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Novel 'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors, Photoenergy Conversion Devices

August 28, 2014 12:21 pm | by Florida State University | News | Comments

Exciting new work has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a butterfly. Biwu Ma, associate professor, created the molecule in a lab about a decade ago, but has continued to discover that his creation...

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Rubber Meets the Road with New Carbon, Battery Technologies

August 28, 2014 12:18 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. By modifying the microstructural characteristics of carbon black, a substance recovered from discarded tires...

NASA Demonstrates New Tech for Acquiring Measurements of Earth

August 28, 2014 12:09 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s Earth-observing satellites have long collected radiance measurements of the Earth. But recent technology advances could lead to future measurements with higher levels of accuracy than what is currently available to researchers ... 

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Photos of the Day: New Earth-Observing Instrument Makes Successful Balloon Flight

August 28, 2014 12:04 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

In New Mexico on the morning of Aug. 18, a high-altitude balloon successfully carried the HyperSpectral Imager for Climate Science instrument to an altitude of 123,000 feet, above most of the Earth’s atmosphere, to reach space-like conditions ...

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Photos of the Day: NASA App Finds Errors in Software Logic

August 28, 2014 10:15 am | by NASA | News | Comments

To err is human, but don't worry about it. NASA has an app for that. It's called IKOS and it's actually much more sophisticated than a mobile device app. In fact, it's a fully developed program that finds errors in the logic of software that is still under development. IKOS is short for Inference Kernel for Open Static Analyzers...

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IKOS Debugger Zaps Error Rate for Aviation Software Developers

August 28, 2014 10:15 am | by NASA | News | Comments

To err is human, but don't worry about it. NASA has an app for that. It's called IKOS and it's actually much more sophisticated than a mobile device app. In fact, it's a fully developed program that finds errors in the logic of software that is still under development. IKOS is short for Inference Kernel for Open Static Analyzers...

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Meaghan's Minute: Digital Oscilloscope-In-A-Probe

August 28, 2014 10:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, Saelig Company has announced a new, USB pen scope that packs the features of a high performance bench top oscilloscope in a small, lightweight and ergonomic probe that fits perfectly in the hand...                        

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Apple Loses Bid to Block Sales of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone...

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Your New Home On Mars

August 28, 2014 9:41 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Mars One is looking to send humans to Mars in 2025. Next year, the first batch of applicants (yes, willing applicants) will be selected to begin their training, which will continue up until the 2024 launch date. Nearly a decade of training is hardly the ...

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Digi-Key to Distribute Embedded UHF RFID Modules

August 27, 2014 5:02 pm | by Trimble | News | Comments

Trimble announced a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, to offer Trimble's ThingMagic Mercury  6e Series and Mercury  5e Series of embedded UHF RFID modules. The ThingMagic family of award winning embedded RFID modules is used worldwide to reduce development costs...

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Bird Technologies introduces SiteHawk Antenna and Cable Analyzer

August 27, 2014 4:32 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bird Technologies introduced the SiteHawk Antenna and Cable Analyzer. This pocket-sized Antenna and Cable Analyzer operates from 85 MHz to 4 GHz and features an intuitive interface...

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Coaxial Connectors Designed for Mobile Communications Systems

August 27, 2014 3:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Delta’s 4.1/9.5 Mini DIN series of coaxial connectors are designed to meet the growing demands of today’s high performance mobile communications systems...

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Ceiling Mount Universal Wi-Fi Enclosure with MIMO Antenna

August 27, 2014 3:03 pm | by PCTEL | Product Releases | Comments

PCTEL announced its latest solution for in-building wireless networks...

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Electric Vehicles Need Magic of Graphene

August 27, 2014 2:48 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Graphene could radically improve batteries and supercapacitors. Hybrid and pure electric vehicles by land, water and air increasingly rely on lithium-ion traction batteries to escape the tyranny of pollution and poor performance from lead-acid batteries and meet the need for something better than nickel metal hydride batteries with their rare earth rationing and price increases combined with only intermediate performance...

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TClamp1202P 12 V, High-Surge Transient Protection Array

August 27, 2014 2:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech announced the TClamp1202P, a low-cap, high-surge, 12V (Vrwm) transient voltage protection array...

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