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Embedded PC with i7 Expands dSPACE Prototyping System

September 10, 2014 2:41 pm | by PD&D Staff | Dspace, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

dSPACE has announced that the Embedded PC extension for the compact prototyping system MicroAutoBox II is now available in a new, more powerful variant with an Intel Core i7 processor. While the real-time component of a control system ...

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Lasers 'Grown' Directly on Silicon-Based Microchips

September 10, 2014 1:14 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA's Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program has successfully integrated billions of light-emitting dots on silicon to create an efficient silicon-based laser. The breakthrough, achieved by researchers working on ...

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Recon Squadron Keeps Remotely Piloted Aircraft Flying

September 10, 2014 1:02 pm | by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Little more than a decade ago, the skies over Afghanistan looked dramatically different than they do today. Heavy bombing from B-52 Stratofortress', B-1B Lancers and B-2 Spirit bombers could be seen along with F-16 Fighting Falcons, as well ...

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Where to Grab Space Debris

September 10, 2014 12:51 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Objects in space tend to spin — and spin in a way that's totally different from the way they spin on earth. Understanding how objects are spinning, where their centers of mass are, and how their mass is distributed is crucial to any ...  

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Advanced Light Source Sets Microscopy Record

September 10, 2014 12:33 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

A record-setting X-ray microscopy experiment may have ushered in a new era for nanoscale imaging. Working at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), a collaboration of researchers used ...

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Pesky Insect Inspires Mini Light-Emitting Devices & Optical Sensors

September 10, 2014 11:13 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

In our vain human struggle to kill flies, our hands and swatters often come up lacking. This is due to no fault of our own, but rather to flies' compound eyes. Arranged in a hexagonal, convex pattern, compound eyes consist of hundreds of ...

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X-ray Imaging Paves Way for Novel Solar Cell Production

September 10, 2014 10:59 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | News | Comments

The sharp X-ray vision of DESY's research light source PETRA III paves the way for a new technique to produce cheap, flexible and versatile double solar cells. The method developed by scientists from the Technical University of Denmark ...

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Smart Headlights Spare the Eyes of Oncoming Drivers

September 10, 2014 10:53 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in ...

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Molecular Self-Assembly Controls Graphene-Edge Configuration

September 10, 2014 10:44 am | by Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University | News | Comments

A research team headed by Prof. Patrick Han and Prof. Taro Hitosugi at the Advanced Institute of Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University discovered a new bottom-up fabrication method that produces defect-free graphene ...   

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Nevada Lawmakers Considering $1.3B Tesla Package

September 10, 2014 10:41 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered the Nevada Legislature into a special session to consider $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for electric car-maker Tesla Motors as part of "an extraordinary opportunity" to seal the deal for its ...

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Taming North Dakota's Gas Flares

September 10, 2014 10:38 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

A few years ago, astronauts orbiting the Earth started seeing a strange patch of lights flickering in a formerly dark corner of North Dakota. The region is going through an oil boom and the lights, which are spread over an area larger than ...

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Last Mile Fueling System Brings Natural Gas to the Oilfield

September 10, 2014 10:38 am | by GE Reports | Videos | Comments

The Last Mile Fueling solution is a fully-integrated technology & logistics system to make natural gas fueling available for exploration & production operations. Taking previously uneconomic natural gas directly from a wellhead, oilfield ...

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First Graphene-Based Flexible Display Produced

September 10, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic. This is the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device ...  

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NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology

September 10, 2014 10:22 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors - a field that is expected to expand rapidly in coming decades as these ...

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ETEL Presents Its Best Selling Torque Motor to North America

September 10, 2014 10:21 am | by PD&D Staff | Etel Inc., Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

ETEL has announced the ironcore TMB torque motor series, now available through exclusive distribution by HEIDENHAIN Corporation in Schaumburg, IL. The TMB motor series is designed to handle demanding ...

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