A new process for adjusting the resistance of semiconductor devices by carpeting a small area of the device with tiny pits, like a yard dug up by demented terriers, may be the key to a new class of magnetic sensors, enabling new, ultra-dense data storage devices.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) award to participate in a multi-university research center that will develop a computer-aided design (CAD) environment for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS).
In light of Friends of the Earth's report yesterday on sunscreens' potential to cause harm to human health and the lack of industry oversight by the government, CNS-UCSB Researcher and UC Santa Barbara Professor Bruce Bimber today issued the a statement.
Friends of the Earth has released Nanoparticles and Sunscreens: A Consumer Guide for Avoiding Nano Sunscreens, which includes information about the health and environmental risks that nanoparticles may pose.
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology using tiny 'ionic wind engines' that might dramatically improve computer chip cooling, possibly addressing a looming threat to future advances in computers and electronics.