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Startup Addresses Critical Semiconductor Tech Limitations

December 17, 2014 5:06 pm | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Seamless Devices aims to address critical limitations faced by semiconductor technologies striving to meet the demands of performance and power efficiency required by the next generation of electronic devices and sensors ...    

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Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

December 17, 2014 4:55 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

The CRADA will kick off with two new research and development projects to accelerate the expansion of hydrogen fueling stations to continue to support the market growth of fuel cell electric vehicles now proliferating among the major auto ...

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Getting Robot Responders into Shape

December 17, 2014 4:34 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. Through a project supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sandia is developing ...

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Switching to Spintronics

December 17, 2014 4:21 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Cornell University successfully used an ... 

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Microscopy Pencils Patterns in Polymers at the Nanoscale

December 17, 2014 4:07 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time. The study provides new evidence ...

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Lens-Free Microscope Can Detect Cancer at the Cellular Level

December 17, 2014 3:51 pm | by Bill Kisliuk, University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes. The invention could lead to ...

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Smart Window Tints & Powers Itself

December 17, 2014 3:38 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have developed a smart window which can darken or brighten without the need for an external power source.This unique self-tinting window requires zero electricity to operate and is also a ...

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3D Systems Announces ProX 500 Plus

December 17, 2014 10:14 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

3D Systems has announced its fastest fab-grade Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) system, the ProX 500 Plus. Building upon last year’s ProX 500 release, the ProX 500 Plus has upgraded speeds, higher print resolution and an expanded range of ...

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New microPEM TackScrew Fasteners for Compact Electronics

December 17, 2014 9:57 am | by PD&D Staff | Pennengineering | Product Releases | Comments

PennEngineering has announced microPEM TackScrew fasteners that integrate self-clinching technology for permanent sheet-to-sheet attachment while also incorporating a thread-like feature to allow fastener removal when necessary ...

Apple Wins Class-Action iPod Trial

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

fter just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players. The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court rejected ...  

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Roll-Slide Mini Carriage & Rail Linear Motion Systems

December 17, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | Product Releases | Comments

Roll-Slide Mini carriage and rail linear motion systems are now available from LM76 in lengths from 160 mm (6.30 in.) to 1200 mm. For integration into an application, the systems have ...

Gems Sensors & Controls' Subminiature Pressure Switch

December 17, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | Gems Sensors & Controls, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls has announced the global market launch of its Model PS61P OEM subminiature pressure switch, offering reliable medium-to-high pressure monitoring within space constrained applications ...

How Many Homes Can Boeing's New Wide Body Jet Power?

December 17, 2014 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Electrical motors and actuators have replaced wires, pulleys and hydraulics once required to fly the plane. They listen to digital commands coming from powerful on-board computers and avionics systems that monitor everything from ...  

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Controlling a Robotic Arm With the Mind

December 17, 2014 9:30 am | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot ...  

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NASA Goddard Instrument Makes First Detection of Organic Matter on Mars

December 17, 2014 9:23 am | by Bill Steigerwald, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars. Organic molecules are the building blocks of all known ...   

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