DARPA circuit achieves speeds of 1 trillion cycles per second, earns Guinness world record
Officials from Guinness World Records today recognized DARPA's Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit ever measured. The ten-stage common-source amplifier ...
Breakthrough in molecular electronics paves the way for DNA-based computer circuits in the future
In a paper published today in Nature Nanotechnology, an international group of scientists announced the most significant breakthrough in a decade toward developing DNA-based electrical circuits.
At CES, 'Internet of Things' showcases the connected life
Everywhere you look at CES, it seems there's nothing that can't be connected to the Internet: Tennis rackets, coffee makers, watches, jewelry, baby clothing, pet accessories, oven ranges and infinitely more appliances and ...
'Belty' offers tech solution to weighty problem
Wearable tech can sometimes cut right to the chase: that's the case with "Belty," a smart belt unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show which aims to help people lose weight.
New electron spin secrets revealed: Discovery of a novel link between magnetism and electricity
Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Cambridge in the UK have demonstrated that it is possible to directly generate an electric current in a magnetic material by ...
Crown ethers flatten in graphene for strong, specific binding
Ethers—simple organic molecules in which an oxygen atom bridges two carbon atoms—are the chemical building blocks of commonplace products including many solvents, propellants, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. ...
Carbon-based nanomaterials could lower cost of solar energy
When Mike Arnold thinks about solar energy, he thinks big, as in the "more than one-hundred-million-billion watts of sunlight that the Earth continuously bathes in." But he also thinks very, very small, exploring ...
Swiss firm says it can make near invisible solar modules
A Swiss research and development company said Tuesday it had discovered a way to make white solar modules, which can blend with a building's "skin" to become virtually invisible.
Scanning tunneling microscopy reveals the exotic properties of an unusual type of electron
The unusual properties of electrons responsible for the exotic conduction states on the surface of a class of materials known as topological insulators have been imaged by RIKEN researchers. The imaging technique ...
Engineers develop innovative process to print flexible electronic circuits
Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer.
Drones at CES: Sky's the Limit
When you're searching for the hottest gadgets on the floor of this year's consumer electronics show, be sure to look up. For the first time ever, there's an International CES section dedicated to drones. ...
Scientists light the way for future electronic devices
Researchers from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton have demonstrated how glass can be manipulated to create electronic devices that will be smaller, faster and consume ...
Neil Young brings high-res music player to the masses
Rock star Neil Young announced his high-resolution music player Pono to the general public after delivering some 20,000 devices to Kickstarter supporters.
Sporty tech gadgets put data in users' hands
Olympic cycling medalist Dotsie Bausch is hooked on data, and she wants everyone to know it.