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Graphene ‘smart surfaces’ now tunable for visible spectrum

“Researchers at The University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute have created optical devices with a unique range of tunability, covering the entire electromagnetic spectrum, including visible light. A paper published in Nature Photonics outlines applications for this ‘smart surface …

How a Moving Platform for 3-D Printing Can Cut Waste and Costs

“Researchers at USC Viterbi have developed a unique low-cost dynamically-controlled surface for 3-D printers that reduces waste and saves time. 3-D printing has the potential to revolutionize product design and manufacturing in a vast range of fields—from custom components …

Industry’s first DC/DC controllers with an integrated active EMI filter enable engineers to achieve the smallest low-EMI power designs

“Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced a new family of synchronous DC/DC buck controllers that enable engineers to shrink the size of the power-supply solution and lower its electromagnetic interference (EMI). Featuring an integrated active EMI filter (AEF …

Integrated 1.5A Synchronous Regulators from STMicroelectronics Simplify High-Efficiency Power Conversion

“STMicroelectronics has introduced L6981 synchronous step-down regulators, extending the family of high-efficiency converters that simplify power-supply design by integrating power elements, feedback circuitry, and safety features on-chip. Rated to deliver up to 1.5A, with 90% typical efficiency at full …

Intel Launches Its Most Advanced Performance Data Center Platform

“Intel Showcases New 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable – the Only x86 Data Center Processors with Built-In AI; Delivering on Average 46% Increased Performance New 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors — combined with Intel’s portfolio of Intel® Optane™ persistent memory …

Latest EmDrive tests at Dresden University shows “impossible Engine” does not develop any thrust

“Dresden (Germany) – After tests in NASA laboratories had initially stirred up hope that the so-called EmDrive could represent a revolutionary, fuel-free alternative to space propulsion, the sobering final reports on the results of intensive tests and analyzes of three EmDrive …

Mars helicopter Ingenuity unlocks its rotor blades to prepare for 1st flight on Red Planet

“The Mars helicopter Ingenuity has unlocked its two rotor blades as preparations continue for the vehicle’s first flight, due to occur no earlier than Sunday (April 11). Ingenuity arrived on Mars Feb. 18 along with NASA’s Perseverance rover …

NASA’s Odyssey Orbiter Marks 20 Historic Years of Mapping Mars

“NASA’s 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft launched 20 years ago on April 7, making it the oldest spacecraft still working at the Red Planet. The orbiter, which takes its name from Arthur C. Clarke’s classic sci-fi novel “2001: A …

New 3D microbatteries stand up to industry standard thin-film counterparts

“The thin-film lithium-ion batteries used in microdevices such as portable and medical electronics may supply a good amount of power relative to their mass, but do not provide enough power for many devices due to their limited size. Researchers have …

New computing algorithms expand the boundaries of a quantum future

“Quantum computing promises to harness the strange properties of quantum mechanics in machines that will outperform even the most powerful supercomputers of today. But the extent of their application, it turns out, isn’t entirely clear. To fully realize the …