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Compact, high-accuracy digitally compensated differential pressure transducers

July 31, 2015 2:05 pm | by GP:50 NY Ltd (GP:50 Pressure Sensing) | Product Releases | Comments

GP:50 NY LTD announced the introduction of its Model 136/236/336 Series, a family of compact, high-accuracy differential pressure transducers...

Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires

July 31, 2015 2:02 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

The electrodes for connections on the "sunny side" of a solar cell need to be not just electrically conductive, but transparent as well. As a result, electrodes are currently made either by using thin strips of silver in the form of a coarse-meshed grid squeegeed onto a surface, or by applying a transparent layer of electrically conductive indium tin oxide (ITO) compound...

Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible

July 31, 2015 1:59 pm | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?

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Army procures unified voice solution for its tactical network

July 31, 2015 12:03 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

To fill a need for a unified application that links two-way radios, smart phones, telephones and PCs together for seamless communications, the U.S. Army announced the procurement of WAVE software technology. Finalized on June 30, this procurement brings WAVE to the Army's tactical network,...

This county is offering $25,000 for information on rogue drones

July 31, 2015 11:34 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Would you narc on your fellow drone-flying enthusiasts for a cool $25,000? San Bernadino County is hoping you will.

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Butterflies heat up the field of solar research

July 31, 2015 9:36 am | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown....

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Stanford team's brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing

July 31, 2015 9:35 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

When we type or perform other precise tasks, our brains and muscles usually work together effortlessly. But when a neurological disease or spinal cord injury severs the connection between the brain and limbs, once-easy motions become difficult or impossible.

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Blue moon? Friday's celestial event comes with a catch

July 31, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe. When the full moon appears at 6:43 a.m. EDT Friday, it will become the second full moon of July...

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Thermistor delivers 680 V voltage rating for welding equipment and plasma cutters

July 31, 2015 9:25 am | by Ametherm | Ametherm | Product Releases | Comments

Ametherm announced a new PTC circuit protection thermistor with an industry-high voltage rating for inrush current limiting and overcurrent protection in applications such as welding equipment and plasma cutters with extremely high voltages from 480 V to 930 V...

IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese

July 31, 2015 9:23 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese....

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Microsoft says 14 million computers now running Windows 10

July 31, 2015 9:20 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft says its' new Windows 10 operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers, two days after the software was released as a free download....

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Google rejects French order on world 'right to be forgotten'

July 31, 2015 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is rejecting an order by the French data privacy agency to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying European law allowing the 'right to be forgotten' doesn't apply globally...

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Multiple Instrument Station offers all-in-one testing tool one compact module,

July 31, 2015 8:56 am | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has introduced the ABI Electronics’ Multiple Instrument Station MIS4, an all-in-one testing tool that provides all commonly required test instruments in one compact programmable hardware module, mounted in a compact case or installed in a PC drive bay...

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The world’s most powerful laser

July 30, 2015 2:55 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Do you remember watching Death Star blow up Alderaan in Star wars? If you don’t, refresh your memory below. If you do, watch it again anyway. This mind-blowing sci-fi explosion may soon be a science reality...

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How to look for a few good catalysts

July 30, 2015 2:15 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Two key physical phenomena take place at the surfaces of materials: catalysis and wetting. A catalyst enhances the rate of chemical reactions; wetting refers to how liquids spread across a surface...

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