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Laser-Boron Fusion now 'Leading Contender' for Energy
A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, say researchers. Dramatic advances in powerful, high-intensity lasers are making it viable for scientists to pursue what was once thought
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12/13/2017
Climate Conditions Affect Solar Cell Performance More Than Expected

This shows how the difference in performance between the two solar cells vary over time.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers can now predict how much energy solar cells will produce at any location worldwide. Surprisingly, they identified that two types of solar cells (silicon and cadmium telluride) can vary in energy output by 5% or more in tropical regions, where most of the emerging
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12/13/2017
Non-Contact Laser Doppler Speed and Length Sensors Provide Speed Measurement up to 5000m/min
PROTON PRODUCT’s InteliSENS mini Series non-contact laser Doppler speed and length sensors deliver the highest product performance currently available, based on technical specifications, design, intelligence and process interfacing. The InteliSENS mini Series combine the best of the best, avoiding compromises
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12/13/2017

200 W Isolated Qtr Brick DC/DC Converter Designed for Railway Voltages
Santa Clara, CA - Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces the 0RQB-D0W12LG, an industry standard footprint  quarter-brick DC-DC converter which is equipped to run from a railway input voltage range and produces 200 W of 12 V regulated output power.   The 0RQB-D0W12LG module is
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12/12/2017
Toshiba Memory Europe Announces UFS 2.1-Compliant Embedded NAND Flash for Automotive Applications
Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH has begun sample shipments of embedded NAND flash memory products for automotive applications that are compliant with JEDEC UFS[1] version 2.1[2]. The new products meet AEC-Q100 Grade 2[3]requirements, support the wide temperature range
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12/12/2017
Build Drone Flight-Control Designs with STMicroelectronics’ FCU Eval Board, Now at Mouser
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the STMicroelectronics (ST) STEVAL-FCU001V1 evaluation board, a compact flight-controller unit (FCU) suitable for small- and medium-sized quadcopter drone designs. Scalable and efficient with sample firmware to accelerate development,
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12/12/2017
PROVERTHA M12 Gender Changer Connector enables simple, reliable connection of homogenous M12 cables - now available at Aerco
PROVERTHA’s M12 Gender Changer connector which enables cables with the same type of connector to be mated, is now available from Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets.
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12/12/2017
Streamline Portable Consumer Designs with Maxim’s MAX14748 15W USB Type-C Charger
Designers now have a simpler, more cost-effective approach to enable fast and safe charging of USB Type-C portable devices using 2-series Li-ion battery packs. The highly efficient, highly integrated, 15W MAX14748 USB Type-C charging and charger detection solution
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12/12/2017
Electrically Smart Roads Bring Saving, Safety, Speed, Over $20 Billion Sales
The new IDTechEx report, "Electrically Smart Roads 2018-2028" is an independent, new technical and market appraisal of electrically smart roads and their allied infrastructure such as electrical road furniture and parking areas. It embraces such things
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12/12/2017
Scientists Discover Path to Improving Game-Changing Battery Electrode
Menlo Park, Calif. -- If you add more lithium to the positive electrode of a lithium-ion battery - overstuff it, in a sense - it can store much more charge in the same amount of space, theoretically powering an electric car 30 to 50 percent farther between charges. But these lithium-rich cathodes quickly lose
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12/12/2017
TOKYO — SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, released its Year-end Forecast at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition. SEMI projects that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will  increase 35.6 percent to US$55.9 billion in
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12/12/2017
CIRES and RASEI researchers suggest that wind resources in the next century may decrease in many regions in the Northern Hemisphere--and could sharply increase in several hotspot regions down south. The first-of-its-kind study predicting how global wind power may shift with climate change appears today in Nature
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12/11/2017
A Diamond as The Steppingstone to New Materials, Using Plasma Physics Technology

