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Medical Breakthrough: Mind-Controlled Robots

Duluth, MN — Mind control of robots has taken a giant leap forward according to researchers at the University of Minnesota. Scientists there have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people ...
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Food Color Material Repurposed as Sensors


Atlanta, GA — Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material that has been used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice cream could potentially have uses far beyond food dyes. In a study published in March, the researchers described how ...
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Making Batteries from Waste Glass Bottles

Riverside, CA — Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid ...
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Unprecedented Alternative To Battery Storage Discovered

Surrey, UK — Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics Ltd., in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology that could revolutionize the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power.
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Self-Healing Transistors for Chip-Scale Starships

Daejeon, South Korea — Working with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), NASA is pioneering the development of tiny spacecraft made from a single silicon chip that could slash interstellar exploration times.
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Graphene Used as "Copy Machine" for Semiconductor Wafers


Cambridge, MA — In 2016, annual global semiconductor sales reached their highest-ever point, at $339 billion worldwide. That same year, the semiconductor industry spent about $7.2 billion worldwide on wafers that serve as the substrates for microelectronics components, which can be turned into ...
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Bumpy Surfaces and Graphene Enhance Heat Sinks

Houston, TX — Bumpy surfaces with graphene between would help dissipate heat in next-generation microelectronic devices, according to Rice University scientists. Their theoretical studies show that enhancing the interface between gallium nitride semiconductors and diamond heat sinks would allow phonons ...
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Power Distribution, Inc. Showcases Modular Compact RPP at DCD Mexico
RICHMOND, VA - Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), leading supplier of power distribution and monitoring solutions for data centers, today announced that the company will be showcasing its Modular Compact RPP at DatacenterDynamics Mexico (Booth #201). The Modular Compact RPP is the ideal match to the conference’s “Data Center Transformation in the Era of the Cloud” theme offering the market’s most versatile RPP adaptable to most demanding of mission critical facility needs.
Avnet, Dragon Innovation and Kickstarter Launch Hardware Studio: New Survey from Avnet Offers Insights into Moving Technology from Development to Market
PHOENIX, AZ - For the growing entrepreneur community, there is good news and continuing challenges. The good news is that designers say they are finding it much easier today to identify the right technologies for their ideas and use those technologies to develop and test prototypes.
SEMICON Europa Moves to Munich, Empowering Innovation and Shaping the Value Chain: New programs on Materials, Automotive, and Flexible Electronics expand SEMICON Europa’s impact
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEMICON Europa 2017 will take place in Munich for the first time, co-located with productronica (14-17 November in Munich, Germany). SEMICON Europa will showcase the critical issues shaping the entire electronics manufacturing supply chain.
 
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