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Notable & Newsworthy

April 2015
Stanford University scientists have invented what they present as the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today. "We have developed a rechargeable
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04/30/2015
EPC's new eGaN power transistors now break silicon’s cost-speed barriers

60 V EPC2035 and 100 V EPC2036 eGaN power transistors

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announced the 60 V EPC2035 and 100 V EPC2036 eGaN power transistors designed to compete in price, while outperforming silicon. Price, the last barrier to widespread adoption of GaN transistors as silicon MOSFET replacements, has fallen. These products demonstrate
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04/29/2015
Mouser's new Space Challenge can put your face on the Moon

Empowering Innovation Space Challenge

Mouser Electronics, anl authorized distributor with the latest in semiconductors and electronic components, and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara launched a new Empowering Innovation Challenge as part of the Empowering Innovation Together program that explores the topic of Space Exploration. This challenge, now
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04/29/2015

Secretive space drone used to test futuristic propulsion system

Air Force officials have revealed that the autonomous X37B will be used as the test-bed for a new type of Hall effect thruster

Ask someone in the street what they know about the Air Force's top-secret space plane and you'll probably wind up getting pinched by the NSA. Nobody can claim to know much about the X-37B, beyond the fact that it's the force's long-term space vehicle, capable of staying in orbit for more than a year at a time.
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04/29/2015
In April 2012, EVERLIGHT filed for declaratory judgment of invalidity and non-infringement of Nichia’s U.S. patents related to white LEDs, including U.S. Patent Nos. 5998925 and 7531960. These two patents are directed to YAG phosphor being used with blue LED chip to emit white
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04/28/2015
New York Business Plan Competition student award winners announced

Student team ‘UMA Bioseed’ receives $100,000 grand prize for a unique seed coating enabling higher crop yields

SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), in collaboration with Title Sponsor SEFCU, announced that UMA Bioseed, composed of students from Cornell University, was selected as the $100,000 grand prize winner of the sixth annual New York Business Plan Competition
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04/27/2015
Imagination Technologies announced a innovative offering as part of its Imagination University Programme (IUP) called MIPSfpga. Through MIPSfpga, Imagination is transforming CPU architecture education in universities around the globe by offering them free and open access to a fully-validated, current generation
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04/27/2015
Project MotorBrain claims first highly-integrated rare earth-free synchronous motor

Researchers have successfully realized a fully-integrated electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths in the permanent magnet synchronous motor

Researchers from one of Europe’s largest e-mobility projects have successfully realized a fully-integrated electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths in the permanent magnet synchronous motor. A prototype will be presented to the international coil winding and electrical manufacturing
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04/24/2015
The Energy Department announced winners of its second annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition, a collegiate competition engaging university students to design zero energy-ready homes. A zero energy-ready home is a high-performance home that is so energy efficient it can offset all or most of its annual
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04/24/2015
Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has partnered with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to kick off their new Space Exploration Series and Space Challenge. This series includes a debate on the age-old question that has been waged for decades
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04/24/2015
Mouser to sponsor Hall of Fame at FIRST Championship competition

Through FIRST, students are engaged in exciting programs

Mouser Electronics, an authorized distributor with the latest in semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that once again it will be a key sponsor of the 2015 FIRST Championship, set for this week April 22-25 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Mouser is repeating its sponsorship
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04/21/2015
Solar Ready Vets expands to 10 military installations

Military personnel participating in Solar Ready Vets learn how to how to size and install solar energy systems, connect electricity to the grid, and interpret and comply with local building codes

On April 3, President Obama announced the expansion of SunShot’s Solar Ready Vets program to a total of 10 military bases. The announcement was made at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, which will be the fourth installation to host the training. Programs are already in place at Camp Pendleton in California, Fort
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04/16/2015
Popular state incentive helps drive Louisiana solar growth

Louisiana became a Top 20 solar state for the first time last year

Powered by a rapidly-growing residential market, Louisiana became a Top 20 solar state for the first time last year, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. It was the fifth straight year that Louisiana showed strong growth in solar installations. In 2014,
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04/14/2015
Researchers discover N-type polymer for fast organic battery

Rational combination of advantages of state-of-the-art polymers has resulted in highly electronically conducting polymers that could enable a battery to be 80 percent charged within 6 seconds, and fully charged in another 18 seconds.

Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultrafast battery applications. The discovery relies upon a “conjugated redox polymer” design with a naphthalene-bithiophene polymer,
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04/10/2015
In a decision that’s certain to help to speed up America’s transition to a clean energy future, President Obama announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will launch a new initiative to train 75,000 Americans – including military veterans – to enter the solar workforce by 2020. The President made
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04/06/2015
Groundbreaking and imaginative fashion-forward technologies are ready for their runway walk at the FashionWare show presented by Living in Digital Times at CE Week NY. This year’s event will bring together designers, accessory makers, and smart wearable tech. The live runway show will take place
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04/06/2015
Reversed power conversion solution promises to revolutionize power applications

Driving LEDs with the LT-minus-1000 provides a cone of darkness where the LEDs are aimed

Linear Technology, a leader in power conversion, switching regulators and power supplies, has introduced a novel and revolutionary power conversion solution. Linear Technology announced the introduction of the LT-minus-1000. The new device, the LT-minus-1000, is a reversed power converter. Operating on normal
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04/01/2015
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