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New way to make foams could lead to lightweight, sustainable materials

October 6, 2014 10:35 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of foam – called capillary foam – that solves many of the problems faced by traditional foams. The foam could be used to make lightweight, sustainable materials....

Cost Reduction in Design - More Advice for Makers

October 6, 2014 5:54 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

If you're looking for the absolute, cheapest possible assembly service, you'll need to look outside of North America. If you really need a decent price with good quality and good service, you can keep your gaze West of the Atlantic...

Development platform supports all 32-bit PIC MCUs

October 6, 2014 4:46 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) announced  the availability of MPLAB Harmony Version 1.0. MPLAB Harmony is a flexible, abstracted, fully integrated firmware development platform for all 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs). It takes key elements....

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Does California drone ban violate the 1st Amendment?

October 6, 2014 3:09 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Blogs | Comments

California took the first step toward substantially regulating the drones when it passed a bill banning their use by paparazzi. And I think many of us would applaud the decision – the bill prevents UAVs from capturing images of people without their consent....

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Fiber optic ESTOP and U-Beam sensors designed for harsh/hazardous environments

October 6, 2014 12:47 pm | Micronor, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Micronor (Newbury Park, CA) introduces two new inherently safe, fiber optic signaling products for the industrial automation, robotic, and medical markets. The MR380 series Fiber Optic Emergency Stop offers ESTOP Functional Safety compliance with SIL1 rating....

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Connectors include RoHS-compliant nickel PTFE plating

October 6, 2014 12:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (Harrisburg, PA) announces a new RoHS-compliant nickel PTFE plating for its DEUTSCH standard MIL-DIL-38999 Series III connectors. Along with TE’s recently announced black zinc nickel plating, this new coating further expands TE’s response....

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Power amplifiers designed for 802.11a/n/ac WLAN applications

October 6, 2014 12:27 pm | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for a pair of 5GHz power amplifiers designed for 802.11a/n/ac WLAN applications. TriQuint’s TQP5523 and TQP5525 are fully integrated modules with internal matching on both input ...

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Optical assemblies provide system reliability in extreme environments

October 6, 2014 12:13 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) announces it will highlight its Hermetic-Sealed Multi-Fiber Circular MT Optical Assemblies in Molex booth 317 at MILCOM 2014, the Military Communications Conference, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center....

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Navy's autonomous swarmboats can overwhelm adversaries

October 6, 2014 11:26 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to not only protect Navy ships....

Online games and remote experiments could reduce scientific fraud

October 6, 2014 11:22 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

One way to combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research is through massive online laboratories, which use videogames to engage large numbers of non-professional investigators and prevent scientists from manually testing....

Facebook tightens research guidelines

October 6, 2014 11:19 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users' feeds to see if their moods could be changed. At issue was study in which Facebook allowed researchers....

Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere?

October 6, 2014 11:13 am | by KEN SWEET and BRANDON BAILEY, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Hackers stole personal information from millions of JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company. The bank says only non-financial data was taken - names, addresses, telephone numbers and email....

S. Korea rumor crackdown jolts social media users

October 6, 2014 11:10 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

South Korea's president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with ambitions to become a global technology leader. Prosecutors announced the crackdown....

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Taking power with you

October 6, 2014 10:39 am | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Articles | Comments

If one allows for it (or is simply lucky), travel can be a great opportunity for serendipitous discovery — a bit of chance and unexpected joy in our otherwise highly scheduled and programmed world. For example, during a recent business trip, I stayed over ....

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Breakthrough antenna technology enabling high-order MIMO for LTE

October 6, 2014 10:17 am | by Bob Giometti, SkyCross | Articles | Comments

With consumers demanding faster, more reliable connections to support exciting, real-time capabilities like video streaming, the LTE industry is under increasing pressure to deliver higher-speed service offerings, enhanced data rates, and improved network range....

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