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Notable & Newsworthy

June 2014
Cambridge team breaks superconductor world record

Cambridge researchers contained a magnetic field with a strength of 17.6 Tesla in a high-temperature gadolinium barium copper oxide superconductor

A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team led by University of Cambridge engineers, harnessing the equivalent of three tonnes of force inside a golf ball-sized sample of material that is normally as brittle as fine china. The Cambridge researchers managed to ‘trap’
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06/30/2014
Superconducting refrigerator cools via tunneling cascade

A team of researchers has proposed a novel design for a superconducting refrigerator in which cooling is performed in a cascade of steps

In a new paper published in Applied Physics Letters, a team of researchers, M. Camarasa-Gómez, et al., from Italy and France, has proposed a novel design for a superconducting refrigerator in which cooling is performed in a cascade of steps. Due to this multistage operation, the refrigerator can cool
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06/20/2014
SCIGRIP solar boat successfully completes sea trials

The SCIGRIP Solar Boat Team has accomplished another milestone in preparation for the DONG World Cup Solar Power Challenge

The SCIGRIP Solar Boat Team has accomplished another milestone in preparation for the DONG World Cup Solar Power Challenge. Last week, the Polish entry, named the SCIGRIP Solar Boat, successfully completed stability and speed tests on the water, and the team remains confident of an excellent result in this year’s
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06/20/2014

There is an invisible thread that keeps our Wi-Fi running, our Bluetooth connections buzzing and our instant messages flying. These operations are now such staples of our everyday lives that few of us bother to consider how the devices actually work. But that common thread – radio frequency that is known as
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06/20/2014
A UC Riverside-led research project is among the 32 named by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as an Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs), designed to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy in the United States. “Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic
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06/19/2014
Goal-line technology in the spotlight at FIFA

GoalControl-4D has been installed across all 12 FIFA stadiums

Goal-line technology (GLT) is on show at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro as the GoalControl-4D technology springs into action, a system for goal-spotting that includes a special referee watch to receive the indication of “Goal” or “No Goal”, which is immediately confirmed within one second as
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06/18/2014
Osram's multi-chip laser for projectors delivers up to 50W

The PLPM4 450 is the first multi-chip package to provide a blue light output of 50 W

Packing up to 20 blue laser chips into a single "butterfly" package, the PLPM4 450 compact laser multi-chip module from Osram Opto Semiconductors for projection applications reduces the complexity of laser projectors significantly. Osram has also succeeded in doubling the optical output of the individual
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06/17/2014
Laird announced Larry Creasy, their director of technology, has received the “Inventor of the Year” award from The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). The award honors the top inventors in the region based on the innovation and commercial success of their products. Creasy was nominated
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06/12/2014
Wireless developer Soundwall adds Claudio Souza Pinto's famous images

Soundwall adds Claudio Souza Pinto's images

Editor's note: Tech can also be esthetic Soundwall, art that hangs on your wall and plays music wirelessly, announced an exclusive partnership with famed Brazilian artist Claudio Souza Pinto. These remarkable works are now available for purchase in the Claudio Souza Pinto gallery on the Soundwall
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06/10/2014
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06/10/2014
Tesla to open up its Supercharger patents to boost electric car adoption

Tesla to expand its Supercharger network

Tesla's CEO has been carefully dropping hints that he might "do something controversial" with his company's collection of technology patents, and now we know what he's on about. Speaking at the UK launch of the Tesla Model S yesterday, Elon Musk said that he specifically wants to open up the designs
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06/09/2014
Novel children’s museum exhibit powers up energy education through play

Kid Grid, located at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, N.C.

The U.S. is lagging behind other countries in science and math, but some companies are taking unique steps to encourage future engineers. Global power and automation leader ABB and Marbles Kids Museum are launching a one-of-a-kind, play-based power grid exhibit, called Kid Grid, to generate interest in science,
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06/03/2014
Fuel cell technology used to help capture rare wildlife footage in Scotland

Fuel cells allowed the BBC Winterwatch film crew to obtain some excellent rare footage

Capturing that elusive wildlife footage can be fraught with challenges. It often involves a considerable amount of waiting around after initially setting up and positioning remote recording equipment. Patience and persistence are just some of the qualities that a wildlife film crew must have in order to produce
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06/02/2014

 



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