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Novel LEDs Lead to Cheaper Displays

November 8, 2013 11:50 am | by Universität Bonn | News | Comments

Researchers from the universities of Bonn and Regensburg have developed a novel type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED). These lights are suitable for the design of particularly energy-efficient cheap displays, which find applications ...  

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Public Perceptions of Future Wearable Computing

November 8, 2013 11:45 am | by Jason Maderer, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As researchers develop the next wave of smartwatches and other wearable computing, they might want to continue focusing their attention on the arms and the wrists. According to a recent Georgia Tech study, portable electronic devices placed on ...

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Quarter-Brick Bus Converters

November 8, 2013 11:45 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GE’s Critical Power business has introduced its new QBVE060A0S10R4 625-W and the QBVS050A0B 600-W, quarter-brick bus converters. These new modules are part of the company’s Barracuda product series of fully regulated DC/DC power ...

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Engineering Update: The World's Fastest Civilian Aircraft

November 8, 2013 9:09 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The Cessna citation X was recently confirmed by the FAA as the fastest civilian aircraft in the world blowing past the current record holder, the Gulfstream G650 at a speed of mach .935 to the Gulfstreams unimpressive Mach .925. On the other ...

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FAA: Drone Access to U.S. Skies Will Take Longer

November 8, 2013 9:05 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Widespread drone access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and will take longer than Congress had anticipated, federal officials acknowledged Thursday in releasing a long-term roadmap for domestic use of drones. For the ...

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Kit Reduces Design Time, Controls Motors in Minutes

November 8, 2013 8:57 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Texas Instruments, Inc., Autodesk Inc | Articles | Comments

New technology includes key software sensor algorithms embedded in on-chip ROM to alleviate system complexity for designers of all levels while reducing design time by …                   

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Japan Nuke-Plant Water Tanks Flawed, Workers Say

November 8, 2013 3:22 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

When tons of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant and other containers hurriedly put up by the operator encountered problems, Yoshitatsu Uechi was not surprised. He wonders if one of the ...

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Boeing Union Leader Criticizes Proposal

November 8, 2013 2:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The leader of Boeing Co. machinists told hundreds of union workers Thursday night that he will see whether he can stop a vote on a proposed new eight-year contract agreement that Boeing says will determine whether much of its new 777X jet ...

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NASA's Orion Sees Flawless Fairing Separation in Second Test

November 7, 2013 5:28 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The three massive panels protecting a test version of NASA's Orion multipurpose crew vehicle successfully fell away from the spacecraft Wednesday in a test of a system that will protect Orion during its first trip to space next year. The panels ...

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Converting 'Lost' Energy into Electric Power

November 7, 2013 4:51 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels ...

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Photos of the Day: 3D Scanning the Royal Family

November 7, 2013 4:31 pm | by Artec Group | News | Comments

Artec 3D and its partners have used hand-held scanners for a wide range of applications. As serendipity would have it – and given the public fascination with this technology – the opportunity presented itself to scan a member of the Royal Family ...

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Simplifying Ballistics Analysis

November 7, 2013 4:26 pm | by Elsys Instruments | News | Comments

Elsys Instruments now offers BallAX 3, a comprehensive software module specifically designed to acquire and analyze internal ballistics measurement data. Thanks to a flexible driver interface, the new ballistics analysis software support ...

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Exploring Public Perceptions of Future Wearable Computing

November 7, 2013 4:19 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As scientists develop the next wave of smartwatches and other wearable computing, they might want to continue focusing their attention on the arms and the wrists. According to a recent Georgia Tech study, portable electronic devices placed ...

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NASA's GRAIL Mission Puts a New Face on the Moon

November 7, 2013 2:36 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Researchers using data from the lunar-orbiting twins of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission are gaining new insight into how the face of the moon received its rugged good looks. Understanding lunar impact basins has been ...

DOE Awards $84M for Carbon-Capture Projects

November 7, 2013 2:18 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Energy Department has awarded $84 million to 18 projects across the country to help limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. The projects focus on so-called carbon-capture technologies intended to ...    

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