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Why you should pursue a STEM career in agriculture

May 22, 2015 | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Try explaining STEM to students and you probably get blank stares, eye rolls or even yawns. Sure, you can spell out the acronym (science, technology, engineering, math) but that doesn’t make it any more exciting...

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Be “smart” about security: Protecting your smart grid network

May 22, 2015 11:57 am | by Altaf Hussain, Business Development Manager, Digital Networking at Freescale | Articles | Comments

The systems that control electric power generation and distribution are ones we rarely see, but are crucial to much of our day-to-day lives...


New computational technique advances color 3D printing process

May 22, 2015 11:34 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Researchers at Zhejiang University in China have developed a technique that enables hydrographic printing...


This Slinky lookalike helps us see tiny objects

May 22, 2015 11:27 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement...


Small electronic enclosures offer rounded edges

May 22, 2015 11:21 am | Teko Enclosures Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TEKO has launched REMO-TEK small electronic enclosures – a fresh new design with rounded edges for superior ergonomics.


Connector offers enhanced Gigabit Ethernet option

May 22, 2015 11:17 am | Erni Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI Electronics, Inc. continues to expand its M12 connector product offerings. Recent additions to this popular form factor include an enhanced Gigabit Ethernet connector that facilitates 10GbE applications.


Device contains MIL-STD-1553 protocol logic

May 22, 2015 11:13 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits announced a low profile MIL-STD-1553 fully integrated terminal solution. The device, HI-2130, contains MIL-STD-1553 protocol logic, dual transceivers and dual transformers in a low profile compact package.


Impeller/blower provides high airflow of 1900 CFM

May 22, 2015 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Orion Fans has launched a 400 mm motorized impeller/blower that provides a high airflow of 1900 CFM. The OAB400 Series motorized impeller also offers a superior maximum static pressure value of 5.4” H20.

ONR tests new glasses for augmented reality system with Marines

May 22, 2015 11:05 am | News | Comments

At Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT) moved one step closer to its ultimate goal of giving warfighters glasses that can...


Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays

May 22, 2015 11:02 am | by David Porter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will...


This device will self-destruct when heated

May 22, 2015 10:57 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if...


Why studying engineering was the best decision of my life

May 22, 2015 10:55 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

My least favorite thing is the continued perception that more women don’t want to be in STEM – that they’re choosing to not go into STEM...


Here's how you can change the world of CubeSats and win a prize

May 22, 2015 9:21 am | by Stratasys and MakerBot | News | Comments

A growing number of aerospace companies are embracing 3D printing as they transform how they prototype and manufacture. To support innovation in aerospace engineering, Stratasys...


Hubble observes one-of-a-kind star nicknamed 'Nasty'

May 22, 2015 9:04 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star...


Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program

May 22, 2015 9:00 am | by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Proton has been the main cash cow for the Russian space industries since the Soviet collapse, capable of lifting 20 metric tons of payload...


How the increasing amount of biofuels affect land management

May 21, 2015 8:00 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil's ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario where cellulosic materials become more heavily used as a feedstock for ethanol production, according to...


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