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30W 1 inch by 1 inch DC-DC converters have 4:1 input range

June 26, 2015 2:50 pm | by TDK-Lambda | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda 30W CCG30G series of DC-DC converters...

Digital messages on vehicle windshields make driving less safe

June 26, 2015 2:44 pm | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Augmented-reality head-up displays (AR-HUDs) that present digital images on windshields to alert drivers to everything from possible collisions to smart phone activity, are meant to make driving safer...


Engineers break power and distance barriers for fiber optic communication

June 26, 2015 2:40 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Electrical engineers have broken key barriers that limit the distance information can travel in fiber optic cables and still be accurately deciphered by a receiver...


Designing capacitors for aircraft

June 26, 2015 2:32 pm | by Bharat Rawal and Ron Demcko, AVX Corp | Articles | Comments

Aircraft electric power characteristics are critical in present-day designs. Design engineers of system blocks, ranging from central processing units to control surface actuators/motors...


Improved sensors help navigate gravity waves

June 26, 2015 2:30 pm | by Chris Marr, Science Network WA | News | Comments

Efforts to detect gravitational waves—which were first predicted by Albert Einstein nearly 100 years ago—are advancing with international researchers including UWA researchers boosting the sensitivity of wave detectors...


The ECN IMPACT Awards: By the numbers

June 26, 2015 2:26 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

By now you probably know all about the ECN IMPACT Awards, but what you might not know are the behind the scenes details.


US Internet adoption steady as 'digital gaps' persist

June 26, 2015 2:23 pm | by Agence France-Presse | News | Comments

The percentage of Americans using the Internet has remained unchanged for the past three years, with older and low-income people making slow progress getting online, a study showed Friday...


Energy harvesting system for electronic motion sensors

June 26, 2015 2:20 pm | by Christian Fell, POSITAL-FRABA Inc. | Articles | Comments

“Energy harvesting” often refers to the collection of  energy to feed power systems. However, sometimes harvesting even small amounts of energy – at the right place and at the right time – can be extremely useful.


Researchers introduce new layered semiconducting materials as silicon alternative

June 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

When the new iPhone came out, customers complained that it could be bent -- but what if you could roll up your too big 6 Plus to actually fit in your pocket? That technology might be available sooner than you think, based on the work of USC Viterbi engineers...


Economic officials say Tesla Factory will open in a year

June 26, 2015 2:04 pm | by Riley Snyder, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nevada economic officials say work on a massive Tesla Motors battery factory east of Reno is going smoothly and it should be operational within a year...


Design to improve material properties of sodium-ion batteries

June 26, 2015 2:01 pm | by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) | News | Comments

In collaboration with the Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ANSTO researchers have manipulated the electrochemical properties of a material that could improve the capacity and life of sodium-ion batteries...


Airbus DS unveils new mobile welfare communication portfolio

June 26, 2015 11:46 am | by Airbus Defence and Space | News | Comments

A new portfolio of scalable welfare satcoms services for UK military personnel has been introduced by Airbus Defence and Space...


Helium 'balloons' offer new path to control complex materials

June 26, 2015 11:40 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ions...


Splash proof fan with high airflow and long lifespan

June 26, 2015 11:36 am | by Sanyo Denki America, Inc. | Sanyo Denki America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sanyo Denki Co. has developed and introduced 40 x 40 x 28 mm splash proof fan. This cooling fan delivers IP68*1 rated water and dust resistance, high airflow and the longest lifespan in the industry...

Army developing a Star Wars-like hoverbike to transport soldiers

June 26, 2015 11:34 am | by Mike Hoffman, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The U.S. Army is working on a futuristic “hoverbike” that could carry one to two soldiers up to ten feet off the ground at speeds around 60 miles per hour over land and water...



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