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Graphene Edges Can Be Tailor-Made

January 26, 2015 12:32 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene. In a new study, they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get the edges they need for applications ... 

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Scientists 'Bend' Elastic Waves with New Metamaterials

January 26, 2015 12:26 pm | by University of Missouri-Columbia | News | Comments

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered "elastic" waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent ...

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Scientists Set Quantum Speed Limit

January 26, 2015 12:20 pm | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a "quantum speed limit" on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to optical switching ...   

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Infrared Imaging Technique Operates at High Temperatures

January 26, 2015 12:07 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

From aerial surveillance to cancer detection, mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) radiation has a wide range of applications. And as the uses for high-sensitivity, high-resolution imaging continue to expand, MWIR sources are becoming more ... 

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Researchers Develop Magnetic Graphene

January 26, 2015 12:03 pm | by University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, has many desirable properties. Magnetism alas is not one of them. Magnetism can be induced in graphene by doping it with magnetic impurities, but this doping tends to ...

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Breakthrough Promises Secure Communications & Faster Computers

January 26, 2015 11:54 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Unlike Bilbo's magic ring, which entangles human hearts, engineers have created a new micro-ring that entangles individual particles of light, an important first step in a whole host of new technologies. Entanglement - the instantaneous ...

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Electronic Circuits with Reconfigurable Pathways Closer to Reality

January 26, 2015 11:41 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Will it be possible one day to reconfigure electronic microchips however we want, even when they are in use? A recent discovery by a team at EPFL suggests as much. The researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to create ...  

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I/O Control Interposing Relays

January 26, 2015 11:36 am | by PD&D Staff | Automation Systems Interconnect, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Systems Interconnect has announced the release of several I/O control interposing relays. The 6 mm wide SPDT and 14 mm wide DPDT pluggable relay terminal blocks are heavy-duty long life electromechanical relays. They are suitable for ...

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Materials Identified to Improve Biofuel & Petroleum Processing

January 26, 2015 11:35 am | by University of Minnesota | News | Comments

Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products. The discovery could lead to ...

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Drone Found on White House Grounds

January 26, 2015 11:22 am | by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press | News | Comments

The recent proliferation of inexpensive drones has prompted growing fears about potential collisions with traditional aircraft. Technological advances have also made it easier to equip drones with advanced capabilities such as ...   

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New Portable Vacuum Standard Added to NIST Roster

January 26, 2015 10:43 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

A novel Portable Vacuum Standard (PVS) has been added to the roster of NIST’s Standard Reference Instruments (SRI). It is now available for purchase as part of NIST’s ongoing commitment to disseminate measurement standards and thereby ...

New Headset Controls Wireless Devices with Brain Activity

January 26, 2015 10:07 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

As proposed, the six-armed, 32-channel headset, called Flexctrl brain, will use electroencephalography (EEG) measurement to make a connection between the wearer and their smartphone. Free applications included with the device will enable ...

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Photos of the Day: Smart Fabric Measures All Aspects of Physicality

January 26, 2015 10:01 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

The young company’s first product, the BeBop Wearable Smart Fabric Sensor, is the first and only ultra-thin wearable smart fabric sensor that measures all aspects of physicality, including bend, location, motion, rotation, angle, and torque ...

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Smart Fabric Sensors Make Wearables Look Good

January 26, 2015 9:59 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

According to one innovator, smart fabric is posed to become the future of clothing everywhere. Keith McMillen has been a leader in the music technology industry for almost 30 years; however, his new goal is to integrate smart technology into ...

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1 Year after Explosion, Biofuels Plant Has Permits to Reopen

January 26, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A year after an explosion ripped apart the JNS Biofuel plant, the rebuilt plant in New Albany has all the permits it needs to reopen. However, state and local officials don't know when that will happen ...       

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