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Simulations reveal an unusual death for ancient stars

September 30, 2014 3:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Certain primordial stars—those 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In death, these objects—among the Universe's first-generation of stars—would have exploded as supernovae and burned....

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Off-the-shelf vehicle-duty motors feature rated power from 2.6kW to 30kW+

September 30, 2014 3:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division (Rohnert Park, CA) announces the second phase of its HEV motors: the GVM142. The GVM142 generator and auxiliary motor series is a highly advanced electric machine intended to be used....

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Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

September 30, 2014 3:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using a bio-mimicking analog of one of nature's most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major step in developing....

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Lighting ballast transformers ideal for reliable aerospace & commercial systems

September 30, 2014 2:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The highly efficient Lighting Ballast Transformer Series from Innovative Power, Inc. (Perris, CA) offer superior performance, excellent reliability, and rugged construction for aerospace, industrial, and commercial lighting systems. Features include....

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NIH taps lab to develop sophisticated electrode array system to monitor brain act

September 30, 2014 2:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a grant today to develop an electrode array system that will enable researchers to better understand how the brain works through unprecedented....

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'Green' technology developed at Louisiana Tech University earns company LA StartUp Prize

September 30, 2014 2:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Alchemy Geopolymer Solutions (AGS), an innovative concrete technology company that emerged from geopolymer research conducted at Louisiana Tech University, has won the inaugural LA StartUp Prize. Presented as "the most amazing entrepreneurial....

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A new dimension for integrated circuits: 3-D nanomagnetic logic

September 30, 2014 2:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Electrical engineers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have demonstrated a new kind of building block for digital integrated circuits. Their experiments show that future computer chips could be based on three-dimensional arrangements....

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GaN HEMT die specified for operation up to 6GHz

September 30, 2014 2:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. (Durham, NC) has developed a family of 50V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) die for operation up to 6GHz. The new 40W CGHV60040D and 170W CGHV60170D represent the only 50V bare GaN HEMT die available....

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New material steals oxygen from the air

September 30, 2014 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations. Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the oxygen in a room. The stored oxygen ...

Researchers get $5.25 million to advance nuclear technologies in South Carolina

September 30, 2014 1:16 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of environmental scientists and engineers, led by Clemson University associate professor Brian Powell, was awarded a three-year, $5.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research....

Taking thin films to the extreme

September 30, 2014 1:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Applying a well-known optical phenomenon called thin-film interference, a group of researchers at Harvard University has demonstrated the ability to "paint" ultra-thin coatings onto a rough surface -- work that holds promise for making....

NTU and German scientists invent award winning 2-in-1 motor for electric cars

September 30, 2014 1:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles. This innovative engine integrates the traditional electric motor....

Virginia Tech awarded $1.7 million to study social networking for addiction recovery

September 30, 2014 1:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists plan to use social media to develop a new approach to addiction recovery, one that takes advantage of people's instinct for social connectedness. Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech ...

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How things coil

September 30, 2014 1:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When one sends an email from Boston to Beijing, it travels through submarine optical cables that someone had to install at some point. The positioning of these cables can generate intriguing coiling patterns that can also cause problems....

$18 million NSF investment aims to take flat materials to new heights

September 30, 2014 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Graphene, a form of carbon in which a single layer of atoms forms a two-dimensional, honeycomb crystal lattice, conducts electricity and heat efficiently and interacts with light in unusual ways. These properties have led to worldwide efforts....

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