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AC-DC power supply series includes low-profile versions

September 23, 2014 9:28 am | CUI Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc. (Tualatin, OR) has extended its PBK series of ultra-compact SIP ac-dc power supplies to now include right-angle versions.The low-profile PBK-B family is available in 1 W, 3 W and 5 W configurations. The power modules measure as small ...

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This is what an iPhone 6 Plus in liquid nitrogen looks like

September 23, 2014 9:09 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

The short answer is that it doesn’t actually look as bad as you might think. For all of the advantages of an iPhone, one drawback is they generally have to be handled fairly daintily. Apparently, that’s not how RatedRR thinks it should be. He’s made....

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Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap

September 22, 2014 4:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Thanks to new LEGO-like components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together small modules by hand. Microfluidic systems ...

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Growing scientists: World's future jobs are rooted in STEM

September 22, 2014 4:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Malaysia today became a founding partner in the Global STEM Alliance, a new high-tech multi-million dollar initiative dedicated to promoting young talent in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) around the world. Led by the ...

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A Closer Look: Ways to hide, secure data on phones

September 22, 2014 4:21 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can't get to your password-protected data. Essentially, your photos, messages and other documents are automatically encrypted....

Monster galaxies gain weight by eating smaller neighbors

September 22, 2014 3:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to research by Australian scientists. Astronomers looked at more than 22,000 galaxies and found that while smaller galaxies ...

Voltage charger designed for on-board electric vehicle applications

September 22, 2014 3:22 pm | Calex Mfg | Product Releases | Comments

Green Watt Power, a division of Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. (Concord, CA), announces the availability of the EVC-116-720. The EVC-116-720 is a 2 stage constant current/constant voltage charger specifically designed for on-board electric vehicle applications....

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Photos of the Day: The Parrot Rolling-spider mini drone

September 22, 2014 2:32 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This mini drone has an autopilot based on a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer and features a pressure sensor for the flight altitude. An ultrasonic sensor is included for precision flying near the ground, and its vertical camera at 60 fps ...

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Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads

September 22, 2014 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin "diamond nanothreads" that promise extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today's strongest nanotubes and polymers. A paper describing ...

From light into matter, nothing seems to stop quantum teleportation

September 22, 2014 1:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have succeeded in teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometres of optical fibre. The experiment, carried out in the laboratory of Professor Nicolas Gisin, constitutes a first....

Where is that spacecraft?

September 22, 2014 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Space surveillance is inherently challenging when compared to other tracking environments due to various reasons, not least of which is the long time gap between surveillance updates. "Unlike the air and missile defense environments where objects ...

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The accelerator of molecular motors

September 22, 2014 1:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

To their surprise, it turned out to be an old acquaintance: a certain module of the familiar protein Pex22p, which has hitherto always been considered an anchor protein. The researchers report their findings in PLoS One. Peroxisomes are of vital importance....

Breezy science, plant studies and more head to space station on SpaceX-4

September 22, 2014 1:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imagine a dragon flying through the heavens on mighty, outstretched wings. The majestic beast knows the currents of winds and how to harness their power as it soars above the clouds. SpaceX's real Dragon- the company's spacecraft that transports ...

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New 'star' shaped molecule breakthrough

September 22, 2014 12:59 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created. Known as a 'Star of David' molecule, scientists have been trying....

Dartmouth's new ZEBRA bracelet strengthens computer security

September 22, 2014 12:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In a big step for securing critical information systems, such as medical records in clinical settings, Dartmouth College researchers have created a new approach to computer security that authenticates users continuously while they are using a terminal....

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