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Garnet Ceramics Could Be the Key to High-Energy Lithium Batteries

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Radiation Hard By Design (RHBD) Electronics

Under certain conditions, a false signal will be absorbed and a correct signal will be generated.

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

Current RHBD...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Detecting Loss of Configuration Access of Reprogrammable FPGA Without External Circuitry

The configuration of the reprogrammable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) currently on the market is very susceptible to single event upset when it...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Micro-Coil Spring Interconnection for Ceramic Grid Array Packaged Integrated Circuits

This interconnection method extends the useful life of ceramic area array integrated circuits.

Marshall Space Flight Center,...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Method for Formal Verification of Polymorphic Heterogeneous Multicore Processors

John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Amethod was developed to model polymorphic heterogeneous multicore processors at a high level of abstraction,...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
SEE Mitigation Technique for Self-Timed Circuits and Rad-Hard, Self-Timed Configurable Memory

The new block RAM is faster and consumes less power than conventional block RAMs, while providing unparalleled levels of radiation...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Modeling for Partitioned and Multicore Flight Software Systems

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

The current flight software approach is monolithic in nature. Every module has tentacles that reach deep within dozens...

News: Energy
Technique Generates Electricity from Mechanical Vibrations

Research scientists at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have demonstrated a new technique for generating electrical energy. The method can be used in harvesting energy from...

News: Electronics & Computers
New System Could Prolong Power in Mobile Devices

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone...

News: Electronics & Computers
Researchers Develop Thinnest Electric Generator

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material,...

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