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Unlocking Secrets of New Solar Material

April 22, 2014 12:41 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | News | Comments

A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen ...         


Planetary DC Gearmotor

April 22, 2014 12:34 pm | by PD&D Staff | Midwest Motion Products | Product Releases | Comments

Midwest Motion Products has announced a new DC Gear- Motor, Model #MMP-D33-455F-24V GP81-046. Accepting any 24 Volt DC source, including battery power, this robust gear motor measures ...

Nanomaterial Outsmarts Ions

April 22, 2014 12:33 pm | by HZDR | News | Comments

Ions are an essential tool in chip manufacturing, but these electrically charged atoms can also be used to produce nano-sieves with homogeneously distributed pores. A particularly large number of electrons, however, must be removed from the atoms for ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...       


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.


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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