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Component reliability in the automotive industry

September 16, 2014 | by Ed Nakauchi, Technical Consultant, Orbel Corporation | Articles | Comments

Today’s cars are incorporating more and more electronics into vehicles, from engine control units to anti-collision controls to driver information to entertainment systems that enhance the overall driving experience with Bluetooth, GPS ...

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Photos of the Day: Vintage artifacts of a bygone era

September 16, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

This Sept. 8, 2014 photo provided by the Green-Wood Historic Fund shows a detail from an amusment park shooting range built by William Mangels in an exhibit of his creations at the the Green-Wood Cemetery, where he is buried, in the Brooklyn ...

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'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

September 16, 2014 9:11 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The quest to create artificial "squid skin" -- camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background -- is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week by Rice....

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Collaboration drives achievement in protein structure research

September 16, 2014 9:09 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When this week's print issue of the journal Science comes out, a collective cheer will go up from New Mexico, Montana and even the Netherlands, thanks to the type of collaborative effort that is more and more the norm in these connected times....

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Data visualisation page illustrates the power consumption of smartphones

September 16, 2014 8:59 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The NODES research group at the University of Helsinki's Department of Computer Science has published a live graph comparing the fragmentation and power consumption of Android and iOS devices. The visualisation employs more than two....

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Piezo actuators feature operating life of more than 1 billion switching cycles

September 15, 2014 4:27 pm | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation (Iselin, NJ) announces the third generation of EPCOS piezo actuators with copper internal electrodes, which offer both improved performance and higher cost-effectiveness. These innovative actuators are characterized....

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4-channel oscilloscope includes extended memory depth to 24Mpts

September 15, 2014 4:09 pm | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) has announced a new addition to their range of Rigol 4-channel DS1000Z oscilloscopes — the DS1054Z, priced at the cost of an introductory two-channel instrument, $399.00. This oscilloscope ...

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Processor features 72 tiles (cores) in the double-module, full size

September 15, 2014 1:14 pm | Vadatech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) has announced a new Tilera GX-72 Processor in the Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) form factor. The processor features 72 tiles (cores) in the double module, full-size. The AMC740 Tilera processor offers 4 x 10 GbE ports....

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System-in-package solution designed for precision-sensing in portable medical devices

September 15, 2014 12:15 pm | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors ...

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Explosion-proof LED light cart equipped with new high-output lamps

September 15, 2014 11:51 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) announced the release of an updated version of their popular wheeled cart mounted explosion proof LED paint spray booth light. The EPLCD-48-2L-LED paint booth cart light is designed to provide a high-output....

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Cutting the cord on soft robots

September 15, 2014 11:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When it comes to the development of soft robots, researchers have finally managed to cut the cord. Engineers at Harvard's School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed....

NSF funds new method for making materials that can make lighter, more efficient vehicles

September 15, 2014 10:52 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), has received a three-year, $424,000 award from the ...

NJIT computer scientists win a major grant to network mobile devices in the cloud

September 15, 2014 10:43 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing ...

Ahoy, offshore wind: Research buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource

September 15, 2014 10:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Two massive, 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off U.S. shores. The bright yellow buoys ...

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Army investing in Soldiers, civilians to fight war against hackers

September 15, 2014 10:34 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The commander who oversees the Army's cyber world spoke at the monthly breakfast of the Association of the U.S. Army on the 13th anniversary of 9/11, saying the information technology that company commanders have at their disposal today....

UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered how two genes – Period and Cryptochrome – keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm with the 24-hour day, as well as the seasons. The finding, published today ...

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