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JPL Thermoelectric Materials Licensed for Commercial Use

April 21, 2015 3:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Evident Thermoelectrics received a license on April 8 to make commercial products using patented thermoelectric materials developed for spacecraft at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) ...

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Does the Internet of Things Even Exist?

April 21, 2015 3:15 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Is the Internet of Things a boom or a bust? Is the IoT innovative at all when considered beyond its ability to connect a lot of devices on one network? ...

NASA Helps to Spot Largest Individual Structure Ever Identified

April 21, 2015 3:15 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

The largest structure ever discovered by man was recently spotted using NASA’s Wide Field Survey Explorer and Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) ...

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With Self-Driving Cars, Traffic Lights Could Disappear

April 21, 2015 3:15 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

How will cars and driving change in the next few years? Self-driving cars may remove the need for traffic lights even at busy intersections if the vehicles can sense one another ...

Virtual Telescope Expands to See Black Holes

April 21, 2015 2:27 pm | by University of Arizona | News | Comments

Astronomers building an Earth-size virtual telescope capable of photographing the event horizon of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way have extended their instrument to the bottom of the Earth - the South Pole - thanks to ...

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Better Battery Imaging Paves Way for Renewable Energy Future

April 21, 2015 2:23 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging ...

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NASA Conducts ATLAS Thermal Testing

April 21, 2015 2:17 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Once in orbit, the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 will go from basking in the heat of the sun to freezing in Earth's shadow every 90 minutes. And every second in that orbit, it will need to take thousands of precise measurements of ...

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Printing Silicon on Paper with Lasers

April 21, 2015 2:06 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

In seeking to develop the next generation of micro-electronic transistors, researchers have long sought to find the next best thing to replace silicon. To this end, a wealth of recent research into fully flexible electronic circuitry has focused on ...

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Electronic Paper Could Make Inexpensive Electronic Displays

April 21, 2015 2:00 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Tokyo have revamped an old e-paper concept to make an inexpensive handwriting-enabled e-paper well suited to large displays like whiteboards. They describe the e-paper in the ...

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The Impossible to Describe Chevrolet-FNR Concept Car

April 21, 2015 1:57 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

General Motor’s unveiled its Chevrolet-FNR concept car at their Shanghai GM Gala Night, which celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the brand in China. Designed by GM’s ...

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Strontium Atomic Clock Sets New Records

April 21, 2015 1:50 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

In another advance at the far frontiers of timekeeping by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers, the latest modification of a record-setting strontium atomic clock has achieved precision and stability levels that ...

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Tabletop Detector 'Sees' Single Electrons

April 21, 2015 1:42 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas. As the gas decays and gives off electrons, the detector uses a magnet to trap them in ...

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Car Office Concept Replaces Passenger Seat with 17" Screen

April 21, 2015 1:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Volvo has precisely targeted the luxury executive lifestyle with a concept for an in-car office designed for busy businesspeople who are chauffeured to work. The “Lounge Console” replaces the front passenger seat ...

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Companies Working to Create Wearble Artificial Lung

April 21, 2015 12:40 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

The sheer reach of wearables have been on display as of late, demonstrating that the industry can develop devices which can improve the quality of life for many ...

ESD Selection Tool Eliminates Needless Searching

April 21, 2015 12:35 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

A new web-based tool from Littelfuse allows circuit designers to dry run a device’s electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance prior to building a test board. The ESD Suppression Selection Tool supplements the company’s iDesign online ...

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