An interesting glimpse into how future state-of-the-art electronics might work
(Phys.org) —Using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron, scientists have developed a new, cutting-edge technique enabling them to visualize the inner-workings of electronics.
People stick with favorites in sea of mobile apps
There may be a growing number of applications for smartphones, but people in the US tend to cling to the few they like and shun the rest, an industry tracker says.
Chairless Chair solution offered as leg exoskeleton for work
Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data
The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
Highly conductive organic metal looks promising for disposable electronic devices
Molecular engineers record an electron's quantum behavior
A team of researchers led by the University of Chicago has developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. Their technique ...
Organic photovoltaic cells of the future: Charge formation efficiency used to screen materials
Organic photovoltaic cells—a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight—show tremendous promise as energy conversion devices, thanks to key attributes such as flexibility and ...
Shazam breaks 100 million monthly user mark
Shazam announced Wednesday that 100 million people use its song-recognition mobile service monthly in a 34 percent surge from a year earlier.
A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesis
A cooperation between chemists and biologists from the Ruhr-University Bochum resulted in a new method for the very efficient integration of photosynthetic proteins in photovoltaics. Their recent report in ...
A new wireless energy transfer device can charge any device without using cables
Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have designed a new device for wireless energy transfer that will, for example, charge mobile phones or laptops without needing cables.
Study confirms that uncontrolled e-waste treatment produces carcinogenic effects
A study carried out by the research group of the University of Alicante "Waste, Pyrolysis and Combustion", University of Alicante, confirms that most of the waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is not treated ...
Pairing old technologies with new for next generation electronic devices
UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic ...
Research gives further insight into graphene-based electronics
Imagine a tablet device as thin as a piece of paper, folded conveniently in your pocket. Or a 3D TV that wraps around the walls of an entire room in your home. With applications that are nothing short of ...
Ultra-compact implantable image sensor using body channel communication
An ultra-compact implantable image sensor using body channel communication has been demonstrated in Japan. The body channel approach allows the sensor-transmitter device to be much smaller and use less power ...