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Microtechnics/Electroengineering
21.12.2011
Harmony on the homefront?
Harmony on the homefront?
Are robots welcome in our homes? A qualitative study has revealed some interesting possibilities. Only one out of three households thinks automatic vacuum cleaners are worth the investment. The opinions of the others will be used to develop the appliances of the future. Will there be lots of gadgets under the family Christmas tree this year? By the back door, robotic vacuums are bringing cyberstuff into daily life; they're among the first autonomous devices that can be easily used by ordinary households.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
16.11.2011
Touchscreen with texture
Touchscreen with texture
Researchers have invented a new generation of tactile surfaces with relief effects - users can feel actual raised keys under their fingers.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.11.2011
Terahertz boost detection
Terahertz boost detection
A new system boosts the performance of detection systems and helps to create new antennas for mobile telephony and on-board satellite systems: An innovative transmission system takes advantage of a previously under-utilized wavelength: the terahertz.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
14.11.2011
Packaging smarties and watches
Packaging smarties and watches
It's the story of a long dynasty of industrial robots. Delta's three arms began by packaging chocolates, before being used in watchmaking, tele-surgery and the processing of materials....
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
08.09.2011
The tarte tatin throws a new light on photovoltaics
The tarte tatin throws a new light on photovoltaics
Manufacturing solar cells that are one thousand times thinner than conventional cells. That is the challenge the researchers have set for themselves.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
29.08.2011
A high-tech propulsion system for the next 100 years
A high-tech propulsion system for the next 100 years
Environmentally friendly fuels are not just of interest for use in cars. The University of Birmingham has been operating a canal boat with a fuel cell drive for three years now.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
03.08.2011
A new motor for the watch of tomorrow
A new motor for the watch of tomorrow
An electromagnetic three-phase motor will enable the watchmaking industry to build watches that are three times more efficient and that can include more applications.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
09.06.2011
A Power Grid on a Chip
A Power Grid on a Chip
Researchers have developed a device only 4mm thick that can manage an urban power grid a thousand times faster than currently possible.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
25.05.2011
Record efficiency for solar cells
Record efficiency for solar cells
Scientists have further boosted the energy conversion efficiency of flexible solar cells made of copper indium gallium (di)selenide (also known as CIGS) to a new world record of 18.7% - a significant improvement overt he previous record of 17.6% achieved by the same team in June 2010.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
30.01.2011
A material to revolutionize electronics
A material to revolutionize electronics
Smaller and more energy-efficient electronic chips could be made using molybdenite. A recent study shows that this material has distinct advantages over traditional silicon or graphene for use in electronics applications.

 
 
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