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Observing the random diffusion of missing atoms in graphene

May 30, 2014 10:51 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imperfections in the regular atomic arrangements in crystals determine many of the properties of a material, and their diffusion is behind many microstructural changes in solids. However, imaging non-repeating atomic arrangements is difficult in conventional materials....

Novel NIST laser system mimics sunlight to test solar cell efficiency

May 30, 2014 10:49 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laser-based instrument that generates artificial sunlight to help test solar cell properties and find ways to boost their efficiency. The novel NIST system simulates sunlight well across a broad spectrum of visible to infrared light....

Mars spacecraft research lands Exeter student top international fellowship

May 30, 2014 10:46 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An Exeter student has been honoured with a prestigious international award, designed to promote female excellence in the pioneering sphere of aerospace research. Anusha Mujumdar has been selected to receive a Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship – one of only 35 students worldwide to be bestowed with the coveted award....

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New printable robots could self-assemble when heated

May 30, 2014 10:42 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Printable robots — those that can be assembled from parts produced by 3-D printers — have long been a topic of research in the lab of Daniela Rus, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. At this year's IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ...

Rush a light wave and you'll break its data, say NIST scientists

May 30, 2014 10:40 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Quantum information can't break the cosmic speed limit, according to researchers* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute. The scientists have shown how attempts to "push" part of a light beam past the speed of light results in the loss of the quantum data....

Tunable RF filters operate between 100 MHz and 3 GHz

May 30, 2014 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave’s (Allen, TX) tunable RF filters are commonly used in lab environments for testing many frequency bands including PCS, UHF, PMR, Tetra, LTE, and WiFi. The tunable band pass filters and band reject filters, also known as band-stop filters or band-rejection filters, are desirable in band…

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: JARO Thermal wins for Cooling and Thermal Management

May 30, 2014 10:15 am | Jaro Thermal | Product Releases | Comments

The Three-Phase (wired) “Motor-to-DC”, sensorless, brushless, low-vibrating, high-efficiency, UL/ CUL & CE certified fans from JARO Thermal (Boca Raton, FL) uses significantly less power than most standard, single-phase wired fans. Available with an optional water-protected IP 55 rating ...

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Newark element14 wins for Distributer Innovation

May 30, 2014 10:04 am | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

Open source hardware allows people the opportunity to control the technology and share their knowledge through a free exchange. Newark element14’s (Chicago, IL) open source offering includes volumes of information on some of the most popular single board computers (SBCs)....

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How Obama's power plant emission rules will work

May 30, 2014 9:53 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is poised to unveil the first rules limiting carbon emissions from the thousands of power plants across the nation. The pollution controls form the cornerstone of President Barack Obama's campaign to combat climate change and a key element of his legacy....

Elon Musk unveils spacecraft to ferry astronauts

May 30, 2014 9:48 am | by RAQUEL MARIA DILLON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space. The futuristic, cone-headed craft dubbed Dragon V2 featured landing legs....

A look at the roadblocks facing driverless cars

May 30, 2014 9:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. is pushing hard to bring cars driven by computers - not people - to market. To do so, the Silicon Valley giant first had to persuade states including California to pass laws legalizing the still-emerging technology. After all, a basic premise of driving is that a person controls the vehicle....

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Waveguide duplexer with ceramic filter technology rivals air-cavity devices

May 30, 2014 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

CTS Corporation (Elkhart, IN) through its subsidiary, CTS Electronic Components, Inc., announces its new ClearPlex Waveguide Duplexer, delivering performance comparable to air-cavity with 2x to 4x smaller size, according to the company, for cellular infrastructure, 6-10 GHz microwave, NLOS backhaul and military communications.

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CubeSats keep space research motoring

May 30, 2014 9:33 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Space research isn’t just for the big space agencies anymore. In fact, anyone wishing to make observations from space should not only think small but also inside-the-box. Or more accurately, inside the cube. That’s because in recent years academia has been creating and deploying very small satellites called CubeSats....

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Engineering Newswire: Super-maglev train to reach 1,800 mph

May 30, 2014 9:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Magnetic levitation, or Maglev, trains use magnets to levitate above their tracks, which eliminates any friction, allowing for faster, quieter travel. Current maglev trains can reach speeds of up to 250 mph, but Researchers in China have successfully completed testing of the first manned megathermal superconducting maglev loop, which would go much faster....

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Clean diesel cars garner top rankings on AAA’s 2014 Green Car Guide

May 30, 2014 8:53 am | News | Comments

Half of the top 10 highest scoring green cars were clean diesel vehicles in the newly released Green Car Guide compiled by the Automobile Association of America (AAA).  The top 10 of AAA’s Green Car list included five clean diesels, three electrics and two hybrids....

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