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New method developed to 3-D print fully functional electronic circuits

Thu, 2017-11-09 20:00
Researchers have pioneered a breakthrough method to rapidly 3-D print fully functional electronic circuits.

Flexible, stretchable photonic devices

Thu, 2017-11-09 01:07
Researchers have developed a way to make optically based microchips that can flex and bend like rubber and could be used for skin-mounted diagnostics or flexible strain sensors.

Fully integrated circuits printed directly onto fabric

Wed, 2017-11-08 20:52
Researchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits into fabric, opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics. The circuits were made with cheap, safe and environmentally friendly inks, and printed using conventional inkjet printing techniques.

Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage

Wed, 2017-11-08 19:52
Engineers have created sensors that can be printed onto plant leaves and reveal when the plants are experiencing a water shortage, which could give farmers an early warning when their crops are in danger.

New quantum materials offer novel route to 3-D electronic devices

Tue, 2017-11-07 22:01
Researchers have shown how the principles of general relativity open the door to novel electronic applications such as a three-dimensional electron lens and electronic invisibility devices.

Using light instead of robots to assemble electronic components

Tue, 2017-11-07 22:00
An international team of researchers has developed a new light-based manipulation method that could one day be used to mass produce electronic components for smartphones, computers and other devices.

Two-dimensional materials unlock the path to ultra-low-power transistors

Tue, 2017-11-07 21:54
An international team of scientists has discovered a new route to ultra-low-power transistors using a graphene-based composite material.

Highly flexible organic flash memory for foldable and disposable electronics

Tue, 2017-11-07 19:58
Researchers have developed ultra-flexible organic flash memory that is bendable down to a radius of 300 micrometers. The memory exhibits a significantly-long projected retention rate with a programming voltage on par with the present industrial standards.

Reaching new heights: Physicists improve the vertical stability of superconducting Korean fusion device

Tue, 2017-11-07 00:37
A new article describes an international collaboration that has improved stability on KSTAR tokamak in South Korea.

Jellyfish-inspired electronic skin glows when it gets hurt

Thu, 2017-11-02 01:38
Electronic-skin technologies for prosthetics and robots can detect the slightest touch or breeze. But oddly, the sensors that make this possible do not respond effectively to a harmful blow. Now researchers report the development of a jellyfish-inspired electronic skin that glows when the pressure against it is high enough to potentially cause an injury.

Jellyfish-inspired electronic skin glows when it gets hurt

Thu, 2017-11-02 01:38
Electronic-skin technologies for prosthetics and robots can detect the slightest touch or breeze. But oddly, the sensors that make this possible do not respond effectively to a harmful blow. Now researchers report the development of a jellyfish-inspired electronic skin that glows when the pressure against it is high enough to potentially cause an injury.

Folding circuits just atoms thick using the principles of origami

Wed, 2017-11-01 22:35
While the creation of a paper swan using origami may be intriguing, the idea of creating 3-D circuits based on similar design principles is simply mindboggling. Researchers have focused on large scale synthesis and device fabrication using ultra-thin materials, which has led to improvements in 2-D models and the introduction of 3-D vertically integrated devices.

New SOFT e-textiles could offer advanced protection for soldiers and emergency personnel

Wed, 2017-11-01 18:49
New technology harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric to detect, capture, concentrate and filter toxic chemicals.

How to store information in your clothes invisibly, without electronics

Tue, 2017-10-31 23:27
Computer scientists have created fabrics and fashion accessories that can store data -- from security codes to identification tags -- without needing any on-board electronics or sensors.

Thermoelectric power: New ways to power portable electronics, sensors

Tue, 2017-10-31 21:33
Scientists have reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon nanotube thin films that could be integrated into fabrics to convert waste heat into electricity or serve as a small power source.

Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials

Tue, 2017-10-31 19:48
A flexible detector for terahertz frequencies (1,000 gigahertz) has been developed using graphene transistors on plastic substrates. It is the first of its kind, and can extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as wireless sensor networks and wearable technology.

Making glass invisible: A nanoscience-based disappearing act

Tue, 2017-10-31 01:14
By texturing glass surfaces with nanosized features, scientists almost completely eliminated surface reflections -- an achievement that could enhance solar cell efficiency, improve consumers' experience with electronic displays, and support high-power laser applications.

Gradation-tint smart window

Mon, 2017-10-30 19:26
Scientists have developed smart glass capable of producing various shades on its surface. Unlike the conventional types, the newly developed tinting smart glass allows users to easily change the shaded area of a window. For example, a user would be able to change the shaded area of a window in accordance with the elevation of the sun. The technology may be applicable to various types of windows, including those of automobiles and buildings, enabling them to offer both shade and clear visibility simultaneously.

Envisioning a new engineering field: Understanding atomic-scale patterns

Fri, 2017-10-27 00:52
The phenomenon that forms interference patterns on television displays when a camera focuses on a pattern like a person wearing stripes has inspired a new way to conceptualize electronic devices. Researchers are showing how the atomic-scale version of this phenomenon may hold the secrets to help advance electronics design to the limits of size and speed.

Deep-depletion: A new concept for MOSFETs

Thu, 2017-10-26 23:22
Diamond is largely recognized as the ideal material in wide bandgap development, but realizing its full potential in field-effect transistors has been challenging. Researchers incorporate a new approach by using the deep-depletion regime of bulk-boron-doped diamond MOSFETs.

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