Industry News

October 2019
Commercial Space Revenue Climbs to High of $328.86 Billion
Revenues from global commercial space activity in 2018 climbed to their highest level ever and now make up nearly 80% of the total global space industry, according to new findings from The Space Report Quarter Three. The Space Foundation published the third quarter 2019 issue of The Space Report today
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10/31/2019
TTI Supports Breast Cancer Awareness w/ Fundraising Project
TTI, Inc., is proud to continue the company’s charitable commitment to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and to announce the results of the annual fundraising event held during the month of October in recognition of breast cancer awareness.    Sales from this year’s exclusive t-shirt fundraiser
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10/30/2019
Adesto Joins STMicroelectronics Partner Program
SANTA CLARA, CA – Adesto Technologies Corporation announced it has joined the STMicroelectronics Partner Program to enable optimal system operation for emerging IoT devices through the combination of its non-volatile memory (NVM) devices and the STM32 line of microcontrollers (MCUs). Adesto
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10/30/2019

Sales Agreement for Woodbridge's Particle Foam Packaging

Protective EPP dunnage for an automotive overhead light and sunroof cluster.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Schaefer Systems International, Inc., has entered into a sales agreement with Woodbridge, a global systems solution provider of fully integrated foam products. The Packaging Systems Division within SSI SCHAEFER will act as the sales entity pursuing returnable, molded particle
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10/30/2019
Automotive Display Touch Module Market to Grow in 2022
While the global market for automotive display touch modules is stalling in 2019, the longer-term outlook is revving up, with shipments expected to rise in the coming years due to improving economic conditions and rising demand from autonomous vehicles. Worldwide shipments of automotive touch modules
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10/30/2019
Equipment for Thin Magnetic Ribbon Minimizes Energy-Loss

Developed manufacturing equipment for amorphous ribbon.

JST announces that enterprise-led development of production equipment for ultra-low loss nano crystal (*1) ribbon, supported through the NexTEP-B type phase of the agency's "Adaptable and Seamless Technology Transfer Program through Target-driven R&D" (A-STEP) program (*2), has succeeded in its
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10/28/2019
Enabling Autonomous Vehicles to see Around Corners
To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there's a moving object coming around the corner. Autonomous cars could one day use the system to quickly avoid a potential collision with another
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10/28/2019
Pointing 5,000 Robotic 'Eyes' at the sky to see Dark Energy

DESI's 5,000 spectroscopic "eyes" can cover an area of sky about 38 times larger than that of the full moon, as seen in this overlay of DESI's focal plane on the night sky (top).

A new instrument mounted on a telescope in Arizona aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic "eyes" at the night sky on Oct. 22 to capture the first images showing its unique view of galaxy light. It was the first test of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, known as DESI, which
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10/28/2019
NASA Selects First Mode, ASU to Develop Marathon Moon Rover
SEATTLE -- First Mode has been selected by NASA to develop a pioneering lunar mission concept with Arizona State University (ASU). The effort will be funded through NASA’s Planetary Mission Concept Study program. The Intrepid mission would develop and deploy the Intrepid
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10/28/2019
TTI Receives Elite Supplier Designation from Lockheed Martin
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., announced the company has received an Elite supplier award from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. To achieve Aero Elite status a supplier must maintain 12 months at a 98 percent quality and delivery performance level and perform on more than one program. In addition,
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10/28/2019
Energy Regulation Rollbacks Threaten Progress

The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant in central Wyoming.

Pollutants from coal-fired power plants help make ground-level ozone, and a warming world exacerbates that. Recent rollbacks of U.S. energy regulations may speed climate change, keep pollutants coming, and thus slow the fight against harmful ozone, according to a new study to be published Friday. Currently,
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10/27/2019
Can Solar Technology Kill Cancer Cells?

Sophia and Richard Lunt's step-by-step approach has revealed a new way to detect and attack cancer cells using technology traditionally reserved for solar power.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Scientific breakthroughs don't always happen in labs. For Sophia and Richard Lunt, Michigan State University researchers, many of their breakthroughs happen during neighborhood walks. The married couple's step-by-step approach has revealed a new way to detect and attack cancer
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10/27/2019
Electrospun Fibers Weave new Medical Innovations

Electrospun fiber looks like a spiderweb.

