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New Imaging Technique Visualizes Cancer During Surgery

A team of researchers in Munich, Germany, has developed a new imaging technology using laser light to detect cancer based on molecular signatures, leading to the localization of even small cancer cell nests that surgeons might otherwise overlook during surgery. The technique has been...

The DOE has announced the availability of up to $10 million in funding for energy-saving lighting technologies. DOE is seeking applications for research and development...

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Do you think light speed can be exceeded?
This week's Question: The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, reported that a neutrino beam fired from a particle accelerator near Geneva to a lab 454 miles away in Italy traveled 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light — a claim that potentially questions Einstein's 1905 special...
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Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Features Technology Innovations

Boeing (Everett, WA) has delivered the first 787 Dreamliner to Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA). The 787 Dreamliner is an all-new airplane featuring a host of technologies that benefit both airlines and passengers. It is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes,...

Marlow Industries (Dallas, TX) has introduced the EverGen series of thermoelectric-based energy harvesting devices, offering a zero-maintenance power solution for wireless sensor...

The VK-9700 is a color 3D laser scanning confocal microscope from Keyence Corp. (Woodcliff Lake, NJ). Features include 18,000× magnification and 0.001 μm precision, 3D imaging, and...

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PCI Express 3.0 Protocol Analyzer

The N8816A Infiniium PCI Express 3.0 protocol analyzer software from Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) provides the ability to perform 128/130 bit and 8b/10b based packet decoding via a patented...

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Slim SATA Flash Storage

Emphase (South Burlington, VT) has announced an all-new Slim SATA flash drive. Available in two grades of performance, this lightweight, low-profile storage drive has been engineered to afford flexibility in embedded...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
24 VDC Temperature Controllers

AutomationDirect’s (Cumming, GA) 24 VDC powered SOLO process/temperature controllers are powerful process tools offering flexibility and simplicity. Available in four standard DIN sizes, these single-loop...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
PC/104 Mounting Kits

A new series of hardware mounting kits for PC/104 and PC104-Plus Bus Drives that have to be installed in limited space design/installation applications is among the latest developments from Keystone Electronics Corp....

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers
PC/104-Plus Ethernet LAN

Advanced Digital Logic (ADL) (San Diego, CA) has announced the release of its ADLLAN PC/104-Plus Ethernet LAN. This PC/104-Plus expansion board is available with either a single 1GB LAN Port or dual 1GB LAN Port. The...

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Edible Carbon Dioxide Sponge

A team of researchers at Northwestern University has discovered that a class of nanostructures made of sugar, salt, and alcohol can efficiently detect, capture, and store carbon dioxide. And the compounds...

Articles: Software
Download the Sounds of NASA

Some of the most historic and interesting sound bites from NASA space missions are now available for download as ringtones on your phone, or on your computer for alarms and notifications.

You can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong's "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for...

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Wireless Transceivers Monitor Breathing

University of Utah engineers who built wireless networks that see through walls now are aiming the technology at a new goal: noninvasively measuring the breathing of surgery patients, adults with sleep apnea and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Neal Patwari, senior author of a...

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Researchers Design Magnetic-Shielding Cloak

Researchers have designed what they believe to be a new type of magnetic cloak, which shields objects from external magnetic fields, while at the same time preventing any magnetic internal fields from leaking outside, making the cloak undetectable.

The development of such a device, described as an...

New technology yielding flexible solar cells was developed by scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. Key to the breakthrough is...

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Wind Inverter

Smart Power Systems, Inc. (Baltimore, MD) has developed a 25-kW single-phase bi-directional inverter. The SPS-Pavan 25 features minimum harmonic point tracking to reduce harmonic distortion and a unity power factor operation...

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Will we set foot on Mars?
  This week's Question: NASA recently unveiled its new "Space Launch System," which will be designed to carry the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, as well as important cargo, equipment, and science experiments to Earth's orbit and destinations beyond. "Tomorrow's explorers will now dream of one day walking on Mars,"...
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MEMS Device Generates Energy from Small Vibrations

To avoid wireless sensor power constraints, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are harnessing electricity from low-power sources in the environment, such as vibrations from swaying bridges, humming machinery, and rumbling foot traffic. Such natural energy sources could do away...

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Electric Nanometer Motor Could Have Range of Engineering Applications

Chemists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences have built the world's first single molecule electric motor, a development that may potentially create a new class of devices that could be used in applications ranging from medicine to engineering.

In research...

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New Crystal Could Improve Temperature Sensing Capabilities

The next generation of robust and reliable temperature sensing equipment may be much more accurate, with the advent of a new form of crystal that can deliver highly accurate temperature readings down to individual milli-kelvins, over a very broad range of temperatures: –120 to +680...

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Read the September Issue of Solar & Wind Power

The latest issue of Solar & Wind Power has more new feature articles, application stories, tech briefs, videos, products, technologies available for licensing, and research news - all on the...

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Sensor Chip Helps Monitor Tumor Growth

Engineers at Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Munchen, Germany developed an electronic sensor chip that can be implanted close to the tumor to determine the oxygen content in a patient’s tissue fluid. The data can be wirelessly transmitted to the patient’s doctor to support the choice of...

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C37.90.1: IEEE Standard for SWC Tests for Relays and Relays Systems Associated with Electric Power Apparatus

Two types of design tests for relays and relay systems that relate to the immunity of this equipment to repetitive electrical transients are specified. Test generator characteristics, test waveforms, selection of equipment terminals on...

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Solar Air Heater

The LubiTM, a 145-foot-wide by 12-foot-high wall-mounted solar air heater from Enerconcept Technologies (Magog, Canada), potentially supplies temperatures of 36-45 °F above ambient depending on outdoor...

Researchers from California Institute of Technology have been conducting a field tests at an experimental two-acre wind farm in northern Los Angeles County. The farm, known as the Field Laboratory...

If solar cells could generate higher voltages when sunlight falls on them, they’d produce more electrical power more efficiently. Ferroelectrics - materials with an overall...

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NASA Announces New Launch System

Today, NASA announced the new Space Launch System (SLS), an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration beyond Earth's orbit.

MUTE, an electric vehicle from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), is an agile, sporty two-seater for regional road traffic. Its lithium-ion battery is designed to guarantee a range of at least 100...

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Will Self-Erasing Chips Catch On?

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