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Live from inside a battery

September 3, 2014 4:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Mobile phones, digital cameras, camcorders, notebooks: They all run on lithium-ion batteries. These are characterized by high energy densities while remaining small and light enough to be used in portable devices. "A lithium-ion battery can store three to four times the energy....

On the way to a safe and secure Smart Home

September 3, 2014 4:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Botnet. A term from the world of computers is gradually tiptoeing its way into the world of building automation. You have to anticipate this kind of attack scenario, according to Dr. Steffen Wendzel of the Fraunhofer Institute for Communications, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE in Bonn....

A fix to our cell-phone waste problem?

September 3, 2014 3:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When it comes to cell phones, the world is stunningly wasteful. Customers will buy more than 1.8 billion new ones by the end of this year only to abandon almost half of them to drawers, and they'll recycle a mere 3 percent of them. But creative and enterprising efforts are underway....

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Breakthrough for carbon nanotube solar cells

September 3, 2014 3:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lighter, more flexible, and cheaper than conventional solar-cell materials, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have long shown promise for photovoltaics. But research stalled when CNTs proved to be inefficient, converting far less sunlight into power than other methods....

Fingerprints for freight items

September 3, 2014 3:52 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Thousands of freight items are shipped by plane every day, around seventy percent of them in airliners. Stringent controls are supposed to prevent hazardous substances such as explosives from being smuggled on board. Screening procedures, such as x-ray scanning of freight, are time-consuming....

Simulations for better transparent oxide layers

September 3, 2014 3:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Smartphones, tablet computers, and ticket machines are just some of the many devices nowadays that are touchscreen-operated. These screens are based on special oxide layers that are transparent and conduct electricity. The technical term is TCO (transparent conducting oxide) layers....

37th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC)

September 3, 2014 3:16 pm | Events

AEE is very pleased to bring the WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS (WEEC) once again to Washington, DC for 2014. Now in its 37th year, the WEEC is well-recognized as the most important energy event of national and international scope for end users and energy professionals in all areas of the energy field....

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Industry’s first haptic + Bluetooth kit enables easy tactile feedback

September 3, 2014 3:10 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced the industry’s first wireless haptic development kit, providing system designers with a fast and convenient way to prototype eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motor and linear resonant actuator (LRA) haptic effects....

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3-axis RF meter suitable for both field and lab use

September 3, 2014 2:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Anaheim Scientific (Yorba Linda, CA) releases the second product in the new E-Series of Electromagnetic Meters, the E200 3-Axis RF Field Strength Meter. This meter is designed for measuring and monitoring radio-frequency electromagnetic field strengths....

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The advanced materials revolution

September 3, 2014 2:33 pm | by Mike Collins, Author | Blogs | Comments

The invention of advanced materials is an area where the U.S. has not only been dominant, but has led the world through out the twentieth century. The creation of advanced materials has launched entirely new industries. Here are just a few of materials created by the U.S....

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Changing temperature powers sensors in hard-to-reach places

September 3, 2014 2:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A centuries-old clock built for a king is the inspiration for a group of computer scientists and electrical engineers who hope to harvest power from the air. The clock, powered by changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, was invented in the early 17th century....

Newly identified galactic supercluster is home to the Milky Way

September 3, 2014 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) -- among other telescopes -- have determined that our own Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, which they have dubbed "Laniakea" ...

Researchers demonstrate direct brain-to-brain communication in human subjects

September 3, 2014 2:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Recently published in PLOS ONE the highly novel findings describe the successful transmission of information....

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Electron microscopes take first measurements of nanoscale chemistry in action

September 3, 2014 2:17 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists’ underwater cameras got a boost this summer from the Electron Microscopy Center at Argonne National Laboratory. Along with colleagues at the University of Manchester, researchers captured the world’s first real-time images and simultaneous chemical analysis of nanostructures while ...

Phones, watches and more unveiled at tech show

September 3, 2014 2:17 pm | by Frank Jordans - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups. New smartphones, computerized wristwatches and a virtual-reality headset were among the gadgets announced Wednesday. The Korean electronics company says ...

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