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Synaptic transistor learns while it computes

First of its kind, brain-inspired device looks toward highly efficient and fast parallel computing networks

Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have now created a new type of tra…

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Gimball: a crash-happy flying robot

Gimball likes to make contact. In fact, this small ultralight flying spheroid resembles an insect as it goes around bump…

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Base stations for 5G – soon in our homes and on wheels?

In a few years, our mobile network will have to deal with a thousand times more the traffic it has to today. One possibl…

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University of Southampton switches on one of the most powerful supercomputers in the UK

The University of Southampton has flicked the on-switch for the most powerful university-based supercomputer in England …

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Creating Electricity with Caged Atoms

At the Vienna University of Technology, a new class of thermoelectric materials has been discovered. Due to a surprising physical effect they can be used to create electricity more efficiently.

A lot of energy is wasted when machines turn hot, unnecessarily heating up their environment. Some of this thermal energ…

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Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots

Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form arbitrary shapes.

Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to…

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A first: Stanford engineers build basic computer using carbon nanotubes

Unprecedented feat points toward a new generation of energy-efficient electronics.

A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the po…

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Domain walls as new information storage medium

Visualization of domain wall motion: Material defects do not impede wall motion at high velocities / Publication of findings in Nature Communications

While searching for ever smaller devices that can be used as data storage systems and novel sensors, physicists at Johan…

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Invention jet prints nanostructures with self-assembling material

A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semico…

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Physicists pinpoint key property of material that both conducts and insulates

Scientists now have made the first-ever accurate determination of a solid-state triple point in a substance called vanad…

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Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique

University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with…

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Researchers discover breakthrough technique that could make electronics smaller and better

A surprising low-tech tool—Scotch Magic tape—was one of the keys to the discovery

Combining several standard nanofabrication techniques—with the final addition of the Scotch Magic tape—researchers at th…

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Advancing Resistive Memory to Improve Portable Electronics

Researchers develop novel way to build resistive memory devices that could become the storage part of the next generation of smart phones and tablets

A team at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has developed a novel way to build what …

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Controlling spins by an electric field

New possibility of WSe2 as a post-graphene material

A group of researchers have succeeded in developing a state-of-the-art field-effect transistor, in which a strong electr…

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“Imperceptible electronics that are lighter than a feather” -The world’s lightest and thinnest flexible sensor system will produce stress-free wearable healthcare sensors

Researchers have succeeded in developing the world’s lightest and, simultaneously, the world’s thinnest mechanically fle…

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A layer of tiny grains can slow sound waves

Layer of microscopic spheres offers new approach to controlling acoustic waves.

Layer of microscopic spheres offers new approach to controlling acoustic waves.

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Fujitsu Develops World's First Authentication Technology to Extract and Match 2,048-bit Feature Codes from Palm Vein Images

Uses a single piece of biometric data to generate different feature codes for multiple services

In contrast to the existing matching process of comparing vein feature patterns, the new method employs feature codes ex…

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Like Water for Batteries: Pitt team finds water ‘likeability’ plays a role in battery-charged objects

Findings have implications for producing stronger, more durable batteries

The Pitt team has demonstrated—for the first time—these materials are actually intrinsically attracted to water or “hydr…

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Researchers overcome technical hurdles in quest for inexpensive, durable electronics and solar cells

University of Minnesota engineers discover novel technology for producing "electronic ink"

Electronic touch pads that cost just a few dollars and solar cells that cost the same as roof shingles are one step clos…

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A Step Towards Energy-Efficient Voltage Control of Magnetic Devices

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the University of California, Berkeley have di…

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