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Engineers Create Roll Up Conductors To Save Chip Space
2012-12-14 13:34:45

University of Illinois On the road to smaller, high-performance electronics, University of Illinois researchers have smoothed one speed bump by shrinking a key, yet notoriously large element of integrated circuits. Three-dimensional rolled-up inductors have a footprint more than 100 times smaller without sacrificing performance. The researchers published their new design paradigm in the journal Nano Letters. “It´s a new concept for old technology,” said team leader...

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2012-08-10 17:32:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are attempting to create futuristic surgical gloves that can allow doctors to perform ultrasound scans through the tips of their fingers. Scientists have created devices that are capable of responding with high precision to the stresses and strains associated with touch and finger movement. In order to create these devices, they had to be able to mimic and recreate the intricate properties of the fingertips through using...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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