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New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently

February 25, 2015 10:53 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland have developed a new method to implement different types of nanowires side-by-side into a single array on a single substrate. The new technique makes it possible to use different semiconductor materials ...

Using 'fuzzy logic' to optimize hybrid solar/battery systems

February 25, 2015 10:51 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

How did fuzzy logic help a group of researchers in Tunisia and Algeria create an ideal photovoltaic system that obeys the supply-and-demand principle and its delicate balance? In the Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy ...

In quest for better lithium-air batteries, chemists boost carbon's stability

February 25, 2015 10:47 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

To power a car so it can travel hundreds of miles at a time, lithium-ion batteries of the future are going to have to hold more energy without growing too big in size. That's one of the dilemmas confronting efforts to power cars ...

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Sensors provide for visual indication and accurate switching

February 25, 2015 10:10 am | by Gems Sensors & Controls | Gems Sensors & Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls announced its complete range of RotorFlow sensors, now available for immediate online order as standard catalog product. Gems RotorFlow is a family of electronic flow sensors, designed to provide reliable and continuous sensing, accurate switching, and clear visual indication within a variety of flow rate ...

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NFC/RFID tags achieve best-in-class data retention

February 25, 2015 9:52 am | by Stmicroelectronics | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

The SRTAG NFC/RFID tags from STMicroelectronics combine the market’s widest memory range, best-in-class data retention and write-erase cycles, and the strongest data protection, opening new possibilities for short-range wireless connectivity in consumer electronics, computer peripherals, home appliances, industrial automation ...

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Queen's researchers in bid to develop world's fastest super computers

February 25, 2015 9:44 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast are creating ground-breaking computer software which has the potential to develop some of the world's fastest super computers. The software, developed by researchers in the School of Electronics ...

Graphene shows potential as novel anti-cancer therapeutic strategy

February 25, 2015 9:41 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells. This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or treating a broad range of cancers, using a non-toxic material....

Russia to keep its part of space station after its duty ends

February 25, 2015 9:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Russia's space agency expects the International Space Station to stay in orbit through 2024, and plans to create its own space outpost with its segment of the station after that. Roscosmos' scientific council concluded Tuesday that ...

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An introduction to 3D-printed cars

February 25, 2015 9:24 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

At the start, there was no generic name. The simple glass of the car windshield started to incorporate printed antennas and heaters. It was what we now know as "structural electronics" - one structure performing mechanical, electrical and other functions....

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Engineering Live: The Connected Person (On Demand)

February 25, 2015 8:49 am | by ECN Staff, @ecnonline | Videos | Comments

The industry is rife with expanded interconnectivity, operability, and communication. Wearables and the e-health industry is personalizing healthcare beyond anything patients have ever experienced, as the Internet of Things has provided each of us with ...

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Company refuses to ship milling machine for 3D-printed firearms

February 25, 2015 8:03 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Ever since Cody Wilson started toying with the idea of perfecting a completely 3D-printed gun, he’s given potential business partners – including 3D-printer manufacturers – the heebie jeebies. Some have outright refused to have their name associated with 3D-printed firearms....

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Bar-Ilan University neuroscientists literally change the way we think

February 24, 2015 4:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom. In fact, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

Porsche enters the battery powered car race

February 24, 2015 4:47 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Porsche may be drawing closer to Tesla territory with a high-end battery-powered car, according to a report from Car Magazine. The rumored Tesla rival is currently going by the name Porsche 717, a moniker that might be changed ...

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9 experiments that shaped the future of engineering

February 24, 2015 4:21 pm | by Ohio University, Russ College of Engineering. | Blogs | Comments

The electrical research event most people know of is Benjamin Franklin’s Kite & Key. The legend goes that Benjamin Franklin tied a key to a kite and flew that kite in a lightning storm to prove electricity was a natural occurrence.

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Here's what it takes to to win a robotics competition

February 24, 2015 4:12 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

When you think college campus, you might think classes, parties, and dorms, but for some students at the University of Illinois at Chicago the college experience is all about the robots. Well, maybe not ALL about the robots, but there is a serious devotion to robotics among the members of the Chicago Engineering Design Team.

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