Turning graphite into diamond
(Phys.org) —A research team led by SLAC scientists has uncovered a potential new route to produce thin diamond films for a variety of industrial applications, from cutting tools to electronic devices to ...
Beyond the Moore's Law: Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from The MITRE Corporation and Harvard University have taken key steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminent end ...
Electronics startups abound as barriers to entry come down
Tucked into the tiniest of corners of the gargantuan Consumer Electronics Show one night this week was Sonny Vu, the founder of Misfit.
Germany's Merck to buy materials supplier AZ
Germany's Merck KGaA has announced plans to buy AZ Electronic Materials, which supplies high-tech materials for the electronics industry, for about 1.6 billion pounds ($2.6 billion).
Harvard materials scientists win award for tiny 3D-printed battery
Materials scientists at Harvard University have been recognized by the printed electronics industry for their work on novel 3D-printed lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand.
Densest array of carbon nanotubes grown to date
Carbon nanotubes' outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make them an alluring material to electronics manufacturers. However, until recently scientists believed that growing the high density ...
Researchers make flexible, transparent e-paper from silicon
Microsoft works to save face after Xbox backlash
When it comes to hyping next-generation hardware, the video game industry doesn't typically opt for simplicity. However, during a presentation at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas to promote the upcoming Xbox ...
Cost-saving computer chips get smaller than ever
Not so long ago, a computer filled a whole room and radio receivers were as big as washing machines. In recent decades, electronic devices have shrunk considerably in size and this trend is expected to continue, ...
'Poisoning' corrosion brings stainless magnesium closer
(Phys.org) —In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to dramatically reduce the corrosion rate of lightweight ...
Advancing resistive memory to improve portable electronics
A team at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has developed a novel way to build what many see as the next generation memory storage devices for portable electronic devices ...
New capacitors to improve electric vehicles
Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed a new lead-free, high temperature ceramic capacitor that could improve the efficiency and reliability of electric and hybrid vehicles.
Delayed Shield game gadget to hit market on July 31
Graphics chip star NVIDIA has set a July 31 release date for its Shield handheld gaming and entertainment device powered by Google's Android software.
Samsung puts curve in OLED televisions
(AP)—After delays, Samsung Electronics Co. rolled out Thursday a curved TV that uses an advanced display called OLED.