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Ancient Earth-size planets found, by a little bit of Essex

University of Birmingham scientists have found a solar system with Earth-sized planets from the dawn of the Galaxy – 11 billion years ago. They used data from sensors on NASA’s Kepler space telescope, made by E2V of Essex. Kepler’s telescope stares fixedly at a +/-6° cone of space…

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Heriot-Watt videos laser light moving directly in air

Researchers have created the first video of a laser bouncing off a mirror. Watching laser beams fly through the air makes for dramatic battles in sci-fi films, but they’re not so easy to see in real life. In order to observe a laser, or any other light source…

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Glass for battery electrodes

Swiss scientists have developed a glass that can be used as a cathode material in lithium-ion batteries The material is vanadate borate glass, made from vanadium oxide (V2O5) and lithium-borate (LiBO2) precursors, and coated with reduced graphite oxide (RGO) to enhance its electrode properties. Vanadium is the key…

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Biosensors are target of UK organic chip licence deal

NeuDrive, the bidding to commercial organic electronics production technology in the UK, has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of organic semiconducting material patents and the FlexOS trade mark from CPI Innovation Services (CPIIS), the commercial arm of the government-funded Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). As part of the…

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Stanford researchers stack carbon nanotubes

Researchers at Stanford University have made stacked carbon nanotube ICs with an average density of 100 carbon nanotubes per micrometer with a current density of up to 122 microamperes per micrometer…

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Scientists make breakthrough in pulsed laser design

Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a technique to create high power pulsed lasers used in telecommunications and metrology which are potentially more energy efficient. The new method developed by researchers from the University’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) works on a fundamentally different principle to existing pulsed…

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Will 2015 be the key year for graphene?

Graphene has yet to move out of the research lab, but 2015 could be the year we see the first devices using the “new” semiconductor material. Imec has developed the industry’s first integrated graphene optical electro-absorption modulator (EAM) capable of 10Gbit/s modulation speed with a very low…

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Gate built for Ferroelectric FET

Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Arizona State University have built a gate for a ferroelectric FET…

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