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Researchers develop DNA-based single-electron electronic devices
Nature has inspired generations of people, offering a plethora of different materials for innovations. One such material is the molecule of the heritage, or DNA, thanks to its unique self-assembling properties. (2016-10-13)

Next-generation thermoelectrics
With Department of Energy funding, UCSB engineers explore and expand the thermoelectric power of polymers. (2016-10-12)

New sensor material could enable more sensitive readings of biological signals
Scientists have created a material that could make reading biological signals, from heartbeats to brainwaves, much more sensitive. (2016-10-07)

RIT engineering faculty awarded NSF grant for high-tech nanofabrication equipment
Jing Zhang, engineering faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, received a $305,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to acquire a new etching system for photonic, electronic and bio-device fabrication. The system strengthens RIT's fabrication capability in its Semiconductor & Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory to support new and existing multidisciplinary research in science and engineering, to enable educational curriculum development, and be used for workforce development and training activities led by RIT's engineering college. (2016-10-06)

Researchers use novel materials to build smallest transistor
In a new study published Oct. 7 in the journal Science, University of Texas at Dallas engineers and their colleagues describe a novel transistor made with a new combination of materials that is even smaller than the smallest possible silicon-based transistor. (2016-10-06)

New cost-effective silicon carbide high voltage switch created
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a high voltage and high frequency silicon carbide (SiC) power switch that could cost much less than similarly rated SiC power switches. The findings could lead to early applications in the power industry, especially in power converters like medium voltage drives, solid state transformers and high voltage transmissions and circuit breakers. (2016-10-06)

Touchscreens may boost motor skills in toddlers
The effects of using touchscreens on young children are a concern for some parents and policymakers. But we don't know if these fears are justified. (2016-10-06)

Conclusions on brain-machine interfaces for communication and rehabilitation
In the journal Nature Reviews Neurology the researcher Ander Ramos of Tecnalia together with Niel Birbaumer, lecturer at the University of Tübingen, have expounded how brain-machine interfaces use brain activity to control external devices, thus enabling seriously disabled patients to interact with the environment. (2016-10-04)

'Atomic sandwiches' could make computers 100X greener
Researchers have engineered a material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices, packing in more computing power while consuming a fraction of the energy that today's electronics require. (2016-10-04)

New service improves cloud storage usage on mobile devices
Zhang and a team of Binghamton University researchers designed and developed StoArranger, a service to intercept, coordinate and optimize requests made by mobile apps and cloud storage services. StoArranger works as a 'middleware system,' so there is no change to how apps or an iPhone or Android-device run, just improved performance of both the device and the network overall. (2016-09-07)

UAlberta mechanical engineering in hot pursuit of creeping bacteria
The growth of bacterial biofilm is problematic when you think of all the liquid flowing through all those miles of tubing at your local hospital or Medi-Centre. The movement of bacteria with flow can lead to the spread of infection. Mechanical engineering professor Aloke Kumar's lab set out to study the formation of the filaments, as well as the conditions under which they begin to break down and finally break off. (2016-09-07)

Implanted device successfully treats central sleep apnea, study finds
A study finds implanted nerve stimulator significantly improves symptoms in those with central sleep apnea, without serious side effects. (2016-09-01)

Rutgers engineers use microwaves to produce high-quality graphene
Rutgers University engineers have found a simple method for producing high-quality graphene that can be used in next-generation electronic and energy devices: bake the compound in a microwave oven. The discovery is documented in a study published online today in the journal Science. (2016-09-01)

Plastic crystals could improve fabrication of memory devices
A novel 'plastic crystal' developed by Hokkaido University researchers has switching properties suitable for memory-related applications. (2016-08-30)

Interstate Batteries launches sales of OEM batteries for ventilators
Interstate Batteries announced a partnership today with Maquet Medical Systems USA (now Getinge Group) to provide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) batteries to the health care industry through its All Battery Center retail stores. (2016-08-29)

Extending battery life for mobile devices
In a paper presented today at the Association for Computing Machinery's special interest group on data communication (SIGCOMM) conference in Florianópolis, Brazil, a team of computer science researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by professor Deepak Ganesan introduced a new radio technology that allows small mobile devices to take advantage of battery power in larger devices nearby for communication. (2016-08-25)

New diagnostic instrument sees deeper into the ear
A new device could greatly improve ear infection diagnoses and drastically reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, a major cause of antibiotic resistance. The device was developed by researchers at MIT and a physician at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. (2016-08-25)

Battery you can swallow could enable future ingestible medical devices
Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with melanin pigments, naturally found in the skin, hair and eyes. The researchers present their work today at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. (2016-08-23)

World's most efficient AES crypto processing technology for IoT devices developed
Our research group has discovered a new technique for compressing the computations of encryption and decryption operations known as Galois field arithmetic operations, and has succeeded in developing the world's most efficient Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cryptographic processing circuit, whose energy consumption is reduced by more than 50% of the current level. (2016-08-22)

Interscatter enables first implanted devices, contact lenses, credit cards to 'talk' WiFi
University of Washington engineers have introduced a new way of communicating that allows power-constrained devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics to talk to everyday devices such as smartphones and watches. (2016-08-17)

Down to the wire: ONR researchers and new bacteria
Scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have genetically modified a common soil bacteria to create electrical wires that not only conduct electricity, but are thousands of times thinner than a human hair. (2016-08-16)

