Nanofabrication: Medical sensors improve with holey gold nanostructures
Recent advances in nanotechnology are providing new possibilities for medical imaging and sensing. Gold nanostructures, for example, can enhance the fluorescence of marker dyes that are commonly used to detect ...
Taiwan's TSMC gets orders from Apple
Apple has struck a deal with the world's biggest contract microchip maker in what analysts see as an attempt to reduce its reliance on arch-rival Samsung, a report said.
Detecting cancer with the prick of a finger (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at BYU have created a micro device that could both decrease the amount of blood and time needed to test for cancer-markers in a patients blood.
Delayed Shield game gadget to hit market on July 31
Graphics chip star NVIDIA has set a July 31 release date for its Shield handheld gaming and entertainment device powered by Google's Android software.
Image-processing 1,000 times faster is goal of new $5M contract
Loosely inspired by a biological brain's approach to making sense of visual information, a University of Michigan researcher is leading a project to build alternative computer hardware that could process images and video ...
A step closer to a photonic future
The future of computing may lie not in electrons, but in photons – that is, in microprocessors that use light instead of electrical signals. But these so-called photonic devices are typically built using ...
Intel smartphone chips as energy-efficient as competitors', report concludes
In a milestone that is expected to help Intel's push into the smartphone and tablet markets, the Santa Clara, Calif., tech giant finally has made its brainy microchips as energy-efficient as those from companies ...
A Lab-on-a-Chip With Moveable Channels
(PhysOrg.com) -- UC engineering researchers create tiny pools without walls with programmable microfluidic systems.
Bluetooth 3.0 Launches April 21
Physicists find right (and left) solution for on-chip optics
(Phys.org) —A Harvard-led team of researchers has created a new type of nanoscale device that converts an optical signal into waves that travel along a metal surface. Significantly, the device can recognize ...
Scientists design new lens with convex and concave functionality, potential to revolutionise optical devices
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have designed a lens using metamaterials that can function as a convex or a concave lens, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. By fabricating gold n ...
New lab-on-chip advance uses low-cost, disposable paper strips
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have invented a technique that uses inexpensive paper to make "microfluidic" devices for rapid medical diagnostics and chemical analysis.
Novel connector uses magnets for leak-free microfluidic devices
Like other users of microfluidic systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology researcher Javier Atencia was faced with an annoying engineering problem: how to simply, reliably and most of all, tightly, ...
Computational sprinting pushes smartphones till they're tired
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computational sprinting is a groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling that could give users dramatic, brief bursts of computing capability to improve current applications ...