Tag: electronics

Scientists Create A Device That Can Generate Power From The Human Knee

Think of how easy and convenient it would be to produce electricity by just simply walking where you need to go. This new wearable energy harvester is designed for this very purpose: to generate power from your knee's natural motion.


Scientists Report Record Performance With Affordable Semiconductors

Researchers developed a method to accurately measure the efficiency of quantum dots. The effort hopes to remove any doubts over the particles' performance and make them cheaper alternatives to single-crystal semiconductors.

Energy March 16, 2019

How Graphene Is Made And How It Was Discovered

Graphene could radically change electronics in the coming decades, but how is it manufactured? And what is the odd story of its invention, more than a decade ago?

Material Science June 21, 2016

China Creates World's First Graphene Electronic Paper: What This Means For The Future

China has recently developed the world's first graphene electronic paper that can revolutionize optical displays for smart devices. Graphene is hailed as the lightest and strongest material available in the world today.

Material Science May 1, 2016

Watch How Heat Moves Through Material At Nanoscale Level

For the first time, scientists from the University of Minnesota have captured on video how heat energy moves through material at the nanoscale level. The breakthrough could help engineers control and guide heat energy.

Energy April 19, 2016

Tattoo-Like Electronic Skin Can Track Heart Rate, Blood Sugar

A tattoo-like electronic skin invented by Japanese researchers may monitor heart rate and blood sugar levels. The invention is said to have an array of applications, not only in the field of health and fitness, but also in the engineering and fashion world as well.

Life April 18, 2016

Wonder Material Carbyne Produced In Bulk For First Time - What Could This Mean?

Carbyne has been produced in long chains for the first time. What are the possible uses of this remarkable "one-dimensional" material?

April 14, 2016

Octopus Skin For Robots Also Glows In The Dark

Robots with artificial skin could, one day, dart around sharp corners, change color and glow in the dark. How does this new material, inspired by octopus, work?

March 3, 2016

Tiny Implantable Sensor Can Monitor Brain After Injury, Dissolves When No Longer Needed

A wireless sensor that dissolves when its job is done helps patients avoid the need for additional surgery needed to remove current devices, researchers say. The tiny device is just one millimeter in size.

Life January 18, 2016

New Self-Healing Gel Could Help Electronics Bend And Not Break

When it breaks, it heals itself — and it doesn't need any help doing it.

Energy November 25, 2015

Graphene Can Now Be Produced At Cheaper Costs: How Wonder Material Could Impact Industries

A team of researchers found a cheaper way of producing the wonder material, graphene. The discovery can pave way for the mass production and use of the material in manufacturing various commercial goods, such as electronics.

November 21, 2015

New littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit Will Help Kids Create Next-Level Toys

New York-based hardware startup littleBits announced the release of a new kit Thursday. The littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit comes with everything needed to create some fun and techy inventions.

Gadgets October 8, 2015

Netflix Switch Lets You Netflix And Chill With The Push Of A Button

Netflix users can now make their own button that can be coded to do just about anything, from turning the lights off to ordering take-out.

Gadgets September 28, 2015

The littleBits Store Wants To Turn Customers Into Inventors

Sure, you can buy littleBits products online. However, there's so much more to a visit to the littleBits store in New York's Soho neighborhood than just buying something.

Gadgets September 18, 2015

Adafruit's Limor Fried Ushers In A Cool New Age for Hobby Electronics

Not Just For Nerds: Adafruit Industries is infusing new life in the fusty world of hobby electronics.

Gadgets September 11, 2015

DNA Could Be Used Like Diodes And Transistors In Electronics

Scientists have figured out a way to turn DNA into a molecular switch. This ability may one day make it possible to use DNA in electronic circuits.

August 19, 2015

Hexagonal Silicon Nanowires Could Lead To New Light-Emmiting Materials

Silicon in a different form? Researchers have come up with a new way to fabricate silicon, possibly making new properties accessible which can then be utilized in various applications.

August 19, 2015

Latest Superconductivity Record At Antarctic Temps Stirs Up Physicists

A new record high for temperature was achieved for superconductors, which could pave the way for superconductors that work at room temperature. Such advance could revolutionize the field of electronics.

Energy August 19, 2015

Microduino mCookie Is The Smallest Electronic Module That Will Power Up Your LEGO Creation

The mCookie - Microduino Studio’s next generation modules - allows people of all ages to invent and produce electronic creations.

Gadgets August 6, 2015

Polarization Switching In Nanomagnets Could Lead To Better Storage Drives

Researchers have discovered a new way to influence polarization in nanomagnets, opening up potential improvements in computer storage solutions by facilitating switching without external magnetic fields.

August 4, 2015

Scalable 'Building Blocks' May Pave The Way For Thinner Electronic Devices

A new wave of electronics may soon be entering the market as ORNL researchers discover a way to produce thinner transistors with 2D crystals for sleeker devices.

July 24, 2015

3D 'White Graphene' Could Be Next Big Thing In Cooling Gadgets And Computers

Electronics heat up but a better cooling solution may be underway as researchers discover that white graphene in 3D form can optimize how gadgets and devices are cooled.

July 16, 2015

Wrapping Wires In Graphene Could Help Scientists Create Smaller, Faster Chips

Researchers found that graphene, that one-atom-thick wonder, makes an excellent coating for the wires found in electronic chips. Wires coated in graphene were able to function at speeds as much as 30 percent greater than those achieve with currently used coatings.

