Rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries get a boost from graphene
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.
Multiferroics could lead to low-power devices
(PhysOrg.com) -- Magnetic materials in which the north and south poles can be reversed with an electric field may be ideal candidates for low-power electronic devices, such as those used for ultra-high data storage. But finding ...
First macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell demonstrated
(PhysOrg.com) -- Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and SiEnergy Systems LLC have demonstrated the first macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC).
Mini disks for data storage: Slanted edges favor tiny magnetic vortices
Slanted exterior edges on tiny magnetic disks could lead to a breakthrough in data processing. Materials researchers of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany, were able to create magnetic vortices with a diameter ...
Tiny heat engine may be world's smallest
Rethinking renewables: A new approach to energy storage for wind and solar
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are leading a new $2 million study to help overcome a key bottleneck slowing the proliferation of large-scale wind and solar power generation.
Panasonic Develops High Power Gallium Nitride Transistor for Long-distance Millimeter-Wave Communication
Panasonic today announced the development of a high power Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistor for long-distance communication at millimeter-wave frequencies. A 25GHz wireless transceiver is fabricated using the ...
Spin-out in cutting-edge light source technology
The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland has secured a spin-out deal to form a company working in the field of novel next-generation light source technology, which could open up a range of opportunities ...
Sony develops 1.2kWh-class energy storage module
Sony today announced the development of an energy storage module using lithium-ion rechargeable batteries made with olivine-type lithium iron phosphate as the cathode material. Key features of olivine-type ...
Using neutrons to peer inside a battery designed for hybrid locomotives
Rechargeable batteries may soon provide greater energy efficiency not only for road traffic, but also for rail transport. Scientists at the research neutron source FRM II of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen ...
New Hitachi Li-ion batteries to last ten years
Toshiba Introduces New High Areal Density 2.5-inch 750GB HDDs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Toshiba Corporation today announced two additions to its 5,400 RPM line of 2.5-inch HDDs featuring industry-leading storage capacities. In the standard 9.5 millimeter-high, two-platter design, ...
Intel Reports Breakthrough in Stacked, Cross Point Phase Change Memory Technology
Intel Corp. and Numonyx today announced a key breakthrough in the research of phase change memory (PCM), a new non-volatile memory technology that combines many of the benefits of today's various memory types.