Researchers first to create a single-molecule diode
Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, researchers have designed a new technique to create a single-molecule diode, and, in doing so, they ...
Demonstration of room temperature spin transport in germanium
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Research could lead to biodegradable computer chips
Portable electronics - typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials - are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic gadget.
As antitrust case looms, 'Peak Google' debated
As Google faces an antitrust probe from European regulators, some analysts are questioning whether the California tech giant's dominance has already peaked.
Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention
Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices.
Mission possible: This device will self-destruct when heated
Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components so that the material could be recycled?
Engineers design car seat accessory to save children left in dangerously hot cars
It's a tragedy that happens multiple times every year: An average of 38 children die each year after being left in hot cars. Five recent Rice University graduates have designed a new car seat accessory that ...
Nanotechnology helps protect patients from bone infection
Leading scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered nanotechnology could hold the key to preventing deep bone infections, after developing a treatment which prevents bacteria and other harmful ...
Innovative technology to recover performance of CMOS devices damaged by hot carrier injection
Tokyo Tech researchers demonstrate for the first time that application of pulsed reverse-voltages produce recovery of the performance of CMOS transistors damaged by the generation of electron-traps in the ...
New device could spell the end of no balls
Foot fault no balls could be eliminated from cricket thanks to a new device that aims to stop bowlers overstepping the mark.
Struggling BlackBerry announces new round of layoffs
BlackBerry is laying off an unspecified number of workers around the world as the struggling smartphone manufacturer tries to make its device business profitable.
Your smartphone is a target, so make it secure
Consumers beware: Your smartphone represents a uniquely valuable and vulnerable target for hackers, scam artists and other bad actors.
Detecting and blocking leaky Android apps
Nine times out of ten, that Android app is connecting to multiple internet destinations without your knowledge, more than half of them require access to the sensitive, personal information on your mobile device in order to ...