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Miniature mechanical radiation-resistant logical circuits

By Damir Beciri
27 June 2012

mems-radiation-1Not a moment too soon after I criticized a statement about lightweight flying robots being used in radiated environments and the fact that electronics in radiation tend to malfunction in a previous article about the AirBurr flying robot, engineers from the University of Utah and the Case Western Reserve University designed microscopic mechanical devices able… »


ShokacCube – soft and flexible touch sensor capable to detect changes in 3D

By Damir Beciri
20 July 2011

shokaccube-touch-sensorUnlike other touch sensors we previously wrote about, a University of Tokyo spin-off company Touchence has designed ShokacCube – the world’s first soft and flexible touch sensor capable to detect changes in 3D. The technology could aid in robotics and present a major breakthrough in bionics where it could be used for better feedback and… »

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Low power consuption pocket projector developed by Lemoptix

By Damir Beciri
17 September 2010

lemoptix-pocket-projectorMicro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) are becoming more popular as a basis for the next generation of optical materials. Lemoptix, a spin-off of EPFL, working together with the Maher Kayal Laboratory, completed their development of their miniature projector at the beginning of September. Its developers claim it should be on the market by the end of… »

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Qualcomm Mirasol display for color e-readers inspired by butterflies

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments23 November 2009

qualcomm-mirasol-displayQualcomm MEMS Technologies new Mirasol display is the first full color, video-capable display on a prototype e-reader, built on the concept of the iridescence of butterfly’s wings. The inspiration for Mirasol’s engineering came from nature’s most vividly colored creatures: the cerulean wing of a butterfly, the ruby throat of a hummingbird, and the rainbow flash… »