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Portable fuel cells finding match in consumer electronics

The consumer electronics sector represents a promising emerging market for portable fuel cells, despite adoption delays. The first major fuel cell product for consumer electronics will be external battery chargers that power up devices without an electricity grid needed.

Nobel Prize awarded to quasicrystals researcher

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Dan Shechtman, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, for the discovery of quasicrystals.

Silicon/polymer combo offers lithium-ion batteries higher capacity

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists designed a tailored polymer that enables increased energy storage in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with silicon anodes, maintaining the increased energy capacity in tests over a year later with many hundreds of charge-discharge cycles.

Quantum-dot LED display made via transfer printing

Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the University of Cambridge created a full-color high-resolution 4" quantum dot light emitting diode (QD-LED) display using transfer printing.

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Printed non-volatile memory chip debuts

Oct 21, 2011 Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) and PARC, a Xerox company, created a working prototype printed logic-addressable non-volatile memory (NVM) device with complementary organic circuits.

Multi-cantilever MEMS technology basis of Panorama Synergy, UWA partnership

Oct 14, 2011 Panorama Synergy has formed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with the University of Western Australia for optical technologies related to highly sensitive measurements by multip...

Optogan LED chip fab opens in Germany

Oct 14, 2011

Optogan opened its LED production site in Landshut, Germany, planning to produce 1 billion chips/year initially.

Quantum-dot LED display made via transfer printing

Oct 13, 2011 Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the University of Cambridge created a full-color high-resolution 4" quantum dot light emitting diode (QD-LED)...

Flexible e-paper's cholesteric liquid crystals avoid power consumption

Oct 12, 2011 ITRI, Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan, introduced i2R e-Paper, a re-writeable, re-usable, LCD-based electronic paper medium that can be manufactured in a variety of siz...

AVS Symposium 2011: A pre-show highlight reel

Oct 11, 2011

Heading to the AVS Symposium later this month (Oct. 30-Nov. 4) in Nashville, TN? We've scanned the program to pick out some of the sessions that are of interest.

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NeoPhotonics completes Santur buy

Oct 14, 2011 NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE:NPTN), photonic integrated circuit (PIC) modules and subsystems maker, completed the acquisition of privately held Santur Corp...

MIT names Microsystems Technology Lab leader

Sep 29, 2011 MIT named Vladimir Bulović as director of MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). Bulović has experience in a range of advanced electronics technol...

Pixelligent raises over $5M on high demand

Sep 27, 2011 Pixelligent LLC, nanocrystal additive maker, closed $5.1 million in funding. The round was 6 times over-subscribed, requiring the company board to significan...

SWeNT clears EPA approval for MWCNT fab

Sep 22, 2011 An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent order now permits SWeNT to manufacture and distribute multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) for commercial app...

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Federal government releases environmental, health, and safety research strategy for nanotechnology

Oct 22, 2011 India, Oct. 22 -- The Federal Government today released a national strategy for ensuring that environmental, health, and safety research needs are ...

How do protein binding sites stay dry in water?

Oct 22, 2011 India, Oct. 22 -- In a report to be published soon in EPJE, researchers from the National University of the South in Baha Blanca, Argentina studied...

RF Nano Assigned Patent

Oct 22, 2011 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 22 -- RF Nano, Newport Beach, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,039,870) developed by four co-inventors for a "multifinge...


Oct 22, 2011 GENEVA, Oct. 22 -- Publication No. WO/2011/129024 was published on Oct. 20. Title of the invention: "ELECTROCONDUCTIVE THERMOPLASTIC RESIN."

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Oct. 22)

Oct 22, 2011 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 22 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** Seagate Technology Assigned Patent ALEXANDRI...

United States: Nanovember Programs Highlight Increasing Role Of Nanotechnology Thanks To University Of Albany's College Of Nanoscale Science And Engineering

Oct 21, 2011 Originally published in The Nano Newswire NANOvember is coming thanks to SUNY Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). The sch...

MarketsandMarkets: Global Sports and Energy Drinks Market is Expected to Reach $52 Billion by 2016

Oct 21, 2011 The report "Sports & Energy Drinks Market by Types, Ingredients, Distribution Channels, End-Users & Top Brands Trends and Global Forecasts ...

Samsung Electronics Assigned Patent

Oct 21, 2011 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 21 -- Samsung Electronics, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, has been assigned a patent (8,039,953) developed by Carlos Dangelo, Los ...

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