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Water makes wires even more nano

April 6, 2015 12:53 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Water is the key component in a Rice University process to reliably create patterns of metallic and semiconducting wires less than 10 nanometers wide. The technique by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour builds upon its discovery that the meniscus ...

New advancements in 3-D designs for neural tissue engineering

April 6, 2015 12:48 pm | by Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering | News | Comments

It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a unique approach for reconstructing damaged neural tissue....

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Watch this chainsaw-powered machine gun destroy its target

April 6, 2015 11:38 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Joerg Sprave is the mad genius of do-it-yourself slingshots. The German businessman spends his free time designing absurd, slightly impractical weapons like the machete slingshot and the granddaddy of all absurdities, a chainsaw launcher. His latest ...

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Ultra-low-profile antenna offers performance in a small package

April 6, 2015 10:59 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the AT2450A2008AT ultra low profile chip antenna from Frontier Electronics. The AT2450A2008AT serves 2.4GHz applications with bandwidths as wide as 150MHz. Capable of handling 3 watts of continuous power and up to 5 watts for short durations, the Frontier AT2450A2008AT ...

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Rapid-prototyping kit features 256KBytes of Flash and 64K of SRAM

April 6, 2015 10:54 am | Mouser Electronics, Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MSP-EXP432P401R LaunchPad Evaluation Kit from Texas Instruments (TI). This new TI LaunchPad is an easy-to-use rapid-prototyping kit for TI’s new MSP432P401R microcontrollers featuring 256KBytes of Flash and 64K of SRAM. The new TI MSP432 microcontroller family is based on a low power ...

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A new breakthrough in thermoelectric materials

April 6, 2015 9:36 am | by Institute for Basic Science | News | Comments

French physicist Jean Charles Athanase Peltier discovered a key concept necessary for thermoelectric (TE) temperature control in 1834. His findings were so significant, TE devices are now commonly referred to Peltier devices. Since his work ...

Transceiver family increases maximum data-rate capability

April 6, 2015 9:24 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a new family of CAN FD (Flexible Data-Rate) transceivers, the MCP2561/2FD. As an interface between a CAN (Controller Area Network) protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus, these transceivers can serve both the CAN and CAN FD protocols. This product family not only ...

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Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases

April 6, 2015 9:12 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases. The technology might find applications in ...

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Handheld formaldehyde meter/monitor provides direct real-time reading

April 6, 2015 9:09 am | by New Star Environmental, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Formaldehyde (HCHO) is one of the most commonly used poisonous substances found in daily life and industry. New Star is pleased to offer the HFX205 Formaldehyde Monitor designed for use in a wide variety of applications such as furniture, floorboards, wallpapers, paint, gardening, indoor decorations, construction, dye stuffs, paper manufacture ...

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Camera chip provides superfine 3-D resolution

April 6, 2015 9:09 am | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In a regular camera, each pixel represents the intensity of the light received from a specific point in the image, which could be near or far from the camera--meaning that the pixels provide no information about the relative distance of the ...

Scientists take a deep dive for undersea warriors

April 6, 2015 9:06 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials announced today new research support to develop a prototype diving helmet that could revolutionize diving missions -- and provide greater safety for divers. The announcement from ONR's TechSolutions program ...

Molecule achieves record-setting dipole moment

April 6, 2015 9:03 am | by University of Oklahoma | News | Comments

A proposed pathway to construct quantum computers may be the outcome of research by a University of Oklahoma physics team that has created a new molecule based on the interaction between a highly-excited type of atom known as ...

Frustrated magnets -- new experiment reveals clues to their discontent

April 6, 2015 9:01 am | by Princeton University | News | Comments

An experiment conducted by Princeton researchers has revealed an unlikely behavior in a class of materials called frustrated magnets, addressing a long-debated question about the nature of these discontented quantum materials. The work represents a surprising ...

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DC-DC converters with IP66-rated protection suit extreme environments

April 6, 2015 8:45 am | by Absopulse | Product Releases | Comments

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ HVI 500-D3G series of high input voltage, ultra-rugged, IP66-rated DC-DC converters are designed and built for extreme applications that require a waterproof, dust-proof, sand-proof, oil-, fire- and/or explosion-proof solution. They are typically used in heavy industry, mining ...

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Unique Device Identifier includes distinctive numeric or alphanumeric code

April 6, 2015 8:28 am | by Interpower Corporation | Interpower Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Interpower is pleased to announce that it can provide serial numbers on medical cords per a company’s specific request. While medical cords are not classified as a medical device, companies may choose to identify their cords as a part of the UDI (Unique Device Identification) System....

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