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December 18, 2013

'Approximate computing' improves efficiency, saves energy

ECE researchers are developing computers capable of "approximate computing" to perform calculations good enough for certain tasks that don't require perfect accuracy, potentially doubling efficiency and reducing energy consumption.
November 15, 2013

New hologram technology created with tiny nanoantennas

Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution displays and information processing.
November 1, 2013

Nano is Now

Soon our devices will depend on transistors that are a few atoms wide. A tool developed by the Nanoelectronic Modeling Group will help design them.
August 8, 2013

ECE working on farming app

An electrical and computer engineering project seeks to “push the boundaries of food production around the world.”
August 8, 2013

Alternative materials could bring 'plasmonic' technologies

ECE researchers are working on a range of options to overcome a fundamental obstacle in commercializing "plasmonic metamaterials" that could bring advanced optical technologies for more powerful computers, new cancer treatments and other innovations.
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