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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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SMTA and CALCE Seeking Abstracts for 3rd Annual LED Assembly, Reliability, and Test Symposium
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The SMTA and CALCE are pleased to announce the LED Assembly, Reliability, and Test (A.R.T.) Symposium will take place November 28 - November 30, 2017 at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.


Indium Corporation Expert to Present at China Semiconductor Packaging Test Symposium (CSPT) 2017
CLINTON, NY - Indium Corporation’s Leo Hu, Area Technical Manager, will present at the China Semiconductor Packaging Test Symposium (CSPT) on June 21-23 in Jiangyin, China.

SEMI | FlexTech and CPEIA Announce Partnership at CPES2017
MILPITAS, CA - SEMI | FlexTech (www.semi.org; www.flextech.org) and the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (www.cpeia-acei.ca) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support each other’s programs and drive the continued development and adoption of printable, flexible hybrid, and wearable electronics (PE and FHE).

Ventec: Thomas Michels to Speak at the EIPC Summer Conference
SUZHOU, CHINA - Ventec's European Managing Director Thomas Michels will speak at EIPC Summer Conference on June 1st & 2nd, 2017 to be held at the Best Western Plus Manor Hotel, Solihull, UK.

 
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