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Video games could dramatically streamline educational research

September 19, 2014 9:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

"Seeking educational curriculum researchers. Humans need not apply." A Washington State University professor has figured out a dramatically easier and more cost-effective way to do research on science curriculum in the classroom – and it....

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Toward optical chips

September 19, 2014 9:04 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power — and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise. Of the three chief components of optical circuits — light emitters, modulators....

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Engineering Newswire: The world's 'first' 3D-printed car

September 19, 2014 9:04 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

While the Strati isn’t the world’s first printed car, that doesn’t make Local Motor’s achievement at IMTS 2014 any less spectacular. They printed a car that only has 49 total parts in 44 hours, and it was drivable by the end of the show....

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Darnell Power Forum

September 18, 2014 2:53 pm | Events

Now part of Darnell's Energy Summit, Darnell's Power Forum (DPF) is an exciting international event that focuses on “advancing power technologies that matter” for the successful development of next-generation power systems. There is tremendous synergy....

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Upgrade to iOS 8 now or wait?

September 18, 2014 2:07 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting - but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors....

Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

September 18, 2014 2:02 pm | by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software....

Doing science just got cheaper -- and faster

September 18, 2014 1:46 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Furnishing a research lab can be pretty expensive. Now a team led by an engineer at Michigan Technological University has published an open-source library of designs that will let scientists slash the cost of one commonly used piece of equipment....

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Reducing traffic congestion with wireless system

September 18, 2014 1:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested roadways....

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Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought

September 18, 2014 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Anyone who has seen the movies of Neil Armstrong's first bounding steps on the moon couldn't fail to be intrigued by his unusual walking style. But, contrary to popular belief, the astronaut's peculiar walk was not the result of low gravity....

Researchers solve data science tasks in big data era using decision trees learning

September 18, 2014 1:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Data mining is the art of exploring large and complex bodies of data in order to discover useful patterns. Theoreticians and practitioners are continually seeking improved techniques to make the process more efficient, cost-effective and accurate....

5 things to look for when evaluating an engineering design firm

September 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by Doug Ringer, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

I’m a product management and development professional and I’ve worked with organizations such as General Electric, Ericsson, Honeywell, Meritor (formerly a division of Rockwell International), and others in the private sector. Most of my work ...

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Latest measurements from the AMS experiment unveil new territories in the flux of cosmic rays

September 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by CERN Press Office | News | Comments

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer collaboration has today presented its latest results. These are based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector aboard the International Space Station. The results ...

RF Back to Basics Seminar 2014

September 18, 2014 11:28 am | Events

Today's engineers working in communications, consumer electronics and aerospace-defense are faced with increasingly complex design and measurement challenges and rapidly changing technology. A strong foundation in basic measurement ...

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Multifunctional relay can implement up to three safety functions in one device

September 18, 2014 10:34 am | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

The PSR-MXF multifunctional safety relay is the newest addition to the Phoenix Contact (Middletown, PA) PSR safety relay line. This relay can help small and medium machine builders reduce cost and save space. The PSR-MXF accepts up to three....

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System-in-package (SiP) suits precision-sensing in portable medical devices

September 18, 2014 10:30 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) introduced Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors and …

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