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 ...
Why nuclear power will never supply the world's energy needs
Pairing quantum dots with fullerenes for nanoscale photovoltaics
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a step toward engineering ever-smaller electronic devices, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have assembled nanoscale pairings of particles ...
Solar power goes viral: Modified virus improves solar-cell efficiency by one-third
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at MIT have found a way to make significant improvements to the power-conversion efficiency of solar cells by enlisting the services of tiny viruses to perform detailed assembly ...
Samsung releases 1-Gbit DRAM chip with 512-pin wide I/O interface
Taiwan's Sintek in tie-up with S. Korea's Samsung
Sintek Photronic, a leading Taiwan flat-screen component maker, has tied up with Samsung to produce advanced touch-screens for next-generation smartphones, officials said Wednesday.
Researchers control conduction, surface states in topological insulator nanoribbons
In recent years, topological insulators have become one of the hottest topics in physics. These new materials act as both insulators and conductors, with their interior preventing the flow of electrical currents while their ...
New approach to solar cells
An interdisciplinary team of UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz researchers is taking a novel approach to solar power, one that promises to lead to a technological breakthrough. By using nanoparticles of germanium, ...
Samsung Electronics buys Dutch LCD firm
Samsung Electronics said Thursday it had acquired Liquavista, the pioneer of a new screen technology that the South Korean giant hopes will boost its liquid crystal display (LCD) business.
Gadget charger harnesses walking power
A US company has come up with a baton-shaped device that charges gadgets using power generated by walking, hiking or running.
Epson develops new microcontroller to maximize e-paper performance
Seiko Epson today announced that it has recently developed and begun shipping samples of the S1C17F57, a new 16-bit microcontroller with a built-in driver optimized for small- and medium-sized segmented electronic ...
European Union aims to increase electronic efficiency and eliminate power consumption
Today, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and IBM announced a major research initiative, with several leading academic and corporate research organizations across Europe, to address the alarming growth of energy consumption ...
Retailers to push tablets at holidays, but drawbacks remain
First it was the smart phone. Then it was the netbook. Now the tablet is trying to be the must-have, ultraportable, Web-connected gadget.
Semiconductor could turn heat into computing power
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computers might one day recycle part of their own waste heat, using a material being studied by researchers at Ohio State University.