News tagged with microsystems

Invisibility cloak for hearing aids and implants

Microsystems are at the heart of portable hearing aids and implants. Now researchers are developing a miniature, low-power wireless microsystem to make these medical aids smaller, more comfortable and more ...

Feb 03, 2014
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Green conversion of heat to electricity

Soon, it will be possible to produce electricity from heat over 30 degrees emitted from a waste incinerator, refinery, or data processor. The start-up Osmoblue has just confirmed the feasibility of this new ...

May 21, 2013
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The dangers of too much Java

Justin Cappos, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU-Poly, has long been wary of the security risks inherent in Java, the programming language developed ...

Jan 31, 2013
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Oracle says Java is fixed; feds maintain warning

Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week. Even after the patch was issued, the federal ag ...

Jan 14, 2013
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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 ...

Nov 20, 2012
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