News tagged with microsystems technology

Researchers make 'nanospinning' practical

Nanofibers—strands of material only a couple hundred nanometers in diameter—have a huge range of possible applications: scaffolds for bioengineered organs, ultrafine air and water filters, and lightweight ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Oracle skewers Google as Android trial opens

Oracle began Monday trying to convince a jury that Google's top executives have long known that they stole a key piece of technology to build the Android software that now powers more than more than 300 million smartphones ...

dateApr 17, 2012 in Business
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Java designer resigns from Oracle

Former Sun Microsystems technology executive James Gosling, designer of the popular Java computer programming language, has resigned following Sun's takeover by Oracle.

dateApr 12, 2010 in Business
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Power from motion and vibrations

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, which traverses hundreds of miles of some of the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, must be monitored almost constantly for potential problems like corrosion or cracking. ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Engineering
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Self-powered sensors

It can be inconvenient to replace batteries in devices that need to work over long periods of time. Doctors might have to get beneath a patient’s skin to replace batteries for implanted biomedical monitoring ...

dateFeb 11, 2010 in Engineering
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