Flexible electronics could transform the way we make and use electronic devices
(Phys.org) —Nearly everyone knows what the inside of a computer or a mobile phone looks like: A stiff circuit board, usually green, crammed with chips, resistors, capacitors and sockets, interconnected ...
White House says phone 'unlocking' should be legal
The White House said Monday it agrees with a citizen petition arguing that "unlocking" of mobile phones to allow users to switch carriers should be legal.
A roadmap for graphene
Wonder material graphene could not only dominate the electronic market in the near future, it could also lead to a huge range of new markets and novel applications, a landmark University of Manchester paper ...
Fast and flexible: Electronics for the next generation
(Phys.org)—This year's thin, powerful smartphone quickly becomes yesterday's underperforming battery hog in today's consumer electronics market.
New flexible electronics technology may lead to new medical uses
A Wayne State University researcher has developed technology that opens new possibilities for health care and medical applications of electronic devices.
The power to heal at the tips of your fingers
(Phys.org) -- The intricate properties of the fingertips have been mimicked and recreated using semiconductor devices in what researchers hope will lead to the development of advanced surgical gloves.
Apple tablet patent reveals Smart Cover's Second Coming
Roll-to-roll process prints thousands of cheap, flexible memory elements
Wireless power transfer coil unit: Development of ultra-thin receiving coil unit for wireless power transfer
TDK Corporation announced the development of a TDK wireless power transfer coil unit designed for Smartphones and other mobile devices. The receiving coil designed for integration in smartphones and similar ...
Researchers tune the strain in graphene drumheads to create quantum dots
Researchers have shown that they can tune the strain in graphene suspended like drumheads over microscopic holes in a substrate of silicon oxide using the tip of an advanced scanning probe microscope and a ...
Research group creates bendable electronics that hold up under abuse
Wearable electronics - the next fashion fad?
(Phys.org) -- When most of us think of electronics, we think of the sturdy stability of silicon and plastic. Flexibility is a trait that belongs to the organic world, where materials come in all shapes and ...
'Super-nano' plastic fibres touted for next-generation IT
Materials scientists in France said on Sunday they had made highly-conductive plastic wires on the nanoscale, an invention with potential for mobile devices, computing and solar energy.
Nanocrystal-coated fibers might reduce wasted energy
(Phys.org) -- Researchers are developing a technique that uses nanotechnology to harvest energy from hot pipes or engine components to potentially recover energy wasted in factories, power plants and cars.