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Robotics

Topology optimization and 3-D printing multimaterial magnetic actuators and displays

In materials science and applied physics, researchers expect actuation systems to perform similarly to natural phenomena. As a classic example, scientists proposed to engineer bioinspired materials that mimicked the camouflage ...

Hardware

Surprise finding uncovers new capability for semiconductor material

Scientists have taken a common component of digital devices and endowed it with a previously unobserved capability, opening the door to a new generation of silicon-based electronic devices.

Hardware

New chip designed to support beyond-5G network

The worldwide race to deploy 5G wireless networks is still in its early stages, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are already looking beyond 5G. The massive interconnected web of IoT and personal devices enabled ...

Engineering

Secret to lab-on-a-chip breakthrough: Matte black nail polish

BYU electrical engineering students have stumbled upon a very unconventional method that could speed up lab-on-a-chip disease diagnosis.

Engineering

GPU news: Time for another go at waferscale computer

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Los Angeles, are behind the recent development for a wafer-scale computer that aims to be faster, more energy efficient, than ...

Semiconductors

A new approach to prepare solution-processable 2-D semiconductors

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Texas at Austin, and Hunan University (China) have recently devised a new method of preparing highly uniform, solution-processable, phase-pure ...

Engineering

Smart transformer for the energy turnaround

A new, smart medium-voltage transformer developed at ETH Zurich features cutting-edge semiconductor technology, making it extremely compact and energy efficient. Future applications are ranging from locomotives to fast charging ...

Semiconductors

Fujitsu triples the output power of gallium-nitride transistors

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that they have developed a crystal structure that both increases current and voltage in gallium-nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMT), effectively ...