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Magnetic Nanoparticles and Polymer Fiber Probes for Treating Neurological Disorders

Magnetic Nanoparticles and Polymer Fiber Probes for Treating Neurological Disorders

A group of scientists led by Polina Anikeeva, AMAX Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, recently developed polymer-based neural probes and magnetic nanoparticles to treat neural disorders like paralysis and Parkinson’s by stimulating the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. [More]
Plansee Welding Electrodes Last Ten Times Longer

Plansee Welding Electrodes Last Ten Times Longer

A manufacturer of switchgears tested back cast electrodes for resistance welding. The result: Due to the seamless joint with the electrode holder, back cast electrodes have a substantially longer service life than their soldered alternative. [More]
Operation Limitations of Ferroelectrics Explained

Operation Limitations of Ferroelectrics Explained

Researchers at the Brookhaven National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy have identified charge preferences and nanoscale asymmetries of the ferroelectric materials that may account for their operational limits. [More]
Graphene to be Ousted by Hemp to Make the Ideal Supercapacitor?

Graphene to be Ousted by Hemp to Make the Ideal Supercapacitor?

As hemp cultivation returns in the US after being banned for many years, researchers believe that the amount of power and energy that can be packed into the fibers from this plant is comparable to that of graphene, which has long been considered as the ideal material for supercapacitors. [More]
FlexTiles Project to Develop Energy-Efficient, Programmable Heterogeneous Many-Core Platform Nears Completion

FlexTiles Project to Develop Energy-Efficient, Programmable Heterogeneous Many-Core Platform Nears Completion

The FlexTiles project was launched in 2011 by a consortium of industries, universities and RTOs coordinated by Thales. They have joined forces to develop a programmable heterogeneous many-core platform which can be reconfigured on the fly to meet advanced processing needs such as surveillance drones or driverless cars. [More]
Tianma Microelectronics Acquires Multiple Production Lines

Tianma Microelectronics Acquires Multiple Production Lines

In a move to strengthen its position as a leading supplier in the LCD marketplace, Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China, has completed the acquisition of its five production lines in Japan, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Wuhan, and increased its investment in its Chengdu facility. [More]
Flash Memory Summit: Toshiba to Highlight Latest NAND Flash and Storage Products

Flash Memory Summit: Toshiba to Highlight Latest NAND Flash and Storage Products

Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will showcase its latest NAND flash and storage products at Flash Memory Summit, the world’s largest flash memory conference, which will be held from August 5 to 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, USA. [More]
Future Electronics to Distribute CSR’s High Performance Ics

Future Electronics to Distribute CSR’s High Performance Ics

CSR plc, a leading provider of multifunction connectivity, audio, automotive and location platforms, today announces it has signed a distribution agreement with Future Electronics (Future), a leading global distributor of electronic components. [More]
New SlimStack Microminiature Board-to-Board Connectors from Molex

New SlimStack Microminiature Board-to-Board Connectors from Molex

Molex Incorporated announces the launch of its new SlimStack™ SSB6 SMT microminiature board-to-board connectors. [More]
ACS Honors Dow with ‘Heroes of Chemistry’ Award

ACS Honors Dow with ‘Heroes of Chemistry’ Award

Dow scientists, who led the development of an advanced microchip technology that enabled high-volume semiconductor manufacturing across multiple generations were named 2014 “Heroes of Chemistry,” a prestigious award given by the American Chemical Society (ACS). [More]