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Nobel laureates, scholars discuss computation in the future of their fields

May 7, 2015 3:11 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

John von Neumann was without doubt one of the 20th Century's greatest minds. He is considered to be one of the founders of digital computing, pioneered game theory as a model of decision-making, and made critical contributions in the fields of physics, applied mathematics, and engineering.

Fresh evidence for how water reached Earth found in asteroid debris

May 7, 2015 3:07 pm | by University of Warwick | News | Comments

Water delivery via asteroids or comets is likely taking place in many other planetary systems, just as it happened on Earth, new research strongly suggests. Published by the Royal Astronomical Society and led by the University of Warwick, the research ...

For marketers, esports an enticing way to reach millennials

May 7, 2015 3:00 pm | by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

The latest ally in competitive gaming's fight for mainstream awareness just might be marketers. At an intimate, invite-only gathering this week at an exclusive seaside resort, executives from corporations like AT&T ...

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Development kit helps fast track device prototyping

May 7, 2015 2:43 pm | by Avnet, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing released the new Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA DSP development kit with JESD204B high-speed analog. The kit provides a comprehensive platform for rapid prototyping of high performance digital signal processing applications with wideband analog data acquisition in sectors including communications, medical imaging, test and measurement and defense/aerospace.

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Intelligent Network Interface Controller provides 150 Mbps performance

May 7, 2015 2:40 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced that AUDI AG is networking the Audi virtual cockpit system in its new TT Models using MOST technology. Specifically, it is deploying Microchip’s OS81118 MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC), which provides 150 Mbps performance, supports all MOST network data types, and ...

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High-altitude balloon class emphasizes hands-on learning

May 7, 2015 2:15 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

On a fine day in April a sizeable crowd gathered to watch as a helium-filled balloon rose, carrying into the sky several students’ projects from Prof. Vicki Coverstone’s high-altitude balloon class. The balloon would rise some 90,000 feet before popping from the ...

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For batteries, one material does it all

May 7, 2015 2:13 pm | by Univ. of Maryland | News | Comments

Engineers at the Univ. of Maryland have created a battery that is made entirely out of one material, which can both move electricity and store it. "To my knowledge, there has never been any similar work reported," said Dr. Kang Xu of ...

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Researchers developing solution for GPS-denied environments

May 7, 2015 2:02 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

While the French police in “The DaVinci Code” were able to use a GPS chip to track symbologist Robert Langdon through the Louvre Museum after a curator was murdered, CSL Professor Soon-Jo Chung spoils their fun by noting that technology unfortunately it ...

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Code optimization yields three-fold increase in engine simulation speed

May 7, 2015 2:00 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

VERIFI has taken the next step in its work with Convergent Science, Inc., optimizing the code running the company’s CONVERGE engine modeling software and achieving a three-fold increase in speed. The new code allowed VERIFI to recently run the largest engine simulation conducted to date.

Engineering Newswire: Air-powered car claims zero pollution

May 7, 2015 1:50 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM), the developer of the tiny car AIRPod, plans to produce and sell the first compressed air-powered car in the United States by the second half of 2015. The AIRPod, which is marketed as THE solution to urban pollution and ...

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Mark those diodes!

May 7, 2015 12:29 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

Every now and then, I write about ambiguity with diode marking; like here, here, or here. It's a pretty important subject to get right, but what does it have to do with Marco Polo, you ask? Well, that depends on...

Pressure sensors include ATEX / IECEx EX d IIC certifications for hazardous applications

May 7, 2015 11:26 am | by American Sensor Technologies | American Sensor Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies AST46DS Explosion Proof Pressure Transducer and AST54ED Explosion Proof Differential Transformer are now certified according to ATEX and IECEx Ex d IIC flame proof requirements. The certifications qualify pressure sensors for safe operation in explosive gas and dust environments, addressing both Europe (ATEX) and international (IECEx) standards ...

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PMICs optimized to support subsystem peripheral power requirements

May 7, 2015 11:02 am | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Highly integrated power management ICs (PMICs) that enable the industry’s first credit card-size motherboards for high-end ultrabook and tablet computers powered by 2-cell Li-ion batteries. The single-chip ISL95908 PMIC delivers eight voltage rails optimized to support subsystem peripheral power requirements for ...

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Appeals court says police can withhold license plate scans

May 7, 2015 10:53 am | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Police don't have to disclose license plate records that advocacy groups sought to gauge how high-tech surveillance was being used, a California appeals court ruled Wednesday. The unanimous ruling by the 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected a ...

Social media and mourning: Funerals may be the last frontier

May 7, 2015 10:50 am | by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taya Dunn Johnson has been living large online for years, embracing Facebook, Twitter and other social streams to frequently share her most mundane and intimate moments. Her husband - her high school sweetheart and an IT specialist - was an offline kind of guy, though he ...

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