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Future electronics based on carbon nanotubes

April 7, 2015 2:24 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The exceptional properties of tiny molecular cylinders known as carbon nanotubes have tantalized researchers for years because of the possibility they could serve as a successors to silicon in laying the logic for smaller, faster and cheaper electronic devices....

New technology making drones safer and smarter

April 7, 2015 2:19 pm | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

"Our new technology allows safe operation of drones beyond the operator's line of sight, which is crucial for commercial use of drones, such as parcel delivery," says Prof. Davide Scaramuzza, co-inventor and Director of the Robotics and Perception Group....

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Which type of sustainable rooftop technology is best in cold climates?

April 7, 2015 2:15 pm | by Wiley | News | Comments

Sustainable rooftop technologies--including green roofs, white roofs, and solar photovoltaic panels--can provide great environmental benefits, but studies of these technologies often look only at their use in hot climates and do not assess ...

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College tie-ins allow more to join Michigan robotics craze

April 7, 2015 2:12 pm | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

An increasing number of students from Michigan's most financially strapped urban school districts, including Detroit and Flint, are joining robotics teams because local universities are making space and materials available at no charge....

Australia judge disclosing alleged Internet pirates' details

April 7, 2015 2:08 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet providers lost an Australian court battle on Tuesday to keep secret the names of Internet users suspected of illegally downloading Hollywood movie "Dallas Buyers Club" over file-sharing networks. The Federal Court ruling is a landmark win for copyright holders in a country ...

Shielded power inductors provide exceptionally low DCR

April 7, 2015 1:51 pm | Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft's new MLC75xx Series of shielded, high-current power inductors offer Isat ratings up to 59.2 Amps and DC resistance down to 1.2 mOhms for greater efficiency. Their soft saturation characteristics make them ideal for VRM/VRD designs and other applications with occasional overcurrent requirements....

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Should we train vets for renewable energy jobs?

April 7, 2015 12:55 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Barack Obama has made renewable energy a keystone of his presidency, and part of his efforts include training an estimated 75,000 workers for the renewable energy industry by 2020. Last week, Obama announced a "Solar Ready Vets" program....

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And the winner of the Raspberry Pi 2 is...

April 7, 2015 10:42 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The characteristic that I love the most about the Raspberry Pi 2 was actually the one that made this competition so difficult to judge. The fact that people of ages and experience can use the board for so many different applications and  purposes is inspiring, but also a little daunting for judging.

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Narrow band transceiver offers a low-power, reliable data link

April 7, 2015 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Mini – MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) NiM1B-154.570-5-12.5-MURS is a frequency programmable narrow band transceiver that offers a low-power, reliable data link in a Lemos/Radiometrix transceiver standard pin out and footprint. It is suitable for licensed and unlicensed VHF allocations, FCC part 90 ...

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Hermetically sealed SMD tantalum capacitors for harsh environment applications

April 7, 2015 9:50 am | by Jan Petrzilek, Ph.D., AVX Czech Republic | Articles | Comments

Components designed for use in harsh environment applications must exhibit three primary features: mechanical robustness capable of surviving shocks and vibrations, hermetic sealing capable of protecting against chemical exposure and long-term reliability....

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NASA and IBM rally global developers around space exploration on the IBM Cloud

April 7, 2015 9:21 am | News | Comments

IBM announced that it will offer its Bluemix platform for the NASA Space App Challenge Virtual Event to help developers rapidly build applications that contribute to space exploration and solve global challenges. IBM will also collaborate with ...

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Making the "case" for stainless steel plastic I/O housings in demanding environments

April 7, 2015 8:06 am | by Kurt Wadowick, I/O and Safety Product Specialist, Beckhoff Automation | Articles | Comments

Regardless of the industry, technologies must deliver peak performance, as well as the necessary reliability and stability to operate 24/7 within industrial environments. In the past, compromises that ensured the required levels of performance were quite common....

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Internet of Things Got Your Tongue?

April 6, 2015 5:30 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

By now, most of you have heard about the Internet of Things (IOT). If not, here's a quick summary: The Internet of Things is the concept of having pretty much everything connected to the Internet in some way shape or...

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A possible breakthrough for hydrogen cars

April 6, 2015 4:51 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method uses abundantly available corn stover - the stalks, cobs ...

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Study reveals Internet-style 'local area networks' in cerebral cortex of rats

April 6, 2015 4:33 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Researchers sketching out a wiring diagram for rat brains -- a field known as "connectomics" -- have discovered that its structure is organized like the Internet. For years, scientists looking for clues to brain function through ...

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