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RF-MEMS to boost NTT's cell phones
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8/31/2010   3 comments
WiSpry and NTT DoCoMo will jointly develop tunable RF-MEMS capacitor arrays on CMOS chips to tune its filters in realtime thereby improving performance, mitigating dropped calls and expanding network capacity.
Graphite foam cools hi-intensity LEDs
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8/30/2010   15 comments
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher James Klett (shown) claims to have developed a graphite foam technology that can help cool LED light fixtures and extend their lifespan.
China researchers claim faster MRAM
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8/27/2010   5 comments
MRAM speed can be boosted and power consumption cut by using a new electrical switching technique that requires much less energy to write bits, according to Chinese researchers.
Sony, LG adopt Hillcrest Labs 3-D remote control
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8/26/2010   1 comment
Sony and LG have adopted Hillcrest Laboratories' MEMS-enabled Freespace remote control technology for its 3-D and Internet-enabled TVs.
Graphene fabrication gets a boost
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8/26/2010   2 comments
U.S. researchers claim supercomputer simulations found that electron radiation prevents crosstalk between monolayers of graphene during fabrication.
Perpendicular MRAMs challenge flash
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8/25/2010   10 comments
Spin currents used to switch MRAM states resulted in perpendicular recording in magnetic domains as small as 50 nanometers.
Freescale boosts its QorIQ comm processors
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8/23/2010   1 comment
Freescale's line of QorIQ communications processors now includes its Data Path Acceleration Architecture.
McGill harnessing piezo effect in quantum dots for nano sensors
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8/23/2010   5 comments
Aiming for nanoscale sensors and power supplies that translate vibration into a usable signal, McGill researchers induced a nanoscale piezoelectric effect in quantum dots.
With hopping robot, MIT shoots for the moon
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8/20/2010   7 comments
MIT and Draper Lab, eyeing the Google Lunar X Prize, are developing a hopping robot to overcome the limitations of wheeled rovers on the moon's rocky surface.
Freescale adds low-end PowerQuicc processors
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8/19/2010   6 comments
Freescale added a low-end option to its PowerQuicc II Pro communications processor family at the Freescale Technology Forum.
Technion: Compressed sensing ups data acquisition resolution, cuts cost
News & Analysis  
8/18/2010   3 comments
Algorithms that harness inexpensive A/D channels at sub-Nyquist frequencies could replace costly high-speed data acquisition, with higher-resolution results, say Technion researchers.
Research consortium touts air-gap for PC boards
News & Analysis  
8/17/2010   11 comments
The holy grail of low-k dielectrics—air-gap interconnections—will migrate from chip-level to board-level, according to a technology research consortium.
Forecast: MEMS sales rising to $1.5 billion in 2010
News & Analysis  
8/16/2010   2 comments
The MEMS chip market is booming along with the high-profile consumer electronics devices using them, propelling a $1.5 billion MEMS chip market in 2010, according to market forecaster iSuppli.
Sekai Camera taps smartphone sensors for 3-D social networking
News & Analysis  
8/16/2010   1 comment
A new 3-D social networking application called Sekai Camera (sekai means "world" in Japanese) fuses output from smartphone sensors into a "3-D augmented reality."
MEMS-packed smartphones are world's biggest wireless sensor net
News & Analysis  
8/16/2010   12 comments
Smartphones, with their always-on Internet access, crowdsourcing apps and full complement of MEMS sensors, are becoming the planet’s premier wireless sensor network.
Power.org unveils silicon roadmap
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8/13/2010   3 comments
Power.org unveiled its road map, including the microprocessor plans of its members.
Electronic nose detects cancer in patient's breath
News & Analysis  
8/12/2010   14 comments
Researchers led by Hossam Haick of the Israel Institute of Technology (shown) say an electronic nose may soon be able to detect cancer using a nanosensor array.
New way found to pattern graphene
News & Analysis  
8/11/2010   4 comments
Researchers claim to have discovered a new way to pattern the effective mass of graphene.
Superconductivity enhanced by electron variations
Research  
8/10/2010   10 comments
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have performed supercomputer simulations that suggest room-temperature superconductivity requires inhomogeneity in electron densities.
'Rocking' robot mimics human, ape climbers
News & Analysis  
8/5/2010   3 comments
A robotic that climbs walls using Tarzan's "swinging rope" technique was demonstrated by the University of Utah.
Fuel cell breakthrough aims at commercialization
News & Analysis  
8/3/2010   11 comments
Cornell University scientists believe they have made a nanotechnology breakthrough that could make hydrogen fuel cells commercially viable.
LG boosts 'green' investment
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8/2/2010   7 comments
LG Electronics unveiled more than the world's first solar-powered air conditioner when it revealed its green efforts.


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