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DSL technology could allow data to be sent to the home at ... 25/03/2014

Once the plain old telephone service, the role of the telephone wire continues to be refashioned. The latest digital subscriber line (DSL) standard ...

The eponymous Zepler Institute continues the work of an ... 28/01/2014

Today's world is permeated by electronics, from industry to communications, medicine to the military. Without it, many of our activities would slow ...

Graphene based products become a commercial reality 28/01/2014

Graphene is starting to filter onto the market. HEAD claims its tennis racquets that feature graphene in the shaft are lighter, have better weight ...

Carbon nanotubes find real world applications 10/12/2013

No one disputes that carbon nanotubes have the potential to be a wonder technology: their properties include a thermal conductivity higher than ...

Digital imaging technologies bring better performance to ... 12/11/2013

Intelligent vision systems are relatively new; they provide a link between the harder domain of modern technology and the softer world we live in.

Outlook 2014: UK companies push to be at the forefront of ... 12/11/2013

Trying to divine the future – even things only a year out – is a risky business. Nevertheless, we all try it at one time or another. Trying to ...

Outlook 2014: The growing importance of optoelectronics 12/11/2013

From ultra-efficient LEDs to coupling for isolation, optoelectronic semiconductors are increasingly important in applications ranging from lighting ...

Outlook 2014: Innovative semiconductor materials drive ... 12/11/2013

The ever-increasing demand for longer battery life and faster performance of computers and mobile devices has driven rapid innovation and change in ...

Researchers a step closer to chips that mimic the brain 08/10/2013

The human brain is the most efficient computer there is and creating a hardware equivalent has long been close to the top of many technological wish ...

The connected car: Coming soon to a street near you? 24/09/2013

The idea of the connected car and of vehicles communicating with some kind of infrastructure have been developing for some time, and it appears the ...

UK researchers in race to develop 5G technology 10/09/2013

Mobile device users in the UK are about to be offered mouth watering deals to entice them to shift to faster data rate services as competition ...

MIT chip could make expert photographers of us all 09/07/2013

Whatever the problem, or quest for improvement, with image processing, the trend is to try and find solutions in software. The problem is that ...

Nanotechnology prepares to hit the mainstream 09/07/2013

Dr Sian Fogden was a researcher at Imperial College, studying nanotubes for her PhD, when Linde Electronics became interested in her work. Now Linde ...

GaN reference designs set to play central role in power ... 25/06/2013

Gallium nitride (GaN) has been touted as 'the next big thing' in power electronics applications for some time now. In speed, temperature, efficiency ...

Lithium sulphur cells set to change the battery landscape 14/05/2013

Since the invention of the battery by Volta in the early days of the 19th Century, users have been looking for more performance. Volta's device was ...

Atomic force microscopy set to answer fundamental questions ... 09/04/2013

The microscope is one of science's oldest tools for examining nature, going back at least to the late 16th Century, with Galileo being its most ...

ASIC/SoC prototyping platforms increase productivity 12/03/2013

Time to market pressures and growing design complexity are steering SoC designers towards an IP based development methodology, using a mix of off the ...

LEDs have green fingers 08/01/2013

Research has long shown that plants respond better to particular wavelengths of light, specifically in the 400 to 500nm (blue) and 600 to 700nm (red) ...

Researchers show reliable chips can be created from an ... 11/12/2012

It has been a continuing trend over the last few decades that electronic devices at the leading edge are designed to be as complex as the ...

Embedding computer vision systems 13/11/2012

How easy is it to design a camera that can read or that can decide whether a person's eye is open or shut? This is an important question for design ...

How vacuum tube technology is being deployed at the ... 23/10/2012

Nothingness might not sound very useful. In fact, the opposite is the case because nothingness – in the form of a vacuum – has played a major role in ...

How creative can software be and might there be benefits ... 11/09/2012

The digital age – and social media in particular – has had a huge impact on the music industry. Consumers can download tracks instantly and share ...

Inexact chips may save power and give computational results ... 26/06/2012

Since the invention of the integrated circuit, the industry has striven for accuracy. As manufacturing technology moves to ever smaller dimensions, ...

Nanoscale wires could yield next gen quantum computers 12/06/2012

Making transistors ever smaller has been a hallmark of the semiconductor industry. Now, making wires ever thinner – down to the nanoscale – is ...

Always connected, always safe: Technology provides a ... 22/05/2012

It's a somewhat chilling statistic; 1.2million people will die on the world's roads this year. By the time you have finished reading this sentence, ...
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