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Reddit enacts anti-harassment policy after user complaints

May 15, 2015 10:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Reddit, the online discussion forum known for its free-wheeling ethos, is enacting an anti-harassment policy while still trying to keep its roots as a place for free expression. Reddit said in a blog post Thursday that it is "unhappy with harassing behavior" on the site and its ...

Prying parents: Phone monitoring apps flourish in S. Korea

May 15, 2015 10:44 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disable apps or totally shut down the smartphone. The app, "Smart Sheriff," was funded by the South Korean government primarily ...

3 engineering urban myths

May 15, 2015 10:26 am | by JF Stackhouse, Engineerjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

Some standards last so long as to be de facto laws of design. Hull size for many cargo and military vessels is still influenced by decisions made on the Panama Canal project a century ago, for example, and the space community is essentially tied to technology path decisions....

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VCO operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V-4.9 V

May 15, 2015 10:05 am | by Crystek Crystal | Crystek Crystal | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CCQ-3500-3500 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V-4.9 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +6 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the USA ...

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Latest self-driving Google car heading to public streets

May 15, 2015 10:02 am | by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The latest version of Google's self-driving car - a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel - will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

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Emails show FBI privacy concerns about license-plate readers

May 15, 2015 10:00 am | by ERIC TUCKER and JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in license-plate reader technology, but it halted a purchase order at least temporarily after lawyers raised privacy concerns about the surveillance three years ago, according to emails and other documents obtained by The Associated Press.

4-in-1 I/O device features up to 32 GB of data logging

May 15, 2015 9:57 am | by Moxa Technologies | Moxa Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Moxa is significantly lowering the overall cost of industrial data management with the introduction of its ultra-efficient ioLogik 2500 4-in-1 smart data acquisition solution that combines I/O functionality, an Ethernet switch, serial/Modbus connectivity, and up to 32 GB of data logging into a single remote device.

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Broadcast rack design provides versatile, robust construction

May 15, 2015 9:32 am | by Elma Electronic Inc. | Elma Electronic Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Optima Stantron has released an innovative broadcast rack design that features a modular frame. The rugged, customizable design helps reduce installation costs, upgrade requirements and service time. Offering a professional appearance along with its flexibility, versatility and strength, the new 12-gauge steel frame endures ...

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Engineering Newswire: Army M249 Squad Automatic Weapon sheds the pounds

May 15, 2015 9:30 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy, Andrew Berg | Videos | Comments

U.S. Army engineers redesigned and lightened the M249 machine gun, taking it down from 17.5 to 9.2 pounds. The M249, formerly known as the Squad Automatic Weapon has even taken a different name – the Cased Telescoped Light Machine Gun, or CT LMG.

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2015 IMPACT Awards Market Disruptor Winner

May 15, 2015 9:16 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This award is designed to highlight any product from any category as one that forever changed the electronic engineering industry or a particular vertical within the industry. No matter what the specific product is, the focus should be on industry impact.

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CCD camera designed for high-speed machine vision applications

May 15, 2015 8:49 am | by Chromasens GmbH | Product Releases | Comments

Chromasens announces the allPIXA pro, the world's fastest, most powerful color line scan CCD camera for high-speed machine vision applications on the market today. The allPIXA pro, with line rates up to 92kHz in standard models and up to 156 kHz in special OEM configurations, allows for a maximum 300% increase in ...

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ECN proudly presents the 2015 IMPACT Award Winners

May 15, 2015 8:40 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

On May 13th, 2015, ECN announced the winners of the 2015 IMPACT Awards in a lavish ceremony that took place in conjunction with EDS. ECN would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this year's event a smashing success....

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Within colors of bees and butterflies, an optical engineer’s dream is realized

May 15, 2015 8:03 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Evolution has created in bees, butterflies, and beetles something optical engineers have been struggling to achieve for years — precisely organized biophotonic crystals that can be used to improve solar cells, fiber-optic cables, and even cosmetics and paints....

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Robot Rodeo at Sandia Labs showcases bomb squad expertise

May 15, 2015 8:02 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Bomb squads from across the country saddled up their robots and are duking it out at the ninth annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise at Sandia National Laboratories. The five-day event offers a challenging platform for civilian and military bomb squad teams...

Optical diagnostics researcher at Sandia wins DOE Early Career award

May 15, 2015 8:02 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Christopher Kliewer has won a $2.5 million, five-year Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science for his fundamental science proposal to develop new optical diagnostic tools to study...

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