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Health - Electroengineering - 19.07.2019
Berkeley Talks: The health risks of cell phone radiation
Read a transcript. When the first cell phone went on the market in the U.S. in 1984, it was big, clunky and very expensive. The Motorola DynaTAC sold for a whopping $3,995. That's almost $10,000 today. And, to make it even less worth the investment, it got bad reception because there were very few cell towers in the country at the time.

Electroengineering - Environment - 12.07.2019
"We want to bring the energy transition to the consumer"
Mr Hamacher, what is a microgrid? In the future, passive electric power distribution grids that supply consumers will be restructured into active distribution grids - microgrids.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 12.07.2019
The next giant leap in space exploration
NASA wants to return humans to the moon by 2024. A University of Miami engineering graduate is part of a team that will help get them there.

Physics - Electroengineering - 10.07.2019

Electroengineering - Health - 08.07.2019
Wind power from the Sky
Wind power from the Sky
To harvest wind energy, you don't necessarily need rotors on steel masts - light kites on thin ropes can do the same. The Empa spin-off TwingTec has been researching this technology for some time now. Last autumn, it was possible for the first time to start, generate electrical energy while flying and then land again, all in the specified level of automation.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 02.07.2019
Scientists scramble to build payload for 2021 moon landing
Commercial landers like this will carry science and technology payloads, including one built by UC Berkeley, to the lunar surface, paving the way for NASA astronauts to land on the Moon by 2024.

Electroengineering - 13.05.2019
Developing cheaper and more efficient solar power
Our scientists have helped to solve a puzzle that could lead to cheaper and more efficient solar power.

Physics - Electroengineering - 26.04.2019
Exploring New Ways to Control Thermal Radiation
Planck's Law, which describes electromagnetic radiation from heated bodies, forms the basis of quantum theory. However, with the advent of microand nanotechnology, it is easy to fabricate materials where Planck's Law will not hold. In a study published , researchers at Berkeley Lab set out to explore how deviations from Planck's Law could impact energy-related technologies based on nanoand micro-structured geometries.

Electroengineering - Mathematics - 18.04.2019

Electroengineering - Mathematics - 18.04.2019

Physics - Electroengineering - 15.04.2019
Richard Pantell, expert in fields ranging from lasers to the environment, dies at 91
Richard Pantell, expert in fields ranging from lasers to the environment, dies at 91
Electrical engineering professor wrote textbooks, taught tennis in East Palo Alto, helped homeless. Richard H. Pantell, professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Stanford University, died March 26, 2019, at his home in San Mateo, California.

Electroengineering - Administration - 12.03.2019
Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale
A recent University of Cambridge spin-out company, Paragraf, has started producing graphene - a sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick - at up to eight inches in diameter, large enough for commercial electronic devices.

Materials Science - Electroengineering - 11.03.2019
Material That Moves
As the music starts, the dancer's body is cool and dry. The dancer is clothed in a colorful costume, a form-fitting second skin.

Electroengineering - Environment - 06.03.2019
Turning cocoa bean waste into electricity for off-grid West African villages
A new green technology to generate electricity from discarded cocoa pod husks is set to benefit African farming communities currently with little or no access to grid power. The project, led by the University of Nottingham, aims to spawn an entirely new bio-fuel industry that would also improve socio-economic stability for cocoa producers in rural Ghana.

Environment - Electroengineering - 07.02.2019
Australia streaks ahead to be renewables world champion
Australia streaks ahead to be renewables world champion
Research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, helping it to meet its entire Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets five years early. Lead researcher Professor Andrew Blakers said Australia was installing renewable power per capita several times faster than the European Union, Japan, China and the United States, based on preliminary data available for installations globally last year.

Electroengineering - 07.02.2019

Electroengineering - Innovation / Technology - 04.02.2019
International workshop Diamond D-Day to update progress on developing Gallium Nitride on diamond microwave technology
International workshop Diamond D-Day to update progress on developing Gallium Nitride on diamond microwave technology
Scientists from around the world visited the University of Bristol last week to hear progress on the important Gallium Nitride (GaN)-on-Diamond microwave technology.

Life Sciences - Electroengineering - 31.12.2018
Wireless 'pacemaker for the brain' could be new standard treatment for neurological disorders
Wireless ’pacemaker for the brain’ could be new standard treatment for neurological disorders
A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.

Physics - Electroengineering - 12.12.2018
Microscopic Devices That Control Vibrations Could Allow Smaller Mobile Devices
Microscopic Devices That Control Vibrations Could Allow Smaller Mobile Devices
To make modern communications possible, today's mobile devices make use of components that use acoustic waves (vibrations) to filter or delay signals. However, current solutions have limited functionalities that prevent further miniaturization of the mobile devices and constrain the available communication bandwidth.  Now, a research team led by Chiara Daraio , Caltech professor of mechanical engineering and applied physics, has developed new versions of these components with abilities previous incarnations did not possess.

Environment - Electroengineering - 21.11.2018
Stanford develops an electronic glove that gives robots a sense of touch
Stanford researchers have developed an electronic glove that bestows robotic hands with some of the manual dexterity humans enjoy. Facebook Twitter Email Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted.

Electroengineering - 14.11.2018
Electronic Tattoos Add Power to Wearable Computing
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering and the Institute of Systems and Robotics at the University of Coimbra , Portugal, have developed a simple, efficient method to make robust, highly flexible, tattoo-like circuits for use in wearable computing.

Environment - Electroengineering - 13.11.2018
Reef research to power ahead with renewable energy
Reef research to power ahead with renewable energy
The largest marine research station on the Great Barrier Reef is set to shift to a cleaner energy source, with solar generation and storage to meet most of its electricity needs.

