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Your Signature In Lights
2013-08-12 06:20:58

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to put your signature up in lights – tiny lights, that is.

2013-06-24 10:33:34

For decades, electronic devices have been getting smaller, and smaller, and smaller.

Nanowires Precisely Positioned Using Sound Waves
2013-06-19 10:28:48

The smaller components become, the more difficult it is to create patterns in an economical and reproducible way, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers who, using sound waves, can place nanowires in repeatable patterns for potential use in a variety of sensors, optoelectronics and nanoscale circuits.

Flexible, Clear Graphene-metal Nanowire Electrode
2013-05-30 15:05:35

A hybrid transparent and stretchable electrode could open the new way for flexible displays, solar cells, and even electronic devices fitted on a curvature substrate such as soft eye contact lenses

Solar Power Through Painted On Organic Photovoltaics
2013-05-14 05:58:22

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are developing a technique that could allow for solar panels to be painted on some day.

Motion Converted To Electronic Signals For Tactile Imaging By Piezoelectric 'Taxel' Arrays
2013-04-25 21:27:07

Using bundles of vertical zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have fabricated arrays of piezotronic transistors capable of converting mechanical motion directly into electronic controlling signals. The arrays could help give robots a more adaptive sense of touch, provide better security in handwritten signatures and offer new ways for humans to interact with electronic devices.

Nanowires Grown On Graphene Have Surprising Structure
2013-04-24 12:04:44

When a team of University of Illinois engineers set out to grow nanowires of a compound semiconductor on top of a sheet of graphene, they did not expect to discover a new paradigm of epitaxy.

2013-04-23 14:59:38

University of Cincinnati research describes discovery of a new structure that is a fundamental game changer in the physics of semiconductor nanowires.

Nanowires May Mean More Efficient, Cheaper Solar Panels
2013-04-08 19:16:36

Nanowires could be the answer for constructing solar panels with less materials and lower costs.

Penn Engineers Have Enabled 'Bulk' Silicon Enabled To Emit Visible Light For The First Time
2013-03-28 12:43:54

Research from the University of Pennsylvania has enabled "bulk" silicon to emit broad-spectrum, visible light for the first time, opening the possibility of using the element in devices that have both electronic and photonic components.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.