Major breakthrough in smart printed electronics

Prof Jonathan Coleman and team have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time.Credit: AMBER, Trinity College Dublin Researchers in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science research centre hosted in Trinity College Dublin, have fabricated … Continue reading

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

Chuan Wang, assistant professor of engineering at Michigan State University, displays the stretchable electronic material he and his research team developed in his lab. Credit: Kurt Stepnitz Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit … Continue reading

Watching computers think

Fraunhofer HHI’s analysis software uses algorithms to visualize complex learning processes (schematic diagram).Credit: © Photo Fraunhofer HHI Neural networks are commonly used today to analyze complex data — for instance to find clues to illnesses in genetic information. Ultimately, though, … Continue reading

Creating atomic scale nanoribbons

Researchers have made the first important step toward integrating atomically precise graphene nanoribbons (APGNRs) onto nonmetallic substrates. Credit: Adrian Radocea, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Researchers have demonstrated the first important step toward integrating atomically precise graphene nanoribbons … Continue reading

Developing ‘Green’ Electronics

An artist’s rendition of Geobacter expressing electrically conductive nanowires. Microbiologists at UMass Amherst have discovered a new type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate the development of sustainable “green” conducting materials for the electronics industry. Credit: … Continue reading

Split-second data mapping

MapD is a type of commonly used database-management system modified to run on GPUs instead of CPUs, which power most traditional database-management systems. MapD can process billions of data points in milliseconds, making it 100 times faster than those traditional … Continue reading

From outer space to inner eye

Belgian Lambda-X developed the NIMO instrument for inspection of ophthalmic lenses based on technology the company gained from building instruments for ESA’s Mars Trace Gas Orbiter and the International Space Station. Credit: Lambda-X Contact lenses, spectacles and eye implants are … Continue reading

Erasing the Line between Imaging and Analyzing

Christine Hendon’s laboratory has developed automated algorithms to analyze fiber organization within various organ structures, including the heart and cervix (shown).Credit: Christine Hendon/Columbia Engineering As imaging and sensing technologies grow in both sophistication and accessibility, they do more than just … Continue reading

Making big data manageable

A new technique devised by MIT researchers can take data sets with huge numbers of variables and find approximations of them with far fewer variables.Image Credit: MIT Technique shrinks data sets while preserving their fundamental mathematical relationships. One way to … Continue reading

Printable electronics

MIT researchers have fabricated a stamp made from forests of carbon nanotubes that is able to print electronic inks onto rigid and flexible surfaces.Photo: Sanha Kim and Dhanushkodi Mariappan New stamping technique creates functional features at nanoscale dimensions. The next … Continue reading