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'Electronic nose' will help to diagnose diseases
Scientists have created a gas analyzer -- 'electronic nose' that is able to assess the quality of the food, cosmetic, and medical products, to diagnose diseases by evaluating exhaled gases, and even detect explosives and drugs.
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Parents urged to boycott VTech toys
A range of cybersecurity experts warn parents to beware of buying VTech's electronic toys following its handling of a recent hack attack.

New thin film transistor may lead to flexible devices
An engineering research team has invented a new transistor that could revolutionize thin-film electronic devices.Their findings could open the door to the development of flexible electronic devices with applications as wide-ranging as display technology to medical imaging and renewable energy (...)
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Electron's 1-D metallic surface state observed
In the one-dimensional (1-D), various exotic phenomena are predicted that are totally different from those in the 3-D world in which we live. One of the reasons of this is that particles cannot pass each other in 1-D. Researchers have artificially created such unique 1-D nano electronic systems (...)
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The iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors
The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. Check out how nanotubes bridge the gap with quantum tunneling.
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Organic crystals allow creating flexible electronic devices
Scientists have grown organic crystals that allow creating flexible electronic devices.
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Researchers discover new phase of boron nitride and a new way to create pure c-BN
Researchers have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride, which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays. The researchers have also developed a new technique for creating cubic boron nitride (c-BN) at ambient temperatures and air pressure, (...)
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New method for producing tiny cracks in electrodes may mean big boost for nanoelectronics
The next generation of electronics, as well as ultra-sensitive medical diagnostics, could depend on near atomic scale cracks — or nanogaps — in electrodes. Now, researchers have developed a method that could pave the way for mass production of nanogap (...)
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Microsoft just put a data center under water
Water and electronics usually don't mix. But Microsoft thinks dumping computers in the ocean might be the wave of future.
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Electrons and liquid helium advance understanding of zero-resistance
The end of Moore's Law -- the prediction that transistor density would double every two years -- was one of the hottest topics in electronics-related discussions in 2015. Silicon-based technologies have nearly reached the physical limits of the number and size of transistors that can be crammed (...)
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Robotic fingers with a gentle touch
Soft electronics are changing the way robots can touch. Scientists have developed a new soft robotic gripper -- made out of rubber and stretchable electrodes -- that can bend and pick up delicate objects like eggs and paper, taking robotics to a whole new (...)
[Science daily]

Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production
Materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they're growing could have huge implications for the future of a host of electronic and biomedical devices.
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Turning electronic waste into gold
Anew financially viable and environmentally friendly way to recover and recycle gold from electronic waste has been outlined by scientists. With lower toxicity, cheaper cost and quicker extraction, the team has discovered an approach that could revolutionize the industry and be a veritable gold (...)
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Texting at night affects teens' sleep, academic performance
A new study is the first of its kind to link nighttime instant messaging habits of American teenagers to sleep health and school performance. Media use among children of all ages is increasing exponentially; studies have found that children ages 8 to 18 use electronic devices approximately (...)
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Scientists create graphene barrier to precisely control molecules for making nanoelectronics
Gardeners often use sheets of plastic with strategically placed holes to allow their plants to grow but keep weeds from taking root. Scientists have found that the same basic approach is an effective way to place molecules in the specific patterns they need within tiny nanoelectronic (...)
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