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A new theory offers the first explanation for how electrical currents move throughout nanocrystals. The nanocrystal model developed by ETH researchers. (Image credit: ETH)   Researchers at ETH Zurich recently made a groundbreaking discovery about semiconductors made of nanocrystals. Theoretical understanding of how electrical current moves through nanocrystals eluded researchers up until now. The team has hit upon the first theoretical explanation for how electrical current is conducted in ...
The strain engineered 2D photodetector could be implemented in applications for medical sensing and quantum computer systems. (Washington University)   Researchers from George Washington University have discovered a new method to engineer optoelectronic devices by extending a 2D material atop a silicon photonic platform. By using this strainoptronics technique, the team has shown that 2D material wrapped around a nanoscale silicon photonic waveguide produces a groundbreaking photodetector ...
The “brain on a chip” contains tens of thousands of memristors and is capable of reproducing crisp images and can later be used to handle complex AI computing. (Image Credit: Peng Lin, MIT)   Engineers at MIT have developed a “brain on a chip” that functions similarly to an advanced neural network without being connected to the internet, relying on a supercomputer, or requiring software download. The single chip, which is smaller than a piece of confetti, contains t ...
The new terahertz quantum cascade laser could enable high-speed transfer of up to 100 gigabits per second. (Image Credit: University of Leeds)   Researchers from the University of Leeds and the University of Nottingham have developed a new approach that allows them to control terahertz quantum cascade lasers using light and sound. The breakthrough could enable transfer speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second, which is one thousand times quicker than Ethernet speeds of 100 megabits per seco ...
The limited-edition bottles are only available in Singapore and come in either red or blue, featuring Rey and Kylo Ren. (Image Credit: Coca Cola)   Star Wars fanatics will want to get their hands on the latest merchandise, Coca Cola’s special No Sugar bottles, featuring Rey and Kylo Ren, with lightsabers that light up when they touch the labels.  The product is only available in Singapore, with the division releasing 8,000 limited edition bottles as part of their “Galactic ...
The engineers discovered a way to tune and control quantum bits in today’s electronics, which could make it easier to produce quantum electronics. (Image credit: University of Chicago)   Engineers from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering have discovered a method that allows quantum states to be integrated and controlled with the electronics we use daily, including smartphones and laptops. The breakthrough brings the possibility of creating quant ...
The new storage technology stores data in quartz glass using laser light, which burns voxels into the medium that hold multiple bits of information. (Image credit: Microsoft)   A recent collaboration by Microsoft and Warner Brothers resulted in successfully storing the entire 1977 Superman movie on a piece of glass measuring just 75mm X 75mm X 2mm thick. The idea behind Microsoft’s Project Silica is a cold-storage solution of sorts designed to store data for long periods without any ...
Arm will offer support for custom instructions for their ARMv8-M embedded CPUs targeted at embedded and IoT applications. (Image credit: Arm)   During this year’s TechCon event in Santa Fe, Arm announced it would start supporting custom instructions for their ARMv8-M series of CPUs, beginning with their Arm Cortex-M33 cores. The announcement means that customers will be able to write their own custom instructions to optimize specific cases for embedded and IoT applications.   A ...
(Image credit: AlexanderAIUS via Wikipedia)   Graphene is one of the world’s most robust materials even though its only 1-atom thick, and coupled with its highly conductive nature, one of the most sought out materials for a myriad of applications, including electronics, semiconductors, and super-strong composites. It’s been 15 years since Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov isolated the substance using a lump of graphite and some tape, and according to Graphene Flagship, the ma ...
MIT assistant professor, Max Shulaker’s presentation at DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit was welcomed by a round of applause when he showcased a silicon wafer that can compete with the world’s state-of-the-art foundries. The wafer is just the beginning towards DARPA’s plan to turn a state-of-the-art foundry into something that can create chips.   MIT assistant professor Max Shulaker presents the 3D carbon nanotube IC at the DARPA Electronics Resurg ...
Electrical engineers from the University of California, Irvine have created a brand-new wireless transceiver that can hike up radio frequencies to 100 gigahertz, four times the speed of the soon to be launched 5G wireless communication standard. Categorized as an “end-to-end transmitter-receiver,” by the team in UCI’s Nanoscale Communication Integrated Circuits Labs, the small 4.4-millimeter-square silicon chip can produce signals noticeably faster, and it’s more energy-e ...
There are a few AR apps available for smartphones and tablets provide users with a detailed visualization of PCBs that includes deeper, highly detailed information on circuit design and an image of electronics placement. A couple that come to mind: Ted Yapo’s AR Workbench and KAIST’s VirtualComponent. More recently, a company known as DebuggAR is taking another approach to AR overlays by enabling users to debug PCBs through an app on a smartphone or tablet, allowing them to analyze t ...
Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new method that shows them the geometry of an electron. This shows an electron trapped in a quantum dot. (Image credit: University of Basel)   We’ve all seen depictions of atoms in textbooks and usually they’re made up of colorful spheres representing the cluster of protons and neutrons making up its nucleus. It’s not how an atom actually looks, but it’s a solid representation. But thanks to a new method from a ...
Everyone is so focused on various emerging wireless technologies, and LiFi appears on the back burner of everyone's mind. Essential for offices, but I can see it being used in public spaces too.   On June 19th, Signify, the largest company in lighting, released the newest range of LiFi application systems, which has the most reliable and fastest LiFi systems available in the world. The newest range, titled Trulifi uses LED Philips lights to transmit highly reliable, secure two-way wireles ...
The engineers have found a way to pass information from a series of tiny magnets arrayed on a thin film, to other magnets on a second film located below the first. (Image credit: University of Glasgow)   Spintronics is described as the intrinsic spin of an electron in its magnetic moment, which can be exploited, or manipulated and used for highly efficient data storage and transfer. Electron spin has two magnetic orientations- either up or down, providing two additional binary states to th ...

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