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germanium

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A new record in solar cells

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

By Jul. 31, 2007

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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

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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