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Photos of the Day: NASA’s unmanned research aircraft takes flight

October 24, 2014 | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

With a small video camera mounted atop the center wing to record control surface movement, the small unmanned APV-3 research aircraft takes to the air for the first time with a flight control system incorporating segmented wing flaps and fiber optic sensors....

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Freescale KL03 and PCB123 at 0.4mm pitch

October 25, 2014 5:27 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

Small component packages seem to be a recurring theme with me. It's understandable, I guess. Super tiny packages are becoming more and more common and we build a lot of product with them. The smallest we've built is 0.3mm pitch....

Modules include the 4th generation Intel Core processor

October 24, 2014 4:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) announced the release of its newest COM Express Type 2 modules. The new products come in two series, Express-HL2 and cExpress-BT2, indicating the 4th generation Intel Core processor and latest Intel Atom system-on-chip....

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Why being a female writer in tech doesn’t make me an idiot

October 24, 2014 4:10 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Today, engineers, we’re going to have a lesson about what’s an acceptable attitude to have and what’s not an acceptable attitude to have. For example, it’s perfectly acceptable to think my opinion is dead wrong because you’re a diehard Android fan. It’s not okay to think I’m an idiot because I’m a woman.

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Simulation software designed for engineering, manufacturing applications

October 24, 2014 2:08 pm | Comsol Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

COMSOL, Inc (Burlington, MA) announced the pre-release of COMSOL Multiphysics® software version 5.0. Version 5.0 features extensive product updates, three new add-on products, and the Application Builder. With the Application Builder, the power of COMSOL Multiphysics is now accessible to everyone through the use of applications.

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Linear position sensors ideal for industrial testing laboratories

October 24, 2014 12:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LR-19 series inductive linear position sensors by Alliance Sensors Group are contactless devices and designed for factory automation, motor sport vehicles, automotive testing, solar cell positioners, and packaging equipment. With their superior performance ...

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LED flashlight offers four programmable lighting modes

October 24, 2014 12:06 pm | Pelican Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pelican Products Inc. (Torrance, CA) has introduced the Pelican 7000 LED flashlight as a compact, yet powerful tactical lighting tool. The lightweight Pelican 7000 LED weighs in at a mere 5.6 ounces with batteries and provides four lighting modes....

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Experiment tests the foundations of quantum mechanics at the large scale

October 24, 2014 11:52 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Southampton scientists have designed a new experiment to test the foundations of quantum mechanics at the large scale. Standard quantum theory places no limit on particle size and current experiments use larger and larger particles....

Technology provides higher education with a bright future

October 24, 2014 11:25 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

National event organized by Georgia Tech examined what’s next for online learning October 24, 2014 Atlanta, GA The Georgia Institute of Technology organized a national media roundtable Thursday to discuss the current state of online learning in higher education....

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Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

October 24, 2014 10:37 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners....

Breaking the nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber

October 24, 2014 10:05 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have been able to create new proteins....

Study: Some online shoppers pay more than others

October 24, 2014 10:00 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Internet users regularly receive all kinds of personalized content, from Google search results to product recommendations on Amazon. This is thanks to the complex algorithms that produce results based on users' profiles and past activity....

Microscope collects dynamic images of the molecules that animate life

October 24, 2014 9:57 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Over the last decade, powerful new microscopes have dramatically sharpened biologists' focus on the molecules that animate and propel life. Now, a new imaging platform developed by Eric Betzig and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's ...

ASU grant aims to transform global energy landscape

October 24, 2014 9:50 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective ...

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Three-dimensional metamaterials are essentially isotropic

October 24, 2014 9:42 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Metamaterials, a hot area of research today, are artificial materials engineered with resonant elements to display properties that are not found in natural materials. By organizing materials in a specific way, scientists can build materials with a negative refractivity....

Why did wind power beat nuclear energy on Tuesday?

October 24, 2014 9:19 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Brace yourself, wind power is coming. On Tuesday, wind farms made up 14.2 percent of all power generated during the 24 hours, while nuclear power contributed 13.2 percent. It's not a huge gain, but it's a significant one. So what happened?

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