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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

Sep. 22, 2016 — A device for the rapid analysis of liquids on the content of hazardous substances - such as heavy metals - has been developed by researchers, who have used a method based on polymer optodes, very ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Flexible thermoelectric devices are especially attractive for waste heat recovery along contoured surfaces and for energy harvesting applications to power sensors, biomedical devices and wearable ... read more

Complex Materials Can Self-Organize Into Circuits, May Form Basis for Multifunction Chips

Sep. 14, 2016 — Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials have uncovered remarkable behavior that could advance microprocessors beyond today’s silicon-based ... read more

Integrating Graphene, Reduced Graphene Oxide Onto Silicon Chips at Room Temperature

Sep. 13, 2016 — Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to integrate graphene, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide onto silicon substrates at room temperature using lasers. The advance raises ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — By leveraging molecular beam epitaxy deposition and high-quality materials with large dielectric constants, researchers pursue future radio-frequency materials and devices capable of being ... read more

Understanding How Flat Phosphorus Grows

Sep. 13, 2016 — Modeling the growth of tiny flakes of a two-dimensional form of phosphorus could help researchers one day produce better electronics, say ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Thiophene-fused polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are known to be useful as organic semiconductors due to their high charge transport properties. Scientists have developed a short route to form ... read more

New Chip Could Bring Highest Level of Encryption to Any Mobile Device

Sep. 8, 2016 — Random number generators are crucial to the encryption that protects our privacy and security when engaging in digital transactions such as buying products online or withdrawing cash from an ATM. For ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Engineers have developed HemaApp, which uses a smartphone camera and other lighting sources to estimate hemoglobin concentrations and screen for anemia without sticking patients with ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — 'Promising' and 'remarkable' are two words a scientist has used to describe recent research results on organolead mixed-halide perovskites. Perovskites are optically active, ... read more

Wearable Integrated Thermocells Based on Gel Electrolytes Use Body Heat as Power Source

Sep. 6, 2016 — Electronics integrated into textiles are gaining in popularity: Systems like smartphone displays in a sleeve or sensors to detect physical performance in athletic wear have already been produced. The ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Large quantities of fish are consumed in India on a daily basis, which generates a huge amount of fish 'biowaste' materials. In an attempt to do something positive with this biowaste, a ... read more

Sep. 5, 2016 — Carbon nanotubes show potential, but also many challenges, for the manufacture of flexible, wearable electronics, according to a research ... read more

Sep. 5, 2016 — Carbon nanotubes show potential, but also many challenges, for the manufacture of flexible, wearable electronics, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are faster or consume less power. Now, for the first time, ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — The potential to develop 'materials that compute' has taken another leap, after researchers for the first time have demonstrated that the material can be designed to recognize simple ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Engineers have led development of a laser-treatment process that allows them to use printed graphene for electric circuits and electrodes -- even on paper and other fragile surfaces. The technology ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Engineers have found a simple method for producing high-quality graphene that can be used in next-generation electronic and energy devices: bake the compound in a microwave ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Two scientists have discovered how to get a solid material to act like a liquid without actually turning it into liquid, potentially opening a new world of possibilities for the electronic, optics ... read more

Making the Switch, This Time With an Insulator

Sep. 1, 2016 — Physicists have demonstrated a new approach to low-power computer memory. They've demonstrated a new way to switch magnetic moments -- or direction of magnetization -- of electrons in a thin ... read more

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