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Next stop, planet electronica!

November 10, 2014 8:38 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD | Blogs | Comments

I’ve never traveled outside of the United States, and I’m excited that my first time will be for Electronica 2014 in Munich. The mere thought of the show’s overall size is very intimidating, but I must say, I am really interested to see all of the technological innovations....

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The insatiable demand for analog spectrum technology

November 10, 2014 8:21 am | by Luc Langlois, Director, Global Technical Marketing, Digital Signal Processing, Avnet Electronics Marketing | Articles | Comments

The need for higher performance in all technology segments from consumer to military, is relentlessly pushing the bandwidth limits of the analog signals that carry information through the physical universe. This has prompted dramatic improvements....

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Army addresses challenges of remote robot lethality

November 10, 2014 7:54 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

In popular culture, the idea of robots that perform human-like functions has a special hold on the imagination, based on real-life examples like space exploration, unmanned aerial drones and stoked by futuristic scenarios in movies like the "Terminator" series....

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One of Army's top priorities is building lighter communications systems

November 10, 2014 7:53 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army's general in charge of all things tied to the network said one of his top priorities is to build lighter communications systems, during the Association of the U.S. Army Institute of Land Warfare breakfast, Nov. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia....

Mars spacecraft reveal comet flyby effects on Martian atmosphere

November 10, 2014 7:51 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, have gathered new information about the basic properties of the comet’s nucleus and directly detected the effects on the Martian atmosphere....

Simplifying the measurements of mobile devices’ current pulses

November 7, 2014 5:07 pm | by David Wyban, Keithley Instruments | Articles | Comments

As both businesses and individuals become increasingly dependent on (or some might say, addicted to) mobile communication products, the portion of integrated circuits and electronic sub-assemblies being designed for use in these applications is growing rapidly. Being mobile means these devices typically operate on battery power, so they have a limited supply of power available to them.

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Wayward comet buzzes Mars

November 7, 2014 4:21 pm | News | Comments

Two NASA and one European spacecraft, including NASA's MAVEN mission led by the University of Colorado Boulder, have gathered new information about the basic properties of a wayward comet that buzzed by Mars Oct. 19, directly detecting its effects on the Martian atmosphere.

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November 2014: Robotics

November 7, 2014 3:45 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Robotics are slowly creeping into every facet of life, from creepy humanoids who are just a little "off" to exoskeletons that allow paralyzed people to walk to helping the military shoulder the weight of supplies. Face it, robots are everywhere (including in this issue of ECN.)

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Home Depot: Hackers also stole 53M email addresses

November 7, 2014 10:48 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to customers' card data, Home Depot said Thursday. The nation's largest home improvement chain had disclosed the massive, months-long breach of 56 million debit and credit cards in September.

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Using light to transfer computer data

November 7, 2014 10:45 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

New research published today in the journal Nature Communications, has demonstrated how glass can be manipulated to create a material that will allow computers to transfer information using light. This development could significantly increase computer processing speeds and power in the future.

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"Supercapacitors" combine with regular batteries to boost the power of electric cars

November 6, 2014 4:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A car powered by its own body panels could soon be driving on our roads after a breakthrough in nanotechnology research by a QUT team. Researchers have developed lightweight "supercapacitors" that can be combined with regular batteries....

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Greater use of social media gets science, scientists noticed, study says

November 6, 2014 4:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Here is an idea worth following: "share" for tenure; "like" to get cited. Academic researchers are turning to social media more and more, according to Dominique Brossard, and not just to post family photos or crack wise via hashtag. It's the venue....

ORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materials

November 6, 2014 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For much the same reason LCD televisions offer eye-popping performance, a thermomagnetic processing method developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can advance the performance of polymers. Polymers are used....

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Sustainability, astrobiology illuminate future of life in universe

November 6, 2014 3:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Human-caused climate change, ocean acidification and species extinctions may eventually threaten the collapse of civilization, according to some scientists, while other people argue that for political or economic reasons we should allow industrial development....

Half of all stars may lie outside galaxies

November 6, 2014 3:26 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The universe may be full of reclusive stars - not washed-up Hollywood stars, but the kind lurking deep in the cosmos. Scientists report that as many as half of all stars may lie outside galaxies. Individually, these lonesome stars are too faint to detect....

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