New breakthrough in thermoelectric materials
A joint South Korean and American research group has developed a scalable production method for a state of the art alloy for the use in solid state thermoelectric devices. This new alloy is nearly twice as ...
New way to purify arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes a step toward post-silicon circuits
The exceptional properties of tiny molecular cylinders known as carbon nanotubes have tantalized researchers for years because of the possibility they could serve as a successors to silicon in laying the ...
Organic semiconductors will create cheaper, greener devices
Research into organic semiconductors could lead to more efficient LED TVs and flexible solar cells that are cheaper to make and take less energy to produce according to researchers at the University of Bath.
Single-walled carbon nanotube composites show great promise for use in 'unconventional' computing
As we approach the miniaturization limits of conventional electronics, alternatives to silicon-based transistors—the building blocks of the multitude of electronic devices we've come to rely on—are being ...
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Researchers test smartphones for crowdsourced earthquake warning
Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research. This technology ...
Device extracts rare tumor cells using sound
A simple blood test may one day replace invasive biopsies thanks to a new device that uses sound waves to separate blood-borne cancer cells from white blood cells.
Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop
Microsoft said Friday it has purchased the office mobile app LiveLoop, which allows multiple users to collaborate on PowerPoint presentations simultaneously.
IBM to invest $3 billion in 'Internet of Things' unit
IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help ...
New partnerships extend Microsoft's reach into Android
Microsoft on Monday unveiled partnerships with Samsung and other manufacturers to install its services including Word and Skype on devices powered by the rival Google Android system.
Instagram releases collage-making app called Layout
Instagram on Monday released a stand-alone application that makes it easy to create collages of iPhone pictures.
Mobile devices contributing to increased time spent watching video
New process could make gallium arsenide cheaper for computer chips, solar cells
Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties ...
Physicists report technology with potential for sub-micron optical switches
A team that includes Rutgers University and National Institute of Standards and Technology scientists believes that a technology it is reporting this week in Nature Photonics could result in optical switch ...