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Rectifier provides power conversion density capabilities for data-hungry applications

April 16, 2015 11:16 am | by Ge Energy | Ge Energy | Product Releases | Comments

GE’s CP3500 rectifier is the latest addition to its recently launched rectifier product line and provides industry-leading power conversion density capabilities for data-hungry applications. It is the industry’s first compact, 3.5-kilowatt (kW) AC to 48-volt DC rectifier in a 1U module, providing a higher power-to-space ratio than ...

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DoD official: The F-35 won’t outperform the A-10

April 16, 2015 10:58 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The F-35’s critics have denounced the Joint Strike Fighter for years, but this is one of the first concessions from a high-level government official that this flying Swiss Army Knife won’t live up to its lofty billing. The F-35’s battlefield capabilities won’t surpass the A-10....

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Using the cloud to manage large data sets

April 16, 2015 9:48 am | by Dan O’Neil, LORD MicroStrain, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Justin Bessette, LORD MicroStrain, Engineering Manager | Articles | Comments

Having the ability to gather large quantities of data does not necessarily translate into also having the ability to use that data in a meaningful way. While technological advances have made it less expensive to collect data, a need remains for a way to store and ...

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Combined effort for structural determination

April 16, 2015 9:12 am | by International Union of Crystallography | News | Comments

Electron crystallography has begun to be used routinely for solving otherwise intractable structures. When performed in an aberration-corrected microscope and combined with spectroscopic techniques, it can offer unprecedented detail down to sub-angstrom resolution.

New technology could create more efficient energy, solve power shortages

April 16, 2015 9:01 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A team of UT Arlington researchers has created a new power generator that can produce electricity up to 25 percent more efficiently than existing technology, reduce emissions and could alleviate power shortages in more remote areas of the globe....

New synthetic technology for medicines and fine chemicals

April 16, 2015 8:55 am | by University of Tokyo | News | Comments

A University of Tokyo research group has succeeded in synthesizing (R)- and (S)-rolipram, the active component of a medicine, in high yield with high selectivity by an innovative catalyzed flow fine synthesis instead of the traditional batch method ...

How Twitter can help predict emergency room visits

April 16, 2015 8:52 am | by University of Arizona | News | Comments

Twitter users who post information about their personal health online might be considered by some to be "over-sharers," but new research led by the University of Arizona suggests that health-related tweets may have the potential to be helpful for hospitals....

Patents forecast technological change

April 16, 2015 8:46 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

How fast is online learning evolving? Are wind turbines a promising investment? And how long before a cheap hoverboard makes it to market? Attempting to answer such questions requires knowing something about the rate at which a technology is improving....

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Video games can power up from merely fun to meaningful experiences

April 16, 2015 8:44 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

It may be game over for critics who claim that video games are nothing more than a fun diversion. A team of researchers suggests that many games can be meaningful entertainment experiences for players. In a study of people's experiences with ...

New fluid makes untapped geothermal energy cleaner

April 16, 2015 8:01 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

More American homes could be powered by the earth's natural underground heat with a new, nontoxic and potentially recyclable liquid that is expected to use half as much water as other fluids used to tap into otherwise unreachable geothermal hot spots. The fluid might be a boon to a new approach...

Southern Power Electronics Conference/COBEP

April 15, 2015 2:03 pm | Events

SPEC is a discussion forum with the participation of Brazilian and international experts from industry, business and academic sectors and research laboratories in order to discuss the advances and trends of power electronics, its applications and impacts in the industry, in the economy and in the human life, and sustainability.

Sparton acquires Hunter Technology Corporation

April 15, 2015 1:54 pm | News | Comments

Sparton Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton Hunter Corporation, completed a merger with Hunter Technology Corporation in a $55 million all-cash transaction. The merger is subject to certain and conditional post-closing adjustments....

First signs of self-interacting dark matter?

April 15, 2015 12:39 pm | by Eso | News | Comments

Using the MUSE instrument on ESO's VLT in Chile, along with images from Hubble in orbit, a team of astronomers studied the simultaneous collision of four galaxies in the galaxy cluster Abell 3827. The team could trace out where the mass lies within the system and ...

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3-D printing blossoms into powerful new tool for ecologists

April 15, 2015 12:35 pm | by Wiley | News | Comments

3D printing has been used to make everything from cars to medical implants. Now, ecologists are using the technology to make artificial flowers, which they say could revolutionise our understanding of plant-pollinator interactions. Their study involving ...

VTT develops a method for printing WORM memories

April 15, 2015 12:32 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

VTT has developed a method for printing memory circuits directly, e.g. onto consumer packaging. Because the required production technology is quite simple, no major investments are required. The write-once-read-many (WORM) memories can be fabricated directly on ...

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