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Expert insights on in vitro alternatives for drug and chemical toxicity testing

August 8, 2014 8:57 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In vitro toxicity testing is rapidly being adopted in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and cosmetics industries, for example, as an alternative to animal studies to predict adverse health effects of drugs and personal care products and the health consequences of environmental exposures....

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Bouncing between the networks

August 8, 2014 8:55 am | by Charles Gervasi, element14 contributor | Articles | Comments

It was just over ten years ago when a professor at USF explained in a graduate class that 3G was mature enough to be deployed commercially, if only there were some “killer app” to provide a reason someone would want that much data in a phone....

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Designing better materials for the 21st Century

August 8, 2014 8:46 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The U.S. Defense Department recently named Jian Luo, professor of nanoengineering and materials science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego as one of 10 new National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows (NSSEFF). The award provides up to $3 million over five years to develop a new materials design tool called interfacial phase diagrams....

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Multiple UAVs perform autonomous formation flight

August 8, 2014 8:25 am | by Jason Maderer, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In one of the first autonomous demonstrations, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has successfully commanded three fully autonomous, collaborating UAVs. The machines flew in close formation at the same altitude, separated by approximately 50 meters as they ...

Strong first half for tablet PC panel shipments, but slowdown expected

August 8, 2014 8:18 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

According to the Monthly Tablet PC Panel Shipment & Value Chain Report, tablet PC panel shipments reached 30 million in June 2014, the highest level since December 2013. Tablet PC panel shipments for 1H’14 reached 157.4 million, up 15% Y/Y. For the full year, however, we forecast that tablet PC...

Zynga posts deeper 2Q loss, weak outlook

August 8, 2014 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) on Thursday reported a wider loss in its second quarter. The online game maker's revenue forecast fell well short of estimates and its stock tumbled after hours. The San Francisco-based company posted a loss of $62.5 million, or 7 cents per share, compared with a loss of $15.8...

Is technology making our youth dumber?

August 8, 2014 8:09 am | by A.J. Watts, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

I have little 2-3 year-old cousins that have the ability to use and comfortably navigate their way around a smart phone or a tablet. It is incredible to see how technology that takes older adults a longtime to figure out comes so natural to them. Just witnessing how much things have changed since I was younger is mind-blowing....

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Toyota says Chinese regulators looking at Lexus

August 8, 2014 3:15 am | by Joe Mcdonald - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that Chinese anti-monopoly regulators are looking at its Lexus luxury unit in a spreading investigation of foreign automakers. The company is "cooperating fully with the queries from the authorities on Lexus," said Toyota spokesman Naoki Sumino in Tokyo. He declined...

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High-resolution CCTV lenses with focus lock

August 8, 2014 2:24 am | Videos | Comments

Universe Kogaku VX Series High Resolution CCTV lenses with locking focus, available in focal lengths from 8mm to 50 mm. These lenses are used for machine vision and are designed and constructed for rugged conditions. Universe has been making precision optical components since 1949....

How do you feed a hungry quasar? With a ‘super boost,’ scientists say

August 7, 2014 5:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

The universe’s oldest, brightest beacons may have gorged themselves in the dense, cold, gas flows of the early cosmos — creating a kind of energy drink for infant black holes in the young universe — according to new research by scientists at Yale University and the Weizmann Institute in Israel.

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014

August 7, 2014 4:39 pm | Events

IEEE GLOBECOM is one of two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society, together with IEEE ICC. Each year the conference attracts about 3000 submitted scientific papers. A technical program committee of more than 1,500 experts provides more than 10,000 reviews....

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Four-slot, rugged CompactDAQ controller integrates an Intel Atom processor and high-accuracy measurements

August 7, 2014 2:46 pm | National Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

NI (Austin, TX) announced the CompactDAQ four-slot controller. By integrating the processor, signal conditioning and I/O into a single CompactDAQ system, engineers and scientists can reduce overall system cost and complexity while increasing

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Test platform enables automated software tests directly on the target system

August 7, 2014 1:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme and Razorcat now present a whole range of optimized, so-called Tool Qualification Packages (TQPs) for the TESSY test platform for various architectures and cross compilers. These TQPs will in the future ...

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Engineering Update Episode 70: Japan’s military space force

August 7, 2014 1:27 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Following Japan’s approval of the Basic Space Law in 2008, allowing for the use of space for security purposes, the country recently announced the formation of a space-based military force by 2019. Most of us are probably familiar with Japan’s constitution — established by Allied Forces in 1947....

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PQFN power block features exposed top

August 7, 2014 1:19 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced the expansion of the power block family of devices with the introduction of the IRFHE4250D FastIRFET dual power MOSFET that reduces power losses by more than 5% at 25A compared to best-in-class conventional power block devices....

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