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Robotic snake-arm slithers into extreme environments

November 5, 2014 9:31 am | by Anja Schütz, maxon motor ag | Articles | Comments

Robot as agile as a snake can explore almost any hidden nook and cranny. Problems often occur in confined and hazardous spaces, and whilst these spaces are difficult for humans to work in, a snake-arm robot has no issue. As if it’s in a science fiction film ...

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'Grimsel' electric car breaks world record

November 5, 2014 9:28 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Formula Student team at the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) finally did it: its 'grimsel' electric racing car smashed the previous world record when it accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in just 1.79 seconds. The previous record of 2.134 seconds ...

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Granger causality test can make epilepsy surgery more effective

November 5, 2014 9:18 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new statistical test that looks at the patterns of high-frequency network activity flow from brain signals can help doctors pinpoint the exact location of seizures occurring in the brain and make surgery more effective, according to researchers at Georgia State University....

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High-speed 'label-free' imaging could reveal dangerous plaques

November 5, 2014 9:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser. The system takes precise three-dimensional images....

Entries open for Wireless Design & Development EDGE Awards

November 5, 2014 9:00 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Companies from across the global RF, microwave, and wireless industries are invited to submit unique products and services to compete for a 2015 Wireless Design & Development EDGE Award, presented by Wireless Design & Development....

NREL and Army validate energy savings for net zero energy installations

November 5, 2014 8:46 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The U.S. Army (Army) has partnered with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army's portfolio....

Infrared technology for touchscreens

November 5, 2014 8:44 am | by Sevugan Nagappan, Marketing Manager, Infrared Laser Products, Osram Opto Semiconductors | Articles | Comments

Optical solutions are increasingly popular for displays. Unlike traditional touchscreens, optical screens can detect any type of pointer or stylus and gloved fingers as they aren’t reliant on the conductivity of these objects. Optical designs are also not sensitive....

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Jet-fueled electricity at room temperature

November 5, 2014 8:42 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers developed the first room-temperature fuel cell that uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without needing to ignite the fuel. These new fuel cells can be used to power portable electronics, off-grid power and sensors....

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Survey finds people text and drive knowing dangers

November 5, 2014 8:38 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway. In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them admitted....

Windowless planes could be the future of air travel

November 5, 2014 8:06 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Blogs | Comments

Those who hate flying or have any sort of general anxiety need not apply. A Paris-based design company, Technicon Design, has been touting its idea of a windowless airplane, and a UK tech innovation firm wants to bring it to life within 10 years....

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Dark matter may be massive

November 4, 2014 4:59 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The physics community has spent three decades searching for and finding no evidence that dark matter is made of tiny exotic particles. Case Western Reserve University theoretical physicists suggest researchers consider looking for candidates more ...

Rocket crash stirs uncertainty about space tourism

November 4, 2014 4:47 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal accident investigators have an early sense of what went wrong before an experimental spaceship designed to ferry tourists beyond the Earth's atmosphere broke apart during a test flight. But they still don't know why the craft prematurely shifted....

AeroDef Manufacturing 2015

November 4, 2014 4:28 pm | Events

Join leaders in commercial aerospace manufacturing and defense aerospace manufacturing at the industry’s most acclaimed manufacturing event – AeroDef Manufacturing, with Composites Manufacturing. The leading aerospace manufacturing OEMs ...

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Digital data logger enables large bursts of data up to 20bits at 100 MHz

November 4, 2014 4:19 pm | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) has introduced LOG Storm 2MS, a new economical high-speed digital data logger for troubleshooting digital system buses. LOG Storm 2MS contains an 8Mbyte/2Msample memory buffer, enabling large bursts of data....

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Murata gets “AMPed” up about new industry coalition

November 4, 2014 3:56 pm | by Murata | News | Comments

On October 14, Murata became a founding member of the Architects of Modern Power (AMP) Consortium.  The new industry group, which also includes CUI and Ericsson Power Modules, aims to advance power system technology and boost supply chain security....

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