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Converting Academy Waste into Renewable Energy

July 22, 2014 10:48 am | by Amber Baillie, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs | News | Comments

During August 2013, the Defense Department Environmental Security Technology Certification Program funded CDM Smith, a national engineering and construction firm, to test how the U.S. Air Force Academy can reduce energy use and cost ...  

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Large Scale Graphene Production

July 22, 2014 10:28 am | by University of Pennsylvania | Videos | Comments

Draw a line with a pencil and it's likely that somewhere along that black smudge is a material that earned two scientists the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The graphite of that pencil tip is simply multiple layers of carbon atoms; where those ...

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Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

July 22, 2014 10:25 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety ...

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Creating Optical Cables Out of Thin Air

July 22, 2014 10:22 am | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even into space. That's what Howard Milchberg, professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland, wants to do ...

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Self-Cooling Solar Cells Boost Power, Last Longer

July 22, 2014 10:19 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun. By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the ...

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Hotspot: Unmanned Submarine Sets Sail for Testing

July 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, a drone that locates disaster victims by locating their phones; BAE Systems unveils its Striker II HMD; an autonomous unmanned submarine sets sail for testing; and Jaguar's smart car...     

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The New Power Generation: This Fuel Cell System Could Spark a Revolution

July 22, 2014 9:48 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

There’s more than one way to get energy out of natural gas. For decades, one of the most promising methods – and also most difficult to pull off - has been the fuel cell. A fuel cell works like a battery, using a simple chemical ...  

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F-35's No-Show at Farnborough Disappoints

July 22, 2014 9:30 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

The failure of the Joint Strike Fighter to travel to England this week for a premier air show heaped further embarrassment on its developers as they try to convince skeptics that the $400 billion program was a price worth paying ...  

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U.S. Army Intelligence System Pulled from Key Test

July 22, 2014 9:18 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

U.S. Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system. DCGS-A is a network of software, sensors and databases that is ...

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NASA Names Building for Moonwalker Neil Armstrong

July 21, 2014 4:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It now bears the name of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon when the Apollo 11 mission landed ...

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High-Temperature Bearing Units

July 21, 2014 4:05 pm | by PD&D Staff | SKF USA Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SKF high-temperature bearing units provide a self-lubricating and drip-free solution for multiple applications. Typical applications include automated baking ovens for snacks, breads, breakfast foods from ...

Expandable Din Rail Terminal Modules

July 21, 2014 3:51 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Mencom Corporation has introduced its new Expandable Din Rail Terminal Modules. The T35 series of Din Rail modules allow for the mounting of a wide variety of connectors to a DIN rail. Also known as “break-out boards” the ...

Wireless Pulse Data Logger

July 21, 2014 3:44 pm | by PD&D Staff | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s new series of wireless pulse data loggers feature wireless two-way communication with pulse input for monitoring wind speed, energy, or flow rate. The data logger has a digital display that shows data ...

Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future

July 21, 2014 3:24 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food — or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that ...

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Stackable Apartment Saves Time, Money

July 21, 2014 3:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital ... 

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