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The accelerator of molecular motors

September 22, 2014 1:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

To their surprise, it turned out to be an old acquaintance: a certain module of the familiar protein Pex22p, which has hitherto always been considered an anchor protein. The researchers report their findings in PLoS One. Peroxisomes are of vital importance....

Breezy science, plant studies and more head to space station on SpaceX-4

September 22, 2014 1:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imagine a dragon flying through the heavens on mighty, outstretched wings. The majestic beast knows the currents of winds and how to harness their power as it soars above the clouds. SpaceX's real Dragon- the company's spacecraft that transports ...

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New 'star' shaped molecule breakthrough

September 22, 2014 12:59 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created. Known as a 'Star of David' molecule, scientists have been trying....

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Dartmouth's new ZEBRA bracelet strengthens computer security

September 22, 2014 12:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In a big step for securing critical information systems, such as medical records in clinical settings, Dartmouth College researchers have created a new approach to computer security that authenticates users continuously while they are using a terminal....

Safely on the road in electric cars

September 22, 2014 12:46 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Systematic light-weight construction is a decisive component of efficient electric vehicles. Yet, during Euro NACP testing light-weight L7E class vehicles (max. empty weight of 400 kg) show substantial deficits in some areas. Because the requirements ...

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Modern Day Marine: ONR features technology for marines of the future

September 22, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

From virtual training to laser weapons, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) this week is showcasing a range of technologies at Modern Day Marine exposition that will prepare Marines as they continue to face an increasingly complex security landscape....

Hotspot: Rolling-spider mini drone

September 22, 2014 12:31 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This ultra-compact drone controlled by smartphone flies indoors, and can perform acrobatic tricks, which are available on a free app. This mini drone has an autopilot based on a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer and features a pressure sensor....

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100G transimpedance amplifier promises high performance in optical networking systems

September 22, 2014 12:10 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) today introduced its first transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for the 100G optical networking market. As a key component of the system, the ONET2804T is positioned to provide high levels of sensitivity with ...

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Logic analyzers include sample depths up to a billion

September 22, 2014 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Newcomb Company Inc. (Huntsville, AL) introduces its latest GoLogicXL 36 and 72 channel logic analyzers with GHz sampling rates, sample depths up to a billion samples, and advanced triggering capabilities. At only 100mm x 145mm x 42mm and 608g ...

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36-V monolithic 1-A push-pull DC/DC transformer driver includes programmable duty cycle control

September 22, 2014 11:35 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology’s (Milpitas, CA) LT3999 monolithic push-pull isolated DC/DC transformer driver includes two 1-A current limited power switches. It is desirable for automotive, industrial, medical and military applications. The programmable duty cycle and turns ratio …

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New RFID technology helps robots find household objects

September 22, 2014 10:35 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A team of researchers has developed a new search algorithm that improves a robot’s ability to find and navigate to tagged objects. The team has implemented their system on a PR2 robot , allowing it to travel through a home and correctly locate....

3-phase Quicktest provides quick and safe temporary connection to equipment

September 22, 2014 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

CLIFF Electronics (England) announces the availability of its new Quicktest QT3, a compact, robust 3-Phase power connector designed for temporary, safe and efficient connection of unterminated cables to 440VAC, 3-Phase power supplies....

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TVS components offer high-voltage spike circuit protection

September 22, 2014 10:19 am | ProTek Devices | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices (Tempe, AZ) made available a new family of high-powered surface mount transient voltage suppressors (TVS) for high-voltage spike circuit protection applications that include relay drives, motors (start/stop), module lightning....

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Li-ion battery charger safeguards backup battery in automotive eCall systems

September 22, 2014 10:09 am | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation (Milpitas, CA) announced the ISL78692, a 4.1V single-cell battery charger designed to extend the life of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. The ISL78692 battery charger dissipates....

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ECN Time Warp: November 2004

September 22, 2014 10:03 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Keysight Technologies, Texas Instruments, Digi International, Kontron | Blogs | Comments

Some old covers of ECN Magazine have been making the rounds, and we thought it would be fun to have a look back at ECN covers through the years.This week’s cover goes back to November 2004. During that month, Senator John Kerry would concede ...

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