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New York Passes Accelerated Renewable Energy Act
New York State public authorities and agencies announced the passage of legislation as part the FY 2020-2021 state budget to dramatically speed up the siting and construction of clean energy projects to combat climate change and help jumpstart the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19
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04/03/2020
Hirose Expedites Shipments of Medical Equipment
Hirose is prioritizing and expediting orders to medical equipment manufacturers. Hirose's connectors are being used in medical equipment vital to the fight against COVID-19, including ventilators. Hirose has been tasked with increasing connector output and lowering lead times of connectors
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04/03/2020
Renesas Enables Cloud Connectivity with Microsoft RTOS
Renesas Electronics Corporation deepened its collaboration with Microsoft to offer seamless device-to-cloud experience for IoT developers. In October 2019, the two companies began a collaboration to deliver a complete chip-to-cloud IoT solution based on Renesas’ microcontroller (MCU) and microprocessor (MPU)
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04/02/2020

Emerson Acquires Hydropower Leader
Emerson announced it has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, a leader in technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The acquisition strengthens Emerson’s hydropower capabilities, enhancing its ability to help utilities deliver reliable power generation through renewable
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04/02/2020
Major Study Charts Course to Net Zero Industrial Emissions
A major new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers finds that it is possible--and critical--to bring industrial greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2070. Published Sunday in Applied Energy,
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04/01/2020
Cloud-Based Electronic System may Help First Responders

Yuehwern Yih, a professor of industrial engineering in Purdue's College of Engineering, has developed a new tool to help first responders and disaster relief organizations better provide assistance to developing countries.

Every year natural disasters kill around 90,000 people and affect close to 160 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Such disasters also result in the destruction of the physical environment of the affected people. Now, Purdue University researchers have developed a
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04/01/2020
Graphene-Based Actuator Swarm for Programmable Deformation

(a) Schematic illustration of the fabrication of patterned SU-8/GO bilayer film using UV lithography. (b) The paper model of patterned SU-8/GO ribbon and its predictable moisture-responsive deformation under humidity actuation.

Actuators that can convert various environmental stimuli to mechanical works have revealed great potential for developing smart devices such as soft robots, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and automatic Lab-on-a-Chip systems. Generally, bilayer structures are widely used for design and fabrication of
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04/01/2020
New Materials: Brilliant White Without Pigments

A nanostructured polymer film modeled on the white beetle Cyphochilus insulanus produces a brilliant white coating.

Polymer foils that are extremely thin and characterized by a high light scattering rate are produced by a new process developed by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The inexpensive material may be applied industrially to various objects to give them an attractive white appearance. Moreover, the process
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04/01/2020
AI Finds 2D Materials in the Blink of an Eye

The University of Tokyo researchers develop a machine-learning algorithm for detecting atomically thin 2D materials, including graphene, from a microscope image in a fraction of a second--which may accelerate the industrial-scale production of next-generation electronics

Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science, a part of The University of Tokyo, demonstrated a novel artificial intelligence system that can find and label 2D materials in microscope images in the blink of an eye. This work can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready
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Date:
04/01/2020