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Illinois professor has emerged as a leading voice in flight control safety

May 18, 2015 3:02 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Naira Hovakimyan has a background as a mathematician, which dates back to humble beginnings in Armenia. Over the last 17 years, however, researchers in the United States have tapped Hovakimyan’s calculations to help advance work in the stability of flight control...

The building blocks of mobile IoT devices

May 18, 2015 2:52 pm | by Matt Burns, Avnet’s global IP&E technical marketing specialist | Articles | Comments

The concept of IoT connected devices connotes many different ideas. Some think of data centers full of servers, network switches, and storage arrays aggregating untold gigabytes of random data. Others identify with Ethernet-enabled devices in their place of work, home or school. More recently ...

Harsh environment design necessities for miniature cables and connectors

May 18, 2015 1:47 pm | by Robert Stanton, Director of Technology, Omnetics Connector Corp. | Articles | Comments

Cable and connectors must often be selected or designed for the specific environment or application they are to be used. Silicon chip capabilities continue to expand where electronic systems are used. Sensors, detectors, and complete circuits are placed farther out ...

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Full Speed Debugging made easier with Probe Adapter

May 18, 2015 1:21 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Full Speed Debugging of 1mm pitch BGA132 is made easier with PB-BGA132E-NANDFLASH-01 Probe Adapter...

Scientists gather in DC to tackle phosphorus sustainability issues

May 18, 2015 11:39 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

Researchers from Arizona State University, along with more than 40 other scientists, engineers, technical experts and policy makers from around the world, are convening in Washington, D.C. May 18-21 to study ways to create a sustainable phosphorus (P) fertilizer system.

The world's first mercury-free film-type ultraviolet light source

May 18, 2015 11:34 am | by Kobe University | News | Comments

The Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Medicine have jointly developed the world's first new mercury-free light source that produces ultraviolet radiation for medical applications. The technology for the ...

Translating thought to print

May 18, 2015 9:31 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel. MIT research has explained some of the material's mysteries, which could help design synthetic resources that mimic ...

Random nanowire configurations increase conductivity over heavily ordered configurations

May 18, 2015 9:23 am | by Lehigh University | News | Comments

Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting nanowire orientation. The most surprising result of the study is that heavily ...

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Where the rubber meets the road

May 18, 2015 9:19 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Friction, the force that slows down objects as they slide across a surface, can save lives when car brakes are slammed. Yet despite its obvious importance, no one knows for sure how friction works at the level of atoms and molecules. For more than 20 years, Bo Persson, a scientist at ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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