New 3-D transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips.
Ford's new chocolate-inspired plastic, made with air bubbles
Researchers developed a cost-effective and efficient rival for platinum
Researchers succeeded in creating an electrocatalyst that is needed for storing electric energy made of carbon and iron.
Advance in microchannel manufacturing opens new industry applications
Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a new way to use surface-mount adhesives in the production of low-temperature, microchannel heat exchangers - an advance that will make this promising technology ...
Novel 3-D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer market
Lower-cost 3D printers for the consumer market offer only a limited selection of plastic materials, while industrial additive manufacturing (AM) machines can print parts made of high-performance metals. The ...
Researchers advance design-dependent process monitoring for semiconductor wafer manufacturing
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, and researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science ...
Intricate, curving 3-D nanostructures created using capillary action forces
ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Twisting spires, concentric rings, and gracefully bending petals are a few of the new three-dimensional shapes that University of Michigan engineers can make from carbon nanotubes using ...
Stronger, longer-lasting fuel cell technology
Manufacturers of low temperature fuel cells need solutions for improving the strength, durability and manufacturability of a key component, the membrane electrode assembly, or MEA.
Making dreams come true: Making graphene from plastic?
Graphene is gaining heated attention, dubbed a "wonder material" with great conductivity, flexibility and durability. However, graphene is hard to come by due to the fact that its manufacturing process is ...
Students to hack hardware, software and data to build security skills
Come fall, students at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University will begin hacking computers—for credit.
'It was sort of a eureka moment': Professor explains creation of self-assembling robot, looks to future
A team of engineers and computer scientists have unveiled the latest robotic and materials marvel: a flat sheet that folds itself into a robot that then walks away. ...
Making fuel from bacteria: Genetically-modified cyanobacteria could be more efficient than ethanol
In the search for the fuels of tomorrow, Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea. Not in offshore oil wells, but in the water where blue-green algae thrive.
Environmentally friendly production method for transparent conductive films
Transparent conductive films are now an integral part of our everyday lives. Whether in smartphones, tablets, laptops, flat screens or (on a larger scale) in solar cells. Yet they are expensive and complex ...
Motorola to close only US smartphone factory
Google's Motorola Mobility handset unit has announced it will close its Texas factory by the end of this year, barely a year after it opened as the first smartphone factory in the U.S.