Running electronics using light
Fabric circuit boards that can take bending, washing, stretching and bullets fired at them
Squink personal factory aims to make circuit prototyping easy
SRI microrobots show fast-building factory approach (w/ video)
Flexible electronics could transform the way we make and use electronic devices
(Phys.org) —Nearly everyone knows what the inside of a computer or a mobile phone looks like: A stiff circuit board, usually green, crammed with chips, resistors, capacitors and sockets, interconnected ...
Foundation readies $25 computer to seed tech talents
Battery embedded in circuit board demonstrated at Tokyo exhibition
'Wise chisels': Art, craftsmanship, and power tools (w/ Video)
It's often easy to tell at a glance the difference between a mass-produced object and one that has been handcrafted: The handmade item is likely to have distinctive imperfections and clear signs of an individual's ...
Researchers developing 3D printer, 'bio-ink' to create human organs (w/ video)
Experts agree that rising Chinese labor costs and improving U.S. technology will gradually cause significant manufacturing activity to return to the United States. When it does, a new interdisciplinary manufacturing venture ...
Scientists develop new materials for board-level photonics
Today at the Photonics West conference, Dow Corning and IBM scientists unveiled a major step in photonics, using a new type of polymer material to transmit light instead of electrical signals within supercomputers ...
Using imprint processing to mass-produce tiny antennas could improve wireless electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have found a way to mass-produce antennas so small that they approach the fundamental minimum size limit for their bandwidth, or data ...
'Self-healing' polymer may facilitate recycling of hard-to-dispose plastic
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in The Netherlands are reporting development of a new plastic with potential for use in the first easy-to-recycle computer circuit boards, electrical insulation, and other electronics ...
Report: FAA too reliant on Boeing for battery test
The government failed to properly test the Boeing 787's lithium-ion batteries and relied too much on Boeing for technical expertise, a new report says.
Circuits and sensors direct from the printer
Printers are becoming more and more versatile. Now they can even print sensors and electronic components on 2D and 3D substrates. A new, robot-assisted production line allows the process to be automated.