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WTB connector delivers high current capacity in a small package

July 17, 2015 11:39 am | by Hirose Electric | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has introduced the DF52 Series, a small 0.8mm pitch wire-to-board connector that delivers up to 2.5 Amps per contact...

Nanowires give 'solar fuel cell' efficiency a tenfold boost

July 17, 2015 11:20 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

A solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and FOM Foundation today present a very promising prototype of this in the journal Nature Communications. The material gallium phosphide enables their solar cell to produce the clean fuel hydrogen gas from liquid water...

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Google self-driving car involved in first injury accident

July 17, 2015 11:12 am | by Justin Prichard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. revealed Thursday that one of its self-driving car prototypes was involved in an injury accident for the first time...

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Pluto shouldn’t be renamed a planet just because of Nasa’s flyby

July 17, 2015 11:08 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Pluto has officially made a comeback. The dwarf planet—demoted from full planet status in 2006—has captured the world's heart again after NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flyby of the distant world Tuesday...

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Hitchhiking robot embarking on coast-to-coast tour across US

July 17, 2015 11:06 am | by Collin Binkley, The Associated Press | News | Comments

With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada is about to start a hitchhiking journey across the U.S...

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After 85-year search, massless particle with promise for next-generation electronics found

July 17, 2015 10:56 am | by Princeton University | News | Comments

An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered Weyl fermions, an elusive massless particle theorized 85 years ago. The particle could give rise to faster and more efficient electronics because of its unusual ability to behave as matter and antimatter inside a crystal, according to new research...

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How artificial intelligence is changing economic theory

July 17, 2015 10:11 am | by Leah Burrows, Harvard University | News | Comments

A century of economic theory assumed that, given their available options, humans would always make rational decisions. Economists even had a name for this construct: homo economicus, the economic man...

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BGA socket designed for 1 mm pitch

July 17, 2015 10:10 am | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 1mm pitch, 1600 pin BGA IC's. The SG-BGA-6433 socket is designed for IC size - 42.5x42.5mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 27 GHz with less than 1dB of ins...

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Proto Labs teams with Autodesk for online quoting system

July 17, 2015 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leading custom prototyping and low-volume parts manufacturer, Proto Labs, Inc. has teamed up with Autodesk to provide easy access to Proto Labs’ online quoting system directly within Autodesk’s Fusion 360..

Probes designed for harsh environments

July 17, 2015 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic gaging probes are commonly used in the dimensional gaging of manufactured parts, serving as an important component of a quality assurance system....

New model predicts wind speeds more accurately with three months of data than others do with 12

July 17, 2015 10:03 am | by Larry Hardesty , Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

When a power company wants to build a new wind farm, it generally hires a consultant to make wind speed measurements at the proposed site for eight to 12 months. Those measurements are correlated with historical data and used to assess the site's power-generation capacity...

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Full visible spectrum 4-degree LED lamp offers high-intensity, uniform beams

July 17, 2015 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to precisely and beautifully light small objects and spaces, Soraa launched the first full visible spectrum 4-degree AR111 LED lamp. The ANSI size standard, 6W AR111 4D LED lamp has outstanding peak intensity...

Bringing back the magic in metamaterials

July 17, 2015 9:57 am | by Allison Mills, Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

A single drop of blood is teeming with microorganisms—imagine if we could see them, and even nanometer-sized viruses, with the naked eye. That's a real possibility with what scientists call a "perfect lens." The lens hasn't been created yet...

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New malaria treatment thwarts parasite resistance

July 17, 2015 9:52 am | by Griffith University | News | Comments

Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against malaria, identifying a potent agent that thwarts drug resistance in the parasite that causes the disease...

Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons

July 17, 2015 9:50 am | by NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke | News | Comments

A study showed that scientists can wirelessly determine the path a mouse walks with a press of a button...

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