FUTURE TECH June 17, 2015

We're Throwing Away Perfectly Usable Batteries, Says Maker Of Battery Boost Device

Batteriser, a voltage booster, can yield the 80 percent of a battery's energy that usually gets thrown out, the maker says. A thin sleeve fits over the battery that still fits in most battery compartments.

Energy June 3, 2015

Scientists Develop Light-Emitting Paper That Might Shape Future Of Bendable Electronics

Scientists from the Sichuan University in China were able to create a new form of clear paper capable of emitting light at room temperature and rolling and unrolling without damaging. Experts believe the introduction of this technology can help pave the way for bendable electronics.

May 22, 2015

Moore's Law Turns 50: Alive And Very Much Kicking

Gordon Moore, Intel co-founder, is as surprised as anyone that his prediction regarding chip technology would be relevant and a driving force in processor development five decades after he made such a prediction.

Geek April 20, 2015

The Metals Used To Make Smartphones Could Run Out Soon

Experts at Yale University recently warned that many of the metals critical in the manufacture of electronics, such as tablets and smartphones, could be in short supply in the near future.

Internet Culture March 26, 2015

Novel Graphene-Making Process Is More Efficient

Researchers say ability to create graphene at room temperature could bring advancements in electronics and a number of other fields. Scientists at Caltech say their technique could produce graphene on a commercially-viable industrial scale.

March 18, 2015

Want Better Smartphone Cameras? Wish For 'Nano-Earthquakes'

The nano-earthquake scenario provides a way for sound waves to alter electronic properties in 2D materials, which could lead to better phone cameras and solar cell technology.

Gadgets March 17, 2015

204,768 Hyundai Elantra Vehicles Being Recalled Over Electronic Power Steering Issue: Find Out If You're Affected

This year is gearing up as yet another record-breaker for auto recall actions. Now, you can add Hyundai to GM, Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz on the list of car makers dealing with a recall.

FUTURE TECH March 1, 2015

Si Nanofiber Paper-like Material May Be Key To Long Lasting Vehicle Batteries

Researchers create paper-like silicon nanofibers that may have just solved a key problem in batteries for electronics, offer viable alternative to address problems with graphite.

February 23, 2015

Rare Metal Balls Discovered In The Atlantic Ocean

Researchers recently discovered large balls of manganese deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean's surface. Electronics companies use this rare metal in the production of high-tech components, such as those found in smartphones.

Animals February 20, 2015

Tiny Semi-Transparent LEDs Could Be Used To Make Transparent Flexible Devices

LEDs are already widely used in electronics. Researchers have now found a way to improve them, making transparent flexible devices possible for various applications.

February 4, 2015

Tech Times Announces 2015 CES Best of Innovation Honorees

Tech Times announces its inaugural 2015 International CES Innovation Award winners, highlighting technology advancements across a wide range of electronic products and devices.

CES 2015 January 5, 2015

Exotic Material May Be the Next Big Thing in Electronics

Move over, silicon. Samarium hexaboride is here, touting dramatic capabilities that could significantly boost computing power. The material receives official classification, solving a mystery that physicists have pondered for decades.

December 9, 2014

'Technoference' May be Hurting Your Love Life: Put the Device Away

Smartphones and other high-tech devices are getting in the way of our personal relationships, study finds. The distractions and interruptions are coming between couples, researchers say.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 6, 2014

Dawn of Microbots: Electronic 'Muscles' can Automatically Rewire Themselves [Video]

Self-assembling chains of Janus particles may hold the key to building microbots that work autonomously. These microscopic robots could have important contributions in the future.

FUTURE TECH November 12, 2014

Microbots could create electrically activated muscles

Micro-robots could be used to create mechanisms to treat the human body from within, or construct electronic devices capable of re-wiring themselves, but how do they work?

FUTURE TECH November 11, 2014

UK scientists develop MoS2 super material to challenge graphene

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed MoS2, a material that can challenge graphene. MoS2 also has the ability to emit light.

September 26, 2014

Mass-producing graphene a step closer to reality, thanks to a friendly bet

Graphene is easy produced, but is not yet suitable for mass production. A new breakthrough may help revolutionize electronics and the energy industries, and it all started with a 10-dollar bet.

September 8, 2014

Weed, not graphene, may be a better supercapacitor. What?!?

Hemp may be a wonder material in designing the next generation of supercapacitors that could revolutionize the electronics industry.

August 14, 2014

Pure carbon nanotubes created: Get ready for smaller, faster electronics

Method of growing carbon nanotubes from "seed" molecules allows control of their electronic properties, European researchers say. Technique could begin advances in electronics, optics.

FUTURE TECH August 8, 2014

Sandwich-Making Method Gets More Advanced By Cornell Researchers

Cornell physicists develop a method of layering atoms for thin films to place in electronic devices after conducting a study that found that simply layering the atoms like a conventional sandwich caused certain layers to flip, producing ineffective films.

Energy August 6, 2014

3D printed robots that self-assemble when heated? That's MIT for you!

Robots could be printed as a sheet, complete with electronics. Heating the printed material would cause it to fold itself into the shape of a robot (or anything else).

June 1, 2014

Supersonic spray to apply high quality graphene layer on substrate? Possible

Graphene is difficult to apply to a base or substrate, hindering development of the wonder material. New research shows how to do it - at supersonic speeds!

May 30, 2014

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