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DOSA Compatible Quarter Brick DCDC Converter

March 12, 2014 1:39 pm | by PD&D Staff | Murata Power Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the UWQ 240 Watt quarter-brick DCDC converter from Murata Power Solutions designed for ...

Bantam Mini Springs with Metric Sizes

March 12, 2014 1:35 pm | by PD&D Staff | Lee Spring Company | Product Releases | Comments

Lee Spring has expanded their popular Bantam Mini Compression Springs with the addition of over 100 new metric designs. Originally introduced in 2010, Bantam Mini Springs respond to ...

Chemically Resistant Containment Tank Couplings

March 12, 2014 1:32 pm | by PD&D Staff | LinkTech Couplings | Product Releases | Comments

The new 50PP Series Quick Couplings from LinkTech offer greater chemical resistance along with a more robust thumb-latch technology for ...

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Quantum Physics Secures New Cryptography Scheme

March 12, 2014 1:12 pm | by Jenny Hogan, Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore | News | Comments

The way we secure digital transactions could soon change. An international team has demonstrated a form of quantum cryptography that can protect people doing business with others they may not know or trust – a situation encountered often on the internet and ...

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Can Material Rivaling Graphene Be Mined Out of Rocks?

March 12, 2014 1:08 pm | by Adam Babiński, Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw | News | Comments

Will one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum disulfide, a compound that occurs naturally in rocks, prove to be better than graphene for electronic applications? There are many signs that might ...        

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Edison’s Last Laugh

March 12, 2014 1:03 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Like the faint rumble of a distant battle, the symbol AC/DC lives quietly on millions of power adapters. Edison may have lost the war, but a century later he’s winning a battle ...              

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Revealing Cold Secrets with Spin Ice

March 12, 2014 12:58 pm | by Siobhan Pipa, University College London | News | Comments

Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity, the magnetic equivalent of electricity. A team of researchers based at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) found that, against expectations, the Third Law of Thermodynamics could be ...

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Acoustic Cloaking Device Hides Objects

March 12, 2014 12:54 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

Using little more than a few perforated sheets of plastic and a staggering amount of number crunching, Duke engineers have demonstrated the world’s first three-dimensional acoustic cloak. The new device reroutes sound waves to ...   

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Simulator Testing Propulsion Systems at ESA

March 12, 2014 12:43 pm | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

The first hot fire test of an experimental simulator to measure pressure oscillations in solid rocket boosters was performed yesterday at the French military procurement agency test site in Saint Jean d’Illiac, France. Controlling these oscillations is ...

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Mechanical Problem Strands Train for 5 Hours

March 12, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Passengers on an Amtrak train from Boston to Washington, D.C., say they were stuck in Connecticut for about five hours because of a mechanical problem. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds says Train 173 became disabled near ...   

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Subpoenas for Wind Power, Eagle Deaths

March 12, 2014 9:36 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

House Republicans are seeking to compel the Obama administration to turn over uncensored, internal documents related to its enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where eagles and other protected birds have been killed ...  

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Photos of the Day: SpaceX to Deliver Nearly 5,000 lbs. of Cargo

March 12, 2014 9:33 am | by NASA | News | Comments

SpaceX is preparing for the third commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. During the SpaceX-3 mission, the Dragon capsule will deliver 4,969 pounds of cargo to the orbiting laboratory and return 3,578 pounds to Earth ...

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Tesla: New Car Dealer Rule an 'Affront'

March 12, 2014 9:22 am | by Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press | News | Comments

State motor vehicle officials have approved a regulation that would require all new car dealers to obtain franchise agreements to receive state licenses, a move critics say will hurt the electric-car industry's attempts to expand. The regulation ...

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State Pushes to Finish Driverless Car Rules

March 12, 2014 9:20 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

California is trying to do something unusual in this age of rapidly evolving technology — get ahead of a big new development before it goes public. By the end of the year, the Department of Motor Vehicles must write rules to regulate cars that ...

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Malaysia Defends Search for Missing Jet

March 12, 2014 9:17 am | by Chris Brummitt & Eileen Ng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Malaysian authorities defended their handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged they still are unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an ...

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