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Stronger action needed to transform the UK's energy system

July 6, 2015 9:35 am | by University College London | News | Comments

An ambitious policy package is essential for the UK to transform its energy system to achieve the deep reductions in carbon emissions required to avoid dangerous climate change, according to research led by UCL scientists. To meet climate targets set for 2050...


High efficiency buck-boost regulator for wearables, IoTs and mobile devices

July 6, 2015 8:45 am | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation introduced the ISL9120, a buck-boost switching regulator that enables efficient power management of system power supplies and peripherals such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, memory cards or LCD modules...

Watch this MiG-29 come way too close to another aircraft

July 6, 2015 8:44 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The only good description for the video of this MiG-29, is it's like watching an aircraft dance...


Ultra wide input voltage DC-DC converters for limited PCB space

July 2, 2015 5:26 pm | by Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. | Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The THL 10 has a wide input voltage range of 2:1 and the THL10WI has an ultra-wide input voltage range of 4:1...

Surface mount electrolytic capacitors guaranteed to operate for 2,000 hours at 105°C.

July 2, 2015 3:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nichicon Corporation has released a new line of surface mount electrolytic capacitors called the “UCH series.” This high-capacity, low impedance series is guaranteed to operate for 2,000 hours at 105°C...

Capacitors provide a low ESR at cold temperatures

July 2, 2015 3:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nichicon Corporation has released a new line of surface mount electrolytic capacitors called the “UCH series.” The use of a new low-resistance electrolyte and a new internal structure provides a low ESR at cold temperatures that is needed in today’s harsh automotive environment....

Freezing single atoms to absolute zero with microwaves brings quantum technology closer

July 2, 2015 12:30 pm | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Physicists at the University of Sussex have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mobile telephones to bring quantum physics closer to helping solve enormous scientific problems that the most powerful of today's supercomputers cannot even begin to embark upon...


Meeting to cover cleanup plan for former nuke missile site

July 2, 2015 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a public meeting about a proposal to use vegetable oil to stimulate the growth of naturally occurring bacteria that would clean up groundwater at a former nuclear missile site...


Quantum-dot spectrometer is small enough to function within a smartphone

July 2, 2015 12:11 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Instruments that measure the properties of light, known as spectrometers, are widely used in physical, chemical, and biological research. These devices are usually too large to be portable, but MIT scientists have now shown they can create spectrometers small enough...


Extreme lab at European X-ray laser XFEL is a go

July 2, 2015 12:05 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | News | Comments

The European Nanomedicine Characterization Laboratory (EU-NCL), which was launched on 1 June 2015, has a clear-cut goal: to help bring more nanomedicine candidates into the clinic and on the market, for the benefit of patients and the European pharmaceutical industry...


This what happens when a corporation invests in STEM

July 2, 2015 12:04 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The TI University Program was created in 1982 and has since become global in scope reaching more than 500,000 students around the world every year....


Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source

July 2, 2015 11:55 am | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have taken a viaduct in the Canary Islands as a reference...


Federal funding for science & engineering at universities down 6%

July 2, 2015 11:47 am | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Federal agencies obligated $29 billion to 995 science and engineering academic institutions in fiscal year 2013, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)...


Nanospiked bacteria are the brightest hard X-Ray emitters

July 2, 2015 11:39 am | by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research | News | Comments

In a step that overturns traditional assumptions and practice, researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhi Nagar have fashioned bacteria to emit intense, hard x-ray radiation...


Lockheed tests electronic warfare pod in anechoic chamber

July 2, 2015 11:33 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin is testing an electronic warfare pod in the company's advanced anechoic chamber. The pod is designed to fit a variety of platforms, and is a self-contained electronic warfare package, encompassing an entire suite of capabilities...



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