Power/Performance Bits: June 4


Flexible high-temp dielectric Researchers at Rice University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Cornell University developed a new high-temperature dielectric nanocomposite for flexible electronics, energy storage, and electric devices that combines one-dimensional polymer nanofibers and two-dimensional boron nitride nanosheets. The polymer nanofibers act as a structural reinforcement, w... » read more

System Bits: June 26


I’m enjoying a very busy Design Automation Conference this week in San Francisco, and on the lookout for interesting research topics here. In the meantime, enjoy a few interesting items from around the globe. AI platform diagnoses Zika and other pathogens University of Campinas (UNICAMP) researchers in Brazil have developed an AI platform that can diagnose several diseases with a high deg... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: July 23


Thinnest light absorber Expected to potentially reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of solar cells, Stanford University scientists report they have created the thinnest, most efficient absorber of visible light on record. The nanoscale structure is thousands of times thinner than an ordinary sheet of paper. The researchers said achieving complete absorption of visible light with a mi... » read more