Electronics

Penn group shows plasmons converting light to current

By / February 18, 2010

Last fall we wrote about Penn’s Nano/Bio Center getting a $11.7 million NSF grant. According to a new release from the university, some of the work is paying off in…

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New sensor exploits weakness of nano devices

By / February 16, 2010

According to a press release, Oak Ridge National Lab, via its Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Division, is developing a chemical and biological sensor with unprecedented sensitivity. The device consists…

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Electricity harvesting with piezo–silicone implants

By / February 5, 2010

Researchers at Princeton University have demonstrated that high performance piezoelectric ceramics can be transferred onto rubber or plastic, rendering them flexible without sacrificing energy efficiency. “The human body is a…

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DOE dedicates 24M supercomputing hours for lithium–air batteries

By / February 1, 2010

The DOE announced that 24 million hours of supercomputing time out of a total of 1.6 billion available at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs have been awarded to investigate…

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Brosnan reports on EMA 2010 conference

By / January 29, 2010

Kristen has posted a video, too!

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Ford to pump $450M into battery technology for electric cars

By / January 25, 2010

Having just announced that they will be spending $550 million converting a Detroit SUV factory into a hybrid and electric vehicle factory, Ford Motors has announced a further investment of…

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Researchers build first nanodragster

By / January 24, 2010

Live Science reported that researchers have built a new super-small “nanodragster” that could speed up efforts to craft molecular machines. “We made a new version of a nanocar that looks…

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Energy innovation meeting coming up

By / January 23, 2010

It’s worth noting the ARPA-E has a big shindig coming March 1-3 in Washington, DC. Billed as the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, the event sounds like it’s something of a…

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Nanotechnology to improve efficiency and appearance of LEDs

By / January 22, 2010

In this struggling economy, businesses as well as the general populace are all struggling to do more with less. In the case of LED and nanotechnology, however, that may not be necessarily a…

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Northwestern University receives DoD funding for nanoelectronics

By / January 21, 2010

The Daily Northwestern reported that Northwestern University received $2.4 million in government funding to develop flash-memory devices with enhanced capacity for U.S. military and intelligence use. Allocated to NU’s Center…

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