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Tyndall National Institute captures snapshots of moving atoms under bursts of light December 09, 2013 Tyndall National Institute captures snapshots of moving atoms under bursts of light Tyndall National Institute and its collaborators are unravelling how atoms vibrate and change when hit with intense bursts of light. Read more Thermoelectronic generator design improves efficiency of heat and solar energy into electricity December 09, 2013 Thermoelectronic generator design improves efficiency of heat and solar energy into electricity Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Stuttgart, Germany) have designed a highly efficient thermionic generator which is capable of converting heat energy into electricity using the difference between a hot and cold metallic plate. Read more EV market is much more than passenger cars - and it's booming December 06, 2013 EV market is much more than passenger cars - and it's booming Despite all scepticism, the number of electric vehicles on Europe's roads is rising. Just these days, the German administration published the current figures: 5.606 electric vehicles are registered in Germany. Not a really impressing figure, but it grows at a steady pace of 16% which is at least something. ... Read more Stanene may be better than Graphene December 06, 2013 Stanene may be better than Graphene A team of researchers led by Stanford University professor Shoucheng Zhang now have high hopes that a new material they call stanene will conduct electricity on next-generation microchips with "100 percent efficiency" at room temperature and above. Read more Freescale adds ZigBee wireless MCUs in Kinetis series December 06, 2013 Freescale adds ZigBee wireless MCUs in Kinetis series Kinetis KW2x is a series of 802.15.4/ZigBee wireless devices intended to meet the increased processing and memory requirements associated with future ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0 and Internet Protocol specifications. Read more Bluetooth 4.1 shapes standard for Internet of Things December 06, 2013 Bluetooth 4.1 shapes standard for Internet of Things The Bluetooth SIG has announced Bluetooth 4.1, which prepares Bluetooth peripherals for the Internet of Things by allowing them to serve as both hub and peripheral devices, and paving the way for them to directly connect to the Internet. Read more ARCOL Resistors extends global distribution deal with RS Components December 05, 2013  ARCOL Resistors extends global distribution deal with RS Components ARCOL Resistors is increasing the availability of the company's power and specialist resistor range worldwide through closer cooperation with RS Components. Read more Advanced batteries reached $10.8bn in market value in 2012, reports Navigant Research December 05, 2013 Advanced batteries reached $10.8bn in market value in 2012, reports Navigant Research Worldwide sales of advanced batteries totaled $10.8 billion in 2012 which is an increase over 2011 reports market intelligence analyst Navigant Research in the company's Advanced Battery Tracker 4Q13'tracker report. Read more Transphorm acquires Fujitsu's GaN power conversion business December 05, 2013 Transphorm acquires Fujitsu's GaN power conversion business Transphorm, Inc., a leader in GaN power devices for power supplies, has reached agreement with Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited whereby Fujitsu Semiconductor and Transphorm will integrate their gallium-nitride (GaN) power devices for power supplies businesses. Read more AMETEK acquires power management systems provider Powervar December 05, 2013 AMETEK acquires power management systems provider Powervar AMETEK, Inc. has acquired Powervar, a leading provider of power management systems and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, for approximately $128 million. Read more
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