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Engineering Live: What happened to our fascination with space?

March 28, 2015 | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Videos | Comments

The 1960s was arguably the most fascinating time in the world of space. Sputnik had been launched just a few years prior and the entire decade ended with the first moon landing. So what happened?

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What Does IoT + Big Data Mean to You?

April 27, 2015 4:38 pm | by David Belanger, Senior Research Fellow in the Business Intelligence and Analysis Program at Stevens Institute of Technology and co-leader of the IEEE Big Data Initiative | Blogs | Comments

As you think these through, I have a piece of advice. Think very broadly about the data that you have or might generate. There is a wealth of open source data available from the government and many other sources.

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New York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations

April 27, 2015 2:22 pm | by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, city Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter, and some ...

Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

April 27, 2015 2:18 pm | by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth with unprecedented power over ...

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Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

April 27, 2015 2:03 pm | by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press | News | Comments

An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.

Discover discovers Apple Pay for its US cardholders

April 27, 2015 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. users of Discover cards are getting their Apple Pay, the last holdout among major credit card networks in the country. After months of complaints from customers, Discover Financial Services announced Monday that it has reached ...

High court to consider lawsuits over personal data

April 27, 2015 1:54 pm | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm. The case is being watched closely by Google, Facebook, and ...

Power inductors ideal for electric vehicle applications

April 27, 2015 1:47 pm | Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft’s new AGP4233 Series shielded power inductors offer a unique combination of high current handling and high inductance, making them ideal for high-current power supply and filtering applications such as those used in electric vehicle start-stop systems. They are offered in twelve standard inductance values from ...

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Test instrument features operational frequency range of 100 Hz to 100 kHz

April 27, 2015 1:10 pm | by Global Specialties | Global Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

The LCR-600 is a high-precision test instrument used for measuring the inductance (L), capacitance (C), and resistance (R) of an electrical component. The LCR-600 has an operational frequency range of 100 Hz to 100 kHz and a basic measurement accuracy of 0.3%. There is a dual LCD display, measurement voltage fixed at 0.6 V ...

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Duke receives $9.75 million for ‘Big Data’ initiative

April 27, 2015 1:03 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

The initiative focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing....

Digital in-line holography helps researchers ‘see’ into fiery fuels

April 27, 2015 1:02 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. It’s important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are generated and behave in those extreme cases, so Sandia National Laboratories ...

Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

April 27, 2015 9:10 am | by DOE/Ames Laboratory | News | Comments

Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets. The new alloy--a potential replacement for high-performance ...

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Outsmarting smartphones: Technology reduces distracted driving among teens

April 27, 2015 9:04 am | by American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

Technology can bolster efforts by parents, lawmakers and insurance companies to reduce distracted driving among novice teen drivers, according to a study to be presented Monday, April 27 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego....

Current-sense transformers detect switching current up to 40 Amps

April 27, 2015 8:57 am | Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

The CST2010 Series of current sense transformers from Coilcraft detect switching current up to 40 Amps over a frequency range of 50 to 500 kHz while also isolating circuits electrically, resulting in up to 10X lower power dissipation than current sense resistors. This makes them ideal for ...

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New Army technologies support in-flight communications, expeditionary command posts

April 27, 2015 8:01 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army is delivering new technologies to the Global Response Force that will help transform the concept of a command post from a stationary, tented shelter to a mobile enabler for expeditionary mission command - including during operations in flight and early entry into developing situations.

Industrial virtual factory lowers costs and reduces emissions

April 23, 2015 4:34 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

In collaboration with European companies and research institutes, VTT has developed a cloud-based, easily customized, modular software platform for improving the sustainability performance of industrial products by lowering production costs and reducing emissions ...

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