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Graphene study confirms 40-year-old physics prediction

A team of researchers have directly observed a rare quantum effect that produces a repeating butterfly-shaped energy spectrum, confirming the longstanding prediction of this quantum fractal energy structure called Hofstadter's butterfly.

Posted: May 15th, 2013

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Smarty pants: wearable electronics will recharge your life (w/video)

Imagine having a wafer-thin touchscreen on your sleeve which, like a scene out of a Philip K. Dick novel, gives you all the functionality of a smartphone without the awkwardness of a cumbersome battery. The best part about this scenario is it may not be as far from reality as you think.

Posted: May 15th, 2013

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HELIOS program develops complete supply chain for integrating photonics with CMOS circuit

CEA-Leti said today that Europe is strongly positioned to design and manufacture volume silicon photonics devices because of the success of the recently completed HELIOS program. The EUR 8.5 million European Commission project developed a complete design and fabrication supply chain for integrating a photonic layer with a CMOS circuit, using microelectronics fabrication processes.

Posted: May 14th, 2013

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Researchers develop synthetic HDL cholesterol nanoparticles

A new study by University of Georgia researchers documents a technological breakthrough: Synthetic high density lipoprotein nanoparticles. A completely biodegradable synthetic version of the so-called good cholesterol, the nanoparticles represent a potential new detection and therapy regimen for atherosclerosis.

Posted: May 14th, 2013

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