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The race to find a strong and lightweight design

November 19, 2014 5:24 pm | by Kevin Balben, Product Specialist, DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC | Articles | Comments

Last month I wrote an overview about the classic advantages of bonding. This month I would like to discuss the increase in demand by companies for lightweight constructed products and what challenges this demand brings. In industries like ...

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Power electronics market to rise 77% to $23 billion for discrete components in 2024

November 19, 2014 5:09 pm | News | Comments

Power electronics – used to convert and manage electricity in devices ranging from mobile phones to pumps and motors – will grow to a market worth $23 billion for discrete components in 2024, up from $13 billion today  according to Lux Research....

Be thankful marketing isn't running R&D

November 19, 2014 4:29 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Blogs | Comments

I’m back in the office after my annual trip to Minneapolis for a trade show that always happens around the Halloween time of year. The timing seems strangely appropriate given how scary the diminishing event has become. That is to say ...

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Giving LEDs a cozy, warm glow

November 19, 2014 4:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded this October to three Japanese-born scientists for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs), the prize committee declared LED lamps would light the 21st century. Now researchers from ...

Network switches reliably expand wired connections for any network

November 19, 2014 3:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Amped Wireless (Chino Hills, CA) announced the launch of the G8SW, G16SW, and the GP48SW wired network switches. These switches provide a reliable way to quickly and easily expand wired connections for any network. Features of the new ...

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Radiation-hardened ASICs serve military and aerospace applications

November 19, 2014 2:44 pm | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has entered into a licensing/development agreement with ICs LLC in order to bring application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to market which are resilient to radiation effects. Radiation hardened by design ...

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'Cloaking' device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects

November 19, 2014 2:16 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways--some simple and some involving new technologies--to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester ...

Could object in space be a jettisoned black hole?

November 19, 2014 2:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In his general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein predicted that there are such things as gravitational waves. In fact, the very existence of these waves is the linchpin of the entire theory. Despite the great lengths that physicists have gone to in ...

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An alternative to the 'Turing Test' for artificial intelligence

November 19, 2014 2:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A Georgia Tech professor is offering an alternative to the celebrated "Turing Test" to determine whether a machine or computer program exhibits human-level intelligence. The Turing Test - originally called the Imitation Game - was proposed by ...

Paper electronics could make health care more accessible

November 19, 2014 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Flexible electronic sensors based on paper -- an inexpensive material -- have the potential to some day cut the price of a wide range of medical tools, from helpful robots to diagnostic tests. Scientists have now developed a fast, low-cost ...

Could hydrogen vehicles take over as the 'green' car of choice?

November 19, 2014 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Now that car makers have demonstrated through hybrid vehicle success that consumers want less-polluting tailpipes, they are shifting even greener. In 2015, Toyota will roll out the first hydrogen fuel-cell car for personal use that emits only ...

Preparing for an energy-constrained future

November 19, 2014 1:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characterized by "involuntary simplicity." That's the picture painted by ...

Spooky alignment of quasars across billions of light-years

November 19, 2014 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Quasars are galaxies with very active supermassive black holes at their centres. These black holes are surrounded by spinning discs of extremely hot material that is often spewed out in long jets along their axes of rotation. Quasars can shine more ...

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Why a federal ruling could stymie the drone industry

November 19, 2014 1:18 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Blogs | Comments

A new ruling from the National Transportation Safety Board is rocking the commercial drone industry to its core.The ruling states that unmanned aerial vehicles are, in fact, aircraft, which places them within the purview of the Federal Aviation Administration and ...

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Universal contact interconnects designed for right-angle applications

November 19, 2014 12:00 pm | Itt Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Corporation (Santa Ana, CA) and its Cannon brand announced a new offering of universal-contact connectors for perpendicular/right angle configurations at electronica 2014. Driven by the growing medical industry need for a low-cost ...

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