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Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition

June 27, 2014 10:40 am | Events

With just three months to go, interest among the mould and die community remains strong for the 2014 edition of Asiamold, the Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition. Scheduled to take place from 15 – 17 September 2014 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou ...

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Engineering Newswire: The most advanced autonomous vehicle ever designed

June 27, 2014 9:58 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week, in Washington D.C.,  Carnegie Mellon University researchers will demonstrate one of the most advanced autonomous vehicles ever designed. A vehicle capable of navigating on urban roads and highways without human intervention....

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Iowa State engineers turn LEGO bricks into a scientific tool to study plant growth

June 27, 2014 9:32 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Ludovico Cademartiri had what seemed like an impossibly demanding list of requirements for his lab equipment. The Iowa State University assistant professor of materials science and engineering wants to understand environmental effects on plant growth....

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Russians beat us to Holy Grail of drone pizza delivery

June 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

We won the Cold War and Space Race for this? We’ve discussed drones, the attendant privacy issues, and their commercial potential exhaustively, but a recent event serves as a cruel mockery of the freedoms we cherish. While the Federal Aviation Administration, politicians, and privacy advocates continue to squabble over domestic drone regulations ...

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Not much force: Berkeley researchers detect smallest force ever measured

June 27, 2014 9:15 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

What is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Using a combination of lasers and a unique optical trapping system that provides a cloud of ultracold atoms ...

Eco-friendly versatile nanocapsules developed

June 27, 2014 9:10 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has announced that the Center for Self-assembly and Complexity have succeeded in developing a new technology that introduces metal nanoparticles on the surface of polymer nanocapsules made of cucurbit[6]uril....

Cambridge team breaks superconductor world record

June 27, 2014 9:08 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team led by University of Cambridge engineers, harnessing the equivalent of three tonnes of force inside a golf ball-sized sample of material that is normally as brittle as fine china....

Researchers discover 'Trojan Horse' method of penetrating cellular walls without harm

June 27, 2014 9:04 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research have found a "Trojan horse" way to deliver proteins into live human cells without damaging them. The finding, published in this month's Nature Methods, is expected to be easily adopted for use in medical research....

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Let there be light: Chemists develop magnetically responsive liquid crystals

June 27, 2014 8:58 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have constructed liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by an external magnetic field. The research paves the way for novel display applications relying on the instantaneous and contactless nature....

US to seek data protection for EU citizens

June 27, 2014 8:52 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration will seek to introduce legislation that grants Europeans the same privacy protection rights as U.S. citizens when their data is being transferred to the U.S. for law enforcement purposes, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday. The U.S. and EU have been negotiating since March 2011....

US seeks resumption of cyber talks with China

June 27, 2014 8:48 am | by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States next month will urge China to resume discussions on cybersecurity that were suspended abruptly after the U.S. charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. companies to steal trade secrets, a U.S. official said Thursday. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel told The Associated Press....

Robots learn faster, better with online helpers

June 27, 2014 8:39 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

Sometimes it takes a village to teach a robot.University of Washington computer researchers have shown that crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks. Instead of learning from just one human ...

PXI Express digitizer supports the industry’s widest input range at ±100V

June 26, 2014 4:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) announced the release of its new PXIe-9848H 8-CH 14-bit 100 MS/s high-speed PXI Express digitizer. The PXIe-9848H features a x15/x50 signal conditioning module providing both a high input voltage range of ±100V and high dynamic performance to deliver the optimum solution....

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Connectors suitable for cable diameters 2 to 27mm

June 26, 2014 4:33 pm | Lemo Usa | Product Releases | Comments

LEMO (Rohnert Park, CA) has added a new connector size to its M Series. The new MM connectors are the most compact in the lightweight M Series product line. MM Plugs and cable mount sockets come with LEMO’s signature ratchet-coupling shells and offer excellent weight and space savings....

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Two-output DC-DC converters designed for satellite power systems

June 26, 2014 4:19 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced the introduction of the D Series of low power radiation-tolerant two output DC-DC converters developed to meet the high-reliability design needs of satellite power systems. The new D28xxD and D50xxxxP D Series of DC-DC converters offer extremely low output noise....

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