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Spintronic Thermoelectric Power Generators

Imagine a computer so efficient that it can recycle its own waste heat to produce electricity. While such an idea may seem far-fetched today,...

Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go — without the need...

Staying cool in nanelectronic universe by heating up

As smartphones, tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated, the heat they generate while in use increases. This is a growing problem...

New solvent a solution for low-cost electronics?

Researchers at USC have created a solvent that will dissolve semiconductors safely and cheaply, allowing them to be applied as a thin film that...

Bold claim: NSF-funded research may revolutionize electronics

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a team of Stanford University engineers has for the first time built a tiny computer with...

Cheaper iPads? Engineers discover novel technology for producing ‘electronic ink’

Electronic touch pads that cost just a few dollars and solar cells that cost the same as roof shingles are one step closer to...

Beyond silicon: Transistors without semi-conductors

For decades, electronic devices have been getting smaller, and smaller, and smaller. It's now possible—even routine—to place millions of transistors on a single silicon...

The formula for turning cement into metal

In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement...

Keeping electronics cool: Graphene reports for duty

A University of California, Riverside engineering professor and a team of researchers have made a breakthrough discovery with graphene, a material that could play...

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