• Theme: Electronic Components

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    How does virtual reality help design, engineering and manufacturing professionals anticipate and manage the quality of a product before it is launched?  Do digital prototypes of an entire production line confer enough benefits to warrant the expense, or are they an unnecessary luxury?     When planning a manufacturing...

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    Researchers at Boston’s MIT have developed DuoSkin, a temporary tattoo that can control phones and other digital devices. Made of gold leaf and silicon overlay, the smart tattoo activates a display and connects wirelessly to a phone through NFC technology. The sticker is powered by a lithium polymer battery and...

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    On August 16, China became the first nation to send an unhackable quantum communications satellite into space for a two-year mission. The use of quantum photons offers high security because they cannot be separated or duplicated. The satellite will enable the transmission of uncrackable keys from space to Earth....

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    By 2035, the market for graphene is expected to reach €1.8 billion, but the most famous molecule in the tech industry is finding use in real-world products.   It’s super thin, super sensitive and super strong, but does the super-conductive material called graphene have a so-called killer app? Graphene is created by...

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    This could be the end of old, rigid circuit cards. The Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces at the Polytechnic Institute of Lausanne (Switzerland) has designed stretchable biphasic conductors that can be drawn out a million times until four times their length without losing their conductive properties. This...

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    At Embedded World 2016 in Nuremberg, custom touchscreen specialist TouchNetix  presented PressScreen, their new capacitive technology. DirectIndustry e-magazine talked to company co-founder Florian Fleckenstein. DirectIndustry e-magazine: Everyone knows touchscreens from mobile devices. But what is...

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    The American multi-sector giant has developed a new packaging concept for cosmetics using electroluminescent technology. The packaging incorporates conductive, insulating and luminescent inks used in electronic circuitry to manufacture electroluminescent lamps. The phosphors and polymers in the inks protect against...

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    Dispensers that tell you they need refilling, electronic ink that monitors your medicine and tags that send product information to your phone – the world of packaging just gets smarter. Andrew Manly, Communications Director at the Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) says 2015 has been...

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    French company Photonis designed Kameleon, a low-light camera that can see in color, even at night. So far, night vision cameras only allowed monochrome and shadeless images, from black to green or red. This technical prowess lies in a new ultra-sensitive CMOS sensor able to detect the smallest light particles even in...

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