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Experimental 'short cut' reduces the measure of glass viscosity

February 17, 2015 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Glass is a solid material, but has such a chaotic structure that it could be considered a liquid with an extraordinarily high viscosity. It flows like a liquid, but at low temperatures molecular mobility is so low that experimental observation is impracticable....

Half spheres for molecular circuits

February 17, 2015 1:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imagine taking a fullerene (C60) and cutting it in half like a melon. What you get is a corannulene (C20H10), a molecule that, according to a just-published study conducted with SISSA's collaboration, could be an important component of future "molecular circuits"....

A new spin on spintronics

February 17, 2015 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University is exploring new materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption, even in harsh environments. Most modern electronic circuitry relies ...

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Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics

February 17, 2015 12:17 pm | by Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics | News | Comments

Compact, sensitive and fast nanodetectors are considered to be somewhat of a "Holy Grail" sought by many researchers around the world. And now a team of scientists in Italy and France has been inspired by nanomaterials and has created a novel....

Technology changing teacher's role

February 17, 2015 12:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Along with technological development, traditional teaching methods have been challenged by various technologically enhanced teaching and learning methods. This trend has received mixed reactions: On the one hand it is feared ...

Linear voltage regulator ruggedized for high reliability

February 17, 2015 11:58 am | by Cissoid | Product Releases | Comments

CMT-ANTARES is a new fixed-voltage 5V linear voltage regulator ruggedized for high reliability and high temperature automotive and industrial applications. CMT-ANTARES delivers up to 200mA to the output load from input voltages between 5.5V and 30V. The output voltage is stabilized to 5V +/- 5% including ...

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Color sensor comes in 2 mm by 1.25 mm by 1.0 mm package

February 17, 2015 11:41 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new digital RGBW sensor featuring Filtron technology for accurate RGBW spectral sensitivity while providing ambient light spectral sensitivity with responses close to that of the human eye. Vishay Semiconductors' ...

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PWM inverters deliver 500VA with pure sine wave output voltage

February 17, 2015 11:39 am | by Absopulse | Product Releases | Comments

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ CSI 500-2XD3-IP66 series was developed for the transportation, mining, marine, military, telecom, oil and gas applications that require a rugged, waterproof, dust-proof, sand-proof, fire and explosion proof* pure sine wave output solution. The CSI 500-2XD3-IP66 high frequency PWM inverters deliver 500VA....

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Everything you need to know about the Hubble's successor

February 17, 2015 11:31 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Have you ever wondered what happens after the Hubble? The Hubble Space Telescope has a successor, and it's called the James Webb Space Telescope

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Improved fire detection with new ultraviolet light sensor

February 17, 2015 11:04 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute manipulated zinc oxide, producing nanowires from this readily available material to create a ultra-violet light detector which is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light ...

I/O companions optimized for high-speed automotive infotainment

February 17, 2015 10:38 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the world’s first H.264 video I/O companion integrated circuits (ICs) optimized for the proven and robust Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) high-speed automotive infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) ...

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This is the first female electrical engineer in the U.S.

February 17, 2015 10:38 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Edith Clarke had a lot of "firsts" for women in engineering. She was the first woman to receive a degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, the first woman to present a paper to the American Institute of...

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Rosetta space probe takes sharp, close-up images of comet

February 17, 2015 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says high-resolution images the Rosetta space probe took during a swoop close to a comet it's been tracking for months show boulders on the comet's surface as well as "stunning details of the contrasting terrain."

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Google, Mattel try to bring View-Master into 21st century

February 17, 2015 10:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mattel and Google are trying to bring the 75-year-old View-Master into the 21st century - with some help from smartphones and virtual reality technology.The original View-Masters gave people a chance to click through colorful photos....

Target connectors used in place of SMT pads on a PCB

February 17, 2015 10:29 am | by Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max is excited to introduce a selection of new target connectors and pins. These components are used in place of SMT pads on a PCB as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins. The new series’ are offered in .100” (2,54 mm) and 2 mm grid connectors as well as new discrete pins for a wide range ...

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