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Graphene for real-world devices

May 7, 2014 9:03 am | by University of Texas | News | Comments

Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material — strong, light, nearly transparent, and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. But a number of practical challenges must be overcome...

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Student group recognized for lithography project to optimize computer chip processing

May 7, 2014 8:44 am | by NPRE Illinois | News | Comments

A student team recognized at the recent American Nuclear Society Student Conference for research that could result in smaller computer chips is the inaugural recipient of the Daniel F. Hang Outstanding Senior Design Award in NPRE...  

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Vishay wins top prize at prestigious Supplier Excellence Awards

May 6, 2014 3:30 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Vishay Intertechnology, Tti, Inc., Molex, Nichicon America Corp, Fci | News | Comments

Since 1995, TTI has recognized the industry’s achievements in distribution with the Supplier Excellence Awards, and 2014 saw a number of repeat honorees, including a 14-time winner and a company which took home a trophy every year since the program’s inception in ’95....

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TTI kicks off EDS 2014 with the “Unbreakable Supply Chain”

May 6, 2014 1:43 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

EDS bills itself as the “premier distribution event of the year”, and fittingly, the festivities kicked off with a breakfast/awards show/networking event hosted by TTI, a Fort Worth-based distributor of passive, interconnect, and electromechanical components....

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Making light work of orbit & altitude control

May 6, 2014 11:27 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Microsatellites have to be very light – every gram counts. The same applies to the gyroscopes used to sense the satellite’s orientation when in orbit. A novel prototype is seven times lighter and significantly smaller than ...   

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3-dB, 90-degree hybrid couplers target mobile communications

May 6, 2014 11:23 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) introduced two new wideband, 3d-B, 90-degree hybrid couplers: a 2100-MHz device for 1.5 GHz to 2.1 GHz performance and a 2700 MHz device for 2.1-GHz to 2.7-GHz performance.

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Space brings fresh water to Morocco

May 6, 2014 11:22 am | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

Recycling waste water and urine into drinking water is not only for astronauts – the same method is now treating groundwater for a school in Morocco. The village of Sidi Taïbi near Kenitra, 30 km from ...        

Engineering's 4 lines of business focus on problem-solving

May 6, 2014 11:18 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Engineering is about making dreams a reality. At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the team in the Engineering and Technology Directorate not only puts those visions on paper, but sees the designs all the way ...      

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Air Force tests new surveillance capability

May 6, 2014 11:13 am | by U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

The Air Force successfully completed the first Maritime Modes program risk reduction flight April 14, 2014, as the service moves toward providing a new air-sea battle surveillance capability. The test flight consisted of an 11 and a half hour ...

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Vintage WWII plane crashes at airshow

May 6, 2014 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators trying to determine what caused the crash of a vintage airplane during a stunt at a California air show say they will start by examining the wreckage and ground scars. Witnesses have said it seemed like ...     

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Italian software engineer wins contest that generates worldwide response

May 6, 2014 11:01 am | by Susie Allen, University of Chicago | News | Comments

An Italian computer engineer has solved a 150-year-old literary mystery found in a rare edition of Homer’s Odyssey at the University of Chicago Library. The case of the mystery marginalia began when ...        

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nvSRAM family boasts fast HD NVRAM and supports direct connections to NAND bus controllers

May 6, 2014 10:58 am | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, CA) introduced a family of 16 Mb nonvolatile Static Random Access Memories (nvSRAMs), including devices with asynchronous parallel and asynchronous Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) Standard 1.0 interfaces.

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Second GM engineering exec retires in recall wake

May 6, 2014 10:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Another General Motors engineering executive is retiring in the wake of the automaker's mishandled recall of small cars. GM says Jim Federico elected to retire after 36 years with the company. Federico plans to work outside the auto industry...

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GM Recalls About 60,000 Saturns to Fix Gear Shifts

May 6, 2014 10:53 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling nearly 60,000 Saturn Aura midsize cars because the automatic transmission shift levers can show the wrong gear, and says it has known about the problem for at least a year. The problem, caused by failure of the...

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GE Offer for Alstom Not Good Enough

May 6, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

French President Francois Hollande says that an offer by General Electric Co. for troubled French engineering company Alstom is not good enough and wants the U.S. company to come up with a better deal. The $17 billion bid for Alstom's...  

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