26 Feb '16, 7pm

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The research shows how graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight made to date and useful for capturing light for use in energy production and to power smart sensors The material will enable future applications such as ‘smart wallpaper’ that could generate electricity from waste light or heat. Graphene has hitherto proved inefficient for optical applications, absorbing only 2.3% of the light incident on it – this new technique enhances light absorption by approximately 90%. The researchers used a technique known as nanotexturing, which involves growing graphene around a textured metallic surface. “Nature has evolved simple yet powerful adaptations, from which we have taken inspiration in order to answer challenges of future technologies,” says Professor Ravi Silva, Head of the Advanced Technology Institute at Surrey University, “...

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Robot librarian to stalk Aberystwyth University

Robot librarian to stalk Aberystwyth University

electronicsweekly.com 26 Feb '16, 4pm

Designed to take verbal book requests, Hugh will be able to tell where a book is kept and show the student to the relevant...

Piezoelectric Graphene Ink Enables Thin-Film Pr...

spectrum.ieee.org 26 Feb '16, 9pm

UK-based Haydale Graphene Industries Plc has established itself over the years as one of the go-to companies if you wanted...

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electronicsweekly.com 02 Mar '16, 5pm

GB Patent Number : GB2494187 Granted to: PAG Limited I must admit that I am slightly puzzled by the patent, which I have c...

Plessey expands GaN-on-Si LED production: Plessey has expanded its GaN-on-silicon LED making capacity, buying

Plessey expands GaN-on-Si LED production: Pless...

electronicsweekly.com 03 Mar '16, 4pm

“We are now moving from proof of capability for our GaN-on-Si LED products into a capacity expansion phase, said Plessey o...

Future Train project by #Siemens and Aachen University:

Future Train project by #Siemens and Aachen Uni...

siemens.com 26 Feb '16, 1pm

Siemens and the RWTH Aachen University are now working together to develop the train of the future. The aptly named "Futur...

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electronicsweekly.com 29 Feb '16, 12pm

The consultancy is creating a new design activity in areas such as: vehicle tracking and real-time sensing, logging and co...

Surrey University gets £3m grant for quantum computing.

Surrey University gets £3m grant for quantum co...

electronicsweekly.com 01 Mar '16, 11am

The grant from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) aims to to provide the answer to the challenge o...

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electronicsweekly.com 04 Mar '16, 4pm

Martin Woolley, programme manager at Bluetooth SIG, created the profile and Dr Joe Finney coded it, along with the rest of...

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electronicsweekly.com 07 Mar '16, 12pm

Called FRDM-KW24D512, it is based around the MKW24D512 microcontroller which has a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver ...

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electronicsweekly.com 07 Mar '16, 4pm

"The LED Traffic Signal Detector system is designed to monitor the red and amber aspects of LED traffic lights and, when t...

Air Jordan XXX "University Blue"

Air Jordan XXX "University Blue"

hypebeast.com 27 Feb '16, 7am

While previously thought to be a Marquette PE, this “University Blue” colorway of the newest Air Jordan XXX is actually hi...