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French minister meets with Google, Facebook, Twitter

February 23, 2015 9:05 am | by OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it. "We emphasized that when ...

YouTube to release kids app to ease parents' worries

February 23, 2015 9:00 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet. The YouTube for Kids app, scheduled to be released for Android devices on ...

This drone delivery service is less efficient than Amazon’s

February 23, 2015 8:37 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

So if the FAA regulates your business from existence, the answer is to make it even less efficient? Huh? In case you haven’t heard the news (or saw the firestorm on this site), the FAA belatedly released its suggested rules for domestic drones....

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Widespread wind from black hole can shape star formation

February 23, 2015 8:01 am | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

Astronomers have discovered that the winds from supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies are blasted out in all directions. This new finding was made possible by observations with ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's NuSTAR X-ray telescopes and it supports the picture of black holes ...

Materials ideal for use in semiconductor applications

February 20, 2015 2:29 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials announces advances in their range of materials grown using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes. Morgan’s CVD Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Pyrolytic Boron Nitride (PBN) materials are ideal for use in semiconductor applications, including rapid thermal ...

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EMC probe kit suitable for detecting radiated emissions

February 20, 2015 2:18 pm | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The economical TBPS01-TBWA2 EMC Probe Kit consists of four rubber-handled near-field probes (three H-field and one E-field), a 20dB or a 40dB wideband amplifier, and associated cables, supplied in an attractive wooden case. The shielded probes have built-in ferrites and insulated ...

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PCI Express Mini card designed for harsh and rugged environments

February 20, 2015 2:12 pm | by ACCES I/O Products, Inc. | ACCES I/O Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., is pleased to announce the release of a new family of mini PCI Express (mPCIe) multi-port serial communication cards—the mPCIe-COM Series. These small, low-priced, PCI Express Mini cards feature a selection of 4 or 2-ports of software selectable RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 ...

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Bay lights feature 10,000 to 10,700 lumen output

February 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by GlacialLight | Product Releases | Comments

GlacialLight, the lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., announces a new bay light series, the GL-BL100, featuring 10,000 to 10,700 lumen output using just 96W. With a Unified Glare Rating (UGR) of less than 19, these bay lights are bright without being harsh, making them suitable for indoor applications....

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Engineering Newswire: The next-gen smart gun

February 20, 2015 1:27 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Since 2009, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has been waiting for their new and improved Smart Gun. Until last week when Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and Colt Canda, unveiled the new prototype. The main weapon contains ...

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Sound & vibration ARM module includes free source code

February 20, 2015 12:27 pm | by Data Translation, Inc. | Data Translation, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Data Translation announces their first ARM-based vibration measurement module that provides an embedded solution for vibration applications using ARM and Linux. Free source code is provided that can be modified and used without any restrictions. Further examples show how to develop ...

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Brushless DC servomotors address the medical and dental handpiece markets

February 20, 2015 12:17 pm | by MICROMO | MICROMO | Product Releases | Comments

The new FAULHABER 2057 BHS Brushless DC Servo Motors are designed to address the specific requirements of the medical and dental handpiece markets. While remaining cool to the touch, the high efficiency, slotless design features smooth speed control with a wide continuous duty ...

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How black holes and their host galaxies might have evolved at the same time

February 20, 2015 9:17 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

By looking at the speed of ambient gas spewing out from a well-known quasar, astronomers are gaining insight into how black holes and their host galaxies might have evolved at the same time. Using the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array ...

NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids

February 20, 2015 9:02 am | by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph. In a nod to the often overlooked science behind races like Sunday's Daytona 500, NASCAR is announcing a years-long commitment....

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Game of Phones: Etiquette is coming

February 20, 2015 8:07 am | by www.workfront.com | Blogs | Comments

In the land of office phone etiquette, war is coming.

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Is DC power the way of the future?

February 20, 2015 8:01 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The war of the currents still rages ... politely, as ECN gathered panelists earlier this month to talk about AC vs. DC, Tesla vs. Edison, data centers, and the future of power engineering on Engineering Live....

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