Electronic Components
3D Printing Metals Suspended in Midair
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Rapid Prototyping & Tooling on Thursday, 26 May 2016
A team of engineers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) say that a new form of 3D printing and laser annealing of conductive metallic inks without supports could lead to customized electronic and biomedical devices.
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Edible Supercapacitors Could Replace Endoscopies
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Diagnostics, Implants & Prosthetics, Patient Monitoring on Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Engineers at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, have created an edible supercapacitor that, they say, can wipe out E. coli or power a camera from inside the body. Using edible foodstuffs like activated charcoal, gold leaf, seaweed, egg white, cheese, gelatin, and barbecue sauce, which can store and conduct electricity, and sandwiching them together, the researchers created supercapacitors that can store electrical energy temporarily.
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Glucose to Power Pacemakers
Posted in News, Batteries, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Supplies, Implants & Prosthetics, Patient Monitoring on Wednesday, 04 May 2016
Researchers at the Technological Institute of Energy, Valencia, Spain, are working to create a bio-battery that uses blood glucose to produce energy. Such a battery, they say, would cut down on the number of surgical interventions a pacemaker user must undergo.
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Approaching Dissolvable Electronics for Implants
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Implants & Prosthetics, Patient Monitoring on Monday, 02 May 2016
Scientists at the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering in China are working diligently to create tiny electronic sensors and devices that can be implanted in the body and then dissolve seemingly without a trace. They have tested several biodegradable materials, including DNA, proteins, and metals, for making transient electronics. Edging closer, their newest dissolvable device is composed of egg proteins, magnesium, and tungsten.
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Nanotube-Based Device Cooling System
Posted in Briefs, Electronic Components, Thermal Management on Saturday, 30 April 2016
These cooling systems can be used for electronic devices in the computer manufacturing, thermal management, and semiconductor industries. Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are being studied for use in high-strength/lowweight composites and other applications. Recent research on thermal dissipation materials for high-power electronic devices is generating a lot of interest in various industries. Carbon nano tubes have attracted much attention due to their extraordinary mechanical and unique electronic properties. Computer chips have been subjected to higher and higher thermal loads, and it is challenging to find new ways to perform heat dissipation. As a result, heat dissipation demand for computer systems is increasing dramatically.
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Creating the World’s Smallest Diode
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics on Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Engineers are struggling to shrink the silicon used in processors to power increasingly smaller computing hardware and are rapidly reaching the point where silicon’s performance starts to degrade due to its size. To move beyond the material’s physical limitations, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and the University of Georgia, Athens, have discovered how to use a single molecule of DNA to create the world’s smallest diode, which controls the flow of electricity by allowing it to travel in just one direction.
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Engineers Embroider Wearable Antennas
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring, Data Acquisition, Sensors on Monday, 18 April 2016
Researchers at The Ohio State University have embroidered circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision -- an ideal size for integrating sensors and electronic components into clothing. The achievement supports the development of new wearable technology, including a bandage that monitors tissue or a flexible fabric cap that senses brain activity.
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