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"Enchanting" objects with IoT

July 23, 2015 12:40 pm | by element14 Community | News | Comments

A miniature IoT-enabled cottage was named the winner in the “Enchanted Objects” design competition, organized by the element14 Community. As part of the challenge,  15 individuals from around the world competed to give new life to everyday objects by “enchanting” them with the power of the Internet of Things.

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Texas A&M Engineering co-sponsors 2015 Chancellor’s Summit on Academic Technology

July 23, 2015 12:04 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

The Texas A&M Engineering Program co-sponsored the 2015 Chancellor’s Summit on Academic Technology that was held recently at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on the Texas A&M University campus. The A&M System Council on Academic Technology and...

Developing the 21st century silicon

July 23, 2015 11:39 am | by Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

With a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, UC Santa Barbara materials scientist Stephen D. Wilson is on his way to finding the 21st century’s silicon, a key element used in the semiconductors of today’s electronics...

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Richardson Electronics and Ohmite sign global distribution agreement

July 23, 2015 11:29 am | News | Comments

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. announced a new global distribution agreement with Ohmite Manufacturing Company, a Chicago-based provider of resistive products for high-current, high-voltage and high-energy applications. The agreement supports Ohmite’s efforts to expand sales and technical support of its high-performance resistor technology.

Finalists announced for the 2015 R&D 100 awards

July 23, 2015 11:20 am | by The ECN Editors | News | Comments

R&D Magazine announced the Finalists for the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards, which honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year. This year’s Winners will be resented with their honors at the annual black-tie awards dinner on November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada....

MLCCs deliver space-level reliability in seven SMD packages

July 23, 2015 11:15 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) qualified to MIL-PRF-123 for aerospace and military applications...

Air Force plans bomber contract for September

July 23, 2015 11:13 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The Air Force plans to announce a contract award for their new stealthy long-range bomber aircraft in September of this year, service officials told Military​.com...

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Dartmouth-NASA collaboration reveals new X-ray actions

July 23, 2015 10:57 am | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Potentially destructive high-energy electrons streak into Earth's atmosphere from space, not as Shakespeare's "gentle rain from heaven," but at velocities approaching the speed of light...

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Spintronics: Molecules stabilizing magnetism

July 23, 2015 10:53 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Organic molecules allow producing printable electronics and solar cells with extraordinary properties. In spintronics, too, molecules open up the unexpected possibility of controlling the magnetism of materials and, thus, the spin of the flowing electrons...

Researchers boost wireless power transfer with magnetic field enhancement

July 23, 2015 10:48 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Research from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University shows that passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer (MRFE) - which can be as simple as a copper loop - can boost the transfer efficiency by at least 100 percent as compared to transferring through air alone...

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Engineering Update Episode #120: Tesla’s Model S upgrade does 0-60 in 2.8 seconds

July 23, 2015 10:48 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

Telsa has introduced its latest upgrades for its electric Model S sedan. The P85D, known for its “Insane Mode” which goes from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds...

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New finding could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells

July 23, 2015 10:44 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells...

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Synthetic coral could remove toxic heavy metals from the ocean

July 23, 2015 10:40 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

A new material that mimics coral could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from the ocean, according to a new study published in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science...

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University at Buffalo developing space debris-tracking satellites

July 23, 2015 10:14 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

The University at Buffalo is working on two new space debris-tracking satellites for Nasa and the US Air Force...

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Innovative method improves strength and modulus in carbon fibers

July 23, 2015 10:03 am | by Rick Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Carbon fibers are stronger and lighter than steel, and composite materials based on carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers are being used in an expanding range of aerospace, automotive, and other applications – including major sections of the Boeing 787 aircraft...

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