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Breakthrough antibacterial approach could resolve serious skin infections

August 27, 2014 9:00 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Like a protective tent over a colony of harmful bacteria, biofilms make the treatment of skin infections especially difficult. Microorganisms protected in a biofilm pose a significant health risk due to their antibiotic resistance and recalcitrance to treatment, and biofilm-protected bacteria account for some 80 percent of total bacterial infections in humans....

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Scientists craft atomically seamless, thinnest-possible semiconductor junctions

August 27, 2014 8:56 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. The University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that two of these single-layer semiconductor materials can be connected in an atomically seamless fashion known as a heterojunction....

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NSF expands the National Innovation Network with 2 new I-Corps nodes

August 27, 2014 8:49 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two major grants to further expand and support a national network of public-private partnerships to transition fundamental science and engineering discoveries to the marketplace under the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program....

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This is what it's like to be in the cockpit of an F-16

August 27, 2014 8:29 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

The title says it all here, but this is ridiculous. The video was taken from the cockpit of a Royal Danish Air Force F-16 as it was flying, quite low, over an ice sheet in Greenland.  There isn't too much information available, but after take off (hold on to your stomach) you'll first see the ice rim (located east of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland)....

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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

August 26, 2014 4:42 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May. Both groups express great concern....

LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs

August 26, 2014 4:38 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology. The South Korean company said it will ship 65-inch OLED TVs...

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A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed?

August 26, 2014 4:30 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a reading-centric tablet last week....

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MCUs bring 16-bit ADC precision performance to industrial control applications

August 26, 2014 4:19 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced its new C2000 Delfino 32-bit F2837xS microcontrollers (MCUs). These single-core MCUs are believed to be the first in the industry to offer four 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), enabling …

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India’s smartphone market drawing attention from China

August 26, 2014 2:21 pm | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

According to our recent research, the growth rate of the Chinese smartphone market was 28% Y/Y in Q1’14, down from 112% in Q1’13. Meanwhile, while Chinese telecom carriers are cutting subsidies, brands and makers are promoting low-price LTE smartphones....

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

August 26, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring, resulting in...

Wireless sensor transmits pressure/temperature over Bluetooth

August 26, 2014 12:07 pm | Transducers Direct | Product Releases | Comments

The new TDWLB pressure/temperature sensor designed by Transducers Direct (Cincinnati, OH) is said to be the industry's first to be powered with a coin-cell battery, controlled with a smartphone app, and certified as Bluetooth Smart.

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Symphony of nanoplasmonic and optical resonators leads to magnificent laser-like light emission

August 26, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. The new optical systems at the microscopic scale can amplify light....

6000-W electronic load offers 1000-V high voltage capability

August 26, 2014 11:03 am | Intepro Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Intepro Systems (Berkshire, UK) introduced a high voltage EL9718E-M1 1000-V 6-kw electronic load. The EL9718E-M1 electronic load has been developed specifically to meet high voltage applications and offers …

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Copper piezo actuators feature long operating life

August 26, 2014 9:57 am | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announced the third generation of EPCOS piezo actuators with copper internal electrodes, which offer both improved performance and higher cost-effectiveness, according to the company. These actuators can …

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5 UC Riverside scientists among world's most influential scientific minds

August 26, 2014 9:46 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Thomson Reuters, a leading source of information for businesses and professionals, has included five researchers at the University of California, Riverside in its 2014 list of "some of the best and brightest minds of our times." To generate the list, the company analyzed citation data over 11 years (2002-2012) to identify researchers whose published work has had enormous impact....

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