Topic: Silicon

Silicon Transistors Hold Promise for Super-Fast Computing

Feb. 3, 2015

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have created the first transistors made of silicene, the world's thinnest silicon material. Their research holds the promise of building dramatically faster, smaller and more efficient computer chips.

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Fly's Super-Hearing Power Could Aid Humans

July 22, 2014

A team of researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a tiny, low-power device that mimics a fly's hearing mechanism.

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Lower-Cost Solar Cells to Be Printed Like Newspaper, Painted on Rooftops

Aug. 24, 2009

Solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle "inks" that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb electricity-producing sunlight.

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