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Toyota Puts AI on the Hunt for New Materials

Posted by Clayton Luz on Apr 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced it is investing $35 million in materials science research that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help accelerate the design and discovery of advanced materials.

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Topics: Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies

Tarnish-Proof Silver Film Challenges ITO

Posted by Clayton Luz on Apr 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

By combining silver with a smidge of aluminum, researchers found a way to produce exceptionally thin, smooth layers of silver that are resistant to tarnishing. Then, they applied an anti-reflective coating to make one thin metal layer up to 92.4 percent transparent.

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Topics: Plastics

Ultrafast Lasers and Ultrafast Computers (100K Times Faster)

Posted by Clayton Luz on Mar 30, 2017 10:45:00 AM

An international team of researches and engineers have demonstrated the ability to not only control the peaks within laser pulses, but also to twist these incredibly short pulses of light. A pulse lasts a few femtoseconds long (one quadrillionth of a second, or about the time it takes for the family dog to bolt out the front door without its collar).

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Topics: Photonics

New CVD Technology Allows Smaller Chip Packaging

Posted by Clayton Luz on Mar 28, 2017 2:30:00 PM

In the late 1970s, comic Steve Martin, a relative unknown in the public conscious, hit the big- time with a catch-phrase, "Let's get small!"

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Topics: Semiconductor Manufacturing