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Medical Breakthrough: Mind-Controlled Robots

Duluth, MN — Mind control of robots has taken a giant leap forward according to researchers at the University of Minnesota. Scientists there have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people ...
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Food Color Material Repurposed as Sensors


Atlanta, GA — Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material that has been used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice cream could potentially have uses far beyond food dyes. In a study published in March, the researchers described how ...
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Making Batteries from Waste Glass Bottles

Riverside, CA — Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid ...
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Unprecedented Alternative To Battery Storage Discovered

Surrey, UK — Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics Ltd., in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology that could revolutionize the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power.
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Self-Healing Transistors for Chip-Scale Starships

Daejeon, South Korea — Working with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), NASA is pioneering the development of tiny spacecraft made from a single silicon chip that could slash interstellar exploration times.
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Graphene Used as "Copy Machine" for Semiconductor Wafers


Cambridge, MA — In 2016, annual global semiconductor sales reached their highest-ever point, at $339 billion worldwide. That same year, the semiconductor industry spent about $7.2 billion worldwide on wafers that serve as the substrates for microelectronics components, which can be turned into ...
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Bumpy Surfaces and Graphene Enhance Heat Sinks

Houston, TX — Bumpy surfaces with graphene between would help dissipate heat in next-generation microelectronic devices, according to Rice University scientists. Their theoretical studies show that enhancing the interface between gallium nitride semiconductors and diamond heat sinks would allow phonons ...
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LUTZE Introduces Teal Ethernet Cat5e Cable
CHARLOTTE, NC - Data transmission is critical for success in today’s manufacturing environment. LUTZE’s new flexible Cat5e AWM 600V Ethernet cable (part#104349) is engineered to protect your data from harmful interference ensuring uninterrupted data transmission and long term network reliability.
 

NXP Announces Production of Security Chips in its US Manufacturing Facilities
AUSTIN, TX; CHANDLER, AZ - NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced a $22 million dollar program that expands its operations in the United States, enabling the Company’s US facilities to manufacture security chips for government applications that can support critical US national and homeland security programs.
 

SMTA International Technical Program Expands, Includes Research from HDPUG and AREA Consortium
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SMTA announces an expanded program for the final day of the SMTA International Conference, September 17 - 21, 2017 in Rosemont, Illinois. In addition to the Lead-Free Symposium, the technical committee expanded the Thursday program to four concurrent tracks.
 

FOBA showcasing at the Fakuma – Laser marking on plastics
SELMSDORF - At the Fakuma, the international exhibition for plastics processing in Friedrichshafen/Germany (October 17-21, 2017), FOBA will be showcasing special marking solutions for different plastics. As an internationally leading manufacturer of laser marking systems, FOBA will be presenting product news about the M3000-UV for sensitive plastics and new marking solutions especially made for day-night-design.
 

 
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