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2011-09-28 12:50:44

Diamonds may be best known as a symbol of long-lasting love. But semiconductor makers are also hoping they'll pan out as key components of long-lasting micromachines if a new method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for carving these tough, capable crystals proves its worth. The method offers a precise way to engineer microscopic cuts in a diamond surface, yielding potential benefits in both measurement and technological fields. By combining their own...

2011-09-27 17:53:23

Researchers are developing a new type of computer memory that could be faster than the existing commercial memory and use far less power than flash memory devices. The technology combines silicon nanowires with a "ferroelectric" polymer, a material that switches polarity when electric fields are applied, making possible a new type of ferroelectric transistor. "It's in a very nascent stage," said doctoral student Saptarshi Das, who is working with Joerg Appenzeller, a professor of...

Image 1 - Gold Nanowires Offer Breakthrough In Cardiac Patches
2011-09-27 05:21:25

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Children´s Hospital Boston have developed cardiac patches using gold nanowires, which could create parts of tissue whose cells beat in time, mimicking the way the natural heart muscle works, MIT reported on Monday. The breakthrough, which was published this week in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, could someday help those who have suffered a heart attack.   The research improves on existing cardiac patches, which...

Copper Film Could Lower Touch Screen, LED And Solar Cell Costs
2011-09-27 04:03:32

Copper nanowires may be coming to a little screen near you. These new nanostructures have the potential to drive down the costs of displaying information on cell phones, e-readers and iPads, and they could also help engineers build foldable electronics and improved solar cells, according to new research. Duke chemist Ben Wiley and his graduate student have developed a technique to organize copper atoms in water to form long, thin, non-clumped nanowires. The nanowires are then...

2011-09-16 07:00:00

Tronics, one of the leading international MEMS foundries, is upgrading its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Grenoble. After 14 years of operations, and several recent significant investments in the US, this is an important milestone in the growth of the company. Grenoble, France; Dallas, TX; and San Jose, CA, (PRWEB) September 16, 2011 Following several years of solid performance and a recent increase in bookings, Tronics has invested in a much larger headquarters in Grenoble...

2011-09-14 13:00:00

The MPU-6050 is the Worldâs First and Smallest Solution With Integrated 3-Axis Gyroscope and 3-Axis Accelerometer on a Single Die With Built-in Digital MotionProcessor and 9-Axis MotionFusion Sunnyvale, Calif. (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of MotionProcessing solutions for consumer electronics today announced it is shipping in volume the MPU-6050 product to handset and tablet OEMs and ODMs. Announced nearly one year ago as the...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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