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thumbnailCaltech wants to explore the ocean with swarms of bionic jellyfish
Now, thanks to a prosthetic device that acts a bit like a pacemaker, they have found a way to propel them through the water even faster than before. “The microelectronic device that we embed in the jellyfish is able to control the muscle contractions that the animals use to swim,” John Dabiri, the lead researcher on this project ...
Digital Trends: 2020-01-31 - MEMS technology
thumbnailUBC Okanagan researchers develop roadside cannabis breathalyzers
Engineering professor Mina Hoorfar has been working on a device using ‘artificial nose’ technology which uses microfabrication appliances that can detect hazardous molecules, in this case THC. Hoorfar runs the university’s Advanced Thermo-Fluidic Lab and has collaborated with Cannabix Technologies to commercialize a marijuana breathalyzer.
BC Local News: 2020-02-07 - MEMS technology
thumbnailUltracompact 3D microfluidics for time-resolved structural biology
To advance microfluidic integration, we present the use of two-photon additive manufacturing to fold 2D channel layouts into compact free-form 3D fluidic circuits with nanometer precision. We demonstrate this technique by tailoring microfluidic nozzles and mixers for time-resolved structural biology at X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs). We ...
Nature: 2020-01-31 - MEMS technology
thumbnailPhoto-acoustic chemical cell miniaturised by micromachining
This photo-acoustic sensor has been constructed from two silicon wafers: A sensor wafer includes a MEMS mechanical diaphragm microphone and piezoresistive gauges, together with capillaries and fluidic ports, and a second wafer caps the first, and includes the photo-acoustic cell, an expansion volume, SiGe waveguides to get light into the cell ...
Electronics Weekly: 2020-02-04 - MEMS technology
thumbnailUtah State University: 3D Printing for Pharmaceuticals on the Micro Scale
First off, we have to admit to being... In ‘Application of Micro-Scale 3D Printing in Pharmaceutics,’ authors Andrew Kjar and Yu Huang of Utah State University examine the advantages of fabricating drugs on the micro-scale. As they point out, creating 3D printed drug delivery systems can be difficult due to challenges in reaching the ... 2020-01-28 - MEMS technology
thumbnailFocus: Buckling on Command
In civil engineering, buckling is a curse word, as it often leads to mechanical failure. However, it can play an important role in nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS)—devices that combine electronic components like transistors with nanoscale motors, pumps, or mechanical actuators. In NEMS, the buckling of a nanoscale piece could be used to ...
American Physical Society: 2020-01-31 - MEMS technology

MEMS business

thumbnailMEMS-based FT-IR spectrometer extends infrared range and performance
Ocean Insight has launched a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) spectral sensor that provides extended spectral range and performance in a package more accessible than traditional lab-based instrumentation. The NanoQuest MEMS is based on Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) technology that allows for continuous-wave Michelson interferometer to ...
Engineering360 News: 2020-01-30 - MEMS business
thumbnailPanasonic develops high-power blue beam combining
New design enables high-power, shorter wavelength laser for microfabrication at high beam quality. New laser enables high-power, short WL laser for microfabrication. Panasonic says it has succeeded in demonstrating what it calls “the world's highest brightness blue laser.” This has been achieved by using the wavelength beam combining ...
Optics: 2020-01-30 - MEMS business
thumbnailBlock MEMS lands $5.5M to further develop stand-off chemical identifier
Massachusetts-based photonics firm Block MEMS has won a $5.5 million contract to further develop its laser-based technology for stand-off detection of narcotics and other hazardous chemicals. Block is the only contractor selected for “Phase III” of the effort, which is being funded by the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity ...
Optics: 2020-01-29 - MEMS business
thumbnailCorfin Industries buys Micross
Corfin Industries LLC, which is backed by Behrman Capital, has acquired Orlando, Florida-based Micross, a provider of microelectronic components and services. Corfin Industries LLC, which is backed by Behrman Capital, has acquired Orlando, Florida-based Micross, a provider of microelectronic components and services. No financial terms were ...
PE Hub: 2020-02-07 - MEMS business


thumbnailMagnetic microrobots use capillary forces to coax particles into position
Advances in nanotechnology mean that there are ever more complex things we'd like to build at those sizes, but tools for moving their component parts are lacking. New research from the School of ... 2020-02-07 - Nanotechnology
thumbnailControlling buckling in a nanoscale beam using electrostatic effects
A team of researchers from Bilkent University and Sabanci University SUNUM Nanotechnology Research Center has developed a way to control buckling in a nanoscale beam using electrostatic effects. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes the device they built and its possible uses. In engineering terms ... 2020-02-06 - Nanotechnology
thumbnail“Perfect” Solar Energy Absorber Created by Laser Etching Metal With Nanoscale Structures
In a paper published in Light: Science & Applications today (February 4, 2020), the lab of Chunlei Guo, professor of optics also affiliated with Physics and the Material Sciences Program, describes using powerful femto-second laser pulses to etch metal surfaces with nanoscale structures that selectively absorb light only at the solar ...
SciTech Daily: 2020-02-05 - Nanotechnology
thumbnailChaos generated with a nanoscale magnetic vortex
Magnetic vortices are nanoscale whirls that gyrate like spinning tops, tracing out paths in a clockwise or counter-clockwise manner in nanometer-thick materials. Under certain conditions, this sense of gyration can flip repeatedly, resulting in complex patterns of behavior. Now, a team of physicists in France, led by Joo-Von Kim, CNRS ... 2020-02-05 - Nanotechnology
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