Can capacitors in electrical circuits provide large-scale energy storage?
Best of Last Week – Earth's invisible shield, a sound loud enough to bend light on a chip and toxic e-cigarettes
New largest number factored on a quantum device is 56,153
Circuits on demand: Engineer prints electrical components on paper
(Phys.org) —One of humankind's biggest technological steps was the ability to print words on paper. Now, thanks to College of Engineering assistant professor Anming Hu, it's technology itself that is being printed.
Synthetic biology, genetic engineering and you: Two-component signaling pathways as elements in synthetic circuit design
New device could make large biological circuits practical
Researchers have made great progress in recent years in the design and creation of biological circuits—systems that, like electronic circuits, can take a number of different inputs and deliver a particular ...
Tomorrow's degradable electronics
When the FM frequencies are removed in Norway in 2017, all old-fashioned radios will become obsolete, leaving the biggest collection of redundant electronics ever seen – a mountain of waste weighing something ...
Exploring extraordinary optical transmission in a plasmonic cavity
Researchers at New Mexico State University in the US have investigated extraordinary optical transmission in a plasmonic cavity. The device they have developed features a hybrid surface plasmon polariton/Fabry-Pérot ...
Image: Micro-sections of circuit boards intended for space missions
Embedded within these resin discs are vital clues to determine whether future space missions will fail or thrive.
Engineers develop innovative process to print flexible electronic circuits
Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer.
Clearing a path for electrons in polymers: Closing in on the speed limits
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified a class of low-cost, easily-processed semiconducting polymers which, despite their seemingly disorganised internal structure, can transport electrons ...
Breakthrough in molecular electronics paves the way for DNA-based computer circuits in the future
In a paper published today in Nature Nanotechnology, an international group of scientists announced the most significant breakthrough in a decade toward developing DNA-based electrical circuits.
World record in data transmission with smart circuits
Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The research team behind the ...
See-through, one-atom-thick, carbon electrodes powerful tool to study brain disorders
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene—a two-dimensional form of carbon ...