'Sniffer plasmons' could detect explosives
Scientists have proposed a graphene-based spaser that can 'sniff out' a single molecule, which could be used to detect even small amounts of various substances, including explosives. (2016-08-15)

Indoor tanning: Women say no to total ban, yes to stricter policies
Most young adult women who regularly visit indoor tanning salons support the introduction of policies to make it safer, but are against a total ban. This is according to a study¹ led by Darren Mays of Georgetown University Medical Center, in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research², published by Springer. The findings are good news for regulators finalizing stricter regulations aimed at highlighting the skin cancer risks associated with artificial tanning. (2016-08-15)

See-through circuitry
Indium tin oxide, the current material used in transparent electronics, is becoming very expensive thanks to the rarity of indium. Using atomic layer deposition, researchers demonstrate the capability of aluminum-doped zinc oxide as a powerful alternative to indium tin oxide, thereby providing a cheaper option. (2016-08-14)

Plenty of light during daytime reduces the effect of blue light screens on night sleep
The use of smartphones and tablet computers during evening hours has previously been associated with sleep disturbances in humans. A new study from Uppsala University now shows that daytime light exposure may be a promising means to combat sleep disturbances associated with evening use of electronic devices. The findings are published in the scientific journal Sleep Medicine. (2016-08-10)

Researchers successfully test modified stun gun with heart monitoring capability
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have successfully tested a prototype conducted electrical weapon capable of recording a subject's heart rate and rhythm while still delivering incapacitating electrical charges. (2016-08-09)

FDA commissioner discusses future of cardiovascular medicine
Advances in technology coupled with an increased use of social media and personal devices could offer new possibilities for treating patients and improving outcomes, but the new approaches must be rigorously evaluated, according to a column by Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D., MACC, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2016-08-08)

Iowa State scientists develop quick-destructing battery to power 'transient' devices
Reza Montazami and his research group have developed a working battery that self-destructs in water. It's part of a field of study called 'transient electronics.' Montazami said the battery project presented many challenges, including a complex structure and difficulties in fabrication. The team's findings were recently published in the Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics. (2016-08-04)

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices -- wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses. (2016-08-03)

How to build nanoelectronic devices atom by atom?
In recent decades, several device simulation tools using the bottom-up approach have been developed in universities and software companies. These software tools are capable of predicting electric current flowing through a nanostructure, and have been applied extensively to study emerging electronic materials and devices. In this book, the authors conduct an experiment and adopt a 'paradigm' approach; focusing on the development of one particular software tool called NanoDsim, and provide relevant knowledge and techniques whenever needed. (2016-07-27)

Randomized penumbra 3-D trial of next generation stent retriever meets primary endpoints
Today during the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 13th Annual Meeting, SNIS President Donald Frei, M.D., announced that the Penumbra 3-D Trial successfully met the primary trial endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority in safety and efficacy of Penumbra 3-D Revascularization Device, when used with Penumbra System aspiration devices compared to Penumbra System aspiration devices alone. (2016-07-27)

Randomized penumbra 3D trial of next generation stent retriever meets primary endpoints
The Penumbra 3D Trial successfully met the primary trial endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority in both safety and efficacy of the company's next-generation stent retriever, Penumbra 3D Revascularization Device, when used with Penumbra System aspiration devices compared to Penumbra System aspiration devices alone. The data were presented in the Late Breaking Abstract Presentations session today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 13th Annual Meeting in Boston. (2016-07-27)

AAN: Closure not recommended for people with heart defect and stroke
An updated recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that catheter-based closure should not be routinely recommended for people who have had a stroke and also have a heart defect called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a channel between the top two chambers in the heart. The practice advisory, which updates a previous AAN guideline, is published in the July 27, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2016-07-27)

More power to you
Engineers from the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials makes them highly conductive, a boon for future electronics that could result in much more power-efficient laptops, electric cars and home appliances that also don't need cumbersome power supplies. (2016-07-26)

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible
Materials researchers have developed a way to integrate novel functional materials onto a computer chip, allowing the creation of new smart devices and systems. (2016-07-21)

Russian scientists develop a minimally traumatic and inexpensive ceramic laser scalpel
The newly created technology shows an effectiveness more than twice as high as any of the previously developed solid state lasers. Another important feature of this laser is that the generated light has a wavelength of 2 microns, which is the exact wavelength used in surgery. Devices based on this technology are expected to be approximately fours times smaller than the ones, currently used by surgeons. They will also be much cheaper and more reliable. (2016-07-20)

Research team led by NUS scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device
Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo from the National University of Singapore led a research team to successfully embed a powerful magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic material. This malleable memory chip hails a breakthrough in the flexible electronics revolution, and brings researchers a step closer towards making flexible, wearable electronics a reality in the near future. (2016-07-19)

Scientists glimpse inner workings of atomically thin transistors
With an eye to the next generation of tech gadgetry, a team of physicists at The University of Texas at Austin has had the first-ever glimpse into what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device. In doing so, they discovered that an essential function for computing may be possible within a space so small that it's effectively one-dimensional. (2016-07-18)

Review: Telehealth poised to revolutionize health care
Telehealth is growing rapidly and has the potential to transform the delivery of health care for millions of persons. That is the conclusion of a review article appearing today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2016-07-13)

Wearable neuromuscular device may help reduce ACL injuries in female soccer players
Using a wearable neuromuscular device can reduce the risk of ACL injury in female soccer athletes, according to new research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. The study showed functional improvements in athletes who used the devices in combination with a regular training program. (2016-07-08)

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