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Virtual reality may be effective tool for evaluating balance control in glaucoma patients

April 16, 2015 2:08 pm | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma. To investigate this problem, a multidisciplinary group of researchers has become the first to use virtual reality technology to develop ...

Engineering Update #106: An electric vehicle designed for Antarctica

April 16, 2015 1:15 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

Though electric vehicles are a common topic on technology and consumer blogs, rarely do your hear the technology partnered with the word Antarctica. But, for scientists who live and work there, it’s an interesting exploration into what types of vehicles are ideal....

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Medical team leverages Wi-Fi, mobile health in combat operations settings

April 16, 2015 12:01 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now, this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's Mobile Health Innovation Center ...

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Controllers offer unparalleled J1939/NMEA2000 connectivity

April 16, 2015 11:46 am | by Divelbiss Corporation | Divelbiss Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Divelbiss Corporation announces significant upgrades to their P-Series PLC on a Chip based controllers integrating enhanced J1939 / NMEA2000 connectivity options and SD Card data logging. By supporting user configurable messaging, users will now have the freedom to fully implement these communication buses....

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High-performance socket allows for a 0.65mm pitch

April 16, 2015 11:45 am | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' new high performance socket - SFS-BGA500C-52 allows 0.65mm pitch, 14x17mm body, 20X25 array 500 ball BGA package to be placed in socket and operated without compromising performance in high-speed applications. The Giga-snaP BGA socket adapter pair consists of SFS-BGA500C-52, patented female BGA sockets with ...

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Explorer board ideal for use in motor control applications

April 16, 2015 11:40 am | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

The GIZMO Explorer Board is a companion board for the GIZMO 2 platform from GIZMOSPHERE. The board offers features and peripherals that are ideal for use in motor control, human machine interface and control system application designs so users can get their projects started quickly....

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Rectifier provides power conversion density capabilities for data-hungry applications

April 16, 2015 11:16 am | by Ge Energy | Ge Energy | Product Releases | Comments

GE’s CP3500 rectifier is the latest addition to its recently launched rectifier product line and provides industry-leading power conversion density capabilities for data-hungry applications. It is the industry’s first compact, 3.5-kilowatt (kW) AC to 48-volt DC rectifier in a 1U module, providing a higher power-to-space ratio than ...

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DoD official: The F-35 won’t outperform the A-10

April 16, 2015 10:58 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The F-35’s critics have denounced the Joint Strike Fighter for years, but this is one of the first concessions from a high-level government official that this flying Swiss Army Knife won’t live up to its lofty billing. The F-35’s battlefield capabilities won’t surpass the A-10....

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Using the cloud to manage large data sets

April 16, 2015 9:48 am | by Dan O’Neil, LORD MicroStrain, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Justin Bessette, LORD MicroStrain, Engineering Manager | Articles | Comments

Having the ability to gather large quantities of data does not necessarily translate into also having the ability to use that data in a meaningful way. While technological advances have made it less expensive to collect data, a need remains for a way to store and ...

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Combined effort for structural determination

April 16, 2015 9:12 am | by International Union of Crystallography | News | Comments

Electron crystallography has begun to be used routinely for solving otherwise intractable structures. When performed in an aberration-corrected microscope and combined with spectroscopic techniques, it can offer unprecedented detail down to sub-angstrom resolution.

New technology could create more efficient energy, solve power shortages

April 16, 2015 9:01 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A team of UT Arlington researchers has created a new power generator that can produce electricity up to 25 percent more efficiently than existing technology, reduce emissions and could alleviate power shortages in more remote areas of the globe....

New synthetic technology for medicines and fine chemicals

April 16, 2015 8:55 am | by University of Tokyo | News | Comments

A University of Tokyo research group has succeeded in synthesizing (R)- and (S)-rolipram, the active component of a medicine, in high yield with high selectivity by an innovative catalyzed flow fine synthesis instead of the traditional batch method ...

How Twitter can help predict emergency room visits

April 16, 2015 8:52 am | by University of Arizona | News | Comments

Twitter users who post information about their personal health online might be considered by some to be "over-sharers," but new research led by the University of Arizona suggests that health-related tweets may have the potential to be helpful for hospitals....

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Patents forecast technological change

April 16, 2015 8:46 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

How fast is online learning evolving? Are wind turbines a promising investment? And how long before a cheap hoverboard makes it to market? Attempting to answer such questions requires knowing something about the rate at which a technology is improving....

Video games can power up from merely fun to meaningful experiences

April 16, 2015 8:44 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

It may be game over for critics who claim that video games are nothing more than a fun diversion. A team of researchers suggests that many games can be meaningful entertainment experiences for players. In a study of people's experiences with ...

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