Artificial muscles get graphene boost
Researchers in South Korea have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles.
Program envisions "asleep-yet-aware" electronics that could revolutionize remote wireless sensors
State-of-the-art military sensors today rely on "active electronics" to detect vibration, light, sound or other signals. That means they constantly consume power, with much of that power and time spent processing ...
An energy calculator to choose our future
EPFL's Energy Center has developed an information platform on energy transition. In particular, it proposes a national energy calculator to develop scenarios for Switzerland's energy future.
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Computers that mimic the function of the brain
Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless ...
Research reduces microprocessor serial link power consumption, improves data center energy efficiency
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers are working to reduce the serial link power consumption, thereby helping data centers and mobile platform operate more energy efficiently.
Solar beam collectors, key to enhancing solar power
New technologies could soon bring more effective ways of harvesting solar power. That is the case with small size concentrated solar power, or CSP. It is a relatively new technology compared to the more mature photovoltaic ...
Ensuring food safety using space technology
A team led by Marco Casolino of the RIKEN Global Research Cluster's EUSO Team and Masayuki Goto of G-Tech corporation, a private company engaged in the development of radiation measurement equipment, have ...
Researchers test radiation-resistant spintronic material
A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University is exploring new materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption, even in harsh environments.
Overcoming the social barriers to climate consensus
It can be tempting to think that people who disagree with you are mad, bad or simply stupid. However, not only are such judgements usually wrong, but telling people that they are stupid is unlikely to convince ...
Experimental proof of an interferometric orbital angular momentum mode multiplexer/demultiplexer
Researchers at PoliCom, Politecnico di Milano have presented the first experimental proof of an interferometric orbital angular momentum mode multiplexer/demultiplexer, exploiting a very compact configuration ...
Algorithm reveals the electricity consumption of individual appliances
Opportunities to save energy become apparent once you can determine energy consumption of single appliances without extra measurement effort. A newly developed algorithm provides assistance on the path to greater energy awareness.
At CES: Color-changing E Ink film for display experience
New oscillator for low-power implantable transcievers
Arash Moradi and Mohamad Sawan from Polytechnique Montreal in Canada discuss their new low-power VCO design for medical implants. This oscillator was implemented to provide the frequency deviation of frequency-shift-keying ...