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Scientists Solve a Magnesium Mystery in Rechargeable Battery Performance

10/19/2017

Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into smaller batteries. But unforeseen chemical roadblocks have slowed scientific progress. And the places where solid meets liquid - where the oppositely

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The U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement

10/18/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued its first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Fiscal Year 2018.  The Phase I Release 1 FOA, with

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Chemical Treatment Improves Quantum Dot Lasers

10/17/2017

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots. In new research at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Nanotech Team, the ~nanometer-sized dots are being

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Converting Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide Using Water, Electricity

10/13/2017

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large

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Electric Cars can Become More Eco-Friendly Through Life Cycle Assessment

10/13/2017

It is time to stop discussing whether electric cars are good or bad. Instead industry, authorities and policy-makers need to work together to make them as eco-friendly as possible. This is the view taken by Anders Nordelöf, a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology. In a recent thesis,

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Mouser Congratulates 2017 Create the Future Design Contest Winners

10/13/2017

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction leader that empowers innovation and a principal sponsor of the Create the Future Design Contest, will join in recognizing the 2017 winners at a special awards reception and dinner in New York City on November 10. Mouser’s valued suppliers

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Navy Participates in STEM Event at Rio Grande Valley Campus

10/11/2017

EDINBURG, Texas — Sailors and support personnel of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, Navy City Outreach Southwest Region and the Navy's diversity office participated Oct. 3 and 4 in Student Leadership Day and Latina Day during this week's observance of Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology

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Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Present Final Video of Shaping Smarter Cities Series

10/11/2017

Mouser Electronics Inc., a leading global distributor of electronic components, along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released the fifth and final videoin the Shaping Smarter Cities series, part of Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. To watch the video,

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Prototype Shows how Tiny Photodetectors can Double Their Efficiency

10/10/2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a photodetector - a device that senses light - by combining two distinct inorganic materials and producing quantum mechanical processes that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected. Photodetectors

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Huge Energy Potential in Open Ocean Wind Farms in the North Atlantic

10/10/2017

Washington, DC -- There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from Carnegie's Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira. Their work is published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Because

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