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Researchers designing nuclear power plant that will float eight or more miles out to sea

June 25, 2015 12:14 pm | by Nancy W. Stauffer, MIT Energy Initiative | News | Comments

Many experts cite nuclear power as a critical component of a low-carbon energy future. Nuclear plants are steady, reliable sources of large amounts of power; they run on inexpensive and abundant fuel; and they emit no carbon dioxide (CO2)...


3-D plasmonic antenna capable of focusing light into few nanometers

June 25, 2015 12:07 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Professors Myung-Ki Kim and Yong-Hee Lee of the Physics Department at KAIST and their research teams developed a 3D gap-plasmon antenna which can focus light into a few nanometers wide space...


Thin crystal stretched to get better solar cells

June 25, 2015 11:56 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Nature loves crystals. Salt, snowflakes and quartz are three examples of crystals - materials characterized by the lattice-like arrangement of their atoms and molecules...


Silica 'spiky screws' could enhance industrial coatings, additive manufacturing

June 25, 2015 11:51 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

It took marine sponges millions of years to perfect their spike-like structures, but research mimicking these formations may soon alter how industrial coatings and 3-D printed to additively manufactured objects are produced...


Breakthrough graphene production could trigger revolution in artificial skin development

June 25, 2015 11:46 am | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin', that could be used in robots...


UK opens research centers for aerospace and 3D-printing technologies

June 25, 2015 11:41 am | by Aerospace Research Centre | News | Comments

The UK Government has opened two research centers in Coventry to accelerate the potential of 3D-printing in the aerospace segment...


DDR2 SDRAM with 2-Gb density

June 25, 2015 11:33 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

DDR2 Alliance Memory broadens its lineup of high-speed CMOS double data rate 2 synchronous DRAMs (DDR2 SDRAM) with a new device featuring high 2-Gb density in the 84-ball 8-mm by 12.5-mm by 1.2-mm FBGA package...

Communications-electronics command cyber training range launches

June 25, 2015 11:29 am | by Douglas A. Solivan Sr., Logistics and Readiness Center, CECOM | News | Comments

To keep pace with training demands of the Army's growing cyber force, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, or CECOM, is standing up a new training range to help Soldiers validate their cyber security skills...


Platinum SMD flat chip temperature sensors for automotive, space, and industrial electronics

June 25, 2015 11:20 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology today announced a new AEC-Q200-qualified version of its PTS series of platinum SMD flat chip temperature sensors...

Protesters block construction of giant Hawaii telescope

June 25, 2015 11:07 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers Wednesday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world's largest telescopes...


Engineering Update #116: Test firing a 3D printed thruster

June 25, 2015 10:40 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jamie Wisniewski, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

We’re 3D printing a lot of stuff these days. But with each discovery it seems the 3D printing items are evolving in terms of sophistication and application...


Tech company finds stolen government log-ins all over web

June 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web - available for hackers, spies and thieves...


AC-to-DC power supplies for space-constrained applications

June 25, 2015 9:39 am | by GE's Critical Power business | Product Releases | Comments

GE’s CLP0224FP and CLP0112FP are the latest addition to its open-frame, Compact Low Power (CLP) family of AC-DC power supplies...


Analyzing ocean mixing reveals insight on climate

June 25, 2015 9:39 am | by DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a computer model that clarifies the complex processes driving ocean mixing in the vast eddies that swirl across hundreds of miles of open ocean...


Spintronics advance brings wafer-scale quantum devices closer to reality

June 25, 2015 9:34 am | by University of Chicago | News | Comments

An electronics technology that uses the "spin" -- or magnetization -- of atomic nuclei to store and process information promises huge gains in performance over today's electron-based devices. But getting there is proving challenging...



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