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Dangerous drilling: The hot world of oil and gas

October 2, 2014 | by T. Zednicek, M. Biler, J. Petrzilek, AVX Czech Republic | Articles | Comments

New oil and gas exploration and drilling equipment designs, especially those intended for use in deep and difficult geological conditions, continuously demand electronic components capable of reliable, longer lifetime operation in extremely harsh ...

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SEMICON Japan features “World of IoT” – a new show-within-a-show

October 2, 2014 11:15 am | News | Comments

Today, SEMI opens registration for the SEMICON Japan 2014 exposition and programs through its website at www.semiconjapan.org. SEMICON Japan 2014, Japan’s largest exhibition for the microelectronics manufacturing supply chain, will take place at Tokyo Big Sight....

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The greatest advancement in software simulation in the next decade

October 2, 2014 10:20 am | Articles | Comments

Simulation and engineering are developing at a rapid pace, with simulation now playing a critical role in the design of the cars we drive, the electrical systems that power our homes, even the foods we eat. In the past decade, multiphysics simulation has revolutionized....

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Germany's Rocket Internet makes bumpy market debut

October 2, 2014 10:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, has made a bumpy market debut - with its shares falling on their first day of trading in Frankfurt. Rocket was the second German tech company in as many days....

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SEMICON Japan

October 2, 2014 9:43 am | Events

First held in 1977, SEMICON Japan has grown to become the largest international exhibition of semiconductor equipment and materials. Bringing companies and their technologies together with customers and partners, as well as providing a setting ...

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A fully wireless motion-capture system

October 2, 2014 9:27 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, PD&D, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Traditionally, motion capture systems cost between $30,000 and half a million, explains Mike Sutherland, vice president of technology at YEI Technology. That was until his team at YEI developed a fully wireless system for $4,000 – which turned a lot of heads....

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Engineering Update #78: Clothing that thwarts government surveillance

October 2, 2014 8:51 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

If you’re really worried about the government or other agencies hacking your cellphone, feel free to go ahead and take off that tin foil hat because now you can buy clothing that ensures nobody has access to your phone or your credit cards....

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Natick's cognitive science research helps steer Soldiers in the right direction

October 2, 2014 8:33 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

When the going gets tough, Dr. Tad Brunyé wants to help. A member of the Cognitive Science Team at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Brunyé is investigating spatial and non-spatial influences on Soldier navigation choices....

All directions are not created equal for nanoscale heat sources

October 1, 2014 5:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Thermal considerations are rapidly becoming one of the most serious design constraints in microelectronics, especially on submicron scale lengths. A study by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has shown that standard ...

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Novel approach to magnetic measurements atom-by-atom

October 1, 2014 5:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Having the possibility to measure magnetic properties of materials at atomic precision is one of the important goals of today's experimental physics. Such measurement technique would give engineers and physicists an ultimate handle over magnetic properties....

Platinum meets its match in quantum dots from coal

October 1, 2014 5:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Graphene quantum dots created at Rice University grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat. But these dots enhance the properties of the mothership, making them better than platinum catalysts for certain reactions....

Louisiana Tech University, CSC develop curriculum to support high-tech workforce needs

October 1, 2014 5:17 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Faculty from Louisiana Tech University's cyber engineering, computer science, and computer information systems programs, and research and development group hosted over 30 executives from CSC, a global leader in next-generation IT, last week....

Stressed out: Research sheds new light on why rechargeable batteries fail

October 1, 2014 5:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Pity the poor lithium ion. Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge, it surges from anode to cathode and back again, shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course. This journey is essential to powering everything from cell phones....

New absorber will lead to better biosensors

October 1, 2014 5:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments. They can sense toxic chemicals....

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New frontier in error-correcting codes

October 1, 2014 5:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in the presence of the corrupting influences that engineers call "noise"....

Solving the mystery of the 'man in the moon'

October 1, 2014 5:01 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New data obtained by NASA's GRAIL mission reveals that the Procellarum region on the near side of the moon — a giant basin often referred to as the "man in the moon" — likely arose not from a massive asteroid strike, but from a large plume....

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