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Chemistry research holds great promise for advancing sustainable energy

March 19, 2015 12:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New research published by Rutgers University chemists has documented significant progress confronting one of the main challenges inhibiting widespread utilization of sustainable power: Creating a cost-effective process to store energy so it can be used later....

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AC/DC power supplies operate from a universal input of 85VAC to 264 VAC

March 19, 2015 12:09 pm | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from MicroPower Direct, the MPL-05SEUP series is a family of ultra-miniature, 5W AC/DC power supplies. These low cost power supplies are specifically designed to provide the small package, robust features and safety approval required for a variety of board level applications where performance requirements are high....

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Economical power supplies include output up to 600W

March 19, 2015 11:30 am | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the BENCH range of economical programmable power supplies - compact, remote-controllable, single-output DC power supplies with available power output up to 600W. The range includes voltages from 20V to 1000V output, and 1.5A to 30A current to a maximum of 600W....

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Engineering Update #102: Goodyear's electricity generating tire

March 19, 2015 11:21 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

We’ve all heard of regenerative-braking, where kinetic energy from brakes is captured and returned to the vehicle’s batteries. Most of the popular hybrid and pure electric vehicles like the Prius, Tesla Roadster, and Chevy Volt use some form of regenerative breaking....

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The future of government and military space

March 19, 2015 11:04 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Earlier this week, I took a ride down to the nation’s capital for the Satellite 2015 expo and was fortunate enough to attend the panel “The Future of Government and Military Space: Safe Bets and Bold Predictions.” Moderated by Vice Admiral Lyle Bien (Ret.) and sporting an esteemed panel ...

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Why are smart meters so dumb?

March 19, 2015 8:44 am | by Cees Links, CEO of GreenPeak - Cees.links@greenpeak.com | Blogs | Comments

At the recent CES show in Las Vegas, everyone was talking about the Smart Home and the Internet of Things. We are seeing predictions that this will soon be a very big market — 20 billion dollars a year or more! But if you look around and try to see how many smart homes devices ...

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Autonomous vehicles are everywhere

March 19, 2015 8:34 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Autonomous vehicles are successful here and now but you are unlikely to meet one because the successes are in the upper atmosphere, open cast mines, nuclear power stations, underwater and in other relatively inaccessible places. As the new IDTechEx report ...

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Would you win a dodgeball fight with a robot?

March 18, 2015 4:18 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Most readers of a certain age group--before the game was banned because someone knew someone who had their eye ripped out by a ball--will recall with a mixture of fear and excitement the experiences of playing dodge ball in gym class.

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Towards 'printed' organic solar cells and LEDs

March 18, 2015 2:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In order to make solar energy widely affordable scientists and engineers all over the world are looking for low-cost production technologies. Flexible organic solar cells have a huge potential in this regard....

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Could your email address keep job recruiters from reading your online resume?

March 18, 2015 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Job recruiters may review hundreds of online resumes for a position, often screening them quickly and discarding those that are not appropriate. An applicant's email address can greatly impact first impressions....

Electronic waste has energy value

March 18, 2015 2:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using discarded electronic boards, the UPV/EHU researcher Andoni Salbidegoitia has, in collaboration with international researchers, developed a system for obtaining clean hydrogen that can be used as fuel.

An improved method for coating gold nanorods

March 18, 2015 2:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell.

New optical materials break digital connectivity barriers

March 18, 2015 2:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

From computers, tablets, and smartphones to cars, homes, and public transportation, our world is more digitally connected every day. The technology required to support the exchange of massive quantities of data is critical.

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Coffee and code: Software giant opens Silicon Valley cafe

March 18, 2015 12:55 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next Google or Facebook....

Facebook explains what posts are not allowed on its network

March 18, 2015 12:51 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook is trying to clarify what posts, images and other content it allows on its site and why. In an update to its community standards page, the world's largest online social network gave users more guidance on why ...

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