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2011-08-29 21:02:58

In their search for smaller, faster information-storage devices, physicists have been exploring ways to encode magnetic data using electric fields. One advantage of this voltage-induced magnet control is that less power is needed to encode information than in a traditional system. But earlier this year, researchers reported that a key element of magnetization called coercivity is not controlled by voltage at all, but rather by an unfortunate byproduct of applying electricity to a material...

2011-08-01 14:36:30

Computer files that allow us to watch videos, store pictures, and edit all kinds of media formats are nothing else but streams of "0" and "1" digital data, that is, bits and bytes. Modern computing technology is based on our ability to write, store, and retrieve digital information as efficiently as possible. In a computer hard disk, this is achieved in practice by writing information on a thin magnetic layer, where magnetic domains pointing "up" represent a "1" and magnetic domains pointing...

2011-07-25 09:30:00

With Radio Ads, Go60MPG Highlights How Strong Fuel Efficiency Standards Would Create Jobs, Save Consumers at the Gas Pump, Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil Washington, July, 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a decision imminent from the Obama Administration on new fuel efficiency and emissions standards for 2017-2025 vehicles, Go60MPG is launching a radio advertising campaign encouraging Americans to deliver the message to the White House that the best way to offer relief at the gas...

2011-07-05 15:28:00

KENOSHA, Wis., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The TechAngle Electronic Torque Wrench from Snap-on Industrial now comes with a new cycle-counting feature which gives critical industries important information to help track required calibration cycles of torque-measuring instruments. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110705/CG30466) Designed to do the work of four torque wrenches, the TechAngle Electronic Torque Wrench allows users to set the torque value in Newton meters, foot...

2011-06-22 13:49:19

Physicists at the University of Arizona have achieved a breakthrough toward the development of a new breed of computing devices that can process data using less power In a recent publication in Physical Review Letters, physicists at the University of Arizona propose a way to translate the elusive magnetic spin of electrons into easily measurable electric signals. The finding is a key step in the development of computing based on spintronics, which doesn't rely on electron charge to digitize...

2011-06-14 09:00:00

LANCASTER, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermacore (www.thermacore.com), a leading provider of advanced thermal solutions, announced today that it recently delivered Constant Conductance Heat Pipes (CCHPs) to NASA in support of the agency's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, as well as high thermally conductive k-Core® structural components for the agency's Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) program supporting the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM)....

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2011-06-09 09:17:30

The plane takes off from Munich in bright weather, temperature 10 degrees Celsius, and lands in Anchorage, Alaska, in driving snow, temperature minus 15. Parked on the airfield overnight, the aircraft takes off the next morning at a freezing minus 25 degrees, heading for Dubai, where the weather is a sunny 32 degrees. The temperature on the outside of the fuselage is over 80 degrees. The rapid changes in temperature pose a challenge for the technical systems and materials. How can it be...

2011-06-01 17:12:00

LAS VEGAS, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fuelshark(TM), a compact, easy to use fuel saving device that guarantees to take a bite out of your fuel bills by increasing MPG up to 10% or more is now available to long-suffering motorists. Independent tests by various TV news stations such as WTAE, ABC Pittsburgh (http://www.wtae.com/r/27678199/detail.html) have shown that the Fuelshark(TM), from Direct Brands LLC, can significantly reduce fuel consumption in gas and diesel engines -...

2011-05-26 08:00:00

DETROIT, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Americans paying an average of $1 more per gallon of gasoline than a year ago, many drivers are looking for ways to improve their fuel economy during the Memorial Day weekend - the unofficial start of the summer driving season. To demonstrate 10 common mistakes drivers make that hurt their fuel economy, Chevrolet recently drove two identical compact cars on a typical workday commute. The results show that sweating the small stuff could save...


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