2017-05-10 - EDN Asia

Cloud-based system automates 3D printing

Commercially launched last April, the printer is now used at more than 100 businesses and schools, primarily as an education tool.

- EDN Asia

Quantum processor finds bit string with fewer queries

A team of scientists has shown that just a few superconducting qubits can discover the hidden string faster and more efficiently than today’s computers.

2017-05-09 - EDN Asia

PowerPoint, projector create self-folding origami

Researchers have found a new use for the ubiquitous PowerPoint slide: Producing self-folding 3D origami structures from photocurable liquid polymers.

2017-05-02 - R. Colin Johnson

Silicon anode holds key to solid state batteries

A silicon anode eliminates the need for a liquid electrolyte and has less of a reaction to air and moisture even if partially exposed.

- R. Colin Johnson

Solid state batteries seek to overpower Li-ion

Once all the bugs have been worked out, rechargeable solid-state batteries using both solar and vibrational energy harvesting could become the rule rather than the exception.

2017-04-27 - EDN Asia

Freezing may solve lithium batteries’ safety problems

By using ice-templating to control electrolyte structure in lithium batteries, researchers have come up with a flexible solid-state with longer battery life.

- Julien Happich

Camera system allows real-time face recognition

Vision-In-Package packs a camera system with an ARM Cortex M4/M7 with 8MB RAM, a dynamic range imager, optics and a communication interface.

2017-04-17 - EDN Asia

Wi-Fi fingerprints power indoor positioning system

The system uses smartphones to collect fingerprints of location data and label them automatically.

2017-04-12 - EDN Asia

Silver nanowires get help from flash light

Silver nanowires (Ag NWs) are being eyed as future flexible transparent conducting electrodes. Now, South Korean researchers have developed high-performance Ag NWs using UV-material interactions.

2017-04-04 - EDN Asia

Silver nanowire shrinks path to foldable devices

A team of researchers has developed a wire that can be fashioned into a mesh that conducts current and bends easily.