Engineering

Digital PLL achieves a power consumption of 0.265 mW

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed an advanced phase-locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizer that can drastically cut power consumption. This digital PLL could be an attractive building block for Bluetooth ...

Business

The challenges hindering the adoption of heat pumps in the UK

A new report, led by UofG housing experts, exposes the intricate challenges hindering the adoption of heat pumps in the U.K. Only 55,000 installations are occurring yearly as of mid-2023, considerably behind the U.K. government's ...

Charting a path to powered exoskeletons

Exoskeletons are devices that are worn for protection or support—like a suit of armor or a helmet. Those and other passive devices have been around for millennia, but today's researchers are developing powered exoskeleton ...

Business

Workers walk out of iPhone factory, highlighting virus woes

Workers who assemble Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone walked away from a factory in central China following virus outbreaks and complaints of unsafe working conditions, highlighting the clash between the disease's enduring risks ...

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