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60% of 5-Year PV demand forecast could be impacted by trade disputes

August 13, 2014 11:19 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

As we have recently noted, 3GW of the U.S. PV pipeline is directly at risk from ongoing trade actions against China and Taiwan. At the recent NPD Solarbuzz North America PV Conference, a variety of industry players – ranging from upstream technology and module production companies....

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Army selected for Joint Strike Fighter software assessment

August 13, 2014 10:20 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to perform independent software safety analyses of the next-generation strike aircraft commonly called the Joint Strike Fighter....

Elusive viral 'machine' architecture finally rendered

August 13, 2014 9:51 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For half a century biologists have studied the way that the lambda virus parks DNA in the chromosome of a host E. coli bacterium and later extracts it as a model reaction of genetic recombination. But for all that time, they could never produce an overall depiction....

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Bioengineers create functional 3-D brain-like tissue

August 13, 2014 9:47 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Bioengineers have created three-dimensional brain-like tissue that functions like and has structural features similar to tissue in the rat brain and that can be kept alive in the lab for more than two months. As a first demonstration of its potential ...

Graphene-based planar micro-supercapacitors for on-chip energy storage

August 13, 2014 9:37 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The rapid development of miniaturized portable electronic devices, such as micro-electromechanical systems, microrobots and implantable medical devices, has stimulated intense demand for micro-scale power sources. Although miniaturized micro-batteries that store energy ...

Notre Dame paper offers insights into a new class of semiconducting materials

August 13, 2014 9:34 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic "hybrid" perovskites. The research was conducted at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory....

Cloud-based IoT development tools remove the historical obstacles to device communication

August 13, 2014 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

RacoWireless (Las Vegas, NV), a global machine-to-machine (M2M) service provider, announced that it will launch Omega DevCloud, facilitating communication with IoT applications in a standardized, easy-to-use environment. The new product will remove the historical obstacles....

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Copper foam turns carbon dioxide into useful chemicals

August 13, 2014 9:14 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A catalyst made from a foamy form of copper has vastly different electrochemical properties from catalysts made with smooth copper in reactions involving carbon dioxide, a new study shows. The research, by scientists in Brown University's Center for the Capture and Conversion of CO2 ...

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NASA's space station fix-it demo for satellites gets hardware for 2.0 update

August 13, 2014 9:10 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Who doesn't love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what's really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That's the case with NASA's fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM)....

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'Shape-shifting' material could help reconstruct faces

August 13, 2014 9:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically alter a person's appearance. Researchers will report today....

A new look at what's in 'fracking' fluids raises red flags

August 13, 2014 9:05 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids involved in the process raises concerns about several ingredients. The scientists presenting the work today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition....

Why women leave engineering careers

August 13, 2014 8:58 am | by American Psychological Associaiton | News | Comments

Nearly 40% of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field, and for those who leave, poor workplace climates and mistreatment by managers and co-workers are common reasons, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention....

Entries open for ECN IMPACT Awards, celebrating excellence in electronics design

August 12, 2014 4:17 pm | News | Comments

Companies from across the global electronics design landscape are invited to submit their stand-out products and services — in 24 categories — for consideration by a panel of judges for the 2015 ECN IMPACT Awards. The entry period opens today at www.ecnawards.com and ends January 19, 2015....

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Current-sensor ICs designed for use in low-power applications

August 12, 2014 4:06 pm | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC (Worcester, MA) announces two new current-sensor IC devices that are true ±5 A sensor ICs or uni-directional 10 A sensor ICs for use in low-power applications that require higher output swings at lower current....

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Obama takes step to improve government technology

August 12, 2014 3:52 pm | by JULIE PACE and STACY A. ANDERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House on Monday announced the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly. The move is aimed at avoiding a repeat of the website debacle....

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