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Engineering Live: AC vs. DC

July 29, 2014 | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

In the old war of currents between Edison and Tesla, Tesla’s alternating current proved to be the winner in grid distribution. We wonder if it will prevail when it comes to local and regional distribution. The new distribution extends deeper than the power grid....

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Product Safety & Product Liability Prevention Seminar

July 29, 2014 12:51 pm | Events

A very unique two day seminar on the key elements for assuring product safety and avoiding the possibilities of a product liability lawsuit. A highly informative and educational seminar for engineers, inventors, and corporate management teams.....

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New method provides researchers with efficient tool for tagging proteins

July 29, 2014 12:29 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Aarhus University researchers have developed an easier method to create DNA–protein conjugates. The method can potentially strengthen the work involved in diagnosing diseases. DNA linked to proteins – including antibodies – provides a strong partnership that can be used in diagnostic techniques....

K-12 teachers gain experience with nanotechnology research

July 29, 2014 11:49 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Nanotechnology, as a word, tends to enter the vocabulary late. High-school students have “heard the term and have a sense of it being about very tiny things,” said Terry Koker, a chemistry teacher at Mahomet-Seymour High School. “But that’s about the extent of what their prior knowledge is.”

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Prolonged electrical stimulation causes no damage to sacral nerve roots in rabbits

July 29, 2014 11:44 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Previous studies have shown that, anode block electrical stimulation of the sacral nerve root can produce physiological urination and reconstruct urinary bladder function in rabbits. However, whether long-term anode block electrical stimulation causes damage to the sacral nerve root remains unclear....

New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs

July 29, 2014 11:39 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers. Opening up new career paths and educational opportunities for people with vision impairment....

A new brain-based marker of stress susceptibility

July 29, 2014 11:37 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Some people can handle stressful situations better than others, and it's not all in their genes: Even identical twins show differences in how they respond. Researchers have identified a specific electrical pattern in the brains of genetically identical mice that predicts how well individual animals will fare in stressful situations....

Optimum inertial self-propulsion design for snowman-like nanorobot

July 29, 2014 11:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scale plays a major role in locomotion. Swimming microorganisms, such as bacteria and spermatozoa, are subjected to relatively small inertial forces compared to the viscous forces exerted by the surrounding fluid. Such low-level inertia makes self-propulsion a major challenge....

Development kit accelerates Internet of Things product development

July 29, 2014 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR plc (San Jose, CA) announces the launch of its CSRmesh Development Kit, which will allow developers to get hands on with the recently launched CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol. The kit, available from selected CSR distributors in July 2014, includes development boards....

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Duplexer provide typical insertion loss of 1.8dB

July 29, 2014 9:24 am | Rfmw Ltd, Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for a band 25 duplexer from TriQuint. The TQM963001 is a high-performance Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) duplexer designed to meet the strict CDMA requirements in the PCS extension band BC14 and provide excellent insertion loss (typically 1.8dB)....

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High-current connectors support hybrid systems

July 29, 2014 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (Harrisburg, PA) announces the launch of its new DEUTSCH Autosport Heavy Duty (ASHD) 3-Way Connector. The new connector was designed for the growing hybrid market in motorsports, in which racecars use three-phase motor/generator systems....

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Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

July 29, 2014 8:20 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

July 29, 2014 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies. The agency said Tuesday it opened a case in June after complaints that Microsoft violated an anti-monopoly law by failing to publish all documentation related to...

Touch-screen digital oscilloscope includes 7.6MSa record length

July 28, 2014 4:20 pm | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company Inc. (Fairport, NY) announces the Owon TDS7102 — a new, 100MHz four-channel benchtop scope, with touch-screen capabilities that make instrument setting, operation, and adjustment faster and more intuitive. With 1GSa/s signal capturing on all four channels simultaneously ...

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Physicists unlock nature of high-temperature superconductivity

July 28, 2014 4:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Physicists have identified the "quantum glue" that underlies a promising type of superconductivity -- a crucial step towards the creation of energy superhighways that conduct electricity without current loss. The research, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is a collaboration....

Researchers discover cool-burning flames in space, could lead to better engines on earth

July 28, 2014 4:01 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the International Space Station by a team led by Forman Williams, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering....

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