The Cheaper and Powerful Hybrid Motors

In the past few decades, many scientists have been predicted that in the future, the hybrid motors are going to be dominated the roads. Well, it seen that the prediction is slowly becoming a reality, as there are more and more hybrid motors exist on the roads in present days. The only problem is the hybrid cars are not mass-produced, since their production costs are relatively high compare with the ordinary vehicles. In this case, a researcher from ETH Zurich has developed a brand new concept. It’s a part of her doctoral thesis that integrates power electronic functions and an electric motor. Hanna Plesko, a doctoral student at Power Electronic Systems Laboratory has discovered the effective way to reduce the costs of producing hybrid cars. Plesko described that the inverters and DC/DC converters play a crucial role in the hybrid motors. It’s also being known as the main reason, why…

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The Latest and High Tech Optical Transistor!

For all the beloved home hobbyists, you’re very familiar with the transistor, as it’s one of the essential electronics components, which is commonly being used to amplify/switch electronic signals. However, have you ever heard the Optical Computer Closer, which is an optical transistor made from single molecule? It sounds like an impossible thing to you, isn’t it? Believe it or not, a research team from ETH Zurich have made a new breakthrough for electronics field, when they’re managed to develop the world’s first optical transistor from a single molecule! Nowadays, the internet connection and computer need to be faster and more powerful. However, it seems there’s an obstacle, when the conventional central processing units (CPUs) limit the performance of computers. Did you know that one square centimeter of CPU is capable to emit up to 125 watts of heat? Let’s think about it, what will happen, if you have ten…

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New Medical Robots Can Be as Small as Bacteria!

If you’re being told by someone in 20 years ago that you can create a robot which has a size as small as bacteria, the people might be said some words right in front your face, “You must be a psycho, as it’s impossible!” Well, guess what! The brilliant ETH Zurich researchers have put on their own efforts. In the end, they’re able to create world’s first medical micro-robots has a size as small as bacteria. Check out the above figure, you might find that the robot is somewhat like a form of Flagella sp. Yep, it isn’t April’s Fool and you didn’t get it wrong here. This is the latest medical micro-robots, which has an average length of 5 – 15 µm long. They’re in spiral shape, tiny head and can easily swim at a speed of up to one body length per second! Honestly, you cannot even see…

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