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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Feb. 5, 2016 — The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. Check out how nanotubes bridge the gap with quantum ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium. The study is an early signal that ... read more

Chip Enables Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired

Feb. 4, 2016 — A low-power chip for processing 3-D camera data has been developed that could help visually impaired people navigate their environments. The chip consumes only one-thousandth as much power as a ... read more

Researchers Develop Hack-Proof RFID Chips

Feb. 3, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new type of radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that is virtually impossible to hack.If such chips were widely adopted, it could mean that an identity thief ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride, which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays. The researchers have also developed a new ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — At the atomic level, bismuth displays a number of quirky physical phenomena. A new study reveals a novel mechanism for controlling the energy transfer between electrons and the bismuth crystal ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — California is committed to 33 percent energy from renewable resources by 2020. With that deadline fast approaching, researchers across the state are busy exploring options. Solar energy is attractive ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — The success story of information processing by way of moving electrons is slowly coming to an end. The miniaturization creates partly unsolvable physical problems for manufacturers. This is why ... read more

World Is Embracing Clean Energy, Says Expert

Feb. 1, 2016 — An expert argues that investment in renewable electricity now outstrips that in fossil fuels, and that increasing numbers of policies to improve the efficiency of energy use and to make energy ... read more

Mechanical 'Trees' Swaying in the Wind: Turning Good Vibrations Into Energy

Feb. 1, 2016 — A project is testing whether high-tech objects that look a bit like artificial trees can generate renewable power when they are shaken by the wind -- or by the sway of a tall building, traffic on a ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — The end of Moore's Law -- the prediction that transistor density would double every two years -- was one of the hottest topics in electronics-related discussions in 2015. Silicon-based ... read more

Jan. 30, 2016 — As radiation sources used to map disease and attack cancer grow in number and complexity, experts continue to offer the last word on accurate radiation doses. A lab fine-tunes instruments used by ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Researchers have observed polar vortices in a ferroelectric material that appear to be the electrical cousins of magnetic skyrmions. This discovery holds intriguing possibilities for advanced ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Scientists have a new recipe for batteries: Bake a leaf, and add sodium. They used a carbonized oak leaf, pumped full of sodium, as a demonstration battery’s negative terminal, or anode, according ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the United States and the ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have shown that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers is possible by controlled chain and crystallite orientation. These pioneering ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A research team at Umeå University in Sweden has showed, for the first time, that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers is possible by controlled chain and ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design. Arrays of solar cells are used in solar ... read more

Cellulose Nanogenerators Could One Day Power Implanted Biomedical Devices

Jan. 27, 2016 — Implantable electronics that can deliver drugs, monitor vital signs and perform other health-related roles are on the horizon. But finding a way to power them remains a challenge. Now scientists have ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — A cost-effective catalyst material has been produced for fuel cells using a new preparation process which researchers analyzed in detail. It consists of iron-nitrogen complexes embedded in tiny ... read more

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