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RNA Shows Potential as Heat-resistant Polymer Material for Nanoarchitectures

April 23, 2014 10:23 am | News | Comments

A team of nanotechnology researchers at the University of Kentucky has discovered new methods to build heat resistant nanostructures and arrays using RNA. The Guo lab reports that RNA can be used as an anionic polymer material to build nanostructures with controllable shape and defined structure.

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Indoor Air Quality Monitor

April 23, 2014 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AQ Comfort by E Instruments is intended for the HVAC professional to provide indoor air quality monitoring and real-time data logging for IAQ analysis.


Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture

April 23, 2014 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics releases a 150 watt hazardous area LED light fixture designed for recessed panel mounting.


Video Camera Platform System

April 23, 2014 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Forza Silicon offers the Forza 100+ MP CAM Platform, which features a customizable CMOS image sensor operating at 60 frames per second and supports multiple camera resolutions.


Heavy Duty Safety Switches

April 22, 2014 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ABB Low Voltage Products division offers a line of heavy duty safety switches for commercial and industrial applications, meeting the necessary UL98, CSA, and NEMA KS-1 standards for service-entrance and motor-load applications.


Cabinet Coolers

April 22, 2014 11:29 am | EXAIR Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Exair's small NEMA 12 Cabinet Cooler Systems keep electrical enclosures cool while resisting heat and dirty environments that could adversely affect the internal components.


Optical Coatings

April 22, 2014 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Deposition Sciences Inc. offers thin film solderable coatings and face metallization, available on a variety of substrates.


Microelectronics Center and Cleanroom Opens

April 22, 2014 10:52 am | News | Comments

Mercury Systems Inc.'s facility, which includes 12,000 sq. ft. of cleanroom space, expands engineering and manufacturing of RF/Microwave and other advanced microelectronics technology for the defense industry. The combination of design and manufacturing capabilities provides “one-stop shopping” for defense prime customers who need to reduce their supply chain complexity and lower risk.


Semiconductor Technology Companies Team Up

April 22, 2014 10:42 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics and GlobalFoundries have announced a collaboration to deliver global capacity for 14 nanometer FinFET process technology. The collaboration will leverage the companies’ semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, with volume production at Samsung’s fabs in Hwaseong, Korea and Austin, Texas, as well as GlobalFoundries’ fab in Saratoga, N.Y.


Cosmos TV Series Looks Inside Cleanrooms

April 22, 2014 10:15 am | News | Comments

The April 20 episode of FOX's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, told the story of 1960s Caltech geochemist Clair Patterson, who built a cleanroom from scratch in order to determine the true age of the Earth and prove that lead is dangerous to humans.


Map Depicts Austin as Tech Hub

April 21, 2014 12:10 pm | News | Comments

Silicon Maps, Inc. has launched the new Silicon Hills Map campaign for 2015; the compelling map design depicts a robust hotbed for creativity and business while featuring over 100 technology and industry-related companies in Austin, Texas.

Spacecrafts Stacked for Vibration Testing

April 21, 2014 11:17 am | Videos | Comments

The MMS four-stack will be carefully transported from their Goddard cleanroom to a special vibration facility—housed within the same immense integration and testing facility—where they will be secured to a large shaking table and subjected to vibration tests.


Shrinking Electronic Devices to Atomic Dimensions

April 21, 2014 10:43 am | News | Comments

Transition metal oxides are a class of materials that seem to have it all: superconductivity, magnetoresistance and other exotic properties. These possibilities have scientists excited to understand everything about these materials, and to find new ways to control their properties at the most fundamental levels.

Why Feedback is Your Key to Winning

April 18, 2014 3:40 pm | by Barry Banther | Articles | Comments

There are 5 simple words that can spell doom for a leader – “If I had only known!”  These are the words you utter right after a major client cancels a contract, a customer stops ordering or an error occurs that will cost you thousands out of your own pocket. That’s why the best leaders and the most competent managers thrive on employee feedback.


Wearable Health Monitor Sticks to Your Skin

April 18, 2014 11:14 am | News | Comments

Wearing a fitness tracker on your wrist or clipped to your belt is so 2013. A major technological breakthrough out of Northwestern University wirelessly monitors the body with stretchable electronics. The patches could be used for everyday health tracking – wirelessly sending updates to your cellphone or computer – and could revolutionize clinical monitoring such as EKG and EEG testing – no bulky wires, pads, or tape needed.


Excitons Observed in Action for the First Time

April 18, 2014 10:53 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A technique developed at MIT reveals the motion of energy-carrying quasiparticles in solid material. A quasiparticle called an exciton — responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits — has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton movement within materials has never been directly observed.



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