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2013-03-18 00:20:08

- A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and Singapore's Hoestar PD Technology Pte Ltd are working to deploy wireless piezoelectric sensors that will track vibrations and stresses that affect the 'health' of machinery such as motors, pumps and generators.- The technology increases productivity by saving time, reducing manual checking and offering precision at detecting defects via its automated remote monitoring.Singapore, Mar 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Imagine a...

2013-01-25 10:12:24

At the heart of computing are tiny crystals that transmit and store digital information´s ones and zeroes. Today these are hard and brittle materials. But cheap, flexible, nontoxic organic molecules may play a role in the future of hardware. A team led by the University of Washington in Seattle and the Southeast University in China discovered a molecule that shows promise as an organic alternative to today´s silicon-based semiconductors. The findings, published this week in the...

Scientists Create Powerful, Microscale Actuator That Can Flex Like A Finger
2012-12-17 11:06:55

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an elegant and powerful new microscale actuator that can flex like a tiny beckoning finger. Based on an oxide material that expands and contracts dramatically in response to a small temperature variation, the actuators are smaller than the width of a human hair and are promising for...

General Electric Creates New Way To Keep Laptops, Mobile Devices Cool
2012-12-12 15:22:04

[Watch Video: Advanced Electronics Cooling Technology: GE's Dual Piezoelectric Cooling Jets] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online General Electronics (GE) wants to cool off some of your future super-slim laptops and mobile devices by letting them breathe. As these things often happen, GE created a new way to cool these devices as they were looking for ways to keep jet engines from over-heating. The result is Dual Piezoelectric Cooling Jets (DCJ). These...

2012-10-10 04:01:17

Industry Veteran to Lead Technical Efforts as Company Begins Expansion Phase Ithaca, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 Dr. Kathleen Vaeth (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kathleen-vaeth/1/235/8a) has joined MicroGen Systems, Inc. as Vice President of Engineering. Dr. Vaeth has more than a decade of experience building and leading multi-disciplinary teams, most recently with Eastman Kodak. She has developed technologies in MEMS microfluidics, organic electronics and displays, and piezoelectric...

New Surgical Tool Enables Superhuman Precision
2012-09-28 10:09:06

Even the most skilled and steady surgeons experience minute, almost imperceptible hand tremors when performing delicate tasks. Normally, these tiny motions are inconsequential, but for doctors specializing in fine-scale surgery, such as operating inside the human eye or repairing microscopic nerve fibers, freehand tremors can pose a serious risk for patients. By harnessing a specialized optical fiber sensor, a new “smart” surgical tool can compensate for this unwanted movement...

Energy Converted And Stored In Single Unit Using Self-charging Power Cell
2012-08-21 14:42:59

Researchers have developed a self-charging power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current. By eliminating the need to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy for charging a battery, the new hybrid generator-storage cell utilizes mechanical energy more efficiently than systems using separate generators and batteries. At the heart of the self-charging power cell is a piezoelectric membrane that...

2012-07-28 23:01:38

Piezo scanning stage specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P provides a low-cost, very compact piezo XY-positioner / scanner for image stabilization and resolution enhancement by pixel sub-stepping. Auburn, MA (PRWEB) July 29, 2012 Piezo scanning stage specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P provides a low-cost, very compact piezo XY-positioner / scanner for image stabilization and resolution enhancement by pixel sub-stepping. The cost-effective, low-profile OEM system is designed with a high...


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