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Bacterial armor holds clues for self-assembling nanostructures

February 12, 2015 2:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever-changing environmental conditions. That is the case for many microorganisms. In a new study, researchers ...

Detailing the engineering behind the Titanic

February 12, 2015 2:22 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Bill Hammack unearthed three journals at the University of Illinois library that detailed the engineering behind the Titanic and its sister ships, the Olympic and Britannic, between 1909 and 1911. Hammack, known as engineerguy ...

Lab-in-a-box takes aim at doctors' computer activity

February 12, 2015 2:16 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

They call it "the Lab-in-a-Box." According to Nadir Weibel, a research scientist in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department at the University of California, San Diego, inside the box are assorted sensors ...

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Convection-cooled power supply achieves typical efficiency of 92%

February 12, 2015 2:13 pm | by Excelsys Technologies Ltd | Excelsys Technologies Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies announces the XS500 series of high-efficiency, 500W convection-cooled AC/DC power supplies. With typical efficiency of 92%, and operating from 90-264VAC, the XS500 delivers 500W of output power without the need for forced-air cooling. Combining low-energy-loss ...

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Crystal pattern mapping can recover obliterated serial numbers in metals

February 12, 2015 2:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a technique for mapping deformation in metals that can recover destroyed serial numbers on metal objects such as firearms ...

Mouser signs global distribution deal with Digilent

February 12, 2015 2:03 pm | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with Digilent Inc., a subsidiary of National Instruments. Diligent is a leading engineering design company serving students ...

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Are analogue quantum computers still wishful thinking?

February 12, 2015 1:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Traditional computational tools are simply not powerful enough to solve some complex optimisation problems, like, for example, protein folding. Quantum annealing, a potentially successful implementation of analogue quantum computing ...

An international network of experts on intelligent systems

February 12, 2015 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Equipping machines with the necessary intelligence that will enable them to recognize how to make life easier for their human users all by themselves: To further this research, Bielefeld University is strengthening its ...

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Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

February 12, 2015 1:38 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The next phishing email you get could be from your boss. With high-profile security breaches on the rise, from Sony Pictures to Anthem, companies are on the defensive. And they want to make sure their employees ...

FireEye is "first in the door" on big cyber attacks

February 12, 2015 1:34 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

They're the emergency responders of the computer industry. CEO David DeWalt of Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm FireEye refers to his digital investigators as "cyber SEALs" - as in Navy SEALs, not the cuddly sea mammals....

Modular electronic loads feature current ratings of 60 A

February 12, 2015 1:33 pm | by Intepro Systems | Intepro Systems | Product Releases | Comments

INTEPRO Systems announces the introduction of its new line of 1800 W modular electronic loads. The ML1800 Series features an 8-inch TFT LCD color display with multiple language selection that is visible from across the room. The 6-slot chassis can be specified with up to six 300 W or three 600 W modules....

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MTi sets new industry standard for MEMS-based AHRS, VRU, and IMUs

February 12, 2015 1:04 pm | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

The MTi product portfolio from Xsens provides a reliable industry standard for MEMS attitude and heating reference systems. The 4th generation MTi sets the new industry standard for reliable MEMS based AHRS, VRU, and IMUs. The MTi 10-series gives the system integrator a choice of three different integration levels....

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Engineering Update #97: Promoting STEM with Students 2 Science

February 12, 2015 10:22 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Here at ECN, we like to get out into the field and meet as many engineers as possible, but last week ECN's Kasey Panetta took a very special field trip to visit our friends at Students to Science. This organization is designed ...

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Dripping molten metal on an iPhone is surprisingly boring

February 12, 2015 9:17 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

In this edition of destroying expensive things, Ukrainian YouTube star TechRax, who has been "smashing technology since 2011", takes on the iPhone 6. By takes on, I mean he drips molten aluminum onto a very expensive piece of technology. I'll admit, as an Apple fan, it's a little soul crushing.

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Oculus Rift Alternative Immersis VR raises $101,000 on Kickstarter

February 12, 2015 8:39 am | News | Comments

French Virtual Reality startup successfully funds its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign of $100,000 for Immersis. Virtual reality immersion has become one of the most discussed technology subjects since Oculus Rift debuted on ...

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