Building electronics from the ground up
(Phys.org)—There's hardly a moment in modern life that doesn't involve electronic devices, whether they're guiding you to a destination by GPS or deciding which incoming messages merit a beep, ring or vibration. ...
Graphene plasmonics beats the drug cheats
Wonder material graphene could help detect the presence of drugs or toxins in the body or dramatically improve airport security, University of Manchester researchers have found.
Scientists design, control movements of molecular motor
(Phys.org)—An international team of scientists has taken the next step in creating nanoscale machines by designing a multi-component molecular motor that can be moved clockwise and counterclockwise.
Game not over for retro games
Generations of children around the world were weaned on computer games like 'Pac-man', 'Galaga' and 'Donkey Kong', to name just a few. Indeed many of today's first-rate computer programmers, scientists and ...
Gadget Watch: Pen makes old monitors touch-ready
Many people who have tried Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system without a touch screen have hated it because of the inability to use touch and swipe commands to get things going. Now, a company has ...
Intel unveils smartphone push in emerging markets
Intel said it would step up efforts to make chips for smartphones and other mobile devices by targeting emerging markets and the rapidly growing "value" segment.
Videogames coming to a cloud near you
Videogames are moving further into the Internet cloud with new devices and services unveiled at the big Consumer Electronics Show this week.
Global tech industry uneven as mobile surges
The global tech industry has become a tale of two sectors, with mobile devices surging at the expense of older electronics that are struggling, a forecast showed.
Computational physics moulds the future of electronic devices
Fundamental studies based on computational physics are an essential part of many different branches of research – from medical technology to mobile communication. Javad Hashemi has studied the electronic ...
US readers turn increasingly to digital books, study finds
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.
Mobile devices change shoppers' habits, retailers' strategies
Tamara Lewis uses her iPhone to search for Christmas presents for her daughter while waiting in the carpool line. At night, while watching the news in bed, she looks for boots on eBay from her iPad.
Boson samplers offering promise for new kinds of computing devices
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 ...
Electron spin transport demonstrated for first time in an organic device
(Phys.org)—Researchers in the Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division's Nanoelectronic Device Metrology (NEDM) Project have demonstrated the first documented case of electron spin transport in ...