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Chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution
The yield so far is small, but chemists have developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to make a precursor to transparent thin films that could find use in electronics and alternative energy devices.
[Science daily]

New material puts a twist in light
Scientists have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics. A random find in the washing basket led the team to create the latest in a new breed of materials (...)
[Science daily]

How your electronic DNA could be the secure login of the future
Unique habits can be used to prove users' identity but may also reveal if they are drunk, or have had sex, researchers say Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Acer Wins Reader's Digest Asia Trusted Brand Award
Acer has been honored by Reader's Digest with a “Gold” 2014 Asia Trusted Brand Award in the Consumer Electronics category. Asia Trusted Brand Awards are given to brands that win the Trusted Brand Award in the same category for at least three Asian markets surveyed. This year Acer won the (...)
[WebWire Consumer electronics]

Future electronics may depend on lasers, not quartz
Nearly all electronics require devices called oscillators that create precise frequencies -- frequencies used to keep time in wristwatches or to transmit reliable signals to radios. For nearly a century, these oscillators have relied upon quartz crystals to provide a frequency reference, much (...)
[Science daily]

Putin denies Cuba spy base plans
Russian President Vladimir Putin dismisses media reports that Russia plans to reopen an electronic listening post in Cuba used during the Cold War.
[BBC News Europe]

EHR algorithms developed to identify undiagnosed hypertension
Reviewing electronic health records using algorithms can successfully identify patients with previously undiagnosed hypertension, or high blood pressure, with a high rate of accuracy, researchers say. hypertension affects one in three adults in America and is referred to as the "silent killer" (...)
[Science daily]

Supercomputers reveal strange, stress-induced transformations in world's thinnest materials
Interested in an ultra-fast, unbreakable, and flexible smart phone that recharges in a matter of seconds? Monolayer materials may make it possible. These atom-thin sheets -- including the famed super material graphene -- feature exceptional and untapped mechanical and electronic properties. But (...)
[Science daily]

Samsung finds China 'child labour'
Samsung Electronics says it has found "evidence of suspected child labour" at the factory of its Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics.
[BBC News]

Better use of electronic health records makes clinical trials less expensive
Using electronic health records to understand the best available treatment for patients, from a range of possible options, is more efficient and less costly for taxpayers than the existing clinical trial process, a new study (...)
[Science daily]

Uncertainty gives scientists new confidence in search for novel materials
Scientists have found a way to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are widely used to speed the search for new materials for industry, electronics, energy, drug design and a host of other applications. The technique should quickly be adopted in studies that produce some 30,000 (...)
[Science daily]

Bittele Electronics Opens Sales Office in Dundee, United Kingdom
TORONTO, CANADA -- Bittele Electronics Inc., a Toronto-based firm specializing in prototype and low-volume printed circuit board assembly, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its operations by opening a sales office in Dundee, United Kingdom. This office will support Bittele's (...)
[WebWire Electronic components]

Bittele Electronics Offering Discounts to Student Designers
TORONTO, CANADA -- Bittele Electronics Inc., a Toronto-based firm specializing in prototype pcb assembly , announced today its continued support of Student Electronic Design Competitions by developing a simple form and application process for students to obtain both financial support and (...)
[WebWire Electronic components]

Is electronically tracking your kid terrific or horrific?
GPS wristbands to track children will soon be standard in the parenting arsenal, but should they be? Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Nanotechnology: Paving the way for electronic applications
Two-dimensional sheets of electronic materials, such as graphene, show promise for practical nanoelectronics applications, including transparent electronic circuits used in electronic displays. The formation of electrically conducting ‘nanoroads’ on atomically thin semiconductor nanosheets (...)
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