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2019
30 Jul

Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

In order to create new and more efficient computers, medical devices, and other advanced technologies, researchers are turning to nanomaterials: materials manipulated on the scale of atoms or molecules that exhibit unique properties.
1 May

Using DNA templates to harness the sun's energy

As the world struggles to meet the increasing demand for energy, coupled with the rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere from deforestation and the use of fossil fuels, photosynthesis in nature simply cannot keep up with the carbon cycle. But what if we could help the natural carbon cycle by learning from photosynthesis to generate our own sources of energy that didn't generate CO2?
17 Jan

Ubiquitous Energy names Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer

Ubiquitous Energy has named Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer. Ubiquitous Energy is a Silicon Valley technology company leading the development of transparent photovoltaics with its award-winning ClearView Power technology.
2018
28 Aug

Lithium-ion batteries can't catch fire because they harden on impact

Lithium-ion batteries commonly used in consumer electronics are notorious for bursting into flame when damaged or improperly packaged. Inspired by the weird behavior of some liquids that solidify on impact, researchers have developed a practical and inexpensive way to help prevent these fires.
27 Feb

Non-Toxic Materials for Electronics/ Electrics: Large Emerging Markets 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Lorenzo Grande
20 Feb

Compound could transform energy storage for large grids

In order to power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide energy when the sun isn't shining and the wind doesn't blow.
2017
22 Dec

Chemists go 'back to the future' to untangle quantum dot mystery

For more than 30 years, researchers have been creating quantum dots—tiny, crystalline, nanoscale semiconductors with remarkable optical and electronic properties.
19 Dec

Volumetric 3D printing builds on need for speed

While additive manufacturing is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, which can take up to hours or days to build three-dimensional parts, depending on their complexity.
2015
10 Apr

Wearable technology can help with public speaking

Researchers have developed an intelligent user interface for "smart glasses" that gives real-time feedback to the speaker on volume modulation and speaking rate, while being minimally distracting.
2014
19 Sep

Former Broadcom executive joins MC10 as CEO & President

MC10 has announced that it has hired former Broadcom executive, Scott Pomerantz as its new Chief Executive Officer and President.
2013
25 Feb

Recycling of heat from electronics

A device that recycles the heat produced by electronics, which can then be used to power that same device.
2012
7 Nov

Solar cell made entirely of carbon

Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today.
5 Nov

Scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell

Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today.
2011
20 Jul

eMagin & University of Rochester to develop next generation OLEDs

eMagin Corporation have formed a partnership with the University of Rochester to develop next-generation organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) for high-efficiency, solid-state lighting systems.
13 Jun

Investments in solid-state lighting save energy and create new jobs

Secretary Chu announced nearly $15 million for next generation energy-efficient lighting
2009
12 May

Photoluminescent nanocrystals with the potential for new lighting

"Non-blinking" nanocrystals that constantly emit light have the potential to be an incredibly cheap alternative for lighting applications or even an OLED successor.