A new material has the potential to improve the sensitivity of photographic image sensors by a factor of five. In 2011, an EPFL team led by Andras Kis discovered the amazing semi-conducting properties of molybdenite, and they have been exploring its potential in various technological applications ever since.
A team of researchers from the Nanoengineering Research Centre and the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech has found a way to make the manufacture of crystalline silicon materials faster and more affordable.
Nemicon (Japan) has announced its 7S Series Incremental Rotary Encoder. At just 7.2 mm in diameter, and based on Nemicon’s successful line of 18 mm and 12 mm diameter miniature encoders, the 7S Series shaft type encoder features high resolution, high noise immunity, and high reliability.
Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions, and architectures – including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor, and luminescent nanocrystals.
Homomorphic encryption is one of the most exciting new research topics in cryptography, which promises to make cloud computing perfectly secure. With it, a Web user would send encrypted data to a server in the cloud, which would process it without decrypting it and send back a still-encrypted result.
W. L. Gore & Associates (Elkton, MD) has expanded its line of screw-in GORE protective vents with a new vent specifically engineered for large outdoor enclosures with a volume in excess of 200 liters. The GORE PolyVent XL improves the integrity, reliability, and safety of these large housings in challenging environments such as found in the solar, telecommunications, and exterior lighting industries.
Lately it seems that every time I scroll through the news that lands in my inbox, and read a tech blog or a mainstream publication’s tech section, the march of technology seems so dizzying either because of all the disruptive potential or because of how frequently I learn about new advances. All of a sudden, preemptive legislation doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Perhaps we need to get ahead of our advances.
This week on WDD's HotSpot, Big Brother is collecting phone records; DARPA's ADAPT program is looking to smart phone technologies and practices to create new ground sensors; HP unveils its all-in-one pc; and Italian start-up 2045Tech introduces a pocket breathalyzer.
The newest version of the dSPACE ECU Interface Manager simplifies the workflow for integrating bypass service calls. Users can visualize all the functions available for bypassing at a glance in the new function configuration view, and integrate bypass service calls in hex code without needing to know the ECU software structure.
After the recent launch of SMT32Java and its rapid adoption by key customers, Carlo Bozotti, CEO and President of STMicroelectronics, presented an award to IS2T at the Innovation Night held on the 3rd of June in Paris, in recognition of the successful cooperation between the two companies.
Engineers of every discipline face new challenges in the modern workplace, whether by keeping pace with rapidly developing technology, or accessing essential software while working in the field. Besides calling on knowledge and experience to get the job done, engineers rely on a host of resources and tools that are becoming increasingly accessible.
Ohmite Manufacturing has announced their high-performance C40 Heatsink System with modular cooling benefits. Ideal for a wide variety of industries, these 58 mm heatsinks can be used individually or in compact paired configurations.
Northwire offers a family of reliable hybrid and electric vehicle charging cables featuring power, signal, data, and fiber custom composite options in any AWG size to suit all electric vehicle applications in today’s market.
Custom sapphire optics that are unaffected by most body fluids, acids, and alkalis, transmit over a broad spectrum, and can be precision fabricated are available from Meller Optics. Impervious to chlorine and fluorine gas, most chemicals, and blood, these optics can be manufactured to precise OEM specifications.
TEPCO showed off a massive, nearly completed steel structure designed to help workers extract more than 1,500 fuel rods from a damaged reactor building — Unit 4 — at the center of international concerns. The potentially risky procedure, expected to begin in November and take about a year, would be the first major step in the decommissioning of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.