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Catch Engineering Live: How Do We Get More Kids Into STEM?

December 3, 2014 8:39 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Blogs | Comments

It’s easy to say we need more kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the challenge comes in finding ways to accomplish it. Whether it’s the toys they play with as kids, or the classes they take as students, we are experiencing a surge in the...

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Test platform serves up to 512 125 MHz digital I/O channels

December 2, 2014 4:50 pm | Geotest - Marvin Test Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Marvin Test Solutions (Irvine, CA) announced the TS-960, the newest version of its successful TS-900 PXI semiconductor test platform. The TS-960 brings the performance and features of high-end systems to customers at a fraction of the footprint....

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Thermal protector ideal for motor, lighting, and electronic applications

December 2, 2014 4:20 pm | Portage Electric Products | Product Releases | Comments

Portage Electric Products, Inc. (North Canton, OH) has introduced a round snap-action thermal protector ideal for many motor, lighting, and electronic applications up to 5 AMPS and 250 VAC. The PEPI Model ST01 is the first PEPI product available in ...

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Power amplifier designed for communications and telemetry markets

December 2, 2014 4:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

NuWaves Engineering (Middletown, OH) introduced today the next generation of its NuPower small, lightweight and high-efficiency power amplifier (PA) family of products with the NuPower 13G05A. The NuPower 13G05A provides saturated RF power ...

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Smartgun system calls for police backup in dire situations

December 2, 2014 3:55 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Previous smartguns have focused on personalization options that restrict the weapon to authorized users or require a companion bracelet or other trinket to operate it. But Yardarm Technologies is taking a slightly different approach — a tracking module ...

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Strange galaxy perplexes astronomers

December 2, 2014 1:17 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With the help of citizen scientists, a team of astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how galaxies developed in the early Universe. The new discovery technique promises to give ...

Europe agrees to fund Ariane 6 orbital launcher

December 2, 2014 1:13 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

European governments have agreed to fund the development of Ariane 6, a next-generation rocket that will be used to launch satellites into orbit. The decision taken Tuesday at a ministerial meeting in Luxembourg comes as the European Space ...

Penn research shows way to design 'digital' metamaterials

December 2, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Metamaterials, precisely designed composite materials that have properties not found in natural ones, could be used to make light-bending invisibility cloaks, flat lenses and other otherwise impossible devices. Figuring out the necessary composition and ...

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Why Bluetooth Smart is perfect for M2M

December 2, 2014 12:37 pm | by Joakim Lindh is an Applications Engineer, Bluetooth Smart Solutions, at Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Wireless connectivity outside of cellular has been around for almost 20 years and new process technologies are pushing solutions toward high-performance and power-optimized architectures. Bluetooth Smart is one of the technologies riding the Internet of Things (IoT) wave...

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Not too late for a Screaming Circuits electronics business card holder

December 2, 2014 12:08 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

In November, we started our electronic business card holder program. We ended up building more than we had planned, so it will be available for December as well - at least until we run out. Here's how you get one:...

Extending the life of rechargeable lithium batteries

December 2, 2014 10:53 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new study will help researchers create longer-lasting, higher-capacity lithium rechargeable batteries, which are commonly used in consumer electronics. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers showed how a coating that makes ...

OEM battery charger meets demands for extended load times

December 2, 2014 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal Power (UK) announced the availability of their new 25 amp output 31FC2512-BHF High Current OEM Battery Charger developed for applications which require longer autonomy times from battery packs. High power battery charging applications will ...

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Photos of the Day: Cheetah robot has real-world applications

December 2, 2014 8:35 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | News | Comments

In this Oct. 24, 2014 photo, researchers Randall Briggs, left, and Will Bosworth monitor a robotic cheetah during a test run on an athletic field at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. MIT scientists said the robot, modeled after the fastest land animal

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Pasta helps explain mysterious, ring-shaped polymers

December 1, 2014 4:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics. As a way of demonstrating the complicated shapes that ring-shaped ...

'Smart dust' technology could reshape space telescopes

December 1, 2014 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Telescope lenses someday might come in aerosol cans. Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory are exploring a new type of space telescope with an aperture made of swarms of particles released from ...

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