Samsung payment data 'safe' after hack
Samsung Electronics says its mobile payment system and user data is safe after a hacking attack against its US-based subsidiary LoopPay.
[BBC News] Organic semiconductors get weird at the edge
As the push for thinner and faster electronics continues, a new finding could help inform the design of the next generation of cheaper, more efficient devices.
[Science daily] Liquid cooling moves onto the chip for denser electronics
Using microfluidic passages cut directly into the backsides of production field-programmable gate array devices, researchers are putting liquid cooling right where it's needed the most -- a few hundred microns away from where the transistors are (...)
[Science daily] Online e-cigarette vendors engage customers using popular internet tools
First introduced in the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes have risen dramatically in part because they are popularly considered safer and more socially acceptable than combustible cigarettes and because there are fewer restrictions on their purchase and use. A study now points to (...)
[Science daily] Titan helps unravel decades-old plutonium perplexities
Condensed matter theorists used nearly 10 million Titan core hours to calculate the electronic and magnetic structure of plutonium using a combination of density functional theory calculations and the leading-edge dynamical mean field theory (...)
[Science daily] Disappearing carbon circuits on graphene could have security, biomedical uses
Using carbon atoms deposited on graphene, researchers have demonstrated a technique for creating dynamic patterns on graphene surfaces. The patterns could be used to make reconfigurable electronic circuits, which evolve over a period of hours before ultimately (...)
[Science daily] Blooming microflowers open new electronic frontiers
Artificial microflowers have been developed that self-assemble in water and mimic the natural blooming process, an important step for advances in frontier-edge electronics.
[Science daily] A different type of 2-D semiconductor
Researchers have produced the first atomically thin 2-D sheets of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites. These ionic materials exhibit optical properties not found in 2-D covalent semiconductors such as graphene, making them promising alternatives to silicon for future electronic (...)
[Science daily] Highly flexible and wearable tactile sensor for robotics, electronics and healthcare applications
Scientists have developed a wearable liquid-based microfluidic tactile sensor that is small, thin, highly flexible and durable. Simple and cost-effective to produce, this novel device is very suitable for applications such as soft robotics, wearable consumer electronics, smart medical (...)
[Science daily] Transitioning through electronic health records
Even after emergency physicians had acclimated to a new commercial electronic health record, they increased their tasks performed per minute by nearly 12 percent, increasing the potential for patient safety hazards. These are the results of a study of one hospital's transition from a homegrown (...)
[Science daily] Yes, the FCC might ban your operating system
Over the last few weeks a discussion has flourished over the FCC's Notification of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) on modular transmitters and electronic labels for wireless devices. Some folks have felt that the phrasing has been too Chicken-Little-like and that the FCC's proposal doesnât affect (...)
[OSNews] Darwin on a chip: New electronic circuits mimic natural networks like the human brain
Researchers have demonstrated working electronic circuits that have been produced in a radically new way, using methods that resemble Darwinian evolution. The size of these circuits is comparable to the size of their conventional counterparts, but they are much closer to natural networks like (...)
[Science daily] Nanoelectronics could get a boost from carbon research
Scientists have investigated a way to create linear chains of carbon atoms from laser-melted graphite. The material, called carbyne, could have a number of novel properties, including the ability to adjust the amount of electrical current traveling through a circuit, depending on the user's (...)
[Science daily] Building the electron superhighway
Scientists have invented a new way to view and create what they are calling 'an electron superhighway' in an organic semiconductor. This approach promises to allow electrons to flow faster and farther -- aiding the hunt for flexible electronics, organic solar cells, and other low-cost (...)
[Science daily] Physicists catch a magnetic wave that offers promise for more energy-efficient computing
A team of physicists has taken pictures of a theorized but previously undetected magnetic wave, the discovery of which offers the potential to be an energy-efficient means to transfer data in consumer electronics.