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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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Swissbit introduces 128 MB MMC

Bronschhofen, Switzerland – The race is on for the highest density SD memory cards. Consumer products with 512 GB can be purchased online, and even higher densities are coming to market. Swissbit is now pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new 128 MB Multimedia Card (MMC) named M-120 that extends the availability of low density products at the other end of the capacity scale. For Swissbit this is just another consistent step towards fulfilling its commitment for highest customer service.


AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Appoints Kurt Tolliver as Vice President of Sales
MONROVIA, CA – AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA INC., a leading manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems, announces the appointment of Kurt A. Tolliver as Vice President, Sales. A 20-year veteran of AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA, Mr. Tolliver previously managed the company’s southern USA, Mexico, Central America, and European sales networks.    

SEMI-FlexTech Invites Proposals for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advances
MILPITAS, CA – FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, is now soliciting proposals for projects that advance flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) for sensors, power and other key electronic components. SEMI-FlexTech plans to announce multiple awards to teams or organizations with research and development capability in the U.S.       
 
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