Agile aperture antenna tested on aircraft to survey ground emitters, maintain satellite connection
(Phys.org) —The Georgia Tech Research Institute's software-defined, electronically-reconfigurable Agile Aperture Antenna (A3) has now been tested on the land, sea and air.
'Smart glass' micro-iris for smartphone cameras
A small, low-powered camera component made from a "smart glass" material has been created by a group of researchers in Germany with the hope of inspiring the next generation of smartphone cameras.
Cable TV boxes become second biggest energy users in many homes
In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television ...
Fuel cells utilised to produce electricity from process industry by-product hydrogen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a pilot-scale power plant based on fuel cells that utilises by-product hydrogen from the process industry. The power plant has been in operation at Kemira Chemicals Oy's ...
Smoothly moving industrial robots save energy
Siemens wants to further reduce the power consumption of manufacturing robots in the automotive industry. One approach to this problems deals with movement patterns that require less acceleration energy, ...
Prototype of new transistor for lower power consumption
Researchers from the University of Twente MESA+ research institute, together with the company SolMateS, have developed a new type of transistor to reduce the power consumption of microchips. The basic element ...
Spintronic interconnect modeling for beyond-CMOS computing
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers collaborating with and sponsored by Intel Corporation through the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have developed a physics-based modeling platform that advances spintronics ...
Reducing the internal complexities of power converters in small devices
Electronic devices could be made cheaper, smaller and more efficient by reducing the complexity of their internal method of converting and regulating energy, according to a patent by a University of Alabama engineering professor.
New laser sensing technology for self-driving cars, smartphones and 3-D video games
A new twist on 3-D imaging technology could one day enable your self-driving car to spot a child in the street half a block away, let you answer your Smartphone from across the room with a wave of your hand, ...
Three-year battery life for wireless human interface devices with new ultra-low-power 2.4-GHz wirelessUSB NX transceiver
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today introduced its fourth-generation 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB radio-on-a-chip. The new WirelessUSB NX transceiver delivers Cypress's hallmark robust performance along with ultra-low power consumption, ...
Projection system barely larger than a grain of sugar
Lemoptix is developing an ultra-compact projector. The EPFL spin-off has already successfully entered a very competitive market, and will target new markets in 2014.
Czech energy firm scraps nuclear plant expansion
Czech energy giant CEZ said Thursday it was scrapping the planned construction of two new reactors at its Temelin nuclear plant, citing "turbulent" conditions in the European energy sector.
Small, light health patch with enhanced accuracy
Holst Centre and IMEC have unveiled a prototype flexible health patch weighing just 10g – half the weight of current products. The patch uses real-time electrocardiogram (ECG), tissue-contact impedance ...
Researchers demonstrate information processing using a light-based chip inspired by our brain
In a recent paper in Nature Communications, researchers from Ghent University report on a novel paradigm to do optical information processing on a chip, using techniques inspired by the way our brain works.