Berkeley Lab's 2D Transistor Could Supercharge Tomorrow's Electronics

Graphene is regularly touted as a "super material" in electronics manufacturing—one able to do everything that silicon does, except better. But that isn't good enough for one team at Berkeley Labs. They've combined graphene with two other cutting-edge materials to create the world's first 2D field effects transistor.… » 6/05/14 12:00pm 6/05/14 12:00pm

Canon Decides We Need 120 Megapixel Sensors

Traditional high-resolution has been downgraded. Canon's developed an APS-H-size CMOS image sensor capable of recording 120 megapixel images, which will emerge at a monstrous 13,280 x 9,184 pixels. Canon claims this 2.4-fold increase over its previous maximum resolution comes courtesy of clever new circuit timing… » 8/24/10 7:47am 8/24/10 7:47am

Scalado Promises to Finally Kill Irritating Phone Camera Lag

It's the worst thing about phone cameras (except for the image noise, poor low-light performance, desaturated colors and incessant motion blur): the picture delay. Scalado says they've managed to eliminate it by constantly recording and displaying actual JPG images of the frame in real time. In other words, when you… » 11/20/08 5:36am 11/20/08 5:36am