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Nanotechnology

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
Briefs: Transportation
This technology charges lithium batteries faster and reduces the risk of device explosions.
Articles: Energy
NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.
Articles: Internet of Things
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The stretchable sensor has applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Compared to a LED, the omnidirectional laser light is much brighter and better defined.
Briefs: Materials
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
Blog: Nanotechnology
Inspired by the squid's color-changing chromatophore, Rutgers engineers set out to create an artificial one.
INSIDER: Power

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene’s thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current.

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs, and display backplanes....

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These switches are key to thermal management of nanoscale devices, refrigeration, data storage, thermal computing, and heat management of buildings.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Briefs: Materials
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tiny aircraft that weigh as much as a fruit fly could serve as Martian atmospheric probes.
Q&A: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Neuromorphic computing uses memristors that could function and operate like real brain synapses.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector. Based on...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The proliferation and miniaturization of electronics in devices, wearables, medical implants, and other applications has...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

For a long time, something important has been regularly neglected in electronics. If you want to make electronic components smaller and smaller, you also need the right insulator materials. This...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Features include unusual color changes and high touch sensitivity.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The ultra-light robotic insect can be folded or crushed, yet continues to move.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Pop-up miniature electronics based on the Japanese art of kirigami can be repeatedly compressed.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range.
Briefs: Energy
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
One unexpected application for spider silk is its use in the creation of biocompatible lenses.

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