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Molecules typically found in blue jean and ink dyes may lead to more efficient solar cells

June 29, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cornell University) Making better solar cells: Cornell University researchers have discovered a simple process -- employing molecules typically used in blue jean and ink dyes -- for building an organic framework that could lead to economical, flexible and versatile solar cells.

Towards a European common charger for electric vehicles

June 29, 2010 8:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Standardisation Organisations bodies (CEN-CENELEC and ETSI) will develop a common charging system for electric cars, scooters and bicycles. European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani has handed on 29 June 2010 a European Commission mandate for the development of the...

New molecular framework could yield better solar cells

June 29, 2010 8:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A team led chemist William Dichtel has discovered a simple process for building an organic molecular framework that could pave the way to more economical, flexible and versatile solar cells.


Linear-Motor Gantry Intended for Contouring Applications

June 29, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s AGS1500 series Cartesian gantry systems are designed for ultra-precision, high-dynamic contouring, and provide outstanding performance in precision micromachining, stencil cutting, fuel cell manufacturing, solder-ball placement, printed electronics, high-speed pick-and-place, automated assembly, vision inspection, dispensing stations, and high-accuracy inspection.


Solid State Relays are Panel Mounted

June 29, 2010 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crydom’s CL series of AC output Solid State Relays is intended for general purpose use in heating, lighting and motion control applications where panel mounting is desirable but traditional heavy duty SSRs are not required. Rated at either 5 A or 10 A output from 24 V to 280 VAC, the CL series features


Serial Flash-Memory Device Supports Low-Power Electronics

June 29, 2010 7:06 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the SST25WF080 serial Flash-memory device?the newest member of the 25 series Serial Flash (SPI) memory family based on Microchip’s proprietary SuperFlash Technology. The low-voltage (1.8V), 8 Mbit device features extremely low standby power consumption of just 5 microamperes...


Kepco Introduces DC Electronic Loads

June 29, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kepco is pleased to introduce its new EL Series of modular, air-cooled, DC electronic loads with power ratings from 1KW to 5KW. Twenty (20) standard single channel models have maximum test capabilities of 50, 200, 400 and 600 volts.


Encoder-Ready DC Motor Comes With Planetary Gearbox

June 29, 2010 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available with a 0.060” OD (1.5mm) rear shaft for encoders, the HG16 series DC motor from Nidec Copal is provided with a planetary gearbox.


OSTAR Platform Suits Automotive Applications

June 29, 2010 6:51 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

LEDs offer automakers significant advantages over conventional lighting solutions. Their efficiency provides major energy savings which can be reflected in lower fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions.


JTAG Technologies Introduces 'SCIP' for In-System Programming

June 29, 2010 6:42 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

JTAG Technologies has broadened its portfolio by offering device programming solutions for an array of serial bus types, including SMBus, SPI, I2C and MicroWire. Classified by their Serial Controlled IC Programmer (SCIP) grouping...


Five-Amp Motor Controller Provides both RS-485 and CAN ports

June 29, 2010 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering a 5A RMS drive output (7A peak) from 12V to 48V, the SilverSterling controller from QuickSilver Controls can manage NEMA 11, 17, and 23 frame brushless servo motors, DC brush motors, and voice-coil actuators.


VIA Takes Advanced 64-Bit Computing to the Factory Floor

June 29, 2010 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced it latest Mini-ITX board, the VIA EPIA-M840, designed for a range of embedded device designs including advanced industrial and factory management applications.


Piezoelectric Accelerometers Target Cryogenic, Flight Test, and Space Hardware Test

June 29, 2010 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endevco model 2271A series, an accelerometer family designed for high-reliability vibration and acceleration measurements in cryogenic and other extreme environments is available with either 10-32 side connector (model 2271A) or 10-32 top connector (model 2271AM20). The series is designed to


Statistics: Annual inflation rate in OECD eases slightly to 2.0% in May 2010

June 29, 2010 5:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 2.0 % in the year to May 2010, slightly down from 2.1% in April. This small decrease in inflation rates mainly reflected the slowing down of energy prices, which increased by 11% in May, compared with 12.1% in April.


Health : Growing health spending puts pressure on government budgets, according to OECD Health Data 2010

June 29, 2010 5:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

In all OECD countries total spending on healthcare is rising faster than economic growth, pushing the average ratio of health spending to GDP from 7.8% in 2000 to 9.0% in 2008. Factors pushing health spending up - technological change, population expectations and population ageing - will...



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