Researchers develop new chip for testing medicines
University of Twente doctoral degree candidate Verena Stimberg has developed a chip that can improve research into diseases, medicines and the possible toxicity of nanoparticles. The chip contains a man-made ...
Sk Hynix logs all-time high Q3 earnings
SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, reported Thursday a record high quarterly net profit for the three months to September on strong sales and currency earnings.
Obama unveils new measures to stem identity theft
US President Barack Obama on Friday ordered "pin and chip" security measures for government payment systems, aiming to stem the proliferation of credit card fraud and identity theft.
Quantum computing poised for new silicon revolution
A dramatic increase in the amount of time data can be stored on a single atom means silicon could once again play a vital role in the development of super-fast computers.
New 'lab-on-a-chip' could revolutionize early diagnosis of cancer
Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called "exosomes." Indeed, Popular Science magazine named exosome-based cancer diagnostics ...
A new approach to on-chip quantum computing
Commercial devices capable of encrypting information in unbreakable codes exist today, thanks to recent quantum optics advances, especially the generation of photon pairs—tiny entangled particles of light. ...
Intel invests up to $1.5B in China mobile venture
(AP)—Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics.
DARPA program "grows" lasers directly on silicon-based microchips
DARPA's Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program has successfully integrated billions of light-emitting dots on silicon to create an efficient silicon-based laser. The breakthrough, achieved ...
Cost-effective, high-performance micropumps for lab-on-a-chip disease diagnosis
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Penn State have demonstrated an acoustofluidic pump powered by a piezoelectric transducer about the size of a quarter. This reliable, inexpensive, programmable pump is a crucial ...
Google working on super-fast 'quantum' computer chip
Google said it is working on a super-fast "quantum" computer chip as part a vision to one day have machines think like humans.
Breakthrough in light sources for new quantum technology
One of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons (electronic circuits). First, it is necessary to create ...
Ineda developing low power companion processors to increase battery life for wearables
Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality
At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world—or just make cool things. They are part of a ...
New non-metallic metamaterial enables team to 'compress' and contain light
The invention of fiber optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of.