Could a Newly Developed Magnetic Material Revolutionize Electronics?

March 4, 2014 by  
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This week at the American Physical Society meeting in Denver, engineers were introduced to a new magnetic material could revolutionize the electronics industry. Professor Ivan Schuller from the University of California, San Diego presented a highly sensitive bilayer of nickel and vanadium oxide that responds to a narrow range of temperatures. When heat is applied, the material’s magnetism can be controlled without using a magnetic field or heat-intensive layers. This is the first known material able to express such properties, and it could become a new resource for computer memory systems . Read the rest of Could a Newly Developed Magnetic Material Revolutionize Electronics? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american physical society meeting , colorado , computer hard drive , data storage , Denver , electrical systems , electrical transformers , magnetic material , magnetic resistance , memory device , nickel , professor ivan schuller , univeristy of california san diego , vanadium oxide        

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Your Next Dell Could Come with Wireless Charging Capabilities

March 4, 2014 by  
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Dell likes to be first. They were the first to market laptops directly to college freshmen through bro-friendly language , first to ship their computers in mushroom-based packaging , and, if their recent move is any indication, the first to take wireless charging capabilities mainstream. According to a press release, Dell recently became the first major PC manufacturer to support a wireless charging standard by joining the Alliance for Wireless Power  (A4WP). Despite the obvious genius of wireless charging technology, technology makers have been slow to adopt it, and though growing, the number of third-party wireless charging options are ridiculously low. That’s all something that could change with Dell and other A4WP members leading the way. Read the rest of Your Next Dell Could Come with Wireless Charging Capabilities Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: A4WP , Alliance for Wireless Power , dell computers , dell laptops , wireless chargers , wireless charging , wireless charging capabilities , wireless charging laptops        

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Nissan Builds 10-Minute EV Charger

October 18, 2011 by  
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Nissan has announced that it has built a super-fast EV charger that can take your battery from drained to fully charged in a mere ten minutes — a huge improvement over the typical eight-hour refueling time that most EV chargers require. This new quick charger, built with help from Japan’s Kansai University, was made by swapping out the traditionally-used carbon electrodes for tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide electrodes that proved to be far more efficient.  One major drawback to this swap is that EVs today are made with charging components that work with those carbon electrodes, so EVs themselves would have to be updated to work with this new type of charger. Nissan plans to fully commercialize this new charger, but it’s likely to take about another decade until they’re on the streets or available for your home.  It’s a drag to have to wait that long to see this technology produced, but it’s also really exciting to imagine that in ten years you’ll be able to recharge your EV in the time it takes to eat a snack. via Inhabitat

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