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New material can enhance energy, computer, lighting technologies
Arizona State University researchers have created a new compound crystal material that promises to help produce advances in a range of scientific and technological pursuits.

ASU electrical engineering professor Cun-Zheng Ning says the material, called erbium chloride silicate, can be used to develop the next generations of computers, improve the capabilities of the Internet, increase the efficiency of silicon-based photovoltaic cells to convert sunlight into electrical energy, and enhance the quality of solid-state lighting and sensor technology.

Engineers aim to make technology work better in extreme environs
Hugh Barnaby, associate professor, and Michael Kozicki, professor, in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, are leading research to aid in developing the next generation of these technologies, supported by a recent $1.7 million grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Engineering students lauded for quality of research projects
Arizona State University doctoral students Huang-Chiao (Joe) Huang and Sriya Sanyal earned recognition for their research at a recent international annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in Minneapolis.

Want to organize an event fast? There’s an app for that
The inventors of Eventor want to give people a social media tool to help them get more socially active.

The idea is “to help get people away from their computers and into the real world” to interact in person, says Yunsong Meng, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in computer science in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering.

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