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Marine Corps speeding up cyber security measures

July 6, 2015 10:38 am | by Bryant Jordan, Defense Tech | News | Comments

Recent cyber attacks on government computer systems have prompted the Marine Corps to speed up its plans to transition from a Corps-centric security credentialing system to a Defense Department-wide system spelled out in April...

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Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

July 6, 2015 9:52 am | by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out.

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Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions

July 6, 2015 9:50 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Agricultural use of drones is about to take off after being grounded for years by the lack of federal guidelines. The Federal Aviation Administration has approved more than 50 exemptions for farm-related operations since January...

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Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife

July 6, 2015 9:49 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk. But park officials said Thursday their scientific work...

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Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

July 6, 2015 9:48 am | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan...

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Russian craft delivers long-awaited cargo to space station

July 6, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the U.S.-Russian crew after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.

Astronomers predict fireworks from rare stellar encounter in 2018

July 6, 2015 9:39 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. The cosmic light show will occur when a pulsar discovered by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray...

Seahorse tails could inspire new generation of robots

July 6, 2015 9:38 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Inspiration for the next big technological breakthrough in robotics, defense systems and biomedicine could come from a seahorse's tail, according to a new study reported Thursday in the journal Science. The research centers on the curious shape of seahorse tails...

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Aluminum clusters shut down molecular fuel factory

July 6, 2015 9:37 am | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Despite decades of industrial use, the exact chemical transformations occurring within zeolites, a common material used in the conversion of oil to gasoline, remain poorly understood. Now scientists have found a way to locate...

Stronger action needed to transform the UK's energy system

July 6, 2015 9:35 am | by University College London | News | Comments

An ambitious policy package is essential for the UK to transform its energy system to achieve the deep reductions in carbon emissions required to avoid dangerous climate change, according to research led by UCL scientists. To meet climate targets set for 2050...

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High efficiency buck-boost regulator for wearables, IoTs and mobile devices

July 6, 2015 8:45 am | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation introduced the ISL9120, a buck-boost switching regulator that enables efficient power management of system power supplies and peripherals such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, memory cards or LCD modules...

Watch this MiG-29 come way too close to another aircraft

July 6, 2015 8:44 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The only good description for the video of this MiG-29, is it's like watching an aircraft dance...

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Ultra wide input voltage DC-DC converters for limited PCB space

July 2, 2015 5:26 pm | by Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. | Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The THL 10 has a wide input voltage range of 2:1 and the THL10WI has an ultra-wide input voltage range of 4:1...

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Surface mount electrolytic capacitors guaranteed to operate for 2,000 hours at 105°C.

July 2, 2015 3:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nichicon Corporation has released a new line of surface mount electrolytic capacitors called the “UCH series.” This high-capacity, low impedance series is guaranteed to operate for 2,000 hours at 105°C...

Capacitors provide a low ESR at cold temperatures

July 2, 2015 3:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nichicon Corporation has released a new line of surface mount electrolytic capacitors called the “UCH series.” The use of a new low-resistance electrolyte and a new internal structure provides a low ESR at cold temperatures that is needed in today’s harsh automotive environment....

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