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Cellular sensing platform supports next-generation bioscience and biotech applications

April 30, 2015 10:03 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a novel cellular sensing platform that promises to expand the use of semiconductor technology in the development of next-generation bioscience and biotech applications.

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Enclosures

April 29, 2015 4:59 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This category seeks to reward the most impactful contributions in the vertical of enclosures. Examples for this category include cabinets, rack products, enclosure accessories, and various other enclosures....

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Electromechanical Devices

April 29, 2015 4:54 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices are a mainstay in the industry, but innovations continue to ensure there’s no status quo. This category honors components that move or have moving parts, and example components can include ...

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How an all-girls engineering class is changing education

April 29, 2015 2:23 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Videos | Comments

Say what you will about STEM education, but no one wants the be the "only" in a class. You don't want to be the only senior in a sea of freshman or the only boy in a group of girls or, in this case, the only girl in an engineering class.

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The physics of heavy ion induced damage in nanotwinned metals

April 29, 2015 2:04 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

A group of researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University led by Dr. Xinghang Zhang has investigated defect dynamics in heavy ion (Krypton) irradiated nanotwinned ...

Photos of the Day: Toyota to provide first hydrogen-fueled pace car

April 29, 2015 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. The midsize sedan uses no gasoline and emits only water vapor....

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Programmable DC electronic loads can sink current up to 60 A

April 29, 2015 1:50 pm | by B&K Precision Corporation | B&K Precision Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision today announced its new 8600 Series programmable DC electronic loads. Delivering the performance of modular system DC electronic loads in a compact benchtop form factor, the 8600 Series marks the latest highlight in the history of the company's standalone DC load offerings. The new ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Optoelectronics

April 29, 2015 1:40 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Thanks to the growth of portable mobile devices with brighter displays plus computers and industrial equipment that demand more intuitive interfaces and lighting, optoelectronics continues to be one of ECN’s most dynamic product categories....

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Digital/Logic ICs

April 29, 2015 1:34 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Whether it’s computers, consumer devices or networking, some of the most bleeding-edge electronic devices depend on how we process ones and zeros. This Award category aims to honor digital ICs – such as memory, digital switches, microprocessors ...

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Patient portals could widen health disparities

April 29, 2015 10:55 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Online sites that offer secure access to one's medical record, often referred to as patient portals, are increasingly important for doctor and patient communication and routine access to health care information. But patient portals could widen the ...

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Improving geothermal energy

April 29, 2015 10:52 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

Generating electricity from the hot rocks deep underground is clean, safe and renewable - and it's about to take a step forward in Utah. The U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that a team from the University of ...

Quantum particles at play: Game theory elucidates the collective behavior of bosons

April 29, 2015 10:47 am | by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München | News | Comments

Quantum particles behave in strange ways and are often difficult to study experimentally. Using mathematical methods drawn from game theory, physicists of Ludwig-Maximilias-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have shown how bosons, which like ...

New method provides direct SI traceability for sound pressure

April 29, 2015 10:42 am | by National Physical Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) - the UK's National Measurement Institute - have developed an optical method for remotely measuring sound pressure inside a fully anechoic chamber which is the first to provide direct traceability to the SI base units.

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New technique for exploring structural dynamics of nanoworld

April 29, 2015 10:19 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A new technique for visualizing the rapidly changing electronic structures of atomic-scale materials as they twist, tumble and traipse across the nanoworld is taking shape at the California Institute of Technology. There, researchers have for ...

Windows that act like an LCD Screen

April 29, 2015 10:16 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The secret desire of urban daydreamers staring out their office windows at the sad brick walls of the building opposite them may soon be answered thanks to transparent light shutters developed by a group of researchers at Pusan National University in South Korea.

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