Electronics

Toyota to launch Li-ion Prius in ’11

By / April 17, 2010

According to a Reuters story, Toyota will launch Prius hybrid minivans using lithium-ion batteries early next year. A lithium-ion battery can pack more electricity than a nickel-metal hydride counterpart, enabling…

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Superior heat transfer ability of graphene-on-substrate demonstrated

By / April 15, 2010

Those engineering electronic devices always have had to factor in the use of special materials that can conduct heat away from crucial components. Bulk copper’s thermal conductivity is pretty good…

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Grid-locking turbines to combat intermittency

By / April 13, 2010

The New York Times reported that researchers have proposed connecting wind farms with underground transmission lines in order to keep wind power supply stable. Intermittency of wind generated power is…

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Glass and optical materials symposium discount ends April 16

By / April 12, 2010

Friday, April 16, is the last day to take advantage of the $100 early-registration for one of the top glass and optical materials conferences going on in the world in…

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Ferroelectric nanowires and other emerging electronic materials

By / April 12, 2010

According to a news release from the University of Arkansas, researchers have discovered a new phase in ferroelectric nanowires that could be manipulated for electronic devices. The group, that included…

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World’s largest solar-powered boat ready to set sail

By / April 12, 2010

The world’s largest solar-powered boat was placed in the water for its first trip on March 31. The boat was gently placed in the Baltic Sea where she will remain…

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National Academies offer free workshop on surviving ‘Valley of Death,’ role of SBIR

By / April 8, 2010

Ceramic, glass and other small tech businesses, take notice! The National Academy of Science’s Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy is hosting a free, day-long symposium on April 16,…

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New way to process OLEDs discovered

By / April 6, 2010

A Lawrence Berkeley National Lab research team has discovered a new way to process white OLEDs for solid-state lighting. OLEDs based on organic and/or polymer semiconductor materials can cover large-area…

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Graphene defect may change the face of electronics

By / April 1, 2010

According to the National Science Foundation, a team of researchers, lead by University of South Florida professors Matthias Batzill and Ivan Oleynik, has developed a new method for adding an…

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Solid-state photovoltaics offer new path to solar energy

By / March 30, 2010

According to a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory press release, researchers have discovered a new path to convert sunlight to electricity. Researchers have found a new mechanism by which the photovoltaic…

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