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Nanospheres cooled with light to explore the limits of quantum physics

March 17, 2015 10:45 am | by University College London | News | Comments

A team of scientists at UCL led by Peter Barker and Tania Monteiro (UCL Physics and Astronomy) has developed a new technology which could one day create quantum phenomena in objects far larger than any achieved so far.

Solar could meet California energy demand 3 to 5 times over

March 17, 2015 10:42 am | by Carnegie Institution | News | Comments

In the face of global climate change, increasing the use of renewable energy resources is one of the most urgent challenges facing the world.

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Harvard's president speaks in China about climate change

March 17, 2015 10:09 am | by DIDI TANG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Harvard president told students at one of China's most prestigious universities Tuesday that academic institutions must be unfettered places where every topic can be raised and every question asked to help tackle challenges such as climate change.

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Lawmakers weigh in on 'net neutrality'

March 17, 2015 10:07 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawmakers are getting their chance this week to weigh in on the "net neutrality" debate that has pitted Internet activists against big cable companies and prompted a record number of public comments filed to U.S. regulators.

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Current sense transformers detect switching current up to 40 Amps

March 17, 2015 10:05 am | by Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft is launching its new CST2010 Series of current sense transformers this week at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Coilcraft is located in Booth 1107.

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Recycling aircraft more efficiently

March 16, 2015 2:49 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

The aviation industry is constantly evolving so that it can design lighter aircraft, reduce consumption and emissions and put in place more efficient recycling systems that allow the valuable materials used to build aircraft to be reused.

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A new method for making perovskite solar cells

March 16, 2015 1:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells. The new method involves a room-temperature solvent bath to create perovskite crystals....

Researchers increase energy density of lithium storage materials

March 16, 2015 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The lithium ion battery currently is the most widespread battery technology. It is indispensable for devices, such as laptops, mobile phones or cameras. Current research activities are aimed at reaching higher lithium storage densities....

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Don't want NSA to spy on your email? 5 things you can do

March 16, 2015 1:26 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government's digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance.

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Trending at SXSW: Mind cloning, off-the-grid messaging

March 16, 2015 1:23 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

As a plane with a Grumpy Cat flag flew overhead, courtesy of Friskies, the Technorati flooded into panel discussions and happy hour spots at the annual tech festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.

Pakistan unveils first armed domestic drone

March 16, 2015 1:20 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

As we’ve all adjusted to the new paradigm of “asymmetrical” warfare, militaries have embraced drones as the premier tool against worldwide insurgencies. And with its “Buraq” indigenous armed drone, Pakistan is the latest member of the UAV club....

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Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries

March 16, 2015 1:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge.

South by Southwest 2015

March 16, 2015 1:11 pm | Events

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

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APEC 2015

March 16, 2015 1:08 pm | Events

APEC 2015 continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer. Outstanding technical content is provided at one of the lowest registration costs of any IEEE conference.

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Molecule-making machine simplifies complex chemistry

March 16, 2015 10:43 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new molecule-making machine could do for chemistry what 3-D printing did for engineering: Make it fast, flexible and accessible to anyone. Chemists at the University of Illinois, led by chemistry professor ...

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