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Thermal solutions guide designed for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs

April 7, 2014 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

CTS Corporation (Elkhart, IN) and Avnet Electronics Marketing announce the release of a comprehensive thermal solutions guide for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs. The guide is a tool that enables thermal design experts to quickly identify heat sink solutions....

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Pieces fall in place for big Tetris game in Philly

April 7, 2014 9:26 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans who had a little fun Saturday....

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Tiny wireless sensing device alerts users to telltale vapors remotely

April 7, 2014 9:18 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

April 3, 2014 Atlanta, GA A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has developed a small electronic sensing device that can alert users wirelessly to the presence of chemical vapors in the atmosphere. The technology, which could be manufactured using familiar aerosol-jet...

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'Game of Thrones' in epic piracy battle

April 7, 2014 9:10 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Television's most ambitious show ever, "Game of Thrones," returned to the small screen this week and with it, no doubt, millions who will be looking to illegally download the latest episode from file sharing sites across the world. Besides the...

Engineering Newswire: World's fastest bullet car

April 7, 2014 9:09 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're fixing the government with sixth grade math, printing invisibility cloaks, and racing the world's fastest RC Car. This week's episode features the World's fastest RC bullet car. Nic Case entered the RC world after a motorcycle crash left him searching for a thrilling but safer hobby....

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Photos of the Day: The Pentagon's secret orbital spacecraft

April 7, 2014 8:48 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

In December 2012, the Pentagon, in conjunction with NASA and Boeing, launched the X-37B unmanned spacecraft into orbit, where it remained for more than a year – 469 days, to be exact – breaking its own longevity record. The spacecraft, measuring over 29 feet in length, is designed to be reusable....

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Keep politics off of the space station

April 7, 2014 8:37 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

When the Ukraine v. Russia (winner gets Crimea) battle began, one of the first things I said was, “Man, I bet it’s super awkward in space right now.” While Russian and U.S. relations have never been great, there hasn’t been an international issue to this degree between the two countries in quite some time.

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Why we can’t just adapt to climate change

April 7, 2014 8:12 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

The difficulty of predicting local effects of climate change makes a compelling case for preventing it. This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a major report focused on what actions might or could be taken to adapt to climate change....

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Self-assembled silver superlattices create molecular machines with hydrogen-bond “hinges” and moving “gears”

April 6, 2014 11:13 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them....

What can you do after Windows XP loses support?

April 5, 2014 12:10 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

After Tuesday, Microsoft will no longer provide technical assistance or automatic updates that help protect your computer that runs Windows XP. You will still be able to run your computer on the Internet, but it will be less secure. Windows...

Salty sea beneath Saturn moon signals possible life beyond Earth

April 4, 2014 8:10 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

"Follow the water." That has been the watch-phrase and standing order of stargazers, including astrophysicists and astrobiologists, for decades as they search for life beyond Earth. That's because liquid water is considered the key ingredient and essential elixir for all...

5-year-old hacks Xbox One security flaw, adorableness ensues

April 4, 2014 7:09 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Hell hacks no fury like a 5-year-old who is denied his "M for Mature" games on the Xbox One because of password protection. And so little Kristoffer Von Hassel, a 5-year-old from a beachfront neighborhood of San Diego, successfully hacked...

Alta Data Technologies uses Holt MIL-STD-1553 Integrated Transceiver/Transformer combination on eNet2-1553TM Device

April 4, 2014 2:57 pm | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits (Mission Viejo, CA) announced that Alta Data Technologies (Alta) selected its integrated MIL-STD-1553 transceiver/transformer combination product, HI-2579, for use in the eNet2-1553 real-time Ethernet MIL-STD-1553 converter device....

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A way to make stretchable medical electronics practical

April 4, 2014 2:40 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

The latest stretchable electronics need to make a faster transition to patients, and this new work could help.Stretchable electronics have been in development for years. For example, prototype skin patches with coiled wiring and flexible sensors are fast advancing to do things like sense...

Turkish court overturns Twitter ban

April 4, 2014 2:40 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Just two weeks after Turkey's controversial banning of Twitter, the nation's Constitutional Court has overturned the ruling. The move to ban Twitter was originally taken after the government took umbrage to allegations of corruption that included voice recordings that apparently...

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