When you visit Andrew Steckl's lab at the University of Cincinnati, you see a nondescript glass box that weaves together different fibers. He sees endless possibility. Steckl's lab is coming up with new applications for a fabrication process called coaxial electrospinning, which combines
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10/27/2019
Extracting Hidden Quantum Information From a Light Source

The total image or direct intensity image is obtained by the accumulation of light on the camera. With the technique, researchers are able to separate the quantum image of the "dead cat", and then subtract this image to the total image to obtain the classical image of the "alive cat".

Current super-resolution microscopes or microarray laser scanning technology are known because of their high sensitivities and very good resolutions. However, they implement high light power to study samples, samples that can be light sensitive and thus become damaged or perturbed when illuminated by these devices. Imaging
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10/25/2019
Cutting-Edge Robot Makes Short Work of Gardening Chores

The Trimbot robot trims a bush.

A gardening robot has been developed that can self-navigate and automatically prune roses and trim bushes. The green-fingered device - known as Trimbot - uses cameras and 3D mapping technology to find its way around gardens and perform precise tasks with cutting tools. Prototype robots
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10/25/2019
Cooking up a new Theory for Better Accelerators

Jefferson Lab's Ari Deibert Palczewski has been awarded a DOE Early Career Research Program grant to make a better theoretical model of accelerator preparation and performance.

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - While particle accelerators may be on the cutting edge of science, the building and preparation of some particle accelerator components has long been more of an art form, dependent on recipes born of trial and error. Now, Ari Deibert Palczewski hopes to change that. A staff scientist at the
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10/25/2019
Hydrogen Boride Nanosheets: Promising for a Hydrogen Carrier

The hydrogen storage and release capacity of HB sheets is exceptionally high due to their two-dimensional nature and unique electronic band structure.

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, and colleagues in Japan report a promising hydrogen carrier in the form of hydrogen boride nanosheets. This two-dimensional material, which has only recently begun to be explored, could go on to be used as safe, light-weight, high-capacity
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10/25/2019
Renesas Expands Access to Portfolio of IP Licenses
TOKYO, Japan ―Renesas Electronics Corporation announced expanded access to its highly sought portfolio of intellectual property (IP) licenses that allow designers to meet a broad range of customer requirements in a rapidly changing industry. Starting today, customers will have
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10/24/2019
ePumps Proudly Announces Partnership with SpaceX
ePumps.com is honored to announce their role in SpaceX’s upcoming Artemis I mission. The mobile launch pad for the upcoming Artemis I mission, called Pad 39B, was the site of a recent test launch in preparation for the mission to the lunar
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10/24/2019
Environmental Lights Partners with DiGidot Technologies
SAN DIEGO -- Environmental Lights announced it is partnering with DiGidot Technologies, a leading provider of pixel control solutions for LED lighting based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to offer DiGidot LED pixel control products to the U.S. market. Products will complement and expand Environmental Lights'
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10/24/2019
Scientists Build a Nanocage with Antiaromatic Walls

Figure 1. Chemical structure of an antiaromatic-walled nanospace. (a) construction of antiaromatic-walled nanospace. (b) X-ray crystal structure with a 3D NICS grid, showing magnetic deshielding experienced within the nanospace. Antiaromaticity effects becomes stronger in the order of yellow < orange < red color.

(Tokyo) Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Copenhagen have built a self-assembled nanocage with a very unusual nanospace: Its walls are made of antiaromatic molecules, which are generally considered too unstable to work with. By overturning assumptions
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10/23/2019
Potomac AFCOM Chapter Awards Scholarships to NOVA
RICHMOND, Va. – On behalf of Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), the Potomac AFCOM Chapter announced that students from North Virginia Community College (NOVA) will be awarded a $6,000 scholarship.  The scholarship
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10/23/2019
Biological Material Boosts Solar Cell Performance

Congcong Wu, associate research professor at Penn State, works with materials that can be inserted into next generation solar cells to improve their efficiency. Perovskite solar cells are an area of intense research due to their potential to offer a more efficient and less expensive alternative to traditional silicon-based solar technology.

Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term "green technology." Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin (bR) to perovskite solar cells boosted the efficiency of the devices in a series of laboratory tests, according to an international
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10/23/2019
UTSA Study Warns of Security Gaps in Smart Light Bulbs

UTSA researchers review the security gaps on smart bulbs exposing consumers to hacks.

Smart bulbs are expected to be a popular purchase this holiday season. But could lighting your home open up your personal information to hackers? Earlier this year Amazon's Echo made global headlines when it was reported that consumers' conversations were recorded and heard by thousands of employees. Now
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10/23/2019
KORE Power to Build 10 GWh Battery Plant in U.S.
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- KORE Power announced its intentions to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. to support global growth efforts for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System.  The new facility will produce systems that are made in the USA and will stimulate economic growth
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10/22/2019
PHY Wireless Addresses Real World Cellular Challenges
LA JOLLA, Calif. – PHY Wireless announced it has separated from its parent, Acorn Technologies. The spin-off will allow PHY Wireless to become a leading pure play provider of high performance accurate positioning mobile solutions for carriers, chip makers, IoT module manufacturers, application
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10/22/2019
Transforming 2D Planes into 3D Soft and Flexible Structures

This is the cover image of the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces publishing the research paper.

DGIST announced that Professor Sohee Kim's research team in the Department of Robotics Engineering succeeded in developing a technology to produce flexible 3D medical devices. It is expected to be used in developing various devices with embedded electrical functionality or soft robots. Professor Sohee
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10/22/2019
Dartmouth Lab Introduces Next Wave of Interactive Technology
HANOVER, N.H. - Technology that advances the way that users interact with the world around them was introduced by Dartmouth at the 32nd ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2019). The next-generation technology, from Dartmouth's XDiscovery
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10/22/2019
$2.3 Million DOE Grant to Advance Ethanol Fuel Research

Discrete element method (DEM) computer models have been developed for describing biomass transport through a compression feed screw. This image shows mathematical simulation of biomass particles in feed screw at steady state.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Imagine trying to quickly turn a damp piece of plywood into a liquid and squeezing it through several small openings. That's essentially the challenge facing biorefineries trying to turn corn waste and related materials into ethanol fuel. A big challenge in biomass processing,
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10/22/2019
Brown and Caldwell Bolsters Utility Optimization Services
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Brown and Caldwell has strengthened its reliability-centered design and maintenance expertise by entering a Network Partner agreement with Aladon. Aladon
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10/22/2019
Double Layer of Graphene Helps to Control Spin Currents

The multi-layered device used in the study. WS2: tungsten disulfide, hBN: boron nitride layer

In order to make transistors that operate using the spin of electrons, rather than their charge, it is necessary to find a way of switching spin currents on and off. Furthermore, the lifetime of the spins should at least be equal to the time taken for these electrons to travel through a circuit. University of
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10/17/2019
Europe Prepares Four 5G Pilots in Industrial Applications

A European research project coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), named 5Growth, will implant 5G technology in four working environments on the continent to validate the functioning of these new telecommunication networks. In Spain, this test will be carried out in the Basque Country, in one of the Innovalia headquarters.

A European research project coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), named 5Growth, will implant 5G technology in four working environments on the continent to validate the functioning of these new telecommunication networks. In Spain, this test will be carried out in the Basque Country, in
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10/17/2019
Controlling Ion Recognition in Reactive Host-Guest Systems

Illustration of the 'reaction first' and 'recognition first' scenarios in reactive host-guest systems (left) and the host molecule and its schematic representation used by Akine and colleagues (right).

