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Engineering Live: AC vs. DC

July 29, 2014 | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

In the old war of currents between Edison and Tesla, Tesla’s alternating current proved to be the winner in grid distribution. We wonder if it will prevail when it comes to local and regional distribution. The new distribution extends deeper than the power grid....

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Development kit accelerates Internet of Things product development

July 29, 2014 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR plc (San Jose, CA) announces the launch of its CSRmesh Development Kit, which will allow developers to get hands on with the recently launched CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol. The kit, available from selected CSR distributors in July 2014, includes development boards....

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Duplexer provide typical insertion loss of 1.8dB

July 29, 2014 9:24 am | Rfmw Ltd, Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for a band 25 duplexer from TriQuint. The TQM963001 is a high-performance Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) duplexer designed to meet the strict CDMA requirements in the PCS extension band BC14 and provide excellent insertion loss (typically 1.8dB)....

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High-current connectors support hybrid systems

July 29, 2014 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (Harrisburg, PA) announces the launch of its new DEUTSCH Autosport Heavy Duty (ASHD) 3-Way Connector. The new connector was designed for the growing hybrid market in motorsports, in which racecars use three-phase motor/generator systems....

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

July 29, 2014 8:20 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

July 29, 2014 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies. The agency said Tuesday it opened a case in June after complaints that Microsoft violated an anti-monopoly law by failing to publish all documentation related to...

Touch-screen digital oscilloscope includes 7.6MSa record length

July 28, 2014 4:20 pm | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company Inc. (Fairport, NY) announces the Owon TDS7102 — a new, 100MHz four-channel benchtop scope, with touch-screen capabilities that make instrument setting, operation, and adjustment faster and more intuitive. With 1GSa/s signal capturing on all four channels simultaneously ...

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Physicists unlock nature of high-temperature superconductivity

July 28, 2014 4:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Physicists have identified the "quantum glue" that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss. The research, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is a collaboration....

Researchers discover cool-burning flames in space, could lead to better engines on earth

July 28, 2014 4:01 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the International Space Station by a team led by Forman Williams, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering....

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Superconductivity could form at high temperatures in layered 2D crystals

July 28, 2014 3:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An elusive state of matter called superconductivity could be realized in stacks of sheetlike crystals just a few atoms thick, a trio of physicists has determined. Superconductivity, the flow of electrical current without resistance, is usually found in materials chilled to the most frigid temperatures....

Glow in space is evidence of a hot bubble in our galaxy

July 28, 2014 2:17 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When we look up to the heavens on a clear night, we see an immense dark sky with uncountable stars. With a small telescope we can also see galaxies, nebulae, and the disks of planets. If you look at the sky with an X-ray detector, you would see many of these same familiar objects....

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Wyss Institute's technology translation engine launches 'Organs-on-Chips' company

July 28, 2014 2:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that its human 'Organs-on-Chips' technology will be commercialized by a newly formed private company to accelerate development of pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, and personalized medicine products....

Serial time-encoded amplified microscopy for ultrafast imaging based on multi-wavelength laser

July 28, 2014 2:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Ultrafast real-time optical imaging is an effective and important tool for studying dynamical events, such as shock waves, neural activity, laser surgery and chemical dynamics in living cells. Limited by the frame rate, conventional imaging system such as charge-coupled device (CCD) ...

Refrigerator magnets

July 28, 2014 2:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons — quasi-particles in magnets that are collective rotations of magnetic moments, or "spins"....

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How sweet it is

July 28, 2014 1:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of "fuel" crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)....

Booming mobile health app market needs more FDA oversight for consumer safety, confidence

July 28, 2014 1:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health ("mHealth") apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms. While tremendous potential exists to broaden access to medical treatment and control costs ...

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