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Supercapacitors Europe 2014

March 13, 2014 11:08 am | Events

IDTechEx's Supercapacitor Europe 2014 conference is bringing the best of supercapacitor developments in the region and internationally to Berlin on 1-2 April. http://www.IDTechEx.com/SCEurope. Here, Franco Gonzalez, Technical Analyst at IDTechEx discusses some of the topics on offer at the Berlin show.

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Thin film filter suppresses common mode and radiation noise

March 13, 2014 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Viking Tech Corporation (Irvine, CA) announces the CMF Series  CMF for “High Speed” and “Ultra High Speed” Differential Signal Lines. For suppressing common mode and radiation noise in differential signal interfaces, the CMF uses a large bandwidth that will not affect the transmission of differential signals.

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Integrated connector module designed for 10 gigabit server, router, and storage applications

March 13, 2014 10:36 am | Pulse Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation (San Diego, CA) introduces the JT3-1101HL ultra-low profile offset and halogen free 10GBASE-T (10 Gbit/s Ethernet over unshielded twisted-pair) RJ45 integrated connector module (ICM) for server, router, and storage applications.

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Engineering Update Episode 49: The UK's newest UAV

March 13, 2014 9:34 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Welcome to the Engineering Update. In this week's episode: The UKs newest UAV: UK Ministry of Defence recently announced a Release to Service for their own UAV, the WatchKeeper WK450. Robots playing ping pong: UHTTR-1 robotic arm plays one mean game of table tennis.

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Microbes in space

March 13, 2014 9:14 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Microbes collected from Northern California and throughout the nation will soon blast into orbit for research and a microgravity growth competition on the International Space Station (ISS). The citizen science project, known as Project MERCCURI, is led by UC Davis microbiologists....

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'Ultracold' molecules promising for quantum computing, simulation

March 13, 2014 9:08 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers have created a new type of "ultracold" molecule, using lasers to cool atoms nearly to absolute zero and then gluing them together, a technology that might be applied to quantum computing, precise sensors and advanced simulations.

Ground validation: Contributing to Earth observations from space

March 13, 2014 8:58 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, launched on Feb. 27 from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, will help advance our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycles, improve the forecasting of extreme events that cause natural disasters...

Ridiculous uses for ridiculous gadgets

March 13, 2014 8:54 am | by Daniele DeAngelis Walker, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

I recently showed you some outlandish gadgets people are buying. Now I'm back to show you what people are using their ridiculous gadgets for: 1. Robot-penned papers 2. Laser-printed tacos 3. Air hockey robot 4. USB pet rock 5. HAPIfork 6. Internet tasting electrode 7. iBreathalyzer 8. QuantumVET 9. Isophone 10. iPad surgery.

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Queen's to plug cyber security gap

March 13, 2014 8:53 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

International experts in cyber security are at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), at Queen's University today (Thursday 13 March) for the fourth annual cyber security summit. The two-day summit brings together the world's leading cyber security experts....

Simulating how the Earth kick-started metabolism

March 13, 2014 8:47 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new approach to simulating the energetic processes that may have led to the emergence of cell metabolism on Earth – a crucial biological function for all living organisms. The research, which is published online today in the journal Astrobiology...

Facebook feelings are contagious

March 13, 2014 8:40 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

You can't catch a cold from a friend online. But can you catch a mood? It would seem so, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego. Published in PLOS ONE, the study analyzes over a billion anonymized status updates among more than 100 million users of Facebook in the United States.

Moving technologies from the lab to the marketplace

March 13, 2014 8:12 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia and Lawrence Livermore labs, i-GATE to showcase Cleantech Open program LIVERMORE, Calif. — Representatives from national labs, universities and business will  gather for a Cleantech Open Business Briefing on March 18 at Sandia National Laboratories’ Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) to...

Launching a generation

March 12, 2014 6:14 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

There was never any doubt that Doug Hege would go to Duke. His father attended Trinity College when it was just a handful of buildings on today’s East Campus. But it wasn’t just him; all told, 17 members of the Hege family attended Duke. There was, however, some debate....

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Computer model predicts vastly different ecosystem in Antarctica's Ross Sea in the coming century

March 12, 2014 5:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Ross Sea, a major, biologically productive Antarctic ecosystem, "clearly will be extensively modified by future climate change" in the coming decades as rising temperatures and changing wind patterns create longer periods of ice-free open water, affecting the life cycles of both predators and prey, according to a paper published by researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

NREL aims to improve building energy performance with new web-based tool

March 12, 2014 5:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a web-based tool to help consumers better understand the energy performance of building-related products. The Technology Performance Exchange™ (TPEx™) is a portal that helps manufacturers and other organizations that measure and test products easily share performance data with product consumers.

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