Research has invented an inexpensive method of manufacturing thin-film solar cells and proved its case for the kesterite-based structures by setting a new efficiency record.
OmniVision CMOS imagers debut
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2/8/2010   Post a comment
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. will show its second-generation CMOS imaging chip to OEMs during next week's Mobile World Congress.
IBM demos 100-GHz graphene transistor
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2/5/2010   Post a comment
A 100-GHz transistor has been demonstrated by IBM Research.
Magnetism seen as key to superconductivity
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2/4/2010   Post a comment
Magnetic spin excitations that couple electrons may be the key ingredient for superconductivity.
Graphene wafers ready to fab carbon chips
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2/1/2010   1 comment
Fabricating graphene wafers is a key milestone to future carbon-based electronic chips which was announced this week by Penn State who demonstrated how to fabricated 100-mm (4-inch) pure carbon wafers.


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