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Ensuring the Reliability of Disposable Syringes with Light-Cure Adhesives

Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of disposable medical syringe production involves permanently and safely attaching the stainless steel cannula to the plastic hub. This joint is critical to the safety of syringes found on hypodermic and biopsy needles, syringes, winged infusion sets, blood lancets, and a variety of other devices. In all these applications, poor hub-to-cannula assembly could result in leakage of bodily fluids and medication or catastrophic device failure, situations that could be dangerous to the patient and the medical professional. Mechanical failure of a syringe can cause painful insertion or extraction, seal failure during use, cancellation of a procedure, or other unsafe complications.

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Invention Merges Solar With Liquid Battery

This solar-charged device directly transfers energy from sunlight into a liquid battery and stores it in the container at lower right. During the discharge cycle, electricity leaves the device through electrodes at top. (Photo by David Tenenbaum) As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries, the commonplace batteries used in everything from hybrid vehicles to laptop computers, are too expensive a solution to use on something as massive as the electric grid.

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X-ray Laser Glimpses How Electrons Dance with Atomic Nuclei in Materials

An illustration shows how laser light excites electrons (white spheres) in a solid material, creating vibrations in its lattice of atomic nuclei (black and blue spheres). SLAC’s LCLS X-ray laser reveals the ultrafast “dance” between electrons and vibrations that accounts for many important properties of materials. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) From hard to malleable, from transparent to opaque, from channeling electricity to blocking it: materials come in all types. A number of their intriguing properties originate in the way a material’s electrons “dance” with its lattice of atomic nuclei, which is also in constant motion due to vibrations known as phonons. This coupling between electrons and phonons determines how efficiently solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. It also plays key roles in superconductors that transfer electricity without losses, topological insulators that conduct electricity only on their surfaces, materials that drastically change their electrical resistance when exposed to a magnetic field, and more.

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Researchers Teleport Particle of Light Six Kilometers

A group of physicists led by Wolfgang Tittel have successfully demonstrated teleportation of a photon, an elementary particle of light, over a straight-line distance of six kilometres. (Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary) Through a collaboration between the University of Calgary, The City of Calgary and researchers in the United States, a group of physicists led by Wolfgang Tittel, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary, have successfully demonstrated teleportation of a photon (an elementary particle of light) over a straight-line distance of six kilometers using The City of Calgary’s fiber optic cable infrastructure. This accomplishment set a new record for distance of transferring a quantum state by teleportation.

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Antenna Basics

The antenna is the most intrinsic component of all RF systems, yet the principles of antenna design and wave propagation are rarely discussed outside the entry level engineering classes. Rohde & Schwarz has developed an educational white paper on Antenna Basics to reteach the basic principles in a simplified manner.

Posted in: White Papers, White Papers, Aeronautics, Defense, Electronics & Computers, RF & Microwave Electronics

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Will selfies become the primary mode of authentication?

This week's Question: MasterCard has tested facial biometrics for payment authentication and has now begun rolling out its MasterCard Identity Check, or "selfie pay," to a greater number of users. The biometric authentication app is available throughout Europe, including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. MasterCard’s Identity Check app also supports fingerprint biometrics, offering customers a choice of authenticating a mobile payment with either their face or finger at the point of purchase. What do you think?

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Product of the Month: October 2016

National Instruments, Austin, TX, announced LabVIEW 2016 system design software that introduces new channel wires to simplify complex communication between parallel sections of code. Available on both desktop and real-time versions of LabVIEW, the channel wire method helps improve code readability and reduces development time. The software features enhanced interoperability with Python and third-party devices. Five add-ons are now supported with LabVIEW 64-bit that enable users to harness all the memory of an operating system when developing and debugging applications. The software offers an Instrument Driver Network that supports 500 new instrument control drivers, as well as increased integration with open-source platforms such as Linux and Eclipse.For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61066-120

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