Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed and demonstrated a small voltaic cell that is sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach. The system can generate enough power to run small sensors or drug delivery devices that can reside in the gastrointestinal tract for extended periods of time. This type of … Continue reading Stomach acid helps run small sensors for drug delivery
More than 40 rising stars of the global space industry are landing in South Australia next week for a five-week program to help propel their careers. It will be the sixth time since 2011 the University of South Australia has hosted the International Space University’s Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SH-SSP). The 43 participants from … Continue reading Southern Hemisphere space program to tackle the final frontier
With its tiny 1.2mm x 1.3mm outline and typical current of only 900nA, the TSU111 nano-power op amp helps cut the size and energy needs of analogue circuits to the bare minimum in medical monitors, wearable electronics, gas detectors, pH sensors, infrared motion sensors, and payment tags. The TSU111’s low operating current is on par … Continue reading Nano amp allows devices to run longer as battery discharges
I remember growing up in the mid-1970s when our department stores were flooded with Japanese consumer electronic (CE) goods – or the more colloquial term– “Jap Crap”, a xenophobic-tinged phrase that soon became synonymous with anything that was badly made. If the truth be told, the term was also a hangover from WWII where veterans … Continue reading China – the latest CE Juggernaut
Matrox’s Monarch HDX streaming appliance has been named a finalist in the 10th annual Streaming Media Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards. Nominated by fans and peers, the dual-channel device was noted for its powerful, yet cost effective nature in the “Portable Live Streaming Appliance (Less than $7,000)” category. “Streaming Media readers are sophisticated users of technology … Continue reading Matrox finalist in readers’ choice awards
Nordson EFD has released a new guide, “Nordson EFD Solutions: Fluid Positioning & Precision Dispensing in Mobile Device and Wearables Manufacturing.” It features the dispensing solutions available to help manufacturers meet growing consumer demand for thinner, lighter, and more sophisticated, yet durable electronic devices. The guide covers a number of applications common to the industry, … Continue reading Guide for manufacturers of electronics devices
There are rumours that Apple is working with Sydney company Sonder Design to develop a special “E-Ink” keyboard for release with the 2018 MacBook. The Wall Street Journal cites unnamed sources “familiar with the plans” that Sonder – part of an incubator program run by Taiwanese Apple contractor Foxconn – and Apple aimed to deliver … Continue reading Apple MacBook to use “E-Ink” tech from Sydney start-up
Swedish-based M2M/IoT market research firm Berg Insight claims that autonomous cars will debut in 2020 and by 2030 more than 24 million will be sold. The active installed base of autonomous cars is forecasted to have reached about 71 million at the end of 2030. These figures include SAE Level 3 and 4 cars. It … Continue reading Berg claims autonomous car sales to reach 24 million by 2030
Power management company Eaton has launched an Australian developed wall mount power system for oil and gas, mining, and transportation industries that require battery backed DC power. The system is also suitable for industrial control, electrical switching and telecommunications industries as well any business that designs and manufactures large turnkey process control systems. Traditionally, DC … Continue reading Aussie developed mount power system
RESEARCHERS at Griffith University have overcome one of the key challenges to quantum computing by simplifying a complex quantum logic operation.
LED manufacturer Lumileds and low-temperature RPCVD innovator BluGlass will collaborate to create enhanced LEDs for certain applications.
AN international, interdisciplinary team of researchers have made a breakthrough in generating single photons to carry quantum information securely.
RMIT researchers have developed a nanostructured thin film that can selectively filter light, significantly increasing the bandwidth of optical communication systems.
STMicroelectronics (ST) is set to showcase their latest innovations on the internet of things (IoT) for smart cities that create an easier quality of life.
RMIT and CSIRO researchers are working to improve personal safety in the mining industry, by developing wearable personal safety systems.
RESEARCHERS at the University of Newcastle have hand-built a laser microscope utilising plans, parts and technical advice from the Internet.
A PhD student at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is aiming to create advanced lithium-ion batteries that can not only boost the effectiveness of renewable energy sources, but are also less harmful for the environment.
RESEARCH into nanotechnology will receive a major boost in April 2016, as the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology launches at the University of Sydney.
AS HEALTHCARE and ICT industries converge, there will be major growth for the global medical device market, reaching US$539.5 billion in 2020, says TrendForce.
A TEAM of researchers who demonstrated that an end-to-end network can cut its energy use by 98 percent, while still increasing its traffic, has been named finalists at the 2016 Edison Awards.