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Board can use commercial, industrial or automotive graded Artix-7 FPGAs

July 2, 2015 9:15 am | by Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd | Sundance Multiprocessor Technology, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The EMC2-7A100 can use commercial, industrial or automotive graded Artix-7 FPGAs and is complimented with 1Gbyte of DDR3 local storage, 32Mbytes of Flash memory for storage/configurations and has 68x free differential I/O pins which are routed to a VITA57.1 FMC-LPC...

Ultra-stable JILA microscopy technique tracks tiny objects for hours

July 2, 2015 9:14 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many hours--hundreds of times longer than the current limit measured in seconds...

Implantable 'artificial pancreas' could help diabetes patients control their blood sugar

July 2, 2015 9:11 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. Now scientists are reporting...


Effective conversion of methane by a new copper zeolite

July 2, 2015 9:10 am | News | Comments

A new bio-inspired zeolite catalyst, developed by an international team with researchers from Technische Universität München (TUM), Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Amsterdam, might pave the way to ...


Rocket Lab to build orbital launch site in New Zealand

July 2, 2015 9:10 am | by Rocket Lab | News | Comments

Rocket Lab has unveiled plans to build an orbital launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region of South Island, New Zealand...


Study: Targeted LEDs could provide efficient lighting for plants grown in space

July 2, 2015 9:08 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A Purdue University study shows that targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-efficient lighting in contained environments, a finding that could advance the development of crop-growth modules for space exploration....


US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye moves closer to aerial refuelling

July 2, 2015 9:05 am | by US Navy | News | Comments

The US Navy has successfully conducted a critical design review of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye's aerial refuelling (AR) capability, taking a major step towards the aerial refuelling of the aircraft...


Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

July 2, 2015 9:04 am | by RALPH JENNINGS, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday...


Survey: US political and generation gaps on science issues

July 2, 2015 9:01 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows. There are dramatic generation gaps in opinions on...

It's the pits: Comet appears to have sinkholes, study says

July 2, 2015 8:58 am | by By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes.

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

July 2, 2015 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

Full conference program announced for 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference

July 2, 2015 8:54 am | News | Comments

Advantage Business Media’s R&D Magazine, sponsor of the R&D 100 Awards, today announced the full conference agenda for the R&D 100 Technology Conference to be held November 12-13, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Securing medical devices, solving the challenge of the weakest link

July 1, 2015 4:18 pm | by Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

Despite the fact that patient privacy and data security has been a top priority for the medical industry since the passage of the HIPPA data privacy act in 1996, hackers continue to find ways to infiltrate hospital networks and steal patient data...


Troubleshooting switching power supply noise in an RF- embedded system

July 1, 2015 4:04 pm | by Varun Merchant, Mainstream Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix | Articles | Comments

While embedded technology has been around for several decades, with microcontrollers lodged in everything from traffic lights to prosthetic limbs, these days the embedded technology is itself becoming embedded with wireless radios....


AC or DC Drive – Which is best for small motors?

July 1, 2015 3:47 pm | by Mark Lewis is Vice President – Marketing and Sales for Dart Controls, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Variable speed motor controls (‘drives’) have been around for many decades.  In the early years, application and budget were the primary decision criteria for choosing between a DC motor/drive package and AC equivalent. 



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