Category: Electronic

Engineers mix and match materials to make new stretchy electronics | MIT News

At the heart of any electronic device is a cold, hard computer chip, covered in a miniature city of transistors and other semiconducting elements. Because computer chips are rigid, the electronic devices that they power, such as our smartphones, laptops, watches, and televisions, are similarly inflexible.

Now a process developed by MIT engineers may be the key to manufacturing flexible electronics with multiple functionalities in a cost-effective way.

The process is called  “remote epitaxy” and involves growing thin films of semiconducting material on a large, thick wafer of the same material, which is covered in an intermediate layer of graphene.

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Will the Coronavirus Forever Alter the College Experience?

It isn’t entirely students who will move this needle, observers say. It’s also faculty.

Even those who had long avoided going online have had to do it this semester, in some form or other. And they may have the most to learn from the experience, said Michael Moe, chief executive of GSV Asset Management, which focuses on education technology.

Along with their students, faculty were “thrown into the deep end of the pool for digital learning and asked to swim,” Mr. Moe said. “Some will sink, some will crawl to the edge of the pool and climb out and they’ll

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Electoral college explained: how the US election is an uphill battle for Biden | US news

Who elects the US president?

When Americans cast their ballots for the US president, they are actually voting for a representative of that candidate’s party known as an elector. There are 538 electors who then vote for the president on behalf of the people in their state.

Each state is assigned a certain number of these electoral votes, based on the number of congressional districts they have, plus two additional votes representing the state’s Senate seats. Washington DC is also assigned three electoral votes, despite having no voting representation in Congress. A majority of 270 of these votes is needed

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2020 college football rule changes: What’s new with COVID-19 protocols, targeting and instant replay


College football season is arriving, without the Big Ten and Pac-12 participating. But even with just three Power Five conferences — the SEC, ACC and Big 12 — scheduled to be in action beginning in September, you can bet there will be at least one close loss that a fanbase blames on poor officiating this month. 

Don’t expect fans to take it easy on the officials this season just because they are adjusting to some new rules for the 2020 season. A couple of the new rules even have a direct impact on the officials as they will no

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Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education

LSU Faculty Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Rule

June 3, 6:20 a.m. The Faculty Council at Louisiana State University has passed a resolution calling for the university to require all students to be vaccinated by the fall.

Kevin Cope, a faculty member, told WWL News, “It has not been clear to the administration the depth at which the faculty feels anxiety or concern about the situation on campus.”

However, state attorney general Jeff Landry sent a letter to university leaders saying a mandate would violate state and federal laws.

— Scott Jaschik

Indiana U Will Require Vaccination, but Not Proof


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