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Photovoltaic Generated DC Electricity

November 5, 2013 1:09 pm | by Rajendra Singh, Clemson University | News | Comments

Energy consumption continues to grow. The costs of generation and transmission of energy must come down for the increased consumption to be sustainable. Energy must be generated without depleting resources, without ...     

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New Aluminum Alloy Stores Hydrogen

November 5, 2013 1:05 pm | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

We use aluminum to make planes lightweight, store sodas in recyclable containers, keep the walls of our homes energy efficient and ensure that the Thanksgiving turkey is cooked to perfection. Now, thanks to a group of Japanese researchers, there may soon be ...

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Work Towards Largest Telescope Contracts Awarded

November 5, 2013 1:01 pm | by International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) | News | Comments

The international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) office awarded contracts to prepare for the world’s largest radio telescope yesterday, marking the start of the return on Australia and WA’s investment in the ambitious ...     

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UV Curable System

November 5, 2013 12:56 pm | by PD&D Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond UV18S is a special UV system for bonding, coating and sealing featuring chemical resistance, physical strength properties and ...

High-Speed Programmable Linear Hall Sensor

November 5, 2013 12:52 pm | by PD&D Staff | Melexis Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring electrical current in a conductor is critical to many systems. Classic measurement techniques use shunt resistors, current transformers or magnetic field sensors. Hall effect sensors are frequently the choice when measuring ...

Protection for Wall Mounted Controls

November 5, 2013 12:50 pm | by PD&D Staff | Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures | Product Releases | Comments

Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures large N Series provides superior protection for wall mounted controls, in a variety of applications involving ...

Suitable for Virtually Any RFID Application

November 5, 2013 12:45 pm | by PD&D Staff | Harting, Inc. Of North America | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING has given its new VT92 transponder for North America a read range up to five meters by adjusting the antenna structure to pitch to ...

Cutting-Edge Detector Technology for Astronomical Observations

November 5, 2013 12:18 pm | by Julie Cohen, University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Semiconductors have had a nice run, but for certain applications, such as astrophysics, they are being edged out by superconductors. Ben Mazin, assistant professor of physics at UC Santa Barbara, has developed a ...      

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Research Teams Selected for New Virtual Institute

November 5, 2013 12:12 pm | by Rachel Hoover, NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected nine research teams from seven states for a new institute that will bring researchers together in a collaborative virtual setting to focus on questions concerning space science and human space exploration. The teams participating in ...

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Hybrid Nuclear Plants Could Make a Dent in Carbon Emissions

November 5, 2013 10:18 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

Many efforts to smooth out the variability of renewable energy sources — such as wind and solar power — have focused on batteries, which could fill gaps lasting hours or days. But MIT’s Charles Forsberg has come up with a ...     

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Citation X Is the Fastest Civilian Aircraft in the World

November 5, 2013 10:14 am | by Textron | News | Comments

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron company, recently concluded all high-speed certification flights with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the new Citation X. This marks the completion of all testing requirements needed to ...   

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Understanding the Unsteady Side of Aerodynamics

November 5, 2013 10:08 am | by Kim Henry, NASA | News | Comments

Think about a time you've been a passenger in a car and stuck your hand out the window. As your speed increases, so do the vibrations in your hand. Trying to keep those fingers steady as the wind whips around them at 75 mph gets ...   

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Better With Bug Splatter, Design Also Improves Fuel Consumption

November 5, 2013 9:50 am | by Joe Atkinson, NASA | News | Comments

A bee and a jumbo jet: common sense would tell you that the tiny insect couldn't possibly cause any troubles for the massive airplane, right? Actually, no. Bees can cause trouble. So can mosquitoes. Even lowly gnats. When flying insects get ...

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Stratasys Introduces Digital ABS2 High-Rigidity Material

November 5, 2013 9:42 am | by Stratasys Ltd | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping, and production, today debuted the second generation of its Digital ABS material, named Digital ABS2. The new material, designed for Stratasys ...  

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What is Google Building in the San Francisco Bay?

November 5, 2013 9:33 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't know what it is. Police say it's not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal ...

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