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Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries

March 16, 2015 1:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge.

South by Southwest 2015

March 16, 2015 1:11 pm | Events

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

APEC 2015

March 16, 2015 1:08 pm | Events

APEC 2015 continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer. Outstanding technical content is provided at one of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference.

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Molecule-making machine simplifies complex chemistry

March 16, 2015 10:43 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new molecule-making machine could do for chemistry what 3-D printing did for engineering: Make it fast, flexible and accessible to anyone. Chemists at the University of Illinois, led by chemistry professor ...

Engineering Newswire: Elio unveils engine prototype for 3-wheel, 84 MPG car

March 16, 2015 10:19 am | by Melisa Fassbender, Meaghan Ziemba, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

The tiny 3 wheeled Elio has a projected top speed of more than 100 mph, and a goal of up to 84 mpg. Now, the company has unveiled its new 0.9 liter, 3-cylinder engine prototype. And with the goal of ...

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16W power amplifier designed for marine/weather radar

March 16, 2015 10:08 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA2624-CP, 9 to 10GHz power amplifier from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA2624-CP offers 16W of saturated output power with 27dB of gain and can be used in both pulsed and CW operation for marine ...

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Nano piano's lullaby could mean storage breakthrough

March 16, 2015 10:02 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a nonmagnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to multiple uses in informational processing and archival storage.

Supersonic car gets armor plating

March 16, 2015 9:56 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

When a car is traveling at 1,000 miles per hour, sometimes things get weird. One of several design challenges faced by the Bloodhound Supersonic car, built in the UK both as an educational tool and to break the land speed record....

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Redesigned power supplies offer a slimmer profile

March 16, 2015 9:44 am | by Wago Corporation | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The newly redesigned EPSITRON CLASSIC Power Supply units from WAGO offer a slimmer profile, enabling added space savings in the control cabinet. Additional benefits include -40 °C cold start capability for extreme weather applications....

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Clemson to host leaders in computing infrastructure for campus research

March 16, 2015 9:38 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Leaders involved in operating and supporting campus-shared research computing infrastructure will participate in a best practices workshop on Advancing Research Computing on Campuses March 17-19 at Clemson University.

10,000 lumen LED features -40°C to +50°C operation

March 16, 2015 8:55 am | by GlacialLight | Product Releases | Comments

The GL-FL100 features a powerful 10,000 lumens CoB LED housed in a light and corrosion resistant aluminum body. By using smart thermal design including evaporative heat pipe technology, the GL-FL100 achieves 111lumen/W efficiency. A 70 degree beam angle ...

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Fusion researchers make breakthrough on ELMs mitigation

March 16, 2015 8:50 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled.

New technology may double radio frequency data capacity

March 16, 2015 8:45 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology--full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)--that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency ...

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Light pollution shown to affect plant growth and food webs

March 16, 2015 8:42 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food, a study published today confirms.

Survey: Young adults do consume news -- in their own way

March 16, 2015 8:37 am | by MARTHA IRVINE, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world ...

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