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MIT: New germanium laser better for computing

Lasers with indirect-band-gap technology could ease integration with computer chips and therefore help optical computing, researchers say.

By Feb. 5, 2010


Is cracked silicon the future for chips?

At a recent conference, AmberWave Systems, which specializes in semiconductor substructures, says you need to crack silicon to pile stuff on it.

By Jul. 24, 2007


Solar cell breaks world record for efficiency

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory claim to have designed a solar cell with 40.8 percent efficiency, the world's most efficient yet.

By Aug. 14, 2008


Radar for your car?

Radar will likely beat out laser, sonar, and camera technology when it comes to obstacle detection in cars, analyst reports.

By Jan. 2, 2008


Could nanowire skin help robots do the dishes?

UC Berkeley engineers have developed a low-power e-skin of touch-sensitive nanowire mesh that may help robots manipulate fragile objects.

By Sep. 12, 2010


TI launches Kilby Labs, marks 50 years of integrated circuits

Texas Instruments commemorates the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit with the opening of Kilby Labs, honoring Nobel-prize-winning inventor of the integrated circuit, Jack Kilby.

By Sep. 12, 2008


A new record in solar cells

University of Delaware beats old record. Solar cells now hit 42.8 percent efficiency.

By Jul. 31, 2007


Sunrgi's 'extreme' solar concentrators to match grid power

A start-up shows off a prototype of a solar concentrator that packs some serious heat--but that also boosts the efficiency of solar cells significantly.

By Apr. 29, 2008


Researchers attack transistors to slay vampire power

European Union-funded project seeks to rearchitect chips to stop energy "leakage" and make everyday electronics, from cell phones to supercomputers, 10 times more energy efficient.

By Oct. 26, 2010