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Exploring a new frontier of cyber-physical systems: The human body

May 18, 2015 9:16 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems (CPS). One project will develop "Cyberheart"--a platform for ...

Developing high-speed interconnects for data-rich applications

May 18, 2015 8:41 am | by Joe Dambach, new product development manager, Molex Incorporated | Articles | Comments

Like NASCAR drivers, today’s electronic device designers have a need for speed. Resource-intensive applications demand higher data transmission speeds, and connector suppliers are creating systems that deliver those data rates.

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IC socket selection criteria

May 18, 2015 8:36 am | by Ila Pal, COO, Ironwood Electronics Inc. | Articles | Comments

Many products are designed with high-performance integrated circuits (IC). Without IC sockets, the design, testing, and/or production phases of a new product development process will be chaotic. In response to these demanding needs, sockets featuring a wide variety of ...

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Quantum physics on tap

May 18, 2015 8:12 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

We all know intuitively that normal liquids flow more quickly as the channel containing them tightens. Think of a river flowing through narrow rapids. But what if a pipe were so amazingly tiny that only a few atoms of superfluid helium could squeeze through its ...

Key strategies can boost donations at crowdfunding sites

May 18, 2015 8:10 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford computer scientists have shown how crowdfunding websites can use data science to boost cash value of donations. Their research confirms, among other findings, the importance of a timely thank you. It's common courtesy to ...

Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia

May 18, 2015 8:08 am | by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch - the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures. The rocket, a Proton-M, was launched from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad ...

Don't text 'beer' in Korea: Words that trigger teen alerts

May 18, 2015 8:06 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"Smart Relief" is a mobile app for parental control of Android smartphones. South Korea's government funded the app, which alerts parents to possible bullying based on its monitoring of phrases and words used in smartphone messages and in online searches. The developer ...

Hackers attack German Parliament's internal data system

May 18, 2015 8:03 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say hackers have tried to break into the internal data system of the German Parliament. Ernst Hebeker, a spokesman for Parliament, told the dpa news agency Friday that there was an attack on the internal data systems and that specialists were ...

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Kerry singles out North Korea for Internet abuse

May 18, 2015 8:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is singling out North Korea for repressing its citizens' use of the Internet, calling open and secure cyber access a global right. Kerry told students Monday at prestigious Korea University that authoritarian ...

Crimp-style connectors have a low profile of 3.0 mm

May 18, 2015 7:58 am | by Jst Corporation | Jst Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new LBT A Type Series crimp style connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois, provide a space saving connection for wire-to-board connections that incorporate both power and signal circuits and sequencing for lithium battery and other power connection applications. These SMT connectors have a low profile of 3.0 mm....

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High-speed 5 GS/s LXI digitizers available with up to eight fully synchronous channels

May 18, 2015 7:57 am | by Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

For applications where fast electronic signals in the GHz range must be remotely acquired and analyzed, Spectrum has extended its popular digitizerNETBOX series of LXI based instruments by releasing eight new models. Available with two, four or eight fully synchronous channels the new units feature sampling rates up to 5 GS/s....

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The dying world of innovation

May 18, 2015 7:42 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Innovation is a word that gets thrown around at a lot of companies, but nobody understand more about innovation than Mike Rainone, founder and chief innovation officer at PCDworks, Inc. And, according to him, all those companies tossing out ideas about how to innovate? They’re doing it wrong.

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Adapter solution includes USB Billboard Device Class

May 18, 2015 7:27 am | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced a complete silicon and software solution for USB Type-C to DisplayPort adapters (dongles). The EZ-PD CCG1-based Type-C to DisplayPort Cable solution enables connectivity between a USB Type-C receptacle and a DisplayPort (DP) or Mini DisplayPort (mDP) ...

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When will the 8K display market start?

May 18, 2015 7:02 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

UHD (4K) resolution is becoming mainstream in the high-end TV market. UHD TV panel shipments reached only 63K in 2012, but jumped to 19M in 2014. IHS forecasts 4K TV panel penetration will double in 2015, reaching 15%. Penetration is forecast to increase to ...

New mobile app expands the outreach of SAWBO videos

May 18, 2015 7:02 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Whether the need is to educate people in West Africa about preventing Ebola or to train farmers in Latin America on preventing postharvest loss, Scientific Animations without Borders has an app – and an animated video – for that. SAWBO, an initiative out of the University of Illinois that develops ...

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