News tagged with electron device

Getting a charge out of water droplets

Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that ...

dateJul 11, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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UK enhances airport security measures

Britain has authorized airport security staff to require any traveler to turn on electronic devices as a way to test for hidden explosives. France and Germany are implementing similar measures, but only for travel to and ...

dateJul 09, 2014 in Security
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Forest of carbon nanotubes (w/ Video)

This image shows a 'forest' of carbon nanotubes – thousands upon thousands of tiny rolls of carbon atoms, grown on a scrap of copper foil. James Dolan explains how easy it is to run across beautiful scenery such as this ...

dateJun 27, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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A simple solution for big data

Categorizing and representing huge amounts of data—we're talking about peta- or even exabytes of information—synthetically is a challenge of the future. A research paper from the International School ...

dateJun 26, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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A new model for quantum noise

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has published research in Nature Communications that updates one of the most fundamental concepts in the physics of quantum electronic devices - the standard tunnel ...

dateJun 18, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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A faster path to optical circuits

Just as electronic circuits work with electrical charges, optical circuits process pulses of light, which gives them a distinct advantage in terms of speed. Optical technologies are therefore the object of intense research, ...

dateJun 16, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Reimagining silicon

Silicon (Si) is ubiquitous in modern semiconductor manufacturing. Well-established procedures for its processing, perfected over more than five decades of industrial use, enable a diverse array of electronic ...

dateJun 13, 2014 in General Physics
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