This is Yogesh Vohra.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - University of Alabama at Birmingham physicists have taken the first step in a five-year effort to create novel compounds that surpass diamonds in heat resistance and nearly rival them in hardness. They are supported by a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation award to
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12/11/2017
802.11ax Wireless Portfolio Sets New Industry Benchmarks For Speed And Coverage
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Marvell introduced the industry’s most complete 802.11ax wireless product portfolio. The Marvell 802.11ax product family is architected to deliver breakthrough performance, improved network efficiency, low latency and enterprise-grade reliability.
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12/11/2017
Surrey Scientists Create Cheap And Safe Electro-Catalysts For Fuel Cells
Scientists from the University of Surrey have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation. In a study published in the Journal of Power Sources, the team from Surrey worked with colleagues
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12/08/2017
GaN Systems’ IMS-Based Eval Platform Now Available from Mouser for Developing High-Efficiency Power Systems
Mouser Electronics is now offering the GSP65RxxHB-EVB insulated metal substrate (IMS)-based evaluation platform from GaN Systems. The IMS evaluation platform demonstrates an inexpensive way to improve heat transfer, increase power density, and reduce system cost
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12/08/2017
Toshiba sets new standard with advanced high-efficiency Audio Power Amplifier
Toshiba Electronics Europe has developed a 4-channel, high-efficiency class-AB linear power amplifier IC that delivers high-quality sound reproduction for car audio applications while significantly reducing power consumption.
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12/08/2017
Amphenol ICC USB 3.1 Type C connectors deliver 100W power in a reversible form factor â€
Amphenol’s new ICC USB 3.1 Type C connectors are now in stock in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. In a small space-saving form factor, these new ICC USB 3.1 Type C receptacle connectors are available in Gen 1
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12/08/2017
Mouser Electronics has been named Distributor of the Year at the 2017 Elektra Awards. Organized by Electronics Weekly, the Elektra Awards showcase the best innovations, people and companies as judged by an independent panel of leading experts and are widely regarded
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12/08/2017
Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced a new 800-watt server power supply following the Intel Common Redundant Power Supply (CRPS) specification
The CSU800AP is housed in a compact 1U high enclosure measuring just 2.89 x 7.28 inches (73.5 x 185.0 mm) – a significantly smaller footprint than that of similarly rated earlier generation power supplies – achieved by using the latest power switching technology
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12/08/2017
Schaffner introduces eco sine active sync - a new generation of active harmonic filters
Schaffner announces the introduction of the eco sine active sync, a new generation of active harmonic filters. Drawing on the company’s broad knowledge and experience of applications and solutions in power quality the new modular ecosine active sync series offers
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12/08/2017
Dedicated calibration instrument reduces cost and complexity of calibrating power meters and analysers
The Yokogawa LS3300 is a new dedicated, stand-alone and cost-effective calibrator that is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of calibrating power meters and analysers with accuracies up to 0.15%. Unlike existing multi-function calibrators, the LS3300 provides
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12/08/2017
RS opens second local innovation centre with relocation of Heathrow branch
RS Components (RS) relocated its Heathrow branch from the existing site on the Fairway Trading Estate in Middlesex, London, to a new unit a short distance away at Trade City on the Hayes Road. The opening marks the second branch transformation RS has executed this
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12/08/2017
Baden-WÃrttemberg state government recognises resource efficiency in circuit board production
The production of circuit boards by the Niedernhall-based company Würth Elektronik, has been declared an excellent example of resource efficiency by the Baden-Württemberg state government.  
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12/08/2017
Scientists Create Stretchable Battery Made Entirely Out of Fabric
BINGHAMTON, NY - A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics. The team, led by Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Science
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12/07/2017
Algae Could Feed And Fuel Planet With Aid of New High-Tech Tool
Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests. Scientists have devised a method that could lead to cheap, environmentally friendly ways of making products for use in the cosmetics, plastics and food industries. Algae
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12/07/2017
AUSTIN, Texas/PRNewswire/ -- SparkCognition and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPS-Americas) are working together to advance AI applications in MHPS-TOMONI, a new digital platform from MHPS that optimizes power plant processes by enabling cognitive analytics and prioritizing customer collaboration. 
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12/06/2017
The Industry’s First Dual-Mode Battery Charge ICs
Kyoto and Santa Clara, Calif. – ROHM has recently announced the availability of dual-input boost-buck charging ICs that support 1 to 4 battery cells for notebook PCs, smartphones, and power banks that utilize the latest charging technologies such as wireless and USB Power Delivery (USBPD). The
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12/06/2017
IQD Frequency Products becomes part of the WÃrth Elektronik eiSos Group
IQD Frequency Products Ltd., based in Crewkerne (UK) and IQD Frequency Products Inc., based in Palm Springs (USA) are now part of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, thus expanding Würth Elektronik’s existing selection of passive components with a comprehensive range of quartz crystals and oscillators. IQD
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12/05/2017
ROHM supplies Full SiC Power Modules to Formula E racing team Venturi
ROHM has announced that will provide the full SiC power modules to the VENTURI Formula E team in the FIA Formula E 2017–2018 (season four), the leading racing event for electric vehicles starting on
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12/05/2017
Arrow Electronics adds RushUp product accelerators to EMEA IoT portfolio
Arrow Electronics has signed an agreement with Italian company RushUp to distribute its IoT product accelerators throughout EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). RushUp’s product accelerators enable
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12/05/2017
e-peas Engages with Unitronic, Kamaka & Solid State Supplies to Intensify Promotion of Ultra-Low Power ICs
In order to gain greater traction for its game-changing energy management technology, e-peas has now begun building a supply chain network to support it. The Belgian start-up has announced
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12/05/2017
Superior Hydrogen Catalyst Just Grows That Way

