Beyond the Lithium Ion Battery: Significant step toward a better performing
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Posted April 20, 2015 by in News
The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. This is Jordi Cabana, UIC ass...
           
Engineers Purify Sea and Wastewater in 2.5 Minutes
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Posted April 17, 2015 by in News
A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify, either seawater or wastewater from households, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilit...
           
A Camera that Powers Itself!
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Posted April 16, 2015 by in News
A research team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully self-powered—it can produ...
           
Water Makes Wires Even More Nano
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Posted April 6, 2015 by in News
Water is the key component in a Rice University process to reliably create patterns of metallic and semiconducting wires less than 10 nanometers wide. The technique by the Rice lab of chemist James To...
           
Black Holes Don’t Erase Information, Scientists Say
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Posted April 3, 2015 by in News
Shred a document, and you can piece it back together. Burn a book, and you could theoretically do the same. But send information into a black hole, and it’s lost forever. That’s what some physici...
           
Solar Cooling System Keeps Water at 9 Degrees Celsius for up to Three Months
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Posted April 2, 2015 by in News
Maintaining food in places where high temperatures prevail, using little energy at a low cost,  it is now possible with Mexican technology, thanks to the creation of a solar cooling system designed b...
           
Soft, Energy-Efficient Robotic Wings
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Posted April 1, 2015 by in News
Dielectric elastomers are novel materials for making actuators or motors with soft and lightweight properties that can undergo large active deformations with high-energy conversion efficiencies. This ...
           
More Efficient Turning for Electric Vehicles
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Posted March 31, 2015 by in News
The project “Intelligent Assisted Steering System with Optimum Energy Efficiency for Electric Vehicles (e²-Lenk)” subsidized by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) focu...
           
High-Precision Radar for the Steel Industry
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Posted March 30, 2015 by in News
Steel is the most important material in vehicle and machinery construction. Large quantities of offcuts and scraps are left over from rolling and milling crude steel into strip steel. New radar from F...
           
Novel Sensor System Provides Continuous Smart Monitoring of Machinery and Plant Equipment
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Posted March 27, 2015 by in News
A new method of continuously monitoring the status of machinery is currently being developed by a research team led by Professor Andreas Schütze of Saarland University. The mobile tablet-based system...
           
Rare-Earth Innovation to Improve Nylon Manufacturing
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Posted March 26, 2015 by in News
The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Labratory, has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal ceriu...
           
Sensor Cable Monitors Fences of All Kinds and Can Even Detect Low-Level Drone Fly-Bys
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Posted March 25, 2015 by in News
Fenced-in areas, such as airports, nuclear power stations, industrial sites, or private plots of land, can now be monitored thanks to novel sensor technology that has been developed by a team of exper...
           
Airships: The Future of Aviation?
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Posted March 24, 2015 by in News
Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have completed a three year investigation into stratospheric passenger airships as part of a multi-national engineering project designed to provide a fu...
           
The Welding System of the Future is Self-Learning
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Posted March 23, 2015 by in News
Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is developing an entirely new kind of welding system, one which solves quality and productivity problems related to automated and mechanised welding. The sy...
           
Scientists Invent New Way to Control Light, Critical for Next Gen of Super Computing
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Posted March 20, 2015 by in News
A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee’s stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible, while keeping the integrity and intensity o...
           
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