Electrical Engineering and Electronics News
Cow Power Could Generate Electricity For Millions
Posted on July 26, 2008 at 10:28:50 am
Converting livestock manure into a domestic renewable fuel source could generate enough electricity to meet up to three per cent of North America's entire consumption needs
Low-cost, Bright LED Lighting Closer To Reality
Posted on July 22, 2008 at 01:02:35 am
Researchers at Purdue University have overcome a major obstacle in reducing the cost of "solid state lighting," a technology that could cut electricity consumption by 10 percent if widely adopted.
Computer Memory That Doesn't Forget?
Posted on July 14, 2008 at 01:44:28 am
HP has announced that researchers from HP Labs, the company’s central research facility, have proven the existence of what had previously been only theorized as the fourth fundamental circuit element in electrical engineering.
Are Hands-free Cellphones Really Safer?
Posted on July 09, 2008 at 10:32:36 am
Since April 1 when Nova Scotia outlawed the use of hand-held cellphones while driving, sales of hands-free devices have gone through the roof. It seems everyone’s driving—even walking—with tiny electronic devices tucked into their ears.
A Plane With Wings Of Glass?
Posted on June 24, 2008 at 10:36:13 pm
Imagine a plane that has wings made out of glass. Thanks to a major breakthrough in understanding the nature of glass by scientists at the University of Bristol, this has just become a possibility.
Exciton-Based Circuits Eliminates Computers Speed Trap
Posted on June 23, 2008 at 09:21:44 am
Particles called excitons that emit a flash of light as they decay could be used for a new form of computing better suited to fast communication, physicists at UC San Diego have demonstrated.
Electric Solar Wind Sail Could Power Future Space Travel
Posted on April 17, 2008 at 08:40:25 pm
The electric solar wind sail developed at the Finnish Meteorological Institute two years ago has moved rapidly from invention towards implementation. Electric sail propulsion might have a large impact on space research and space travel throughout the sola
The Uncrashable Car?
Posted on April 15, 2008 at 11:39:46 pm
The largest road safety research project ever launched in Europe will usher in a series of powerful road-safety systems for European cars. But, in the long term, its basic, experimental research could lead to a car that is virtually uncrashable.
New Terahertz Device Offers Clear View Of Hidden Objects
Posted on April 09, 2008 at 10:27:38 am
Terahertz waves, which until now have barely found their way out of the laboratory, could soon be in use as a versatile tool. Researchers have mobilized the transmitting and receiving devices so that they can be used anywhere with ease.
Foldable And Stretchable, Silicon Circuits Take Many Forms
Posted on March 28, 2008 at 10:49:53 am
Scientists have developed a new form of stretchable silicon integrated circuit that can wrap around complex shapes such as spheres, body parts and aircraft wings