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Researchers explore 3-D microsurgical anatomy of brainstem

December 1, 2014 12:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A study using intricate fiber dissection techniques provides new insights into the deep anatomy of the human brainstem--and helps to define "safe entry zones" for neurosurgeons performing brainstem surgery, according to a special article published in ...

Ground-based detection of super-Earth transit senses exoplanets

December 1, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For the first time, a team of astronomers - including York University Professor Ray Jayawardhana - have measured the passing of a super-Earth in front of a bright, nearby Sun-like star using a ground-based telescope. The transit of the exoplanet 55 ...

Hitting graphene with microbullets confirms its strength

December 1, 2014 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Graphene's great strength appears to be determined by how well it stretches before it breaks, according to Rice University scientists who tested the material's properties by peppering it with microbullets. The two-dimensional carbon honeycomb ...

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Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix

December 1, 2014 12:29 pm | by TOBY STERLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday. Blue energy takes advantage of the difference in salt concentration between ...

Hotspot: Making nuclear weapons uncrackable

December 1, 2014 12:18 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Mark Hart, a scientist and engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division, has been awarded the 2015 Surety Transformation Initiative (STI) Award from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) ...

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3A µModule regulator features package height less than 2mm

December 1, 2014 12:13 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTM4623 3A µModule (micromodule) step-down regulator in an ultrathin 1.8mm profile LGA package with only a 6.25mm x 6.25mm footprint. With solder paste, the package height is ...

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Voltage-controlled oscillator operates from 900 MHz to 940 MHz

December 1, 2014 11:53 am | Crystal Group, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's (Fort Myers, FL) CVCO33CL-0900-0940 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 900 MHz to 940 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.2V~2.0V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -104 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset....

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Waveform generator line adds increased frequency range up to 80 MHz

December 1, 2014 9:45 am | B&K Precision Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision (Yorba Linda, CA) announced the rejuvenated 4075B Series of arbitrary/function waveform generators with higher frequency ranges, increased arb memory, and a color LCD. The new 4075B Series offers six new models that directly replace the ...

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Right angle adapters certified to MIL-STD-202

December 1, 2014 9:30 am | Rfmw Ltd, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for Carlisle Interconnect Technologies SMA Precision Swept Right Angle Adapters. Carlisle Interconnect Technologies features a continuous right-angled design to produce optimally matched ...

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Justices weigh limits of free speech over Internet

December 1, 2014 9:18 am | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media. The justices will hear arguments Monday in the case of a man who was sentenced to nearly four years in ...

Cyber Monday gears up to get online shoppers hyped

December 1, 2014 9:12 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Monday. That day, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since ...

Girls Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales

December 1, 2014 9:08 am | by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies. For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. But only if their scout ...

Amazon's new robot army is ready to ship

December 1, 2014 9:02 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to "pick" each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping. Now the e-commerce giant boasts that it has boosted efficiency - and given workers' legs ...

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Gift Guide: How to choose a new cellphone

December 1, 2014 8:58 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Now is a good time to get a smartphone. The latest devices hit shelves in time for the holiday shopping season, and there's likely to be a lull in new releases until next spring. So why wait? Here are some things to consider before hitting stores....

Engineering Newswire: Elon Musk unveils autonomous spaceport drone ship

December 1, 2014 8:45 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Elon Musk has revealed an image of what he calls an autonomous spaceport drone ship. SpaceX has released no official statement on the ship, but musk continued tweeting, explaining that the vehicle will allow for refuel and rocket fly back in the ...

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