Review: CES shows Internet of Things' potential and challenges
The Internet of Things may be in its early stages but it's evolving rapidly - and experiencing some difficult growing pains.
Robots put to work on e-waste
UNSW researchers have programmed industrial robots to tackle the vast array of e-waste thrown out by Australians every year.
Mobile demand helps lift Taiwan exports 10.6% in June
Taiwan's export orders in June rose 10.6 percent year-on-year to a 17-month high, largely boosted by continuing strong demand for electronic products, the government said Monday.
Circuits and sensors direct from the printer
Printers are becoming more and more versatile. Now they can even print sensors and electronic components on 2D and 3D substrates. A new, robot-assisted production line allows the process to be automated.
BlackBerry posts 3Q loss of $4.4B (Update)
BlackBerry reported a massive $4.4 billion loss in the third quarter and a 56 percent drop in revenue in its first quarterly report under new chairman and chief executive John Chen.
Study opens graphene band-gap
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) announced a method for the mass production of boron/nitrogen co-doped graphene nanoplatelets, which led to the fabrication of a graphene-based field ...
Three Questions: Randolph Kirchain on the spread of electronic waste
Randolph Kirchain, a senior research scientist in MIT's Engineering Systems Division, has long specialized in analyzing the raw materials used to manufacture new products and the waste generated by those ...
Jury set to decide how much Samsung owes Apple
A Silicon Valley jury asked a judge for calculators Tuesday to help it determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying key features of the iPhone and iPad.
Working together: Bacteria join forces to produce electricity
Bacterial cells use an impressive range of strategies to grow, develop and sustain themselves. Despite their tiny size, these specialized machines interact with one another in intricate ways.
'Accelerator on a chip' demonstrated
In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured ...
Panasonic's April-June net profit up by 8 fold (Update)
Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday its quarterly earnings surged more than eight-fold, helped by the weaker yen and a one-time boost from a change in its corporate pension ...
Samsung now mass producing industry's fastest embedded memory
Samsung Electronics announced today that it is mass producing the world's fastest embedded memory – the industry's first eMMC 5.0 devices – in 16 gigabyte (GB), 32GB and 64GB densities for next-generation ...
Team uses Petri nets to solve automation problems
An expert in robotics and automation problems, especially those involving manufacturing systems, NJIT Distinguished Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou will have two articles published in the upcoming proceedings of the ...
Stopping the spread of ash dieback fungus
The destruction of trees as a result of the ash dieback fungus has been a growing concern among scientists, having seen its rapid spread across Europe since the 1990s.