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  • Forecasting the Ice Loss of Greenland’s Glaciers With Viscoelastic Modeling January 27, 2023
    This sponsored article is brought to you by COMSOL.To someone standing near a glacier, it may seem as stable and permanent as anything on Earth can be. However, Earth’s great ice sheets are always moving and evolving. In recent decades, this ceaseless motion has accelerated. In fact, ice in polar regions is proving to be […]
    Alan Petrillo
  • Stacking Turns Organic Transistors Up January 25, 2023
    Organic electronics appear to be, as the name might imply, quite good at interacting with a biological body and brain. Now scientists have created record-breaking, high-performance organic electronic devices using a potentially cheap, easy, and scalable approach that adopts a vertical architecture instead of a flat one, according to a new study.Modern electronics rely on […]
    Charles Q. Choi
  • Picosecond Accuracy in Multi-channel Data Acquisition January 20, 2023
    Timing accuracy is vital for multi-channel synchronized sampling at high speed. In this webinar, we explain challenges and solutions for clocking, triggering, and timestamping in Giga-sample-per-second data acquisition systems. Learn more about phase-locked sampling, clock and trigger distribution, jitter reduction, trigger correction, record alignment, and more.Register now to join this free webinar!Date: Tuesday, February 28, […]
    Teledyne
  • The Lisa Was Apple’s Best Failure January 19, 2023
    Happy 40th Birthday to Lisa! The Apple Lisa computer, that is. In celebration of this milestone, the Computer History Museum has received permission from Apple to release the source code to the Lisa, including its system and applications software.You can access the Lisa source code here.What is the Apple Lisa computer, and why was its […]
    Hansen Hsu
  • Optical AI Could Feed Voracious Data Needs January 18, 2023
    A brain-imitating neural network that employs photons instead of electrons could rapidly analyze vast amounts of data by running many computations simultaneously using thousands of wavelengths of light, a new study finds. Artificial neural networks are increasingly finding use in applications such as analyzing medical scans and supporting autonomous vehicles. In these artificial-intelligence systems, components […]
    Charles Q. Choi
  • Stacking Turns Organic Transistors Up January 25, 2023
    Organic electronics appear to be, as the name might imply, quite good at interacting with a biological body and brain. Now scientists have created record-breaking, high-performance organic electronic devices using a potentially cheap, easy, and scalable approach that adopts a vertical architecture instead of a flat one, according to a new study.Modern electronics rely on […]
    Charles Q. Choi
  • Big Trouble in Little Interconnects January 2, 2023
    Interconnects—those sometimes nanometers-wide metal wires that link transistors into circuits on an IC—are in need of a major overhaul. And as chip fabs march toward the outer reaches of Moore’s Law, interconnects are also becoming the industry’s choke point.“For some 20-25 years now, copper has been the metal of choice for interconnects. However we’re reaching […]
    Samuel K. Moore
  • Future Transistors, Plastic Processors, and 3D Chips December 31, 2022
    “Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it.” With the phenomenal success of the transistor’s first 75 years, it feels like maybe we should both know and repeat. That seems to have been the reaction you (dear devoted IEEE Spectrum reader) took with your semiconductor article consumption. You dove deep with […]
    Samuel K. Moore
  • How to Use Adhesives for Your MEMs Packaging December 22, 2022
    Does your MEMs packaging application have specific requirements? Epoxy adhesives are often capable of providing the necessary properties to ensure support and protection from thermal and mechanical shock, vibration, and other physical damage. These systems can be ideal for die attach, underfill and encapsulation.
    MasterBond
  • Two Startups Are Bringing Fiber to the Processor December 11, 2022
    If a CPU in Seoul sends a byte of data to a processor in Prague, the information covers most of the distance as light, zipping along with no resistance. But put both those processors on the same motherboard, and they’ll need to communicate over energy-sapping copper, which slow the communication speeds possible within computers. Two […]
    Samuel K. Moore
  • Expansion of ESA’s 5G/6G Hub moves ahead January 26, 2023
    An ambitious new development phase of ESA’s 5G/6G Hub has begun.
  • ESA to help develop secure quantum communications January 23, 2023
    Staying safe from cyberattacks that target vital services such as power supplies is increasingly important in today’s digital world. ESA is supporting European autonomy to keep people connected by working with satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space to develop highly secure technologies based on the unbreakable laws of quantum physics.
  • ESA to invite companies to connect with the Moon December 21, 2022
    Space companies in Europe that could create telecommunications and navigation services for missions to the Moon will be invited to bid for the work, following the completion of two feasibility studies.
  • ESA experiences COP27 using a space-empowered metaverse November 15, 2022
    ESA has created a space-inspired virtual environment to enable its workforce to experience the COP27 climate summit – which is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – without the environmental cost of travelling.
  • What is ESA’s Moonlight initiative? November 9, 2022
    Video: 00:03:21 Going to the Moon was the first step. Staying there is the next ambition.ESA is a key partner in NASA’s Artemis programme, which aims to return people to the Moon by the end of the decade. Dozens of other international public and private missions are setting their sights on the lunar surface in […]
  • Powering Offshore Wind Farms With Numerical Modeling of Subsea Cables January 25, 2023
    This sponsored article is brought to you by COMSOL. “Laws, Whitehouse received five minutes signal. Coil signals too weak to relay. Try drive slow and regular. I have put intermediate pulley. Reply by coils.” Sound familiar? The message above was sent through the first transatlantic telegraph cable between Newfoundland and Ireland, way back in 1858. […]
    Brianne Christopher
  • Picosecond Accuracy in Multi-channel Data Acquisition January 20, 2023
    Timing accuracy is vital for multi-channel synchronized sampling at high speed. In this webinar, we explain challenges and solutions for clocking, triggering, and timestamping in Giga-sample-per-second data acquisition systems. Learn more about phase-locked sampling, clock and trigger distribution, jitter reduction, trigger correction, record alignment, and more.Register now to join this free webinar!Date: Tuesday, February 28, […]
    Teledyne
  • Designing a Silicon Photonic MEMS Phase Shifter With Simulation January 16, 2023
    This sponsored article is brought to you by COMSOL.The modern internet-connected world is often described as wired, but most core network data traffic is actually carried by optical fiber — not electric wires. Despite this, existing infrastructure still relies on many electrical signal processing components embedded inside fiber optic networks. Replacing these components with photonic […]
    Alan Petrillo
  • Examining the Impact of 6G Telecommunications on Society January 10, 2023
    With greater global connectivity, the case for 6G telecommunications has become more apparent than ever before. The generations of wireless cellular technology (or the Gs) have been incrementing every 10 years: 1G prior to 1990, 2G in 1990, 3G in 2000, 4G in 2010, and 5G in 2020. We expect 6G to roll out in […]
    Saurabh Sinha
  • How Police Exploited the Capitol Riot’s Digital Records January 6, 2023
    The group of well-dressed young men who gathered on the outskirts of Baltimore on the night of 5 January 2021 hardly looked like extremists. But the next day, prosecutors allege, they would all breach the United States Capitol during the deadly insurrection. Several would loot and destroy media equipment, and one would assault a policeman. […]
    Mark Harris