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Engineers advance capability of wearable tech

Fri, 2018-02-23 01:20
Creating the perfect wearable device to monitor muscle movement, heart rate and other tiny bio-signals without breaking the bank has inspired scientists to look for a simpler and more affordable tool. Now, researchers have developed a practical way to monitor and interpret human motion, in what may be the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to wearable technology.

Splitting crystals for 2-D metallic conductivity

Tue, 2018-02-20 22:51
Adding oxygen atoms to a perovskite-like crystal material splits it into layers, giving it unique electrical properties.

Stretchable electronics a 'game changer' for stroke recovery treatment

Sun, 2018-02-18 05:18
A first-of-its-kind sensor that sticks to the throat and measures speech and swallowing patterns could be a game-changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.

Ultrathin, highly elastic skin display developed

Sun, 2018-02-18 05:18
A new ultrathin, elastic display that fits snugly on the skin can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. Combined with a wireless communication module, this integrated biomedical sensor system -- called 'skin electronics' -- can transmit biometric data to the cloud.

Hidden talents: Converting heat into electricity with pencil and paper

Fri, 2018-02-16 21:35
Thermoelectric materials can use thermal differences to generate electricity. Now there is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way of producing them with the simplest of components: a normal pencil, photocopy paper, and conductive paint are sufficient to convert a temperature difference into electricity via the thermoelectric effect.

Graphene on toast, anyone?

Tue, 2018-02-13 23:02
The same scientists who introduced laser-induced graphene have enhanced their technique to produce what may become a new class of edible electronics.

New method for waking up devices

Tue, 2018-02-13 01:37
A device that's turned off doesn't suck battery life, but it also doesn't work. Now a low-power system that's always on the alert can turn devices on when they are needed, saving energy in the networked internet of things.

Scalable two-dimensional materials advance future-gen electronics

Mon, 2018-02-12 22:40
A pair of papers published online in two nanotechnology journals this month provide the basis for growing wafer-scale two-dimensional crystals for future electronic devices

New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable

Sat, 2018-02-10 03:37
Researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable 'electronic skin' that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.

Your gadget's next power supply? Your body

Fri, 2018-02-09 21:53
Searching for a power outlet may soon become a thing of the past. Instead, devices will receive electricity from a small metallic tab that, when attached to the body, is capable of generating electricity from bending a finger and other simple movements.

Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality

Fri, 2018-02-09 20:37
Chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.

Stacking on the graphene

Fri, 2018-02-09 20:36
Researchers have fabricated two types of trilayer graphene with different electrical properties.

Breakthrough in controlling the transmission of light

Fri, 2018-02-09 00:42
Researchers detail the development of a new light wave-isolation method.

Quantum dots display promise for polymers

Thu, 2018-02-08 22:38
Scientists are employing the power of the sun to build functional synthetic polymers using photosensitive, semiconducting quantum dots as a catalyst.

Light switch: Porous polymer films with shape memory

Tue, 2018-02-06 21:28
Whether for separation processes, photovoltaics, catalysis, or electronics, porous polymer membranes are needed in many fields. Membranes with micropores that switch between different shapes and/or sizes would expand the possibilities. Scientists have now introduced a process that produces porous films made from shape memory polymers with precise dimensions. The shape and size of the pores can be reversibly changed with light. No mechanical deformation is needed.

Materials mystery key to next-generation electronic devices solved

Mon, 2018-02-05 22:01
Scientists have provided evidence of a hole gas coexisting with two-dimensional electron gas. They designed an ultrathin material, known as a thin film structure, specifically for this research.

Vanadium dioxyde: A revolutionary material for tomorrow's electronics

Mon, 2018-02-05 20:57
Vanadium dioxide's unique properties make it perfect for outperforming silicon and giving rise to a new generation of low-power electronic devices. Engineers have shown how this compound can be used to create programmable radiofrequency electronic functions for aerospace communication systems. Other applications -- such as in neuromorphic computing and artificial intelligence -- are also on the cards.

Smart new method to manufacture organic solar cells

Mon, 2018-02-05 20:57
The ability to use cheap materials and simple manufacturing methods are two huge advantages of printed organic solar cells. Scientists have now developed an even simpler method to manufacture solar cell modules.

Measuring the temperature of two-dimensional materials at the atomic level

Sat, 2018-02-03 02:29
Researchers describe a new technique for precisely measuring the temperature and behavior of new two-dimensional materials that will allow engineers to design smaller and faster microprocessors.

Scientists discover 'chiral phonons' -- atomic rotations in a 2-D semiconductor crystal

Fri, 2018-02-02 21:57
A research team has found the first evidence that a shaking motion in the structure of an atomically thin material possesses a naturally occurring circular rotation that could become the building block for a new form of information technology and molecular-scale machines.

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