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Superconductivity Could Form at High Temperatures in Layered 2D Crystals

July 28, 2014 1:36 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

An elusive state of matter called superconductivity could be realized in stacks of sheetlike crystals just a few atoms thick, a trio of physicists has determined. Superconductivity, the flow of electrical current without resistance, is usually found ...


Compact, Waterproof Connectors

July 28, 2014 12:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new JWPS  Series wire-to-board, wire-to-wire connectors, recently introduced by JST Corporation offers engineers design flexibility with its small form factor solution for a waterproof IP67 rated product that is ideal for ...

Inductive Rotary Encoders

July 28, 2014 12:20 pm | by PD&D Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

HEIDENHAIN is expanding its third generation of absolute inductive rotary encoders with the ExI 11xx series, providing a single encoder safety solution for many industries such as packaging, automation and robotics ...


Gate Drive Transformers

July 28, 2014 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation has introduced its new gate drive transformers for high efficiency DC/DC converters. The PG1427 series has a high HIPOT of 2,700 VDC and functional insulation between the gate and ...

New Theory Predicts Magnets May Act as Wireless Cooling Agents

July 28, 2014 11:52 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons — quasi-particles in magnets that are ...  


Wearable Device for the Early Detection of Diabetes-Related Neurological Condition

July 28, 2014 11:31 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect an early complication of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. If the device proves safe and effective in clinical trials, it may pave ...


Building 'Invisible' Materials with Light

July 28, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such as invisibility cloaks and cloaking devices ...


CT Scans, 3D Printing Unlock Secrets of Antique Instruments

July 28, 2014 10:42 am | by Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts. As a student of music history, he ...   


Silence is a Virtue

July 28, 2014 10:32 am | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

If it's one thing I hate, it's all that noise, noise, noise, noise (particularly on airplanes; I'm usually fine with Christmas cheer and unseasonable references). To cure that buzz that ails you, Stow, OH-based Audio-Technica U.S. has designed ...


Obama Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

July 28, 2014 10:24 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

With the country moving to cleaner natural gas, the Obama administration wants to reduce power plant pollution to make good on its promise to the world to cut emissions. Yet the estimated 228,800 tons of carbon dioxide contained in the ...


Professors Object to FAA Restrictions on Drone Use

July 28, 2014 10:15 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research. In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, 30 professors said a clarification the ...


U.S. Companies Increasingly Fish for Growth Overseas

July 28, 2014 10:10 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or ...


Overcome Outsourcing Woes with Design for Six Sigma

July 28, 2014 10:02 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

For those of us with a working Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodology and program, outsourcing our product line production generates several challenges that can threaten our conviction to continue DFSS. However, a working DFSS ...  


Molded Slip Rings

July 28, 2014 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials has announced that its engineered slip rings can reduce down time and improve the life of equipment whilst reducing maintenance time and costs. Made with the latest innovations in resin compounds ...

Low PIM Cable Assemblies

July 28, 2014 9:44 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has introduced an all new series of low PIM cable jumpers with formable coax. These new assemblies are designed for low passive intermodulation (PIM) applications including use ...


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