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Fossil fuel divestment effort comes to energy-rich Colorado

February 23, 2015 4:36 pm | by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | News | Comments

A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels came deep into energy country Friday as activists asked the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum companies. The university's governing Board of Regents ...

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Apple to set up high-tech data hubs in Northern Europe

February 23, 2015 4:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is investing 1.7 billion euros ($1.92 billion) in high-tech data centers in Denmark and Ireland that will be powered by renewable energy, in its largest such project in Europe to date, the company said Monday. The hubs, to begin operations in 2017 ...

Creating technology through collaboration

February 23, 2015 2:53 pm | by Vandana Lokeshwar, Senior Technology Development Manager, Premier Farnell | Blogs | Comments

The landscape of embedded systems product development has changed considerably over the last few decades, leading to more complex requirements on the computing core, IO and memory of the systems.

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Engineering Live: AC vs. DC II (On Demand)

February 23, 2015 12:23 pm | Videos | Comments

In 2014, we assembled an expert panel to discuss the old war of currents, AC vs. DC, Edison vs. Tesla, and we came … to a split decision. On this Engineering Live broadcast, our expert panel dove deeper into the AC vs. DC debate, with a focus on data centers. Data centers ...

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Low-noise amplifiers offer noise figures between 2.5 and 3 dB

February 23, 2015 11:29 am | by Pasternack | Pasternack | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack launches a new line of ultra-broadband and millimeter wave low noise amplifiers that are in-stock and available to ship same-day. These new high frequency LNAs offer very low noise figure levels, typically between 2.5 and 3 dB across the entire band, making them perfectly ...

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QD Vision named Edison Award finalist for Color IQ Quantum Dot Technology

February 23, 2015 11:07 am | News | Comments

QD Vision, Inc. has been named a 2015 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy....

Diamond termination offers 300 watt power handling

February 23, 2015 11:06 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the CT2010D from EMC Technology. The CT2010D Diamond Termination offers 300W CW power handling in a chip size (2.67 x 5.21mm), SMT package. EMC Diamond Rf Resistives offer high performance in compact packages....

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Professor develops web tool to speed data collection

February 23, 2015 10:39 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

By 2030, one in five Americans will be age 65 or older. To understand the role neighborhoods play in seniors' ability to 'age in place'--living safely and independently in one's home of choice rather than in a healthcare facility--American University sociology ...

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Future of biobanking and translational research in China

February 23, 2015 10:30 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As clinical medical research in China reaches a turning point, the country's strategy for expanding its biosample collection and analysis capabilities and its focus on acquiring new sources of biomedical data ...

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Compact quadpod includes 150 watt flood light

February 23, 2015 10:16 am | by Larson Electronics Llc | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a 150 watt quadpod mounted work light. Built to provide a high power lighting solution that requires minimal setup time, the WAL-LQP-1X150RT-100 provides operators with an ideal lighting ...

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Digitizers boast real-time sampling rates up to 5 GS/s

February 23, 2015 10:14 am | by Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

For the first time Spectrum is offering a solution to engineers and scientists looking to capture and analyze fast electronic signals in the DC to 1.5 GHz frequency range. The company has greatly extended the performance of its PCIe based instruments by adding nine new models to its M4i series of digitizers. These cards boast real-time sampling rates up to 5 GS/s and high bandwidth making it...

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Monitoring fitness ... in the bedroom

February 23, 2015 10:08 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

I’ve said it before, wearable fitness tracking devices all seem to do the same thing. They monitor your heart rate, count steps and calories burned, and spit out data to be analyzed in order to refine your workouts – I’ve heard it all before....

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Tracking invasives? There's an app for that

February 23, 2015 9:42 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University. Midwestern residents can now snap photos with their smart phones, log a few quick notes, and send their alert ...

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Ancient and modern cities aren't so different

February 23, 2015 9:38 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Colorado Boulder....

A wearable, printable, temperature sensor

February 23, 2015 9:30 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference....

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