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NPE2015 international plastics exposition

May 21, 2014 1:19 pm | Events

NPE is a triennial international plastics exposition produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. NPE2015, to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will be the largest plastics industry event in 2015. The trade show portion will include 2,000 exhibitors....

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Making light work of orbit and attitude control

May 21, 2014 12:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When you observe the sky on a clear night, the twinkling objects you see may not only be stars but also man-made satellites. Occasionally visible from Earth, these orbiting spacecraft come in different sizes, from large telecommunications and TV satellites to the smaller scientific satellites that serve as space laboratories....

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A new solution for storing hydrogen fuel for alternative energy

May 21, 2014 12:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Turning the "hydrogen economy" concept into a reality, even on a small scale, has been a bumpy road, but scientists are developing a novel way to store hydrogen to smooth out the long-awaited transition away from fossil fuels. Their report on a new solid, stable material that can pack in a large amount of hydrogen....

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A new way to harness waste heat

May 21, 2014 12:52 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy. Most such efforts have focused on thermoelectric devices, solid-state materials that can produce electricity....

Very distant galaxy cluster confirmed

May 21, 2014 12:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The structures and star populations of massive galaxies appear to change as they age, but much about how these galaxies formed and evolved remains mysterious. Many of the oldest and most massive galaxies reside in clusters, enormous structures where numerous galaxies are found concentrated together....

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Skinny lens makes cheap surveillance camera for home use

May 21, 2014 12:50 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Dark alleys might not feel so dangerous someday thanks to a new ultra-thin type of lens, which could pave the way to making smaller and cheaper heat-sensing imagers. A team of French researchers has found a way to make a thermal infrared (IR) camera with a lens made of silicon, a much less expensive material than is commonly used today....

What does 'Made In America' really mean?

May 21, 2014 12:45 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, MBT | Blogs | Comments

Imported products sold in the United States, from clothing to cars, contain far more U.S. parts or other value, and support significantly more American jobs than consumers or policymakers realize, according to a new report prepared for the National Retail Federation....

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Neuroscience's grand question

May 21, 2014 12:39 pm | News | Comments

When your car needs a new spark plug, you take it to a shop where it sits, out of commission, until the repair is finished. But what if your car could replace its own spark plug while speeding down the Mass Pike? Of course, cars can't do that, but our nervous system does the equivalent....

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: W. L. Gore & Associates wins for Packaging and Interconnects

May 21, 2014 12:35 pm | W.L. Gore & Associates | Product Releases | Comments

The low-profile right-angle connector (ZQA) from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Newark, DE) features a non-bifurcated swept contact design for use with low-loss microwave coaxial cable qualified for 32 GHz spaceflight applications. Features include....

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Energy, everywhere: What’s next for energy harvesting and portable power?

May 21, 2014 12:23 pm | by Dan Rogers, Smithers-Apex | Articles | Comments

Rapid industrialisation, development of infrastructure and the growing use of electronics is happening quickly around the globe. As a result, managing energy supplies is becoming an increasingly urgent problem, calling for a more sustainable society....

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For the first time, tablet PC panel shipments decline Y/Y

May 21, 2014 12:22 pm | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

Since Apple launched the first iPad in 2010, tablet PC shipments have grown continuously. Not only have tablet PCs been well-positioned between the casual and professional computing market segments, but the shift to mobility and the surrounding ecosystem exemplified by apps added to the attraction....

What’s the best implementation of smart energy strategy that you have seen?

May 21, 2014 12:14 pm | Articles | Comments

When you hear smart energy, you immediately think about things like smart meters, Wi-Fi thermostats, turning on and off appliances during peak hours to save on energy costs, basically communications with devices creating smart power loads. What about taking the concept of “smart energy”....

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MINT program helps pinpoint threats contained in intelligence data

May 21, 2014 11:25 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

May 21, 2014 Atlanta, GA Every day U.S. military and security units receive vast amounts of data collected by intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors. Researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are helping to improve the capabilities of the nation’s...

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D/A Converter comes in FMC Format at 2.5 GSPS

May 21, 2014 10:25 am | Vadatech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) offers a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) in the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) format. The high-speed DAC offers 14-bit at 2.5 Giga samples per second. The mezzanine offers 8, 16, 32 or 72 QAM for amplitude modulation.

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BERT offers precision jitter impairment capabilities and low intrinsic jitter levels

May 21, 2014 9:53 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. (Beaverton, OR) introduced the BSA286CL BERTScope Bit Error Rate Tester. The BSA286CL is designed for the low intrinsic jitter and precision impairments required for testing a broad set of 100G communications standards including OIF-CEI, CAUI, and InfiniBand Standards.

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