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SpaceX's Dragon headed to space station to create astronaut farmers

April 14, 2014 2:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

"Enter the Dragon" takes on a whole new meaning this month as SpaceX's Dragon capsule heads to the International Space Station for its third commercial resupply mission on April 14. During the SpaceX-3 mission, the Dragon capsule not only will deliver cargo

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High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

April 14, 2014 2:00 pm | by FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | News | Comments

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can't see or hear, could do none of that a year ago....

NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

April 14, 2014 1:24 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday....

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50-Ohm 20-dB gain block delivers 46 dBm OIP3 and 2.6 dB NF with bandwidth from 20 MHz to 2 GHz

April 14, 2014 12:36 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) announced the LTC6431-20, a 20-MHz to 2-GHz single-ended input and output fixed gain amplifier offering a 46.2 dBm OIP3 (Output Third Order Intercept) and 2.6 dB noise figure. Its OP1dB (Output 1dB Compression Point) is

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Surge protective device protects from currents in excess of 10,000 amperes on an 8/20 µS waveform

April 14, 2014 11:55 am | Bourns, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns (Riverside, CA) announced it has added a new surge protective device (SPD) for signal and data line applications to its industry-leading portfolio. Designated Bourns Model 1840, the new device is a heavy-duty, MSP Multi-Stage Protector....

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Global perspectives on a comet

April 14, 2014 11:15 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Seven photographers from around the globe received awards for their stunning images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) at the Northeast Astronomy Forum held at Rockland Community College today. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences, Astronomy magazine and Discover...

How to avoid conducted EMI problems – Part I

April 14, 2014 10:14 am | by Brian King, Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Most conducted EMI problems are due to common mode noise.  Furthermore, most common-mode noise issues are caused by parasitic capacitances in the power supply. For Part I of this discussion, let’s focus on what happens when the parasitic capacitance couples directly to the input wires to the power supply.

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Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

April 14, 2014 8:10 am | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

"Yay, it's Nick! How can I help?" Thanks for asking, Cortana. And thanks for making the Windows phone software better, Microsoft. With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and...

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Photos of the Day: The Navy's electromagnetic railguns

April 14, 2014 8:08 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The Navy announced plans to install and test an electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high-space vessel by fiscal year 2016. Using an electromagnetic force known as the Lorentz Force, the railgun rapidly accelerates and launches a 7 pound projectile at hypersonic speeds up to 2.4 kilometers per second....

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Simplifying M2M data networking

April 14, 2014 7:54 am | by Bill Conley, B&B Electronics | Blogs | Comments

There is currently no universal standard for cellular network certification and provisioning in North America. Instead, the North American cellular carriers and standards bodies like CTIA/PTCRB force mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and M2M device manufacturers to navigate a labyrinth of different certification processes....

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New study makes human involvement in climate change even harder to deny

April 14, 2014 7:10 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Commentary If you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that made-man emissions from burning fossil fuels were directly related to severe, disruptive and persistent global weather patterns – often referred to as global warming or climate change – would...

NSA spy report among potential Pulitzer contenders

April 14, 2014 7:10 am | by Meghan Barr - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's highest honor, will be announced Monday. Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort. Revelations about the spy programs were first published in June in The Guardian and The Washington Post, which last...

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

April 14, 2014 5:13 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including Florida International University scientist Rene Price.Price is also affiliated with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term...

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NSA surveillance report among Pulitzer contenders

April 14, 2014 3:10 am | by Meghan Barr - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A report that revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort is among the top finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. The Pulitzers, journalism's highest honor, will be announced on Monday. Revelations about the spy programs were first published in The Guardian and The Washington Post in...

Computer malfunctions in the ISS and NASA astronauts have to undertake a spacewalk

April 13, 2014 1:10 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

A backup computer installed on the external side of the orbiting lab is not responding to commands at the International Space Station (ISS) and there are possibilities that its rectification would need the astronauts to take a spacewalk. This computer...

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