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Lighting ballast transformers ideal for reliable aerospace & commercial systems

September 30, 2014 2:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The highly efficient Lighting Ballast Transformer Series from Innovative Power, Inc. (Perris, CA) offer superior performance, excellent reliability, and rugged construction for aerospace, industrial, and commercial lighting systems. Features include....

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NIH taps lab to develop sophisticated electrode array system to monitor brain act

September 30, 2014 2:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a grant today to develop an electrode array system that will enable researchers to better understand how the brain works through unprecedented....

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'Green' technology developed at Louisiana Tech University earns company LA StartUp Prize

September 30, 2014 2:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Alchemy Geopolymer Solutions (AGS), an innovative concrete technology company that emerged from geopolymer research conducted at Louisiana Tech University, has won the inaugural LA StartUp Prize. Presented as "the most amazing entrepreneurial....

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A new dimension for integrated circuits: 3-D nanomagnetic logic

September 30, 2014 2:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Electrical engineers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have demonstrated a new kind of building block for digital integrated circuits. Their experiments show that future computer chips could be based on three-dimensional arrangements....

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GaN HEMT die specified for operation up to 6GHz

September 30, 2014 2:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. (Durham, NC) has developed a family of 50V discrete GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) die for operation up to 6GHz. The new 40W CGHV60040D and 170W CGHV60170D represent the only 50V bare GaN HEMT die available....

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New material steals oxygen from the air

September 30, 2014 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations. Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the oxygen in a room. The stored oxygen ...

Researchers get $5.25 million to advance nuclear technologies in South Carolina

September 30, 2014 1:16 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of environmental scientists and engineers, led by Clemson University associate professor Brian Powell, was awarded a three-year, $5.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research....

Taking thin films to the extreme

September 30, 2014 1:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Applying a well-known optical phenomenon called thin-film interference, a group of researchers at Harvard University has demonstrated the ability to "paint" ultra-thin coatings onto a rough surface -- work that holds promise for making....

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NTU and German scientists invent award winning 2-in-1 motor for electric cars

September 30, 2014 1:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have invented a 2-in-1 electric motor which increases the range of electric vehicles. This innovative engine integrates the traditional electric motor....

Virginia Tech awarded $1.7 million to study social networking for addiction recovery

September 30, 2014 1:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists plan to use social media to develop a new approach to addiction recovery, one that takes advantage of people's instinct for social connectedness. Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech ...

$18 million NSF investment aims to take flat materials to new heights

September 30, 2014 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Graphene, a form of carbon in which a single layer of atoms forms a two-dimensional, honeycomb crystal lattice, conducts electricity and heat efficiently and interacts with light in unusual ways. These properties have led to worldwide efforts....

Chinese scientists unveil liquid phase 3-D printing method using low melting metal alloy ink

September 30, 2014 12:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Three-dimensional metal printing technology is an expanding field that has enormous potential applications in areas ranging from supporting structures, functional electronics to medical devices. Conventional 3D metal printing is generally restricted....

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

September 30, 2014 12:50 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth's surface from the sun....

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How field application engineers are changing the engineering world

September 30, 2014 12:01 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | Blogs | Comments

Field application engineers, also known as FAEs or Sales engineers are a hybrid of exactly what the title implies: Sales and Engineering. These folks are unique because they’re essentially in the position of selling a product but they can also offe...

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Smart glasses and the evolution of human-computing interfaces

September 30, 2014 9:38 am | by James Mongomery, Senior Market Research Editor, NanoMarkets | Blogs | Comments

Within the emerging category of wearable computing, arguably the most characteristic product to emerge is "smart glasses" which mesh the communications capabilities of smartphones with additional visual and other sensual enhancements....

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