How can we use science to help solve the daunting catalogue of trans-border health, energy and quality-of-life challenges confronting our globalized, 'flattened' world? By developing scientific and technological techniques that transcend disciplinary boundaries, reflect diverse perspectives, and incorporate the contributions of traditionally underrepresented groups.
At today's IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IMEC reports significant progress in improving the performance of planar CMOS using hafnium-based high-k dielectrics and tantalum-carbide metal gates targeting the 32nm CMOS node.
Researchers have built and demonstrated an on-wafer liquid phase chromatograph, using sub-micron micromachining. Measurements show a 5- to 10-fold increase in speed of analysis and an improved separation capacity compared to state-of-the-art macroscopic chromatographs.
Physicists o investigated an unusual arrangement of three magnetic 'swirls' - so called magnetic vortices - in a thin magnetic film. Their experiments unravelled the dynamic core movements of these magnetic swirls for the first time.
Combining some traditional experimental methods of molecular biology with computational methods of artificial intelligence, a group of researchers from Croatia demonstrated a novel approach for producing 'protein fingerprints' of diverse tissues.
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made the first direct measurements of the infinitesimal expansion and collapse of thin polymer films used in the manufacture of advanced semiconductor devices.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed an imaging system that quickly maps the mechanical properties of materials‚??how stiff or stretchy they are, for example‚??at scales on the order of billionths of a meter.
Toumaz Technology, a company based on Imperial College London research, won the electronic category in the prestigious 2007 Institution of Engineering Technology Innovation Engineering Award for its Sensium Ultra Low-Power Wireless Body Monitoring System, better known as the 'digital plaster'.