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2015-02-05 Search algorithm enables accurate Big Data searches
Luis Amaral claims to have developed the perfect search algorithm that consistently returns optimal results, which he is also offering for free to Google, Yahoo and any other search engine makers.
2002-11-11 Quantum encryption secures high-speed data stream
A quantum encryption system developed by two Northwestern University professors can encode entire high-speed data streams and could potentially encrypt data sent at Internet backbones speeds, its inventors said.
2011-11-21 Li-ion cells with 10x capacity under development
Researchers at Northwestern University haveÿcreated a new electrode for lithium-ion batteries that could improve charge rate and energy capacity.
2012-01-11 GaN nanowires show more 3D piezoelectricity than bulk GaN
Researchers at the Northwestern University revealed that individual GaN nanowires as small as 60nm have piezoelectric behavior in 3D up to six times of their bulk counterpart.
2007-10-03 Algorithm doubles memory at minimum latency
Dubbed Crames, for Compressed RAM for Embedded Systems, the memory doubler algorithm developed by researchers from Northwestern University and NEC Laboratories partitions existing RAM into a solid-state disk that has two-time compression with minimal latency.
2014-06-17 Vision-based AI boosts surveillance applications
Cost, performance and power consumption advances are now paving the way for the proliferation of embedded vision into diverse surveillance applications.
2012-10-03 Transient electronics designed to dissolve in water
These electronics have potential applications in medicine, pharmaceuticals, environmental monitors and the military, among other uses
2013-04-22 Taking advantage of Bluetooth LE advertising mode
Here's a discussion on BLE architecture and the protocol stack, with focus on Advertising mode and required software implementation.
2006-05-16 Startup moves binaries into FPGAs
Binachip Inc. recently unveiled plans to offer tools that convert embedded-software binary code into FPGA hardware implementations.
2010-12-06 SPIE Journal details advances in QCL for detection, monitoring, analysis
The accelerated pace of development of quantum cascade laser technology is the subject of a highly anticipated special section just published in SPIE journal, Optical Engineering, having U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists Jerry Meyer and Igor Vurgaftmanare as section editors.
2014-09-22 Robotic finger: I, handle this
A novel tactile sensor that uses optics and computer-vision algorithms enabled a robot to grasp a thumb drive and insert it into a USB port.
2005-02-16 Rewired, amputee lifts arm with mind
Thanks to an extraordinary bit of human rewiring, Jesse Sullivan can bend his elbow, scratch his head or lift a pencil without actively thinking about it.
2013-10-02 Researchers in Singapore, MIT develop flexible ceramics
The team developed a way of making minuscule ceramic objects that are not only flexible, but also have a "memory" for shape: when bent and then heated, they return to their original shapes.
2008-11-26 Researchers fuse CMOS circuits, flexible substrates
Researchers claim to have invented a method that combines CMOS circuits on flexible substrates by transferring silicon circuits from a wafer onto the flexible polymer substrate.
2009-04-24 Research takes step towards ferroelectric transistors
A team of researchers claims that if the atomic lattice of strontium titanate is compressed to match that of silicon, could make it a good candidate for ferroelectric transistors.
2002-11-13 Quantum encryption to spell doom for hackers
Quantum encryption pioneers promise to put the world's first uncrackably secure networks online by early 2003. Based on the quantum properties of photons, quantum encryption guarantees absolutely secure optical communications.
2004-04-12 Oregon boosts nanotechnology funding
Oregon Gov. Theodore Kulongoski said the state will boost nanotechnology research with $20 million in initial state funding to cover infrastructure costs at Oregon's Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute.
2009-08-26 New process rolls ultrathin inorganic LEDs
The LEDs can be assembled into large arrays, offering a new approach to lighting and display systems.
2003-12-15 Nanofabrication achieved on a biological substrate
Dip-pen nanolithography, a process being developed for ultrasmall feature definition on semiconductor ICs, may blaze new trails in medicine as well, if preliminary work reported at the fall meeting of the Materials Research Society can be turned into practical procedures.
2005-03-16 International team boosts thin films
The United States, Italy and China are cooperating to develop superior thin-film technologies that could endow future devices with properties not possible in today's processing.
2012-03-16 Fundamentals of embedded firewalls (Part 2)
Know the requirements, issues, filtering options and best practices when building embedded firewalls.
2012-02-23 Fundamentals of embedded firewalls (Part 1)
Learn about the need to defend against the growing number of vulnerabilities and hacking dangers.
2005-07-18 For flexible future, think organic
'One day, we'll download books and use electronic paper to read them,' says a pioneer in the field of organic electronics.
2008-11-03 Electronics follow curves
There are many applications in which it would be useful for electronics to conform to curvilinear surfaces or to deform with use, especially in sensing.
2013-06-17 Designing a BLE advertise-only beacon
Here are two reference designs for BLE sensor beacons that can be powered by a single 1.5V AAA or coin cell battery.
2008-11-21 Consumer electronics with a twist
One good thing that could come out of this economic downturn is an explosion of innovation in consumer electronics.
2002-04-04 AccelChip tool synthesizes Matlab designs
AccelChip Inc. believes it has cracked a longstanding design problem with a new tool that creates synthesizable Verilog and VHDL code from Matlab and Simulink designs for use in Xilinx or Altera FPGAs.
2008-08-11 'Eye' camera ushers era for electronic retina
Inspired by the human anatomy, U.S. researchers have created what is said to be the world's first curved electronic "eye" camera.
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