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Magnetic brain stimulation

March 13, 2015 10:09 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles -- a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons, which could be an effective treatment for a variety ...

Lawrence Livermore deploys world's highest peak-power laser diode arrays

March 13, 2015 10:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has installed and commissioned the highest peak power laser diode arrays in the world, representing total peak power of 3.2 megawatts (MW). The diode arrays are a key component ...

Engineers create chameleon-like artificial 'skin' that shifts color on demand

March 13, 2015 10:04 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color -- on demand -- by simply applying a minute amount of force. This new material-of-many-colors offers intriguing possibilities....

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3-D printer for small molecules opens access to customized chemistry

March 13, 2015 10:04 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have simplified the chemical synthesis of small molecules, eliminating a major bottleneck that limits the exploration of a class of compounds offering tremendous potential for medicine and technology....

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Army Vice Chief of Staff encourages network modernization during visit

March 13, 2015 10:02 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

From live operational updates on board a C-17 aircraft, to satellite terminals the size of a briefcase, to wireless command posts, new communications technologies will support the Army's "ability to get there faster with a lighter footprint," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said....

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NASA's Hubble observations suggest underground ocean on Jupiter's largest moon

March 13, 2015 10:00 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth's surface....

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Solar system's largest moon may have ocean lurking below

March 13, 2015 9:57 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday. "The solar system is now looking like a pretty soggy place," said Jim Green ...

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High power and high safety oxide-based negative electrode materials for Li-ion battery

March 13, 2015 9:48 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Mixed Ti-Nb oxide Ti2Nb10O29 (TNO) is one of the negative electrode materials for large scale Li-ion battery with high safety because the potential (= 1.6 V vs. Li/Li+) for Li storage of TNO should avoid possible Li plating or formation of Li dendrites and the short circuit ...

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At odds with Google, US seeks new rule on computer access

March 13, 2015 9:41 am | by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications. Federal prosecutors say better tools ...

Sensors and the Internet of Things

March 13, 2015 9:23 am | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Articles | Comments

On its current trajectory, global IP traffic should to grow over the five-year interval from 2013 to 2018 at a CAGR of 21% from 107 to 247 exabytes per month, according to the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index report. Consumer traffic dominates the trend, accounting for about 80% ...

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F-35 won’t provide sufficient close-air support until 2022

March 13, 2015 8:39 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Officials with the Joint Strike Fighter program recently announced that the F-35 won’t be able to utilize the military’s top close-air support bomb, the Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II), until 2022, five years after the SDB II enters service in 2017....

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NASA spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, preparing to study magnetic reconnection

March 13, 2015 2:01 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection....

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Custom substrates increase design flexibility and density

March 12, 2015 5:45 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has added a new sidewall patterning capability to its custom thin film substrate offering. This capability allows Vishay to provide conductive patterning on up to four surfaces with compact line width and gap dimensions, increasing design flexibility and density for miniaturization ...

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Digital-to-analog converters feature 8-, 10- and 12-bit resolution

March 12, 2015 5:30 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its non-volatile Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) product line with the MCP47FEBXX devices. The low-power, single and dual-channel DACs feature 8-, 10- and 12-bit resolution, integrated EEPROM and an I2C interface, and are offered ...

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30 Watt power supply designed with industry’s smallest footprint

March 12, 2015 5:07 pm | by XP Power | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced the EML30 series of 30 Watt single output ultra compact AC-DC power supplies designed for use in medical applications. The EML30 series has the smallest footprint and the highest power density in the industry when compared to other similar 30 Watt power supplies with medical safety approvals....

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