Aged national power grid leaves US vulnerable to outages from spring storms
(Phys.org) —With one storm system moving east from the Great Plains, midwest, and south this week—leaving tens of thousands without power—and yet another storm system expected next week, attention is once again turning ...
Tracking mobile phone recycling rate to improve them
Multifunctional mobile devices like the smartphone contain small quantities of valuable materials, yet most are not recycled. Something needs to give.
Researchers open door to advanced molecular electronic metrology
(Phys.org) —Continued advancements using a NIST-developed molecular-level fabrication technique are leading to new discoveries in the metrology for molecular electronics by advancing large-area (μm to ...
IBM drives flash technology deeper into the enterprise to speed big data analytics
IBM today unveiled a strategic initiative to drive Flash technology further into the enterprise to help organizations better tackle the mounting challenges of Big Data.
Organic electronics will transform the way society interacts with new technology
Smartphones that can be folded to fit in your pocket and video displays that roll up and down like a window blind are the future of new technology, according to a joint report by the RSC and four other major chemical societies.
Nanowires have the power to revolutionize solar energy (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Capture up to 12 times more light to produce more energy? Nanowires do just that and surpass expectations on solar energy production.
Startup touts ultrafast charging: What if a smartphone could charge in 12 minutes instead of two hours?
Radar advance: Acoustic time delay device could reduce size and cost of phased array systems
(Phys.org) —Radar systems today depend increasingly on phased-array antennas, an advanced design in which extensive grids of solid state components direct signal beams electronically. Phased array technology ...
Microscale medical sensors inserted under skin can be powered wirelessly by external handheld receiver
Implantable electronic devices potentially offer a rapid and accurate way for doctors to monitor patients with particular medical conditions. Yet powering such devices remains a fundamental challenge: batteries ...
Effect of image-charges on electron transport better understood
Electron transport through a single molecule offers a highly promising new technology for the production of electronic chips. However it is difficult to make a good conducting connection between the molecule ...
Brazil e-commerce grosses more than $11 billion in 2012
Online commerce in Brazil last year grossed 22.5 billion reais (around $11.5 billion), up 20 percent over the previous year, the market research firm e-bit said Wednesday.
Researchers synthesize negative-charge carrying molecular structures that can be a boost to future electronics devices
(Phys.org) —University of Oregon chemists have synthesized organic molecular structures that move both positive and negative electrical charges—a highly desired but often difficult combination to achieve ...
Monitoring your vitals with a webcam
You may have used a webcam on your computer to make a video call. Someday that same camera - or one like it - might help doctors monitor your health.
Samsung Electronics reshuffle sees joint CEOs
Samsung Electronics announced Thursday that the heads of its consumer electronics and mobile divisions had been promoted to become joint CEOs of the South Korean giant.