MEMS industry execs attending the annual MEMS Executive Congress last week were rapt by presentations and panel discussions by leading innovators in automotive, bio/medical, consumer electronics, mobile communications and energy.
There is good news for the global effort to reduce the amount of lead in the environment and for the growing array of technologies that rely upon the piezoelectric effect. A lead-free alternative to the current crop of piezoelectric materials has been identified by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley.
Mit dem Innovationspreis des Leibniz-Instituts fuer Polymerforschung Dresden und des Vereins zur Foerderung des IPF werden in diesem Jahr Dr. Anton Kiriy und Dr. Vera Bocharova ausgezeichnet. Sie erhalten den Preis fuer ihre Arbeiten zur Entwicklung von nanoelektronischen Bauelementen auf der Basis von einzelnen Polymermolekuelen.
Reliable flexible displays are only one of a variety of new microelectronic and micromechanical devices that may become possible thanks to fundamental research by Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Kevin Turner.
A team of researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany has created a new visualization tool that can render a room containing such an object, showing the visual effects of such a cloaking mechanism and its imperfections.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has exclusively licensed to Porifera Inc. of Hayward a carbon nanotube technology that can be used to desalinate water and can be applied to other liquid based separations.
Scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting an advance toward overcoming one of the key challenges in nanotechnology: Getting molecules to move quickly in a desired direction without help from outside forces.
The researchers in the University's new Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) have discovered that light within optical fibers can be squeezed into much tighter spaces than was previously believed possible.
In the quest to make hydrogen as a clean alternative fuel source, researchers have been stymied about how to create usable hydrogen that is clean and sustainable without relying on an intensive, high-energy process that outweighs the benefits of not using petroleum to power vehicles.
In an advance that could help ease health and environmental concerns about the emerging nanotechnology industry, scientists are reporting development of technology for changing the behavior of nanoparticles in municipal sewage treatment plants - their main gateway into the environment.
QD Vision's green-tech Quantum Light technology platform lit up President Obama's recent tour of laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where low-power, long-life Array Lighting LED lamps from Nexxus Lighting, Inc. are utilizing breakthroughs in quantum dot technology from QD Vision, Inc. to emit high-quality warm LED light.