Researchers develop tiny gradient chip: System makes it easier to measure chemical reactivity
Dutch nanotechnologists at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a tiny chip that makes it easy to create micrometre scale gradients. Gradients are gradual transitions in specific ...
Team develops first photonic topological insulators to protect transport of light
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed and successfully demonstrated a photonic Floquet topological insulator, a new device used to protect the transport of light through a ...
PARC goes xerographic: Is that any way to make a computer?
Thin layer of germanium may replace silicon in semiconductors
(Phys.org) —The same material that formed the first primitive transistors more than 60 years ago can be modified in a new way to advance future electronics, according to a new study.
Folded DNA templates allow researchers to precisely cut out graphene shapes which could be used in electronic circuits
DNA's unique structure is ideal for carrying genetic information, but scientists have recently found ways to exploit this versatile molecule for other purposes: By controlling DNA sequences, they can manipulate ...
Optics innovation an industry success
An optics innovation by a University of Sydney researcher has been a financial and technology transfer success story creating a wave of sales for Finisar, the Australian company that has used the new technology.
Samsung's operating profit up 53 percent in 1Q
Samsung Electronics Co. said its operating profit last quarter rose 53 percent over a year earlier, outpacing expectations for what's normally a slow time for consumer electronics sales.
Intel CEO gets $18.9M pay package in final year
The value of Intel CEO Paul Otellini's pay package rose 10 percent to $18.9 million last year as he prepared to retire. His departure next month follows a tough year during which Intel Corp. stumbled as the growing popularity ...
New instrument will quickly detect botulinum, ricin, other biothreat agents
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a medical instrument that will be able to quickly detect a suite of biothreat agents, including anthrax, ricin, botulinum, shiga and ...
Spintronics: Researching ways to improve computer speed, efficiency
(Phys.org) —Remember when each new crop of computers was ever so much faster than the previous models? Well, those good-old days ended about five years ago when the accelerating rate of computing speeds ...
Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales: Researchers find that tiny nanowires can lift liquids as effectively as tubes
Imagine if you could drink a glass of water just by inserting a solid wire into it and sucking on it as though it were a soda straw. It turns out that if you were tiny enough, that method would work just fine—and wouldn't ...
TED brings innovation talk to Intel
Intel researcher Jennifer Healey stepped onto a stage decorated with a mad scientist's lab in mind and made her case for gossiping cars.
Shifting the Internet into high gear
(Phys.org) —A new-generation analog-to-digital converter (ADC) developed by a joint IBM-EPFL team has the potential to greatly increase the speed and volume of data that can be transferred over the Internet.
Computer model provides important clues for the production of tightly packed electronic components
Greater numbers of ever-smaller components are required to fit on computer chips to meet the ongoing demands of miniaturizing electronic devices. Consequently, computer chips are becoming increasingly crowded. ...