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Power inductors ideal for electric vehicle applications

April 27, 2015 1:47 pm | Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft’s new AGP4233 Series shielded power inductors offer a unique combination of high current handling and high inductance, making them ideal for high-current power supply and filtering applications such as those used in electric vehicle start-stop systems. They are offered in twelve standard inductance values from ...

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Test instrument features operational frequency range of 100 Hz to 100 kHz

April 27, 2015 1:10 pm | by Global Specialties | Global Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

The LCR-600 is a high-precision test instrument used for measuring the inductance (L), capacitance (C), and resistance (R) of an electrical component. The LCR-600 has an operational frequency range of 100 Hz to 100 kHz and a basic measurement accuracy of 0.3%. There is a dual LCD display, measurement voltage fixed at 0.6 V ...

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Duke receives $9.75 million for ‘Big Data’ initiative

April 27, 2015 1:03 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

The initiative focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing....

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Digital in-line holography helps researchers ‘see’ into fiery fuels

April 27, 2015 1:02 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. It’s important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are generated and behave in those extreme cases, so Sandia National Laboratories ...

X-47B completes world’s first autonomous aerial refueling

April 27, 2015 11:52 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

You might remember the X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator as the first drone to execute a carrier landing. And now this semi-autonomous jet-powered craft has hit another milestone – the first Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) operation.

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Photos of the Day: Giant Lego statue weighs a ton

April 27, 2015 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Enthusiasts dressed as comic book Super Heroes stand in front of the UK’s largest LEGO statue as it is unveiled at the London premiere of LEGO Super Heroes: Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron at Westfield Shopping Centre, London, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015....

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Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

April 27, 2015 9:10 am | by DOE/Ames Laboratory | News | Comments

Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets. The new alloy--a potential replacement for high-performance ...

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Outsmarting smartphones: Technology reduces distracted driving among teens

April 27, 2015 9:04 am | by American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

Technology can bolster efforts by parents, lawmakers and insurance companies to reduce distracted driving among novice teen drivers, according to a study to be presented Monday, April 27 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego....

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Current-sense transformers detect switching current up to 40 Amps

April 27, 2015 8:57 am | Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

The CST2010 Series of current sense transformers from Coilcraft detect switching current up to 40 Amps over a frequency range of 50 to 500 kHz while also isolating circuits electrically, resulting in up to 10X lower power dissipation than current sense resistors. This makes them ideal for ...

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New Army technologies support in-flight communications, expeditionary command posts

April 27, 2015 8:01 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army is delivering new technologies to the Global Response Force that will help transform the concept of a command post from a stationary, tented shelter to a mobile enabler for expeditionary mission command - including during operations in flight and early entry into developing situations.

Industrial virtual factory lowers costs and reduces emissions

April 23, 2015 4:34 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

In collaboration with European companies and research institutes, VTT has developed a cloud-based, easily customized, modular software platform for improving the sustainability performance of industrial products by lowering production costs and reducing emissions ...

Pseudoparticles travel through photoactive material

April 23, 2015 4:32 pm | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have unveiled an important step in the conversion of light into storable energy: Together with scientists of the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin and the Aalto University in Helsinki/Finland, they studied the ...

Mechanical cloaks of invisibility -- without complicated mathematics

April 23, 2015 4:29 pm | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

A honeycomb is a very stable structure. If it has a larger hole, however, stability is largely lost. What might a honeycomb look like, which survives external forces in spite of a hole? Such stable types of known constructions might be useful in architecture or when ...

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X-47B first to complete autonomous aerial refueling

April 23, 2015 4:25 pm | by Naval Air Systems Command | News | Comments

The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program.

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The industry’s first 600V GaN transistor in a TO-247 package

April 23, 2015 4:17 pm | Transphorm, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Transphorm Inc. is offering engineering samples of its TPH3205WS transistor, the first 600V GaN (Gallium Nitride) transistor in a TO-247 package. Offering 63 mOhm R(on) and 34A ratings, the device utilizes the company’s Quiet Tab source-tab connection design, which reduces EMI at high dv/dt to enable low switching loss and high-speed ...

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