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It's a wrap! Nanowire opens gate to new devices

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an interesting feat of nanoscale engineering, researchers at Lund University in Sweden and the University of New South Wales have made the first nanowire transistor featuring a concentric ...

Apr 07, 2011
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Major advance for bionic eye

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of New South Wales researchers have unveiled the microchip which is expected to power Australiaэs first bionic eye.

Apr 01, 2011
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Solar goes Hyper in the U.S.

As the U.S. government continues to heap billions in subsidies to the world's wealthiest coal and oil companies, the solar industry has been struggling to make it in the United States. This is sad for many reasons, not the ...

Feb 21, 2011
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Taiwan Semiconductor profits up nearly 25%

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's leading contract microchip maker, said Thursday its profits in the three months to December rose nearly 25 percent on the back of strong demand.

Jan 27, 2011
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Microchips found in most mundane of places

To help make football a little safer, Intel officials last month proposed having players' helmets outfitted with microprocessors that would wirelessly alert doctors if the athletes suffered a hit hard enough to cause head ...

Dec 23, 2010
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Chip provides its own power

Microchips that 'harvest' the energy they need from their own surroundings, without depending on batteries or mains electricity. That will be possible now that Dutch researchers from the University of Twente's ...

Dec 14, 2010
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New microchip card for US purchases in Europe

(AP) -- If you've traveled to Europe recently, you may have had the frustrating experience of being unable to use a U.S.-issued credit card for automated transactions, like renting a bike from a stand on ...

Dec 10, 2010
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