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A digital field guide to cancer cells

April 8, 2015 6:04 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Scientists are mapping the habits of cancer cells, turn by microscopic turn. Using advanced technology and an approach that merges engineering and medicine, a Yale University-led team has compiled some of the most sophisticated data yet on the elaborate signaling networks directing highly ...

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The demands of mobile devices

April 8, 2015 2:39 pm | by Rick Wietfeldt, Chairman of the MIPI Alliance Technical Steering Group and Senior Director, Technology at Qualcomm | Articles | Comments

Our smartphones have become indispensable and the value we attach to these devices will continue to grow along with steadily advancing device capabilities. New designs coming to market showcase increasingly sophisticated components: ever-faster 4G/LTE ...

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Japan’s first indigenous stealth fighter could take flight this summer

April 8, 2015 1:44 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. has been overly protective of the F-22 Raptor — and rightfully so. The air-superiority weapon is our ace in the hole against 5th-gen fighters like China’s Chengdu J-20 & Shenyang J-31 and Russia’s PAK-FA, and to that end, we’ve banned the F-22 from export....

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Tesla boosts range, power, and price of low-end Model S

April 8, 2015 9:48 am | by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is going after mainstream luxury car buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model. But the added features at the low end of the Model S lineup will come ...

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How to train your astronauts

April 8, 2015 9:45 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Training an astronaut is no easy task. Astronauts go through years of rigorous technical, health and safety training to learn simple and complex tasks for a typical four to six month mission. They develop skills in systems, robotics, spacecraft operations ...

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Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

April 8, 2015 9:44 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tired of those annoying, sometimes costly, robocalls favored by scammers? The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to consider whether more can be done to block the automated phone calls, but the options appear to be limited....

Taking aim with precision-guided firearms

April 8, 2015 8:54 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Hunting requires a lot of patience and skill, and nothing can be more frustrating than a missed shot on a target a few hundred yards away. Austin-based TrackingPoint has developed a fully integrated, precision-guided firearm system that ...

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Components of risk: Counterfeit electronic parts

April 8, 2015 8:06 am | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Articles | Comments

The electronics industry benefits from innovative leaps and incremental developments from an impressive number of engineering disciplines. No matter if a technological problem centers on process, device, or circuit design; thermal or mechanical engineering ...

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March 2015: Smart Energy

April 7, 2015 3:29 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Solar and wind often dominate the alternative energy conversation, but a rarely discussed, though increasingly popular, third option exists in gathering energy from the tides. Among its many attributes, tidal power or marine and hydrokinetic power (MKP) is cyclical, which means that twice a day ...

February 2015: Displays

April 7, 2015 2:34 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

This month’s digital issue of ECN explores the worlds of passives, displays and smart readers. A breakthrough in nanotechnology research could result in electric cars that are powered by their own body panels. Electric vehicles rely on lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for propulsion.....

Shifts in electricity generation spur net job growth, but coal jobs decline

April 7, 2015 2:26 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

In the four years following the 2008 recession, the coal industry lost more than 49,000 jobs, while the natural gas, solar and wind industries together created nearly four times that amount, according to a new Duke University study. A county-by-county geographical analysis ...

Future electronics based on carbon nanotubes

April 7, 2015 2:24 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The exceptional properties of tiny molecular cylinders known as carbon nanotubes have tantalized researchers for years because of the possibility they could serve as a successors to silicon in laying the logic for smaller, faster and cheaper electronic devices....

New technology making drones safer and smarter

April 7, 2015 2:19 pm | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

"Our new technology allows safe operation of drones beyond the operator's line of sight, which is crucial for commercial use of drones, such as parcel delivery," says Prof. Davide Scaramuzza, co-inventor and Director of the Robotics and Perception Group....

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Which type of sustainable rooftop technology is best in cold climates?

April 7, 2015 2:15 pm | by Wiley | News | Comments

Sustainable rooftop technologies--including green roofs, white roofs, and solar photovoltaic panels--can provide great environmental benefits, but studies of these technologies often look only at their use in hot climates and do not assess ...

College tie-ins allow more to join Michigan robotics craze

April 7, 2015 2:12 pm | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

An increasing number of students from Michigan's most financially strapped urban school districts, including Detroit and Flint, are joining robotics teams because local universities are making space and materials available at no charge....

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