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Aluminum electrolytic capacitors offers features suited for LED lighting applications

April 1, 2014 9:38 am | Kemet Electronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET Corporation (Greenville, SC) introduced its next-generation aluminum electrolytic capacitors, featuring a new high performance axial series. Features include capacitances as high as 6,300 uF and voltage options of 25, 40 and 63 VDC....

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TSA deploys drones to watch you from space

April 1, 2014 8:47 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Citing the ongoing domestic terrorist threat (aka, the “most dire threat to national security since Grandma Betty at the airport”), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has deployed a fleet of drones with the ability to destroy dangerous contraband like baby formula and remotely monitor “shady individuals” like 10-year-olds and grandparents....

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Mark Zuckerberg's flying Internet

April 1, 2014 8:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking to the skies to bring the wonders of the Internet to everyone across the globe. Working with his pet web philanthropy project, Internet.org, Zuckerberg enlisted different tech companies to create drones, satellites and lasers...

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US Supreme Court ruling on Alice Corp can affect software patents

April 1, 2014 6:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

The US Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments for and against a patent claimed by Alice Corporation. This patent has been contested by CLS Bank International that has said that Alice Corp's patents only made use of the fundamental principles...

Value of Bitcoin battered by IRS

April 1, 2014 4:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

After the Internal Revenue Service decided that bitcoin would be taxed like property, not currency, the value of the cryptocurrency has steadily dropped, making some investors nervous and providing critics with more evidence that the volatile currency was too dangerous....

IBM supercomputer Watson enlisted to help fight brain cancer

April 1, 2014 1:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Watson, IBM's supercomputer that famously took on Jeopardy, is now taking on something a little less trivia-oriented – brain cancer. IBM is working with the New York Genome Center (NYGC) to analyze genetic data to push towards personalized treatment of...

Study shows flawed U.S. encryption standard could be broken in seconds

March 31, 2014 7:12 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

If the NSA did have the keys to the backdoor in a random number generator it could break some encryption without trouble. The security of a data connection protected using a flawed U.S. encryption standard promoted by the National Security Agency could be broken in under 16 seconds....

Glitches plague Healthcare.gov on final day of enrollment for heath care coverage

March 31, 2014 7:09 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Monday is the final day to enroll for the health insurance program known as Obamacare. But two separate major glitches have hobbled HealthCare.gov on the final day of enrollment, preventing many from enrolling. Procrastinators, are you thinking what I'm thinking?...

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Team finds a better way to grow motor neurons from stem cells

March 31, 2014 6:14 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Researchers report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed. The finding, described in Nature Communications, will aid efforts to model human motor neuron development, and to understand and treat spinal cord...

Self-healing engineered muscle grown in the laboratory

March 31, 2014 4:16 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself both inside the laboratory and inside an animal....

What is a Black Box ?

March 31, 2014 4:09 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

What is a Black Box ? A flight data recorder is a highly sophisticated electronic recording device which is generally placed in an airplane. This device helps in facilitating the investigation the cause of an airplane accident or incident. If...

Explosion-proof work light outputs 12,500 lumens

March 31, 2014 2:03 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) announces the release of a 150 watt Class 2 Division 1 explosion proof LED light mounted on a non-sparking aluminum base. The EPLC2-PM-150LED-100 explosion proof LED light can illuminate up to 10,000 square feet of work space....

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The best internship I’ve ever had

March 31, 2014 1:37 pm | by Daniele DeAngelis Walker, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

I’ve always dreamed of being a writer and editor, but before working here I was ready to shelve that dream. I came to ECN from several solid months of terrible luck on the job front. Before my interview, I remember painstakingly researching the magazine and feeling my knees shake....

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Beginning FPGAs

March 31, 2014 1:36 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

An hour later, you can join me to explore the very basics of Field Programmable Gate Arrays in FPGAs - Light at the End of the Learning Curve. The session is on Tuesday, April 1st, from 3:30 - 4:30, in...

HD and FHD smartphones ramping quickly in 2014

March 31, 2014 1:15 pm | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

Display resolution in smartphones is changing rapidly. In our Smartphone Quarterly report, we forecast that HD (720×1280) and FHD (1080×1920) resolution smartphones are growing the fastest this year. The key drivers are adoption of LTE, application processor development, and display cost...

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