Environment - Electroengineering - 12.11.2018

Electroengineering - Innovation / Technology - 25.10.2018
'LiFi' could provide faster internet access
’LiFi’ could provide faster internet access
High speed internet could be delivered through the lights in homes and offices, revolutionising the way we download and upload information in the future, finds UCL researchers. Academics from UCL, Northumbria University and Newcastle University are developing a new type of organic LED (light-emitting diode) which will communicate with smart devices such as tablets and phones to download and upload huge amounts of data.

Electroengineering - Innovation / Technology - 25.09.2018

Electroengineering - 18.09.2018
Engineering team behind revolutionary copper mining technology wins prestigious Academy Award
A multidisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Nottingham and Teledyne e2v are to receive this year's Colin Campbell Mitchell Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for developing MicroHammer, a revolutionary process for extracting copper from its ore using microwave technology.

Electroengineering - Environment - 31.08.2018
What are you getting if you buy clean electricity?
What are you getting if you buy clean electricity?
Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Many Community Choice Aggregators are marketing clean energy by simply rearranging where existing low-carbon electricity goes.

Innovation / Technology - Electroengineering - 23.08.2018

Innovation / Technology - Electroengineering - 22.08.2018
Actuation Gives New Dimensions to an Old Material
One of the oldest, most versatile and inexpensive of materials - paper - seemingly springs to life, bending, folding or flattening itself, by means of a low-cost actuation technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 17.08.2018
Shen’s Spectacular Supersolder
Carnegie Mellon University's Sheng Shen has created a solder-like material called supersolder, with twice the thermal conductivity of conventional solders and a compliance higher by two to three orders of magnitude.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 03.08.2018
Ready for Its Day in the Sun: The SWEAP Investigation
When NASA's Parker Solar Probe launches into space from the Kennedy Space Center, it will begin its journey to the Sun, our nearest star.

Art and Design - Electroengineering - 02.08.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 30.07.2018

Physics - Electroengineering - 24.07.2018
Remembering Berkeley Lab's First Electrical Engineer: William R. 'Bill' Baker
Remembering Berkeley Lab’s First Electrical Engineer: William R. ’Bill’ Baker
William R. "Bill" Baker, who died May 4 at age 103, was a lifelong engineer with an unrelenting mind and boundless ingenuity.

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 24.07.2018
UC San Diego Selected to Lead Development of Open-Source Tools for Hardware Design Automation
The University of California San Diego has been awarded $11.3 million over four years from DARPA to lead a multi-institution project which aims to develop electronic design automation tools for 24-hour, no-human-in-the-loop hardware layout generation.

Physics - Electroengineering - 27.06.2018
New photodetector could improve night vision, thermal sensing and medical imaging
New photodetector could improve night vision, thermal sensing and medical imaging
UCLA's design eliminates tradeoffs between bandwidth, sensitivity, and speed that are common in current technology Matthew Chin Using graphene, one of science's most versatile materials, engineers fr

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 15.06.2018
Engineers build smart power outlet
Engineers build smart power outlet
Have you ever plugged in a vacuum cleaner, only to have it turn off without warning before the job is done? Or perhaps your desk lamp works fine, until you turn on the air conditioner that's plugged into the same power strip. These interruptions are likely "nuisance trips," in which a detector installed behind the wall trips an outlet's electrical circuit when it senses something that could be an arc-fault - a potentially dangerous spark in the electric line.

Electroengineering - 13.06.2018

Electroengineering - Career - 11.06.2018
Novel transmitter protects wireless data from hackers
Novel transmitter protects wireless data from hackers
Today, more than 8 billion devices are connected around the world, forming an "internet of things" that includes medical devices, wearables, vehicles, and smart household and city technologies.

Innovation / Technology - Electroengineering - 08.06.2018
New system recovers fresh water from power plants
New system recovers fresh water from power plants
A new system devised by MIT engineers could provide a low-cost source of drinking water for parched cities around the world while also cutting power plant operating costs.

Innovation / Technology - Electroengineering - 04.06.2018
Hybrid overhead lines: More power, not more power lines
Social opposition to new high-voltage lines is delaying modernisation of the power grid. Two projects of the National Research Programmes "Energy Turnaround" and "Managing Energy Consumption" have determined the optimum design of hybrid overhead lines needed to increase the capacity of the power transmission grid and, at the same time, win popular acceptance for the new technology.

Electroengineering - 31.05.2018
Aerial robot that can morph in flight
Aerial robot that can morph in flight
Marking a world first, researchers from the Étienne Jules Marey Institute of Movement Sciences (CNRS / Aix-Marseille Université) have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight.

Physics - Electroengineering - 25.05.2018
Turning up the heat on thermoelectrics
Turning up the heat on thermoelectrics
Imagine being able to power your car partly from the heat that its engine gives off. Or what if you could get a portion of your home's electricity from the heat that a power plant emits' Such energy-efficient scenarios may one day be possible with improvements in thermoelectric materials - which spontaneously produce electricity when one side of the material is heated.

Physics - Electroengineering - 24.05.2018

Electroengineering - Life Sciences - 15.05.2018
The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off
The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off
Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 14.05.2018
Our galaxy's heart
Our galaxy’s heart
ESA Space in Images At first glance, this image may resemble red ink filtering through water or a crackling stream of electricity, but it is actually a unique view of our cosmic home.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 10.05.2018

Health - Electroengineering - 09.05.2018
Can a home WiFi router act as a medical sensing device?
Can a home WiFi router act as a medical sensing device?
New research that could transform the future of healthcare will investigate whether it is possible to reuse WiFi radio waves as a medical radar system.
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