Sometimes a molecule can only undergo a particular chemical reaction if it forms a so-called host-guest complex together with another molecule -- the two molecules are then bound together not by covalent bonds but by intermolecular forces. What happens is that first, the host recognizes the guest, after which
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10/17/2019
Computer Scientists Receive Award for Pioneering Work

Professor Reinhard Wilhelm of Saarland University

For their pioneering work, which was published in 2001, they were honored yesterday evening in New York at the International Conference on Embedded Software. Embedded software comprises programs that run on computers and control a technical system, for example, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) in
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10/17/2019
Autonomous Tram in Depot

The AStriD project focuses on the technical and legal challenges relating to the automation of tram depots.

The AStriD "Autonomous Tram in Depot" project is aimed at reaching the next milestone on the way towards autonomous transport systems: Full automation of a tram depot with an autonomous tram and digital depot operations. This project of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and industry partners
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10/17/2019
Bio-Circuitry Mimics Synapses, Neurons for Sensory Computing

Researchers at ORNL's Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences demonstrated the first example of capacitance in a lipid-based biomimetic membrane, opening nondigital routes to advanced, brain-like computation.

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M University demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing. Results published in Nature Communications report the first
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10/17/2019
MachineMetrics Launches Industrial IoT Partner Ecosystem
BOSTON — MachineMetrics announced the formation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Partner Ecosystem. The program is designed to drive collaboration and innovation around MachineMetrics’ unique Industrial IoT platform to improve machine performance, enhance legacy manufacturing processes,
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10/17/2019
Renesas Electronics Unveils R-Car Consortium Partner Program
TOKYO, Japan ―Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the launch of its R-Car Consortium Proactive Partner Program. The program adds a new level to Renesas’ current R-Car Consortium, enabling customers to quickly identify and engage with the partners whose solutions will help
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10/16/2019
Jupiter Partnership With Hawaiian Electric Companies
San Mateo, CA and Honolulu, HI - Jupiter announced an agreement with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to provide ongoing climate risk analytics services for generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure across five major islands of Hawaii. Jupiter also recently announced
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10/16/2019
Chains of Atoms Move at Lightning Speed Inside Metals

Masstransport in titanium

A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains of atoms dash around at lightning speeds inside the solid material. "The phenomenon we have discovered
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10/16/2019
Are we Underestimating Investing in Renewable Energy?
As policymakers seek to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants through increases in renewable energy, improving energy efficiency or electrifying transportation, a key question arises: Which interventions provide the largest benefits to avoid the negative health effects of air pollution? To address
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10/16/2019
Metal to Metal Oxide Progression

The ruthenium nanocluster (Ru) is attached to a support structure and heated to 200oc. Over time, the metal reacts with oxygen in the air, forming ruthenium oxide (RuOx). This reaction is detected by the support structure as a shift in current, helping to explain the underlying catalytic process.

A catalyst's utility is influenced by its surface charge and how that charge is transferred. Until recently, studying charge transfer has relied on complex imaging techniques that are both expensive and time-consuming. Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) report
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10/16/2019
Do we Trust AI Agents to Mediate Conflict? Not Entirely
We may listen to facts from Siri or Alexa, or directions from Google Maps or Waze, but would we let a virtual agent enabled by artificial intelligence help mediate conflict among team members? A new study says not just yet. Researchers from USC and the University of Denver created a simulation in
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10/16/2019
Mahr's
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mahr Inc., announced its new “Step Up to the Latest Technology” trade-in program.The program is running now through the end of 2019, and provides a cost efficient way for users to turn in older
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10/16/2019
TTI Sponsors Industry Organization Women in Electronics
Fort Worth, Texas – The TTI Family of Companies is proud to announce its support and sponsorship of Women in Electronics. Founded in 2017, Women in Electronics is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional and personal leadership development of women in the electronics industry
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10/15/2019
Cheaper Catalyst can Generate Hydrogen in Commercial Device

Hydrogen gas is a massively important industrial chemical for making fuel and fertilizer, and a clean, high-energy-content molecule that can be used in fuel cells or to store energy generated by variable power sources like solar and wind.

Menlo Park, Calif. -- Researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown for the first time that a cheap catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial device. The electrolyzer
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10/15/2019
Rohde & Schwarz, Cardinality, and Dell Analytics Solution
Leipzig, Germany — ipoque GmbH, a Rohde & Schwarz company providing market-leading network analytics software, announced today a partnership with Cardinality and Dell. R&S Net Sensor OEM, the new leading-edge software IP probe by Rohde & Schwarz, is integrated in Cardinality’s Perception platform,
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10/14/2019
TTI Receives Premier Supplier Award from Raytheon
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., announces the company has received recognition from Raytheon as a Premier Award winner for 2019. As part of Raytheon’s Supplier Excellence Program, selected Premier Award suppliers are recognized for their outstanding performance and support to Raytheon’s
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10/14/2019
TTI, Inc. Announces TTI Brazil Ltda.
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced the expansion of service to its customers and supplier partners doing business in Brazil through the establishment of TTI Brazil Ltda. Don Akery, President of TTI Americas, had this
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10/14/2019
Precision Products Becomes Distributer for Microdrones
Rome, NY -- PRECISION PRODUCTS is becoming a distributor of Microdrones. Available immediately, Precision Products is offering Microdrones Integrated Systems that come with everything a commercial user needs to get started using drones for surveying and mapping – the UAV, the sensors, and the software
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10/13/2019
Mouser and Grant Imahara Explore Prototype Design with Arduino
Mouser Electronics Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released the second video in the Engineering Big Ideas series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. Watch the latest video at https://mou.sr/EIT2019-2.   In
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10/10/2019
NXM Achieves PSA Level One Certification from UL
NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- UL announced that NXM Labs, Inc., a technology innovator focused on autonomous security software that enables devices to create, manage and dynamically regenerate their own security, has achieved Platform Security Architecture (PSA) Level One (L1) Certification. Through independent security
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10/08/2019
Photovoltaic Research Spans Countries, Disciplines

A researcher produces a photovoltaic cell in ASU's QESST University Research Center. QESST is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Photo by Marco-Alexis Chaira, Arizona State University.

Tempe, Arizona - A new research project spanning five universities in three countries and led by Arizona State University will work to improve solar cell technology and look into new uses for photovoltaic (PV) devices. ASU's Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (
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10/07/2019
Graphene Turns 15 on Track to Deliver on its Promises

A special Nature Nanotechnology issue celebraes 15 years since the Nobel Prize-winning "ground-breaking experiments on graphene."

Graphene is light, flexible, conductive, and one of the strongest materials in the world. And it is right on track to deliver on its promises - the Graphene Flagship is confident many applications will be unveiled in the next decade. In a special Nature Nanotechnology issue, celebrating 15 years since
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10/06/2019
TTI Adds SSI Technologies to NA Distribution Agreement
Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., has announced the company has entered into a North America distribution agreement with SSI Technologies, an Amphenol Company.  SSI Technologies, based in Janesville, Wisconsin, produces the highest quality and most reliable pressure, level and magnetic sensors, sensor-based
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10/06/2019
2D Topological Physics From Shaking a 1D Wire
Limiting quantum particles to move in one, two, or three dimensions has led to the observation of many striking phenomena. A prime example is the quantization of the Hall conductance measured in 2D materials in a strong magnetic field. Nowadays, gases of ultracold atoms provide a powerful platform for easily
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10/04/2019
Ossia Receives Second FCC Certification
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Ossia Inc. announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted Ossia an equipment authorization for wireless power delivery for its asset tracking system, the Cota Forever Tracker. The wireless power delivery for this system is certified under Part 18 of the FCC’s rules. Ossia’s
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10/03/2019
LSU Researchers Continue Work on Bendable Concrete
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Work on developing an engineered cementitious composite, or bendable concrete, for mass adoption by LSU Construction Management researchers continues and the results are promising. Most recently, the team constructed three 60-foot-long overlay sections on top of a section of deteriorated
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10/03/2019
Electrochemical Catalysts Harvest Energy from the Sun

The structure of the proposed device, showing how the generated holes (h+) are used to facilitate thiol oxidation. The measured current increases dramatically under illumination and application of a slight potential.

A research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Kanazawa University develops an eco-friendly device that uses solar energy to catalyze an electrochemical oxidation reaction with high efficiency. Green energy sources constitute a hot research field globally because of the current
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10/03/2019
Keeping Cool with Quantum Wells
Tokyo, Japan - University of Tokyo researchers have announced a new approach for electrical cooling without the need for moving parts. By applying a bias voltage to quantum wells made of the semiconductor aluminum gallium arsenide, electrons can be made to shed some of their heat in a process called "evaporative
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10/03/2019
Mouser Praises Winners of Create the Future Design Contest
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global electronic component distributor and sponsor of the Create the Future Design Contest, will join in recognizing the 2019 winners at a special awards reception and dinner in New York City on November 8. Mouser’s valued suppliers Intel and Analog Devices, Inc. teamed with
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10/03/2019
A Metronome for Quantum Particles

Joachim Burgdörfer, Stefan Donsa and Iva Brezinova

It is like a microscope for time: Today's methods of attosecond physic allows us to measure extremely short time intervals. With the help of short laser pulses, physical processes can be investigated on a time scale of attoseconds - that is billionths of a billionth of a second. For example, it is
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10/02/2019
Smartphone Typing Speeds Catching up with Keyboards

A screen capture of the typing test on mobile.

The largest experiment to date on mobile typing sheds new light on average performance of touchscreen typing and factors impacting the text input speed. Researchers from Aalto University, University of Cambridge and ETH Zürich analysed the typing speed of tens of thousands of users on both phones and computers.
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10/02/2019
Cathy Newman to Host SOE Women in Engineering Event
Panellists from across the engineering world will convene in London to discuss the role of schools in promoting positive messages about modern, cutting-edge engineering and career opportunities within engineering-related sectors. On the panel to debate how to attract more women into engineering are
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10/02/2019
AVX Donates $15K to Help Fund a New Splash Pad Park
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation donated $15,000 to help fund the construction of a splash pad park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, which has been home to its corporate headquarters since 2010. The Fountain on Main splash pad park, presented by Greenville Water, is free to the public and conveniently
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10/01/2019
Researchers Synthesize 'Impossible' Superconductor

Cerium superhydride, a 'forbidden' compound.

Researchers from the U.S., Russia, and China have bent the rules of classical chemistry and synthesized a "forbidden" compound of cerium and hydrogen -- CeH9 -- which exhibits superconductivity at a relatively low pressure of 1 million atmospheres. The paper came out in Nature Communications. Superconductors
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10/01/2019
Squid-Inspired Robots Might Have Environmental Applications

Xiaobo Bi and Qiang Zhu discuss their work developing an aquatic robot inspired by cephalopods. (Left) Envisioned squid-inspired robot that combines fin flapping and jetting for locomotion. (Right) Numerical simulations provide insights of the underlying physical mechanisms.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Inspired by the unique and efficient swimming strategy of cephalopods, scientists developed an aquatic robot that mimics their form of propulsion. These high-speed, squidlike robots are made of smart materials, which make them hard to detect -- an advantage that has potential military
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10/01/2019
Liquid Crystals Allow Directed Transmission of Electricity

The structural formula of liquid crystals superimposed on an image of the liquid crystal phase prepared using a polarized light microscope together with examples of the fluorescence exhibited by liquid crystals in various solvents (bottom right)

Liquid and solid - most people are unaware that there can be states in between. Liquid crystals are representative of one such state. While the molecules in liquids swim around at random, neighboring molecules in liquid crystals are aligned as in regular crystal grids, but the material is still liquid. Liquid
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10/01/2019
DOE Announces $21.4 Million for Quantum Research

(From left to right) Brookhaven computational scientist Shinjae Yoo (principal investigator), Brookhaven physicist Chao Zhang, and Stony Brook University quantum information theorist Tzu-Chieh Wei are developing deep learning techniques to efficiently handle sparse data using quantum computer architectures. Data sparsity is common in high-energy physics experiments.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $21.4 million in funding for research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) related to both particle physics and fusion energy sciences. "QIS holds great promise for tackling challenging questions in a wide range of disciplines,"
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10/01/2019