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Advance brings 'hyperbolic metamaterials' closer to reality

May 14, 2014 12:32 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers have taken a step toward practical applications for "hyperbolic metamaterials," ultra-thin crystalline films that could bring optical advances including powerful microscopes, quantum computers and high-performance solar cells.

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Unified superconductors possible with improved materials

May 14, 2014 12:28 pm | by SISSA | News | Comments

Superconductors are promising materials, with applications ranging from medicine to transport.  Unfortunately, though, their use is for the time being limited to the very low temperatures (close to absolute zero) necessary for superconductivity to occur.

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Arrays of nano-liter photobioreactors to accelerate algal biofuel development

May 14, 2014 12:25 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

A team led by Arum Han, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently had their paper on microfluidic systems for algal biofuel development published in the journal Lab on a Chip as a cover article.

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ECE computer engineering student creates checker to fight Heartbleed Bug

May 14, 2014 12:25 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

The cyber-world was terrorized last month with the surfacing of the Heartbleed Bug, and though a fix for the bug was released, many people were impacted. Fortunately, a graduate student in the Computer Engineering and Systems Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas...

Microchip-Like Technology Allows Single-Cell Analysis

May 14, 2014 12:22 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Using components similar those that control electrons in microchips, researchers have designed a new device that can sort, store and retrieve individual cells for study. By Ken Kingery A U.S. and Korean research team has developed...

NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program recognized for its search-and-rescue efforts

May 14, 2014 12:20 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The New Zealand Search and Rescue Council has recognized the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs, for its cooperation with Antarctica New Zealand in response to the January 2013 loss of a Twin Otter aircraft and its crew in the...

GSM monitoring receiver targets government, military and homeland security systems

May 14, 2014 12:20 pm | Pentek | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek, Inc., (Upper Saddle River, NJ) announced the newest member of its Cobal family: the Model 52663 full spectrum GSM channelizer 3U VPX module. Using a highly optimized IP core for the Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA, the 52663 is appropriate for…

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Teen invents, sells medical devices

May 14, 2014 12:18 pm | by Amy Nile, The Daily Herald | News | Comments

He isn't old enough to drive, but a Snohomish entrepreneur already is gaining national attention for his inventions. Suman Mulumudi, 15, showed off the digital stethoscope he invented on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" last Thursday. Mulumudi, a freshman at Lakeside School in Seattle, is developing that device and another medical tool he invented last summer.

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New implanted devices wrap around tissues

May 14, 2014 12:13 pm | by LaKisha Ladson, UT Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, such as large tissues, nerves, and blood vessels. These biologically adaptive, flexible transistors might one day help doctors learn more about what is happening inside the body, and stimulate the body for treatments.

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Optimized planar transformer platform delivers up to 800 W capability

May 14, 2014 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation (San Diego, CA) launched a new planar platform which increases throughput power to deliver up to 800 W of power capability. These transformers are used for isolation and voltage conversion for switched mode power supplies in…

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USABC Reissues RFPI for development of advanced, high performance batteries for 48-V HEV applications

May 14, 2014 10:23 am | News | Comments

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization operated by Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, has reissued a request for proposal information (RFPI) for the development of advanced high-performance batteries for 48-volt mild-hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications.

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How to Avoid Conducted EMI Problems – Part II

May 14, 2014 9:50 am | by Brian King, Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Following these four basic tips can help ease your pain when it comes to EMI compliance.  Of course, the topic of EMI is a broad one, and there are many other tips that could be mentioned. Recall that in Part I of our discussion, we focused on what happens when...

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System designed for non-destructive testing and measurement of materials

May 14, 2014 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

YXLON announces the new YXLON FF20 CT and FF35 CT systems for the non-destructive testing and measurement of materials. Conventional computed tomography scanners on the market are complex systems involving sophisticated operation — even for experienced users

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Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings

May 14, 2014 9:14 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Lubricants are required wherever moving parts come together. They prevent direct contact between solid elements and ensure that gears, bearings, and valves work as smoothly as possible. Depending on the application, the ideal lubricant must meet conflicting requirements.

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Virginia Tech updates football helmet ratings, 5 new helmets meet 5-star mark

May 14, 2014 9:11 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Virginia Tech has updated results of its adult football helmet ratings, which are designed to identify key differences between the abilities of individual helmets to reduce the risk of concussion. All five of the new adult football helmets introduced this spring earned the five-star mark, which is the highest rating awarded by the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings™.

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