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Mysterious molecules in space

July 29, 2014 4:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Over the vast, empty reaches of interstellar space, countless small molecules tumble quietly though the cold vacuum. Forged in the fusion furnaces of ancient stars and ejected into space when those stars exploded, these lonely molecules account for a significant amount of all the carbon, hydrogen, silicon and other atoms in the universe....

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A new way to make microstructured surfaces

July 29, 2014 4:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures. These surfaces, made by self-assembly of carbon nanotubes, could exhibit a variety of useful properties — including controllable mechanical stiffness and strength....

Engineering Live: AC vs. DC (On Demand)

July 29, 2014 3:54 pm | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

In the old war of currents between Edison and Tesla, Tesla’s alternating current proved to be the winner in grid distribution. We wonder if it will prevail when it comes to local and regional distribution. The new distribution extends deeper than the power grid....

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TVS diodes include customizable upscreening and sorting process flows