These inorganic 'flowers,' color added, were created by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Stanley Chou and University of California, Merced colleague Vincent Tung in a spray-printing process that uses molybdenum disulfide to create a 'flowering' hydrogen catalyst far cheaper than platinum and reasonably close in efficiency.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Replacing your everyday gas guzzler with a hydrogen fueled car could drastically reduce your carbon footprint. So why don't we all make the switch? One of reasons we don't is the expensive platinum catalyst required to operate hydrogen fuel cells efficiently. Research
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12/05/2017
Hearing Hybrid and Electric Vehicles While Quieting Noise Pollution
WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 5, 2017 -- Europe, as well as most of the world, faces a future with hybrid or pure electronic road vehicles that rely on alternative drive chains. But these low-emission vehicles are considered too quiet for hearing-impaired pedestrians, so the European Union is mandating that they be equipped
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12/05/2017
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc. introduced 16 series of Automotive Qualified TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) that are Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) capable. They offer automakers and high-end industrial manufacturers the confidence of a known and reputable single origin flow from wafer creation through
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12/05/2017
60 GHz Modules Intended for Gigabit-Class Wireless Infrastructure Applications
PORTLAND, Ore --Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced the release of the GigaRay MOD65412 60 GHz module set, the industry’s first pre-certified, production-ready modular solution for high speed wireless infrastructure applications. Lattice’s SiBEAM phased array antenna and electronic
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12/05/2017
Jersey City, NJ - Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection announces the 0ADE Series of fuses, which are available now in ceramic cartridge and pigtail, axial leaded options for AC and DC high voltage and high interrupting rating applications.   The 6x32 mm 0ADEC ceramic cartridge fuses and the 6x32
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12/05/2017
The World’s First True All-in-One ATS for Critical Power
ABB launches TruONE, an all-new automatic transfer switch (ATS) with connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications. TruONE is the world’s first true ATS to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a single easy-to-install device that helps improve protection and makes
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12/05/2017
MSU Scholar Lands $2.7 Million to Improve Undergraduate STEM Education

Michigan State is leading an NSF-funded effort to improve undergraduate learning in science, math, technology and engineering.

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- As more universities attempt to transform how they teach science and math, a Michigan State University researcher is focusing on broader changes across networks of campuses in order to improve student learning. Ann Austin has received three grants totaling $2.7 million from
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12/04/2017
Sustainable Solvent Platform for Photon Upconversion Increases Solar Utilization Efficiency

Deep eutectic solvents used as the medium of sensitizer and emitter chromophores (left) and the photon upconverter developed (right). The sample converts low-intensity (a few mW) green light into clear blue emission and demonstrates high thermal stability during exposure to a burner flame for 1 min.

The conversion of solar energy into electricity is currently restricted by a concept known as the Shockley-Quesser limit. This limitation allows only photons that have higher energies than those of the bandgap to be used, while those with lower energies are wasted. In an effort to obtain a solution to this problem
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12/04/2017
Next-Generation Solvent Contributes to Next-Generation Biofuel Production From Biomass

After dissolving plant biomass by the novel solvent, carboxylate-type liquid zwitterion, hydrolysis and fermentation were consecutively carried out in one reaction pot for conversion into ethanol.

The first-generation biofuel, industrialized, ethanol, is produced from foodstuffs like maize, and thus poses great concern about a possible future shortage of food. It is therefore necessary to produce ethanol from non-food biomass like weeds, waste paper, paper cup, etc. (second-generation biofuel ethanol).
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12/04/2017
Boulder, CO, USA: GSA's governing Council approved a new position statement, Geoscience and Energy Policy, at its October 2017 meeting in Seattle, Washington. "This has been a long time coming," said GSA President Isabel Montañez. "I would like to thank the committee for their thoughtful
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12/01/2017

 



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