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Stopping at red lights exposes drivers to high levels of air pollution

February 13, 2015 9:37 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

UK commuters spend an average of about 1.5 hours a day at the wheel. Road vehicles in particular are known to emit polluting nanoparticles which contribute to respiratory and heart diseases. Now, researchers at the University of Surrey have found that ...

Interstellar technology throws light on spinning black holes

February 13, 2015 9:22 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The team responsible for the Oscar-nominated visual effects at the centre of Christopher Nolan's epic, Interstellar, have turned science fiction into science fact by providing new insights into the powerful effects of black holes....

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China wind power capacity jumps to record high

February 13, 2015 9:12 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China boosted its installed wind energy capacity last year to a record 19.81 million kilowatts as the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter tries to switch its power grid to cleaner energy sources. The National Energy Administration said Thursday ...

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Harvard, MIT sued over lack of closed captioning online

February 13, 2015 9:07 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Advocates for the deaf sued Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, saying the universities failed to provide closed captioning for online courses, podcasts and other educational programs....

Engineering Newswire: 3D-scanning 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

February 13, 2015 8:26 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D scanning “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, attempting to turn airports into spaceports with the help of DARPA, and taking a trip to the edge of space on a helium balloon....

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Plug-and-print 3D printer ideal for rapid prototyping

February 13, 2015 7:03 am | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

Newark element14 is now stocking the first truly plug-and-print 3D printer from Robox. Priced at $1,499, the Robox printer is ideal for rapid prototyping in the electronics design and test environment. A proprietary dual-head print nozzle design improves print speeds by up to 300 percent....

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Flexible waveguide components suited for satellite applications

February 12, 2015 4:39 pm | by ATW Companies | Product Releases | Comments

ATW Companies Inc. announces that its flexible waveguide and waveguide components, available to the international market, are ideally suited for satellite applications and other airborne and space systems. Products include seamless flexible waveguide, flexible twistable ...

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Cost-effective cooling for high-power LED lighting

February 12, 2015 4:35 pm | by Glaciallight | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of 100W-200W stamped heatsinks from Glaciallight is designed for flood lights and other high-wattage LED lighting applications. Three wattage ratings are offered - 100W, 150W and 200W and heat pipes are available to help dissipate heat from high power CoB LEDs....

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This watch keeps you awake

February 12, 2015 4:31 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Fitness bands are intended to keep people moving, but what about an application for more sedate times? Spark, a smartwatch currently being funded on Kickstarter, gently vibrates using a 12V vibration motor if its suite of motion trackers notice ...

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Data-storage for eternity

February 12, 2015 4:23 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scrolls thousands of years old provide us with a glimpse into long-forgotten cultures and the knowledge of our ancestors. In this digital era, in contrast, a large part of our knowledge is located on servers and hard drives. It will be a challenge for this data ...

Transceiver ICs help protect mobile network infrastructures

February 12, 2015 4:11 pm | by Vitesse Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation unveiled the newest additions to its 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) PHY portfolio, the VSC8256, VSC8257, and VSC8258 quad-channel 10/40G physical layer transceiver family enabling government-grade, FIPS-197-certified 256-bit MACsec ...

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Exotic states materialize with supercomputers

February 12, 2015 4:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect. The researchers published their results in the journal Science in December 2014, where they propose ...

Power efficiency in the violin

February 12, 2015 4:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Some of the most prized violins in the world were crafted in the Italian workshops of Amati, Stradivari, and Guarneri -- master violinmaking families from the 17th and 18th centuries who produced increasingly powerful instruments in the renaissance ...

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What exactly is Earth System Science?

February 12, 2015 3:49 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Annalysha Lafferty, a student at University of California, Irvine working towards a B.S. in Earth System Science with the specializations of Hydrology and Terrestrial Ecosystems and Oceanography.

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Multiple-output regulator intended for automotive LCD displays

February 12, 2015 2:57 pm | by Allegro MicroSystems, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces a new AEC-Q100 qualified, multiple-output regulator for powering automotive LCD displays. Allegro’s A8603 operates with fixed switching frequency that can be either programmed or synchronized with an external clock signal between 350 kHz and 2.25 MHz....

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