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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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