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WPI researchers build liquid biopsy chip that detects metastatic cancer cells in blood

December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
More effective than existing microfluidic devices, the breakthrough technology developed in Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Small System's Laboratory paves the way for clinical development of simple...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Expands Partner Program to Speed Time-to-Market of FDX™ Solutions: Increased support affirms FDXcelerator™ Program’s vital role in promoting broader deployment of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ FDX™ portfolio

December 21, 2016 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the addition of eight new partners to its growing FDXcelerator Program, including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE Group), Amkor Technology, Infosys, Mento...

Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared: New technology allows multispectral reactions on a single chip

December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Duke University researchers believe they have overcome a longstanding hurdle to producing cheaper, more robust ways to print and image across a range of colors extending into the infrared.

JPK launches the OT-AFM Combi-System - the world’s first combined system to provide optical tweezers and atomic force microscopy

December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, announce the release of the world’s first combined system to provide optica...

Light provides pull for future nanocatalyst measurement: Rice University photonics lab tests photon-induced force microscopy

December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
Rice University nanophotonics researcher Isabell Thomann uses lasers, light-activated materials and light-measuring nanoscale tips to push the boundaries of experimental nanoscience, but light is prov...

Leti Will Demonstrate Fusion of Autonomous Car’s Senses: SIGMA FUSION’s Efficient, Sensor-based System Fits in a Microcontroller Platform, Anticipates Safety Requirements

December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
SIGMA FUSION, Leti’s innovative low-cost solution for autonomous cars, transforms the myriad of incoming distance data into clear information about the driving environment. This efficient perception s...

Imec and Holst Centre Introduce World’s First Solid-State Multi-Ion Sensor for Internet-of-Things Applications

December 19, 2016 - 7:45am
At last week’s IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco (USA), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology and Holst Centr...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Demonstrates Industry-Leading 56Gbps Long-Reach SerDes on Advanced 14nm FinFET Process Technology: Proven ASIC IP solution will enable significant performance and power efficiency improvements for next-generation high-speed applications

December 17, 2016 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that it has demonstrated true long-reach 56Gbps SerDes performance in silicon on the company’s 14nm FinFET process. As a part of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ high-performance ASIC...

Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit: Russian scientists find a way to reliably connect quantum elements

December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Institute of Physics and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have let two electrons loose in a system of quantum dots to create a quantum computer memory cell of...

It's basic: Alternative fuel cell technology reduces cost: Study sets performance targets for metal-free fuel cell membrane

December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
The pathway to zero-emission vehicles has taken two forks, one toward battery electric cars like the Tesla and the other toward fuel-cell-powered automobiles like the Toyota Mirai.

Leti demonstrates world’s first alpha-wave measuring system for consumers at CES Unveiled and at its booth: RELAX Headgear Provides New Dimension to Wellness Management In Every Area of Life, From Working to Studying to Exercising or Just Sitting

December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, will demonstrate at CES 2017 a wearable device that takes measurement of brain-activity – alpha waves – out of the clinic and puts it into the hands of consumers.

Electron highway inside crystal

December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Physicists of the University of Würzburg have made an astonishing discovery in a specific type of topological insulators. The effect is due to the structure of the materials used. The researchers have...

A nano-roundabout for light

December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Just like in normal road traffic, crossings are indispensable in optical signal processing. In order to avoid collisions, a clear traffic rule is required. A new method has now been developed at TU Wi...

Keeping electric car design on the right road: A closer look at the life-cycle impacts of lithium-ion batteries and proton exchange membrane fuel cells

December 15, 2016 - 7:45am
Does it really help to drive an electric car if the electricity you use to charge the batteries come from a coal mine in Germany, or if the batteries were manufactured in China using coal?

Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers: New technique removes quasiparticles from superconducting quantum circuits

December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
An international team of scientists has succeeded in making further improvements to the lifetime of superconducting quantum circuits. An important prerequisite for the realization of high-performance...

Chemical trickery corrals 'hyperactive' metal-oxide cluster

December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
After decades of eluding researchers because of chemical instability, key metal-oxide clusters have been isolated in water, a significant advance for growing the clusters with the impeccable control o...

Researchers peer into atom-sized tunnels in hunt for better battery: May improve lithium ion for larger devices, like cars

December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Battery researchers seeking improved electrode materials have focused on "tunneled" structures that make it easier for charge-carrying ions to move in and out of the electrode. Now a team led by a res...

Scientists track chemical and structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in 3-D: Up-close, real-time, chemical-sensitive 3-D imaging offers clues for reducing cost/improving performance of catalysts for fuel-cell-powered vehicles and other applicatio

December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Catalysts are at the heart of fuel cells-devices that convert hydrogen and oxygen to water and enough electricity to power vehicles for hundreds of miles. But finding effective, inexpensive catalysts...

Exotic insulator may hold clue to key mystery of modern physics: Johns Hopkins-led research shows material living between classical and quantum worlds

December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Experiments using laser light and pieces of gray material the size of fingernail clippings may offer clues to a fundamental scientific riddle: What is the relationship between the everyday world of cl...

ANU invention to inspire new night-vision specs

December 13, 2016 - 7:45am
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-we...