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April 25, 2015

Apr. 20, 2015 — In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the ... read more

Theoretical Framework for Graphene Physics Established

Apr. 20, 2015 — A team of researchers has established a theoretical framework to understand the elastic and electronic properties of graphene. Graphene, a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a study has shown. For example, short, sharp bursts of air ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Electric current flows without any resistance in a superconducting state thanks to a surprising redistribution of bonding electrons and the associated electronic and atomic behavior after ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in light-controlled molecule switching. Scientists are working on storing and processing information on the level of single molecules to create the smallest possible ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — An international research team has investigated the electronic properties of the family of unconventional superconductors based on fullerenes which have the highest known superconducting critical ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — The key to better cell phones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers are developing a new wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad. They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices ... read more

Patents Forecast Technological Change

Apr. 15, 2015 — Engineers have devised a formula for estimating how fast a technology is advancing, based on information gleaned from relevant ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A simple method for creating high-quality two-dimensional materials could enable industrial-scale ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Scientists have invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully self-powered -- it can produce an image each second, indefinitely, of a well-lit indoor scene. They designed a pixel ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A method for printing memory circuits directly, e.g. onto consumer packaging, has been developed by researchers. Because the required production technology is quite simple, no major investments are ... read more

Measurement of Components in 3-D Underwater

Apr. 15, 2015 — The maintenance of underwater technical systems is elaborate and expensive. Pipes, flanges and connections of conveying systems for oil and gas at sea, for example, must first be measured for this ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Electrical power comes out of wall sockets, of course. But hardly any electronic device can take normal line voltage. Computers, smartphones, LEDs, and chargers for instance cannot use electrical ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Researchers want to make blood sampling less painful and more convenient. They are perfecting a device the size of a pingpong ball that extracts a small sample while held against the skin for two ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Researchers have developed a novel design for electromagnetic energy harvesting based on the "full absorption concept." This involves the use of metamaterials that can be tailored to ... read more

Quantum Hall Effect: Quantization of 'Surface Dirac States' Could Lead to Exotic Applications

Apr. 14, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered the first evidence of an unusual quantum phenomenon -- the integer quantum Hall effect -- in a new type of film, called a 3-D topological insulator. This discovery could ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new device may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology. The devise is a smartphone-based device that uses the kind ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a new way of manipulating the magnetic domain walls in ultrathin magnets that could one day revolutionize the electronics industry through a technology called ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — How can a pleasant vehicle climate be achieved efficiently? Researchers found that the potential of energy-efficient air conditioning is all but exhausted. And this applies also to gasoline-powered ... read more

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