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Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

January 7, 2015 8:55 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system, tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life. Astronomers announced Tuesday that depending on definitions, they have confirmed three or four more planets that are about the same size as Earth...

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This 3D-printed dress will fight off strangers

January 6, 2015 5:06 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Germaphobes rejoice! There is, at long last, a clothing option designed especially with you in mind. Well, at least if you're okay with wearing a terrifying contraption. Objectively speaking, the look of this dress alone should have people keeping their distance from you, but since...

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The evolution of wireless networks

January 6, 2015 4:09 pm | by NJIT | Blogs | Comments

Over the years wireless signals have advanced from theoretical observations to a readily applied science that plays a major role in many aspects of modern life. Wireless communication became possible thanks to the discovery of radio waves in 1880, which led to the first...

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NASA’s Kepler marks 1,000th exoplanet discovery

January 6, 2015 1:29 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

How many stars like our sun host planets like our Earth? NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope continuously monitored more than 150,000 stars beyond our solar system, and to date has offered scientists an assortment of more than 4,000 candidate planets for further study -- the 1,000th of which was recently...

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Elastomer socket designed for 6 mm by 4.5 mm package

January 6, 2015 1:25 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics  recently introduced a new high performance elastomer socket for 0.4mm pitch QFN package. The SG-MLF-7084 socket is designed for a 6mmx4.5mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 30 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss...

14 best engineering shows on Netflix

January 6, 2015 12:39 pm | by Amanda Orson, Director of Communications, EngineerJobs.com | Blogs | Comments

So you didn’t plan to be spending the weekend inside. Or maybe you did, but post-Holiday television is even more terrible than you had initially anticipated. No worries! Netflix to the rescue! For cabin-feverish engineers and engineering students out there, here’s a quick...

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AT&T not worried about network impact from connected cars

January 6, 2015 12:27 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The connected car is catching on and AT&T has an early lead in the space. Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions, said he expects within the next year or so that AT&T will hold a 50 percent share of the new connected car market. That’s a lot of new radios...

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Connection systems meet requirements of USCAR

January 6, 2015 12:03 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated announces its Mini50™ line of connection systems has been instrumental in setting the performance guidelines being established for Single Twisted Pair Ethernet (IEEE P802.3bw 100BASE-T1), slated to be launched in 2015 by automotive OEMs.

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Integrated controls and awareness define smart lighting

January 6, 2015 9:45 am | by Tom Griffiths, Marketing Manager, Sensor Driven Lighting for ams’ Emerging Sensing Strategies group | Blogs | Comments

With the label “smart” being applied to everything from phones to houses to snack foods, it’s fair to expect that everyone’s definition of smart lighting may not be quite the same. For more than a century, the architectural paradigm for controllable lighting has been ...

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Hubble captures the Pillars of Creation twenty years on

January 6, 2015 9:29 am | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured many breathtaking images of the Universe, but one snapshot stands out from the rest: the Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation. In 1995 Hubble's iconic image revealed never-before-seen details in the giant columns and now the telescope is kickstarting...

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Enclosures available in aluminum or plastic

January 6, 2015 9:11 am | OKW Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has added new Round and Oval models to its elegant new range of SYNERGY electronic enclosures – its first to be manufactured from both plastic and aluminum. The new models mean the SYNERGY range now offers 36 enclosures in four types – Round, Oval, Square and...

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If you talk to your thermostat, will it listen?

January 6, 2015 9:06 am | by Vineet Ganju, Conexant | Blogs | Comments

Interacting with the devices in a Smart Home using voice is a trend that has the biggest players in the consumer electronics space taking notice. From speakers that hear and respond to commands to intelligent thermostats and home appliances, a completely ...

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Electromagnetic waves linked to particle fallout in Earth's atmosphere

January 6, 2015 9:04 am | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

In a new study that sheds light on space weather's impact on Earth, Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues show for the first time that plasma waves buffeting the planet's radiation belts are responsible for scattering charged particles into the atmosphere. The study is the...

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Green walls, effective acoustic insulation

January 6, 2015 9:01 am | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

Zaloa Azkorra, an agricultural engineer of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, is conducting research at the University School of Mining and Public Works Engineering into the benefits provided by green walls. The researcher has concluded that walls comprising plants...

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'Glowing' new nanotechnology guides cancer surgery

January 6, 2015 8:59 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells - a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination with phototherapy, kill any remaining cancer cells after a tumor is removed.

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