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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

New Discovery Could Aid in Detecting Nuclear Threats

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new way to detect nuclear materials has been developed by researchers. Made of graphene and carbon nanotubes, the researchers' detector far outpaces any existing one in its ultrasensitivity to ... read more

Ultraviolet Light Sensor for Wearable Devices in the IoT Era

Apr. 20, 2017 — Mass production technology for silicon based ultraviolet (UV) light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has been ... read more

Fidelity in a Marriage Between Electronic and Optical Effects

Apr. 20, 2017 — Simultaneously simulating electrical and optical input achieves unprecedented performance in electro-optical interfaces, report ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — A new technique may vastly reduce the overall cost of wafer technology and enable devices made from more exotic, higher-performing semiconductor materials than conventional silicon. The new method ... read more

Degradable Electronic Components Created from Corn Starch

Apr. 19, 2017 — As consumers upgrade their gadgets at an increasing pace, the amount of electronic waste we generate continues to mount. To help combat this environmental problem, researchers have modified a ... read more

Personalized Workouts to Prevent Heart Disease Designed by New Digital Instrument

Apr. 19, 2017 — Personalized workouts to prevent heart disease can be designed by a new digital instrument, according to research. The EXPERT tool specifies the ideal exercise type, intensity, frequency, and ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Using pressure instead of chemicals, nanoparticles have been fabricated into nanowire arrays similar to those that underlie touch-screens for phones, computers, TVs, and sensors. The pressure process ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have created a new method to extract the static and dynamic structure of complex chemical systems. In this context, 'structure' doesn't just mean the 3-D arrangement of ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Engineers have invented a method to control light propagating in confined pathways, or waveguides, with high efficiency by using nano-antennas. They built photonic integrated devices that had ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — A novel technology that embeds highly conductive nanostructure into semi-conductor nanofiber has now been developed by researchers. The novel composite so produced has superb charge conductivity, and ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — A new method to improve semiconductor fiber optics may lead to a material structure that might one day revolutionize the global transmission of data, according to an interdisciplinary team of ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Despite the many advances in portable electronic devices, one thing remains constant: the need to plug them into a wall socket to recharge. Now researchers have developed a light-weight, paper-based ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Engineers have developed nanowires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail. The new nanowire technology could one day serve as a platform to screen drugs for neurological ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Microprocessors based on atomically thin materials hold the promise of the evolution of traditional processors as well as new applications in the field of flexible electronics. Now, a team has made a ... read more

New Class of Optoelectronic Materials Developed

Apr. 11, 2017 — A new class of semiconductor materials has been pioneered that might enhance the functionality of optoelectronic devices and solar panels -- perhaps even using one hundred times less material than ... read more

Distracted? Slowing Down, Not a Safe Option

Apr. 11, 2017 — Drivers who slow down while using mobile phones have the potential to increase on-road conflicts, a new study warns. Distracted drivers reducing their speed might sound favorable in terms of safety, ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Scientists are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Scientists have invented a novel ultra-thin multilayer film which could harness the properties of tiny magnetic whirls, known as skyrmions, as information carriers for storing and processing data on ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — Printed transistors have now been fabricated consisting entirely of layered materials. The team’s findings have the potential to cheaply print a range of electronic devices from solar cells to LEDs ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Researchers have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. This breakthrough could unlock the potential for applications such as food ... read more

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