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August 2017
IXYS is a global pioneer in the power semiconductor and integrated circuit markets with a focus on medium to high voltage power control semiconductors across theindustrial, communications, consumer and medical markets. IXYS has a broad customer base, serving more than 3,500 customers through its direct salesforce
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08/30/2017
India is a second largest producer of leather, and being so, leather production and dyeing significantly contribute to pollution of water resources in India. Consistent dyeing of leather is difficult due to the unique nature of the raw material (matrix of collagen fibers), thus leather dyeing and finishing involves
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08/29/2017
One key property to evaluate the prospects of any shale oil or gas is its total organic carbon (TOC) richness. This study investigates different TOC estimation techniques and validates the reliability of each, aiming to provide a best estimation approach for local and global applications. It utilizes well data
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08/29/2017

When ethanol prices at the pump rise for whatever reason, it becomes economically advantageous for drivers of dual-fuel vehicles to fill up with gasoline. However, the health of the entire population pays a high price: substitution of gasoline for ethanol leads to a 30% increase in the atmospheric concentration
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08/28/2017
A Low-Cost Method for Solar-Thermal Conversion That's Simpler and Greener

The researchers make their SSAs using a dip-and-dry technique which is considerably simpler than common manufacturing methods for SSAs.

New York, NY -- Researchers led by Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, along with colleagues at the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University and at Stanford University, have developed a new, scalable, and low-cost "dip and dry" method for
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08/28/2017
Acopian Announces 2017 Power Supply Engineering Scholarship Winner

Mr. Austin Park, 2017 Acopian Power Supply Engineering Scholarship Winner

Easton, PA, ... Acopian Power Supplies, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard and custom power supplies, today announced that Austin Park of Santa Cruz, California has been named the winner of the first annual Acopian
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08/25/2017
IVT-S measures current in the Fraunhofer development platform foxBMS

Image 1: Isabellenhütte’s high-precision current measurement system, IVT-S, measures current in the foxBMS development platform at the Fraunhofer IISB, Erlangen.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB), Erlangen, is using Isabellenhütte’s shunt-based management system IVT-S for precision current measurement in battery management systems in its foxBMS development platform. The Isabellenhütte IVT series offers
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08/24/2017
5G Regulatory Considerations Will Impact Design of 5G Networks
BELLEVUE, Wash. – 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, announced the publication of the 5G Regulatory Policy Considerations
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08/24/2017
How 139 Countries Could be Powered by 100 Percent Wind, Water, and Solar Energy by 2050
The latest roadmap to a 100% renewable energy future from Stanford's Mark Z. Jacobson and 26 colleagues is the most specific global vision yet, outlining infrastructure changes that 139 countries can make to be entirely powered by wind, water, and sunlight by 2050 after electrification of all energy sectors.
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08/23/2017
Mouser-Sponsored Formula E Racing Ends Electrifying Season
Mouser Electronics congratulates the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team on an exciting 2016–17 FIA Formula E racing season, which ended last month in Montreal.
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08/23/2017
Stretchable Biofuel Cells Extract Energy From Sweat to Power Wearable Devices

The biofuel cell can stretch and flex, conforming to the human body.

A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing wearable biofuel cells. The devices could be used to power a range
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08/22/2017
Biofuels From Bacteria

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Eric Monroe, James Jaryenneh and Tyler Eckles operate raceways growing a consortium of cyanobacteria.

LIVERMORE, Calif.--You might not cook with this sugar, but from a biofuels standpoint, it's pretty sweet. A Bay Area company has patented a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms that, when grown together, can produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels. Sandia National Laboratories
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08/21/2017
aCar -- the electric 'all-rounder'

Illustration of the aCar.

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for four years. They will present their new prototype
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08/21/2017
Mouser Electronics Recognized with Top Awards for Excellence From its Supplier Partners
Mouser Electronics, Inc., announced that it has received more than a dozen top business awards from its supplier partners for exemplary performance during 2016. Suppliers cited many criteria for the honors, including double-digit sales growth, fastest introduction of new product introductions (NPIs),
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08/18/2017
Power Standards Lab to Observe Effects of North America's Electric Power Grids Response to the 2017 Eclipse, Live
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- On Monday, August 21, North American power grids will be the subject of a celestial experiment: Now that there's lots of grid-connected solar power, what will happen when the sun abruptly vanishes? In California, Power Standards Lab has deployed precision grid instruments to observe the
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08/18/2017
Candy Cane Supercapacitor Could Enable Fast Charging of Mobile Phones

Candy cane supercapacitor.

Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers at Queen Mary
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08/16/2017
San Antonio, TX –  The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) have announced the expansion of the popular Student Attendance Travel Support Program. Awarding up to $1,000 per student to cover a portion of their travel and conference expenses, the program has been expanded to
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08/16/2017
TTI, Inc., has announced the release of its new www.ttieurope.com website. The site is the latest TTI web property to undergo enhancement and conversion onto TTI’s new Web Content Management platform, following TTI Global, www.ttii.com,
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08/16/2017
Buildings to Generate Their own Power With Innovative Glass Blocks

Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology

Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology. Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter are developing a pioneering new technique that could accelerate the widespread introduction of net-zero
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08/15/2017
Sensitized solar cells consisting of a molecular or solid-state sensitizer that serves to collect light and inject an electron into a substrate that favors their migration are among the most studied photovoltaic systems at present. Despite its importance in determining the potential of a photovoltaic device,
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08/15/2017
Most of the nuclear reactions that drive the nucleosynthesis of the elements in our universe occur in very extreme stellar plasma conditions. This intense environment found in the deep interiors of stars has made it nearly impossible for scientists to perform nuclear measurements in these conditions - until
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08/14/2017
Power Electronics Industry Collaborative Adds New Executive Board Member
(RALEIGH, NC) The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC), a national member-based consortium comprised of industry, academic, and government stakeholders in the U.S. power electronics industry, has formally elected Nanci Vogtli of Concrete Logic to its board of directors. As founder of Concrete Logic,
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08/11/2017
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Explore Vertical Farming in Shaping Smarter Cities Series
Mouser ElectronicsInc., a leading global distributor of electronic components, along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, today released the third
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08/11/2017
ABB Software Solution to Improve Outage Response at Major U.S. Utility
Zurich, Switzerland - ABB has successfully delivered its latest distribution and outage management systems to ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the United States’ leading energy provider. The software solution helps ComEd minimize the impact of outages for its customers across northern Illinois.
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08/10/2017
EnSilica and Solomon Systech in Multi-Year eSi-RISC Licensing Deal

Utilizing EnSilica’s eSi-RISC processor, Solomon Systech’s SSD2098 Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI) IC targets FHD In-Cell LTPS panels for smartphones.

Wokingham, UK – EnSilica, a leading independent provider of semiconductor solutions and IP, and Solomon Systech, a leading provider of touch and display ICs and system solutions, have entered into a multi-year licensing agreement for EnSilica’s range of highly-configurable, high-performance,
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08/10/2017
Mouser Electronics Recognizes 2017 Best-in-Class Award Winners
Mouser Electronics, Inc., congratulates the recipients of its annual Mouser Best-in-Class Awards. Mouser honored the winners at an awards ceremony on August 7, recognizing the exceptional individuals from Mouser’s manufacturer partners who best supported the global distributor’s marketing programs
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08/09/2017
Mouser Electronics Sponsors Microchip MASTERs Conference
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is a Silver Sponsor of the 2017 Microchip MASTERs Conference. From August 16–19 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, MASTERs offers an in-depth exchange of technical information between customers and Microchip subject-matter experts, including the company's
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08/08/2017
New Model for Bimolecular Reactions in Nanoreactors

Reactants A and B diffuse through the shell and react to product C at the catalytically active nanoparticle (yellow) inside.

Nanoreactors are tiny systems which facilitate specific chemical reactions, as a catalyst does. Many are found in biological systems, such as certain proteins. But chemists are also able to synthesise artificial nanoreactors to control chemical reactions. An important class of these nanoreactors has a "yolk
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08/04/2017
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines can Offer Cheaper Electricity for Urban and Suburban Areas

Figure 3 illustrates the computer-aided design model for design configuration #13. The turbine blades are assumed to be made of carbon fiber and the turbine shaft and blade supports are made of Aluminum 2024.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to a prediction made by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy could provide 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. by the year 2030. This has motivated researchers from the University of Utah's Department of Mechanical Engineering to investigate the performance capabilities
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08/03/2017
Navy Grant to Allow UTA Researcher to Study Challenges of High-Power, Intermittent Energy

David Wetz, associate professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, is studying energy storage for the US Navy.

There is a continuing effort by the U.S. Navy to integrate energy storage throughout their fleet of vessels. Many batteries may be used to supply high power to intermittently operated loads and it is important to have a way to test how those batteries will perform under operational conditions before
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08/03/2017
Solar Glasses Generate Solar Power

These Solar Glasses with lens-fitted semitransparent organic solar cells supply two sensors and electronics in the temples with electric power.

Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight - and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colors. Thus, they are suitable for a variety of applications that cannot be realized with conventional silicon solar cells. In the Energy Technology journal, researchers from KIT now present
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08/02/2017
Mouser’s Les Balamut Receives Neutrik Award for Excellence
Mouser Electronics, Inc., is pleased to announce that Les Balamut, Mouser Director of Supplier Management, has been honored by Neutrik USA with the 2016 Supplier Manager Excellence Award for Lifetime Outstanding Support. Balamut, who has managed the Neutrik line at Mouser since 2009, was cited specifically
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08/02/2017
A new generation of manganese dioxide-zinc batteries with unprecedented cycle life and energy density is the latest innovation at The City College of New York-based CUNY Energy Institute. The discovery has made the common household battery suitable for large grid storage applications. City College
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08/01/2017
Ferroelectric Phenomenon Proven Viable for Oxide Electrodes, Disproving Predictions

(a) FCD domains in the PTO layer with symmetric oxide electrodes. (b) Alternating current domains in the PTO layer with asymmetric oxide electrodes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Flux-closure domain (FCD) structures are microscopic topological phenomena found in ferroelectric thin films that feature distinct electric polarization properties. These closed-loop domains have garnered attention among researchers studying new ferroelectric devices, ranging from data storage
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08/01/2017

 



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