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Mid-IR frequency combs enable high resolution spectroscopy

March 10, 2015 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A frequency comb source is a light source with a spectrum containing thousands of laser lines. The development of these sources has been revolutionary for fundamental science. It has allowed the construction of a link between the optical part of the electromagnetic spectrum and ...

German government backs end-to-end encryption for email

March 10, 2015 1:28 pm | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Users of an email service backed by the German government will soon be able to rely on strong encryption of the kind that used to be the preserve of geeks and hackers, officials said Monday. From April onward De-Mail, an email service available to anyone in Germany ...

Q&A: A look at solar plane attempting round-the-world trip

March 10, 2015 1:26 pm | by AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Described by its creators as "an airborne laboratory," the single-seat Solar Impulse 2 has 17,248 ultra-efficient solar cells that transfer solar energy to four electrical motors that power the plane's propellers. The cells also recharge four lithium polymer batteries....

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Early Look: How does Apple Watch stack up vs rival watches?

March 10, 2015 1:20 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition. If you've waited for the Apple Watch to decide on a smartwatch, here are some things to consider in weighing ...

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Students leverage Internet2 Network to visit Lincoln Memorial

March 10, 2015 12:55 pm | News | Comments

Hundreds of students from six states are descending on the Lincoln Memorial today—without even leaving their classrooms. The students are participating in a free, live interactive videoconference program called the U.S. Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP), a collaboration between ...

Manufacturing shouldn’t be a dirty word for today’s STEM talent

March 10, 2015 12:16 pm | by Vicki Holt, CEO, Proto Labs | Blogs | Comments

When most people hear the word “manufacturing”, a few images tend to come to mind: low-skill, wrench-turning, physically draining work; dirty, grease-stained workplaces; a male-dominated workforce....

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Engineering Newswire: Goddess of strategic war blasts a hole through a truck

March 10, 2015 9:13 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

In a recent field test, Lockheed Martin’s 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck. ATHENA, which stands for Advanced Test, High Energy Asset or, the goddess of strategic war, is a ground-based prototype system that ...

Futuristic library showcases potential of OLED lighting

March 10, 2015 8:44 am | by LG Chem | News | Comments

The library of Korea’s top university is now being spectacularly illuminated with the world’s next-generation lighting system: OLED, or Organic Light Emitting Diode lamps. Seoul National University is South Korea’s premier college — the country’s equivalent ...

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Shared opportunities for natural gas and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle markets

March 10, 2015 8:03 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Fueling stations that offer both hydrogen and natural gas could benefit distributors of both fuel types, says a new Sandia National Laboratories report, “Transitioning the Transportation Sector: Exploring the Intersection of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Natural Gas Vehicles.” The ...

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New 10-in-1 multi-function industrial timer/counter series

March 9, 2015 4:35 pm | by Marsh Bellofram Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Automatic Timing & Controls, a division of Marsh Bellofram Corporation, has announced the global market introduction of its new Model 385AR series. The Model 385AR series is an accurate, cost-effective, multi-function multi-range industrial timer/counter, offering the benefits of 10 unique operating modes within ...

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Integrated UV light sensor incorporates a photo-pin-diode

March 9, 2015 4:23 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new integrated ultraviolet (UV) light sensor featuring Filtron UV technology for high UV sensitivity and linearity. Designed to convert solar UV light intensity to digital data in consumer, medical, and industrial applications ...

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ASU researchers explore longer life cycle for batteries

March 9, 2015 3:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect and only a slow loss ...

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Simulations show how tablets and smartphones put stress on joints and muscles

March 9, 2015 3:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Spending hours on a computer or sending lots of text messages on a mobile phone can result in a stiff neck and sometimes even a strained thumb. Computer scientists in Saarbrücken have developed a procedure that simulates in a lifelike manner....

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Using atomic clocks to reduce the "noise" from laser light frequencies

March 9, 2015 3:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Atomic clocks are the most accurate clocks in the world. In an atomic clock, electrons jumping from one orbit to another decides the clock's frequency. To get the electrons to jump ...

Important advances in the development of next-gen lighting technologies

March 9, 2015 3:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the Universities of Basel and Valencia have reported important advances in the development of next generation lighting technologies in the journal "Chemical Science". Lighting technology is in a state of change....

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