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Progress Made in Developing Nanoscale Electronics

April 22, 2014 12:28 pm | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

Researchers are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule. Alexander Shestopalov, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Rochester, has ...

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New Design for Mobile Phone Masts Could Cut Carbon Emissions

April 22, 2014 12:03 pm | by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) | News | Comments

A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year. The Universities of Bristol and Cardiff have designed ...

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Aluminum Fill/Drain Plugs

April 22, 2014 12:01 pm | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco now offers GN 741 and GN 742 Aluminum Fill/Drain Plugs with metric and BSPP parallel threads. The GN 741 types have an NBR synthetic rubber seal, while the GN 742 versions have a seal of Viton rubber. The seal is retained in ...

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NEMA 12 Cabinet Coolers

April 22, 2014 11:57 am | by PD&D Staff | Exair Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR's new small NEMA 12 Cabinet Cooler Systems keep electrical enclosures cool with 20°F (-7°C) air while resisting heat and dirty environments that could ...

Clamp AC Current Sensors for Power Distribution Panels

April 22, 2014 11:55 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has announced the development of the CCT series of clamp AC current sensors, whose two types are rated for up to 30 A and up to 100 A, respectively. They are suitable for power distribution panels in a ...

Increased Protection for Pressure Gauges

April 22, 2014 11:53 am | by PD&D Staff | Ashcroft Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ashcroft has announced a protective rubber boot for lower connected types 1000, 1005, 1005P, 1005S, 1005P-XUL, and 1005M-XRG commercial ...

Precision XY Nanopositioning Piezo Stage

April 22, 2014 11:52 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PI's P-763 XY nanopositioning stage is a new, more affordable addition to PI's range of piezo stage positioners. The P-763.22C nanopositioning piezo stage is a multilayer-piezo driven stage, providing sub-nanometer resolution and ...

32nd Brick DC-DC Converter

April 22, 2014 11:48 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Semiconductor Circuits has introduced the new Cool Power Technologies 36W wide input range 32nd brick DC-DC converter series. These open frame modules are ...

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Tracking Oxygen in the Body

April 22, 2014 11:44 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells thrive when deprived of oxygen. Tumors in low-oxygen environments tend to be more resistant to therapy and spread more aggressively to other parts of the body. Measuring tumors’ oxygen levels could help ...

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BAE Researchers Create a Flat Lens that Thinks It’s Curved

April 22, 2014 11:23 am | by Nick Haigh, BAE Systems | News | Comments

Using a concept known as transformation optics combined with this new artificially engineered composite material known as a metamaterial, the electromagnetic properties of a curved lens have been emulated in ...       

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April 2014: Behind the Mask

April 22, 2014 11:23 am | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue: Behind the Mask; Confessions of a Gadget Hoarder; Condition Monitoring Systems & the Importance of the Encoder; Launching a Rocket from Sea; Choosing the RIGHT Cabling Option; Near-Death Experience Inspires New Design; More Mission, Less Statement.

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E-Cig Industry Awaits Looming Federal Regulation

April 22, 2014 9:15 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Regulators aim to answer the burning question posed by Kenneth Warner, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health: "Is this going to be the disruptive technology that finally takes us in the direction of getting rid of ...

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Drones Unearth More Details about Chaco Culture

April 22, 2014 9:07 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico. The discovery ...

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Search Group Sues FAA Over Drones

April 22, 2014 9:03 am | by Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation filed a lawsuit on Monday asking a federal court to set aside an order that prohibits the nonprofit from employing drones in its work. Texas EquuSearch had been ordered in ...

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Tesla Delivers First China Cars, Plans Expansion

April 22, 2014 8:59 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Tesla Motors delivered its first eight electric sedans to China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can. Tesla probably will invest several ...

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