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Photos of the Day: Toyota to provide first hydrogen-fueled pace car

April 29, 2015 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. The midsize sedan uses no gasoline and emits only water vapor....

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Optoelectronics

April 29, 2015 1:40 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Thanks to the growth of portable mobile devices with brighter displays plus computers and industrial equipment that demand more intuitive interfaces and lighting, optoelectronics continues to be one of ECN’s most dynamic product categories....

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Digital/Logic ICs

April 29, 2015 1:34 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Whether it’s computers, consumer devices or networking, some of the most bleeding-edge electronic devices depend on how we process ones and zeros. This Award category aims to honor digital ICs – such as memory, digital switches, microprocessors ...

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Patient portals could widen health disparities

April 29, 2015 10:55 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

Online sites that offer secure access to one's medical record, often referred to as patient portals, are increasingly important for doctor and patient communication and routine access to health care information. But patient portals could widen the ...

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Improving geothermal energy

April 29, 2015 10:52 am | by University of Utah | Comments

Generating electricity from the hot rocks deep underground is clean, safe and renewable - and it's about to take a step forward in Utah. The U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that a team from the University of ...

Quantum particles at play: Game theory elucidates the collective behavior of bosons

April 29, 2015 10:47 am | by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München | Comments

Quantum particles behave in strange ways and are often difficult to study experimentally. Using mathematical methods drawn from game theory, physicists of Ludwig-Maximilias-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have shown how bosons, which like ...

New method provides direct SI traceability for sound pressure

April 29, 2015 10:42 am | by National Physical Laboratory | Comments

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) - the UK's National Measurement Institute - have developed an optical method for remotely measuring sound pressure inside a fully anechoic chamber which is the first to provide direct traceability to the SI base units.

New technique for exploring structural dynamics of nanoworld

April 29, 2015 10:19 am | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

A new technique for visualizing the rapidly changing electronic structures of atomic-scale materials as they twist, tumble and traipse across the nanoworld is taking shape at the California Institute of Technology. There, researchers have for ...

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Windows that act like an LCD Screen

April 29, 2015 10:16 am | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

The secret desire of urban daydreamers staring out their office windows at the sad brick walls of the building opposite them may soon be answered thanks to transparent light shutters developed by a group of researchers at Pusan National University in South Korea.

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Berkeley Lab researchers find that saving energy is still cheap

April 29, 2015 9:54 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

What does it cost to save electricity? Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have conducted the most comprehensive study yet of the full cost of saving electricity by U.S. utility ...

Robotically discovering Earth's nearest neighbors

April 29, 2015 9:42 am | by University of Hawaii at Manoa | Comments

A team of astronomers using ground-based telescopes in Hawaii, California, and Arizona recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star that is only 54 light-years away. All three planets orbit their star at a distance closer than ...

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Cyclotron radiation from single electrons measured directly for first time

April 29, 2015 9:34 am | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

A year before Albert Einstein came up with the special theory of relativity, or E=mc2, physicists predicted the existence of something else: cyclotron radiation. Scientists predicted this radiation to be given off by electrons whirling around in a ...

The fearsome foursome: Technologies enable ambitious MMS mission

April 29, 2015 9:30 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

It was unprecedented developing a mission that could fly four identically equipped spacecraft in a tight formation and take measurements 100 times faster than any previous space mission -- an achievement enabled in part by four NASA-developed technologies that ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Cooling and Thermal Management

April 29, 2015 9:23 am | by ECN Staff | Comments

As electronics technology marches on, one thing doesn’t change: For safety and circuit integrity, designers must remove unwanted heat. Examples of products for Award consideration in this category include but are not limited to fans and blowers ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Boards, Modules, and Embedded Systems

April 29, 2015 9:16 am | by ECN Staff | Comments

This category recognizes the innovative embedded systems and computers that reside on boards and the modules and chassis that connect to them. Examples of products for Award consideration include, but are not limited to ...

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