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2012-06-26 14:29:30

A team of UCLA researchers has created the most powerful high-performance nanoscale microwave oscillators in the world, a development that could lead to cheaper, more energy-efficient mobile communication devices that deliver much better signal quality. Today's cell phones, WiFi—enabled tablets and other electronic gadgets all use microwave oscillators, tiny devices that generate the electrical signals used in communications. In a cell phone, for example, the transmitter and receiver...

2012-06-13 14:29:55

A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity. The first-of-its-kind "pyroelectric nanogenerator" is the topic of a report in ACS' journal Nano Letters. Zhong Lin Wang and colleagues at Georgia Tech explain that more than 50 percent of the energy generated in the U.S. each year goes to waste, much of it as heat released to...

2012-06-05 23:00:57

Process Transfer Leads to Volume Production Ithaca, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 MicroGen Systems, Inc. announced today that it has chosen X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries to produce the first MEMS based energy harvesters for the company. Headquartered in Erfurt, Germany, X-FAB is a multinational semiconductor and MEMS contract manufacturer. Dr. Robert Andosca, CEO and Cofounder of MicroGen, values this relationship. “MicroGen has selected an establishedcompany with the technical...

2012-05-30 08:41:02

While the Statue of Liberty and old pennies may continue to turn green, printed electronics and media screens made of copper nanowires will always keep their original color. Duke University chemists created a new set of flexible, electrically conductive nanowires from thin strands of copper atoms mixed with nickel. The copper-nickel nanowires, in the form of a film, conduct electricity even under conditions that break down the transfer of electrons in plain silver and copper nanowires, a...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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