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System Bits: Nov. 20


Designing transistors that don’t overheat In order to avoid heat-induced voids and cracking that can cause chips and circuits to fail, Stanford University and University of California at Davis researchers have developed a way to not only manage heat, but help route it away from delicate devices that leverages a thermal transistor, which is a nanoscale switch that can conduct heat away from ... » read more

System Bits: June 17


Smartphone for good: Adapted to reduce falls Purdue University researchers have shown how to modify a smartphone so that it can be used to measure a person's walking gait to prevent falls in people with compromised balance, such as the elderly or those with Parkinson's disease. The technology is being commercialized as SmartGait, and was designed as a tool to aid health care officials in as... » read more