Temperature differences give rise to electricity
More than half of today's energy consumption is squandered in useless waste heat, such as the heat from refrigerators and all sorts of gadgets and the heat from factories and power plants. The energy losses ...
World has five years to avoid severe warming: IEA
The world has just five years to avoid being trapped in a scenario of perilous climate change and extreme weather events, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned on Wednesday.
New reports urges more detailed utility metering to improve building efficiency
A new interagency report recommends systematic consideration of new metering technologies, called submetering, that can yield up-to-date, finely grained snapshots of energy and water usage in commercial and residential buildings ...
The perfect clone: Researchers hack RFID smartcards
Professional safecrackers use a stethoscope to find the correct combination by listening to the clicks of the lock. Researchers at the Ruhr-University Bochum have now demonstrated how to bypass the security mechanisms of ...
Cooperative communications when collaborators are not synchronized
A promising way to improve future wireless communication speed is to have users and/or base stations help each other. This is called cooperative communications. One of the practical difficulties in cooperative ...
Standard for first consumer label ready for companies to buy clean power
The technical standard for the first global consumer label for companies to buy wind power and other clean renewable energy has been launched today.
Moving forward, spin goes sideways
Building electronic devices that work without needing to actually transport electrons is a goal of spintronics researchers, since this could lead to: reduced power consumption, lower levels of signal noise, faster ...
Nvidia says Kal-El chip will have five cores
Toshiba launchs FlashAir, first SDHC memory card with embedded WLAN
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will launch the world's first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality to meet the SD Memory Card Standard. The new card, "FlashAir", has an 8GB ...
Scientists put a new spin on traditional information technology
Is it time for a communications paradigm shift? Scientists calculate that encoding and sending information via electron spin, instead of voltage changes, may mean tiny chips could transmit more information and consume less ...
Hynix, Toshiba to develop new STT-MRAM memory device
South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor and Japanese electronics giant Toshiba said Wednesday they have agreed to jointly develop a next-generation memory device.
Research reveals vital insight into spintronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Progress in electronics has relied heavily on reducing the size of the transistor to create small, powerful computers. Now spintronics, hailed as the successor to the transistor, looks set ...
Japan sweats out summer in shadow of nuclear crisis
Air conditioning has been switched off, office hallways are darkened and escalators have ground to a halt as a government decree to reduce power usage forces Tokyo to sweat out a hot summer.
Elpida achieves 4-Layer 0.8mm mobile RAM package
Elpida Memory today announced that its researchers have developed the technology to mass manufacture a 0.8mm four-layer DRAM package, the thinnest memory device in the DRAM industry.