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OCTOBER 15, 2014
 
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  NEWS  
  A brighter design emerges for low-cost, “greener” LED light bulbs  
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  Scientists create new protein-based material with some nerve  
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  Can it be real? Augmented reality melds work, play  
  NEWS  
  Cheap catalyst gets expensive accessory  
  NEWS  
  Spacecraft to attempt comet landing next month  

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Researchers develop world’s thinnest electric generator

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Scientists report that they have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulfide. This finding has resulted in a unique electric generator and could point the way to mechanosensation devices that are optically transparent, extremely light, and very bendable and stretchable.


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NEWS

A brighter design emerges for low-cost, “greener” LED light bulbs

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The phase-out of traditional incandescent bulbs in the U.S. and elsewhere, as well as a growing interest in energy efficiency, has given LED lighting a sales boost. That trend could be short-lived as key materials known as rare earth elements become more expensive. Scientists at Rutgers Univ., however, have now designed new materials for making household LED bulbs without using these ingredients.


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Scientists create new protein-based material with some nerve

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Univ. of California, Berkeley scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a “smart” material that is extremely sensitive to its environment. This marriage of materials science and biology could give birth to a flexible, sensitive coating that is easy and cheap to manufacture in large quantities.


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NEWS

Can it be real? Augmented reality melds work, play

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Mark Skwarek has raised over $30,000 on the group fundraising site Kickstarter to launch Semblance Augmented Reality (AR). His company aims to liberate video games from the TV and turn them into physical experiences, such as battling militants in New York’s Central Park. He's poised to release Semblance AR's first app for iOS and Android phones.


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NEWS

Cheap catalyst gets expensive accessory

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Iron catalysts remove oxygen inexpensively, but are susceptible to rust or oxidation in biofuel production. Precious metals that resist corrosion are even less efficient at removing oxygen. But adding just a touch of palladium to the iron produces a catalyst that quickly removes oxygen atoms, easily releases the desired products, and doesn't rust, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington State Univ.


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NEWS

Spacecraft to attempt comet landing next month

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The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet. The unmanned probe Rosetta will release a 100-kg (220-lb) lander on Nov. 12 in a maneuver that will take about seven hours.


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ARTICLE

How Big is Big—Tall, Grande, Venti Data?

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Today, big data is a hot topic within almost every industry. May saw the biggest ever European technologists conference on big data, Berlin Buzzwords, while the likes of O'Reilly's Strata conference pull in huge numbers of attendees keen to learn how to adapt to this new world. Despite all the interest, a great deal of confusion remains around big data.


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Sampling Methods for Microanalysis

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In order to identify contaminants in industrial products, it’s sometimes necessary to send samples of the contaminated material to a laboratory for analysis. The choice of sampling method and the selection of a shipping container are critical to ensure that a representative sample is obtained, and no additional foreign material (FM) is added to the sample during transport to the laboratory.


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Smart Device App for Source Measure Unit Instruments

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Keithley Instruments has developed a free app for Android-based smartphones and tablets that interacts with a Keithley Series 2600B SourceMeter SMU instrument via its front panel USB interface. The app, called IVy, offers benchtop Series 2600B instrument users a fast, easy-to-use touchscreen tool for characterizing 2- and 3-terminal devices.


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HPLC Columns

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The CAPCELL PAK from JM Science is a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column integrating the excellent separation performance of silica-based, polymer-coated packing material. CAPCELL PAK essentially provides columns of reversed phase partition mode, normal phase partition mode, and ion exchange mode.


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