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Marine Corps’ robotic war balls could aid amphibious landings

April 1, 2015 | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Since 1775, the United States Marines Corps has been the foremost authority on amphibious warfare, and they’ve perfected the art of establishing beachheads on hostile shores. An amphibious drone from Guardbot Inc. could aid these complex military maneuvers....

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Cooling massive objects to the quantum ground state

April 1, 2015 5:26 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Cooling of macroscopic and mesoscopic objects to the quantum ground states are of great interests not only for fundamental study of quantum theory but also for the broad applications in quantum information processing and high-precision metrology. However, the cooling limit ...

This inappropriate card game will fund STEM scholarships for women (and why that's amazing)

April 1, 2015 4:53 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

It seems like everyone is trying to figure out how to get kids in STEM and how to keep them there. There is a particular interest in increasing the number of women in STEM professions...

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Quantum teleportation on a chip

April 1, 2015 4:25 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists from the universities of Bristol, Tokyo, Southampton and NTT Device Technology Laboratories.

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Where no smartphone has gone before

April 1, 2015 4:14 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

For the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Star Trek's "Tricorder" was an essential tool, a multifunctional hand-held device used to sense, compute, and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe. It simplified a number of Starfleet tasks, scientific ...

Engineering Update #104: Amazon drones leaving America

April 1, 2015 4:09 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

With the ink still drying on the FAAs newest drone regulations, which include requiring the pilots to be licensed and the drones to always be in line sight of the pilot and a spotter, Amazon has taken off for the Great White North. And they’re taking their drones with them....

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Femto-snapshots of reaction kinetics

April 1, 2015 3:36 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

Using quantum chemical calculations, they were successful in interpreting the data and obtaining a detailed picture of the intermediates and reaction kinetics. The work, which has now been published in Nature, could prove helpful in developing ...

Torque insert features an overall “single-fin” profile

April 1, 2015 3:33 pm | by Reell Precision Manufacturing Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new “TI-C5M” torque insert from Reell Precision Manufacturing introduces ideal position-control technology for a wide range of consumer electronics applications, including tablet and laptop stands and holders, device protective covers, and many other end-uses requiring precise and reliable torque performance over time. The compact TI-C5M insert (5mm-wide housing and total weight of 2.27g /...

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Amazon's newest service will change your life (Maybe.)

April 1, 2015 3:14 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Restocking your pantry might soon be as easy as pressing a button. Seriously, push the button and presto, chango, your favorite toilet paper arrives in the mail. Amazon's newest release is the Amazon Dash button.

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PZT materials ideal for consumer and high volume electronics

April 1, 2015 2:39 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials (Morgan) announces the availability of PZT (lead zirconate titanate) components, and assemblies at its Bedford, Ohio facility. Also offered are advanced PZT dicing, cutting, and grinding capabilities. The materials are ideal for use in consumer and high volume electronics....

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Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest

April 1, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

A pair of light waves - one zipping clockwise the other counterclockwise around a microscopic track - may hold the key to creating the world's smallest gyroscope: one a fraction of the width of a human hair. By bringing this essential technology down to an entirely new scale, a team ...

3D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

April 1, 2015 2:02 pm | by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little girl learned she could design her own, strap it on easily and then jump on her bike and pedal away at speeds previously only imagined.

Conductive foam gaskets have X, Y, & Z axis conductivity

April 1, 2015 1:15 pm | by Tech-Etch Inc. | Tech-Etch Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Available as standard gaskets, custom designs or sheet stock, durable 2700 Series Conductive Foam has X, Y, and Z axis conductivity for maximum EMI shielding attenuation. The material is ideal for computer, router and telecom I/O shielding. It is offered with or without pressure sensitive conductive adhesive covering ...

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20 V n-channel MOSFET features industry's lowest on-resistance

April 1, 2015 11:52 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced a new TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET designed to save space, decrease power consumption, and extend battery usage in wearable devices, smartphones, tablets, and solid-state drives. Offered in a chipscale MICRO FOOT package with an ultra-low 0.54 mm maximum height ...

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Turn-key package accelerates time-to-value for on-premises big data IT deployments

April 1, 2015 9:46 am | by Avnet | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, today released the Avnet Enabled Hadoop solution, a turn-key package of hardware, integrated software, and one-call maintenance and support service designed to accelerate time-to-value for on-premises big data IT deployments....

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40GHz edge connector enhances PCB performance

April 1, 2015 9:31 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the Rosenberger 02K243-40ME3, 2.92mm female, clamp-on, PCB edge launch connector. Perfect for prototyping or production design where frequencies up to 40GHz are required, this Rosenberger connector is compatible with SMA and 3.5mm connectors....

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