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Newly Described Sensor can help fight dead bacterial infections.

Sep 08, 2016

Published in Optics Letters from The Optical Society, "A compact and cost-effective temperature insensitive bio-sensor based on long period fiber gratings for accurate detection of E. coli bacteria in water" describes new sensor capable of detecting E.coli bacteria within 15–20 min. Sensor was built by researchers from Photonics Research Center (University of Quebec), under direction of... Read More

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Southern Research acquires aerospace firm Curved Skies LLC.

Sep 08, 2016

Southern Research acquired assets of Houston, TX-based aerospace professional services company Curved Skies LLC. This acquisition increases Houston presence and expands capabilities for Southern Research Engineering division in such advanced airborne government and commercial technologies as high-resolution imagery, full-motion video, hyperspectral imaging, and advanced communication systems.... Read More

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Highly Filled Silicone for Sealing Headlights: Endurance Testing Proves Resistance to Wear of ViscoTec Stators

Sep 07, 2016

Endurance testing proves resistance to wear of ViscoTec stators A variety of dosing processes can be used in the manufacture of LEDs in the automotive sector. Alongside conventional potting of the LED chip, typical areas of application include the application of heat transfer paste for selective heat dissipation and the use of adhesives to join components. Modern LEDs are high-performance... Read More

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Microsemi Collaborates with Moog Controls Limited, University of Bristol and Southampton University to Develop Next Generation High Temperature Controls for Aerospace Market

Sep 07, 2016

Partially Funded by the U.K. Government, Project Will Enable More Efficient Control Systems ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced a new collaboration with Moog Controls Limited, a division of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B); University of Bristol... Read More

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NREL Power Grid Model supports increased wind, solar energy.

Sep 07, 2016

NREL's Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study (ERGIS), using high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities and visualization tools, modelled how eastern U.S. power grid can accommodate higher levels of wind and solar PV generation. This study, which considered scenarios of up to 30% annual penetration of wind and solar, analyzed one year of operations at 5 minute intervals. This... Read More

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NEMA Publishes Standard regarding cable testing.

Sep 07, 2016

ANSI/NEMA WC 53/ICEA T-27-581-2016 Standard Test Methods for Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation, and Portable Cables for Test is available in hard copy or via download. This standard, last revised in 2008, specifically applies to testing of extruded dielectric insulated power, control, instrumentation, and portable cables. Those who will find this standard of use include... Read More

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NEMA Report says microgrids are essential to infrastructure.

Sep 07, 2016

Report from NEMA, Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System, introduces the concept of microgrids as an integral component of the power delivery system of the twenty-first century. While microgrids were once viewed as islanded systems of generation and load, report explains how and why they are now seen as part of distribution system operations, interacting with the distribution... Read More

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Value Added Piezo Element Assembly accelerates OEM integration.

Sep 06, 2016

Value added piezo components are provided by adhering flexible printed circuits, which provide necessary electrical contact, securely and easily, without soldering to facilitate application integration. OEM customization of piezo elements, including encapsulating or mounting to existing component, is available. Made from ferroelectric soft or hard piezo materials, custom-designed components... Read More

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NREL Releases Annual Technology Baseline Update and hosts webinar.

Sep 06, 2016

Released by NREL, 2016 Annual Technology Baseline includes updated data for utility-scale renewable and conventional energy technologies in addition to cost and performance data for residential and commercial rooftop photovoltaics (PV) systems. Annual Technology Baseline workbook and summary presentation are available on NREL's website, and September 13 webinar will take... Read More

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EPA Opens Registration for Campus RainWorks Challenge.

Sep 06, 2016

Launched by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge tasks college and university students with designing innovative solutions for USA's water infrastructure. Each team, using their campuses as labs, will develop green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change. Registration is open from September... Read More

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NREL Perovskites Discovery expands use beyond solar cells.

Sep 06, 2016

Scientists at NREL discovered that exposing perovskites to illumination via short laser pulse resulted in shifted transition energy (optical Stark effect). Published in Nature Communications, "Large Polarization-Dependent Exciton Optical Stark Effect in Lead Iodide Perovskites" offers evidence that said perovskites could be used as ultrafast optical switch or to control or address... Read More

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ASHRAE Student Competitions won by BC, CA, FL, and Regina teams.

Sep 06, 2016

Held by ASHRAE, 2016 Student Design Competition required students to design and select systems for 2-story municipal government building in Bejing, China. Applied Engineering Challenge for 2015–2016, also held by ASHRAE, tasked students with planning, developing, and enacting solutions to sustainability issues in their local or regional areas. Winning projects will be shared at ASHRAE... Read More

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Dean Bartles Assumes New Role in advancing manufacturing.

Sep 06, 2016

In support of advanced manufacturing, Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME, 2016 SME president, accepted role as consultant to American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Bartles will recuse himself from remaining 2016 SME board meetings and financial matters to fully focus on his new position. For remainder of 2016 SME board meetings and financial matters, president-elect Sandra Bouckley, FSME, will... Read More

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Business Conditions Indexes move into expansionary territory.

Sep 02, 2016

With August’s current conditions reading of 58.3, NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index has been at or above 50 for 6 consecutive months. This suggests that conditions continue to be conducive for expansion in the electrical manufacturing sector. Half of respondents reported conditions unchanged from 1 month ago, whereas a clear majority of 64% responded similarly in July. Also,... Read More

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Semiconductor Industry Icons to gather at SIA Award Dinner.

Sep 02, 2016

More than a dozen semiconductor industry icons, leaders, and founders will come together at the annual SIA Award Dinner on Nov 10 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Robert N. Noyce Award, the industry's highest honor. Martin van den Brink, president and chief technology officer at ASML Holding, will receive the 2016 Noyce Award. SIA presents the award annually in recognition of a leader... Read More

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VMA's Basics Course helps to fill industry skills gap.

Sep 02, 2016

Scheduled for Oct 18-20, VMA's Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits event begins with a day of general introduction to the industry as experts cover where valves are used, specific types, and basics of related equipment. Day 2 goes into detail about more complicated valves and related equipment such as how actuators work and what solenoid valves do. Day 3 delves deeper into issues such as fugitive... Read More

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AASHTO and FHWA Sign Agreement promotes environmental excellence.

Sep 02, 2016

AASHTO was awarded 5-year cooperative agreement by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to continue the Center for Environmental Excellence. Goals include advancing strategic national program to maximize efficiency, reliability, and consistency in delivering environmentally sound transportation projects, programs, and services. Under this cooperative agreement, the Center will expand areas of... Read More

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IPC releases electronics assembly quality benchmark study.

Sep 02, 2016

IPC's Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2016 provides benchmarking data to companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages. Quality control measurements include first-pass yields for various test methods as well as percent of products subjected to these tests. Study covers yields and defect rates at final inspection, internal yields of key... Read More

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National Transportation Competition recognizes 5 states.

Sep 02, 2016

DOTs in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee won awards in national competition that recognizes excellence in transportation projects that improve travel safety, reduce roadway congestion, and provide more travel options to consumers. Sponsored by AASHTO, AAA motor club, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America's Transportation Awards competition recognizes projects in 3... Read More

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Standards Committee reaffirms ANSI C78.1431 for electric lamps.

Sep 02, 2016

Available in hard copy or via download, ANSI C78.1431 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Slide Projector Lamps, Condensing, Dichroic, Two-inch (51 mm), Integral Reflector, Rim Reference Tungsten-Halogen Lamps with GY 5.3 Bases has been reaffirmed by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78. This standard consolidates lamps commonly used for slide projectors into one standard. Lamps... Read More