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Assuring good nutrition for astronauts

October 8, 2014 5:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Maintaining the nutritional value of astronauts' food in space over long periods without refrigeration is a challenge, particularly for the essential vitamins. Now University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientists Hang Xiao and colleagues have received a three-year....

The world’s first development platform with 2D multi-touch and 3D gestures

October 8, 2014 4:36 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) announced the expansion of its Human Interface Input Sensing Solutions portfolio with the introduction of the 3DTouchPad, a PC peripheral and world’s first Development Platform for 2D multi-touch....

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WEST - Wearable Entertainment & Sports Toronto

October 8, 2014 4:23 pm | Events

WEST is a one-day conference exploring the impact of wearable technology on how we create and experience sports and entertainment. It brings together pioneers, thought leaders and experts in the sports, entertainment, and technology space....

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Military connectors provide shell sizes smaller than the current size 9

October 8, 2014 4:12 pm | Tt Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

A lighter and smaller military connector has resulted from a collaboration between TT Electronics (Weybridge, UK) and Esterline Connection Technologies Souriau-Sunbank. The MABAC 38999 micro circular connectors will maintain the same design features....

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Differential pressure transducers designed for Class I Division 1 / 2 hazardous locations

October 8, 2014 3:59 pm | American Sensor Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (Mount Olive, NJ) has released explosion-proof and non-incendive versions of its differential pressure transducer model AST5400. This addition compliments AST's other products in the hazardous location market....

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Stanford's GCEP awards $10.5 million for research on renewable energy

October 8, 2014 2:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University has awarded $10.5 million for seven research projects designed to advance a broad range of renewable energy technologies. The funding will be shared by six Stanford research teams....

Radio telescopes unravel mystery of nova gamma rays

October 8, 2014 2:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Highly-detailed radio-telescope images have pinpointed the locations where a stellar explosion called a nova emitted gamma rays, the most energetic form of electromagnetic waves. The discovery revealed a probable mechanism for the gamma-ray emissions....

Hungry black hole eats faster than thought possible

October 8, 2014 1:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Astronomers have discovered a black hole that is consuming gas from a nearby star 10 times faster than previously thought possible. The black hole—known as P13—lies on the outskirts of the galaxy NGC7793 about 12 million light years from Earth....

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Astronomers see right into heart of exploding star

October 8, 2014 1:50 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An international team of astronomers has been able to see into the heart of an exploding star, by combining data from telescopes that are hundreds or even thousands of kilometres apart. Their results are published at 18:00 hours on Oct 8 2014....

Choosing the right processor for multimedia, display, and IoT applications

October 8, 2014 1:45 pm | by Amanda McGregor, Freescale Product Marketing Manager | Articles | Comments

Consumers use a wide range of devices on a daily basis. This familiarity has led to high user expectations surrounding devices and a high bar for engineers. Even traditional embedded designs are undergoing transformation with new connectivity....

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NSF Data Infrastructure Building Blocks grant to accelerate materials-to-device processes

October 8, 2014 1:32 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are seeking to accelerate the technology transfer processes – perhaps by as much as 50 percent – through a new cyber-infrastructure grant funded by the National Science Foundation....

Navy tests out new way of making clothes: welding

October 8, 2014 1:14 pm | by JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Welding isn't just for aircraft carriers anymore. The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger and cheaper. And if the project by a Rhode Island company and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility ...

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LED inventor insulted, feels work bypassed by Nobel

October 8, 2014 1:11 pm | by David Mercer, Associated Press | News | Comments

For years many of Nick Holonyak Jr.'s colleagues have said he deserved the Nobel Prize for his invention of the first light-emitting diode, the tiny red light that made fiber-optics networks, DVDs, and a range of other technologies possible....

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Ensuring safe and secure UAV systems

October 8, 2014 1:02 pm | by Jay Thomas, Field Application Engineer, LDRA Technology | Articles | Comments

Sightseers on the Space Needle in Seattle were recently greeted by the sight of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or drone, which circled the monument before returning to the hotel balcony from which it was launched. Without question, drones have entered....

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General aviation pilots: Got weather?

October 8, 2014 11:36 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Professor John Valasek in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Assistant Professor Thomas Ferris in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering have been awarded a two year research project by the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Weather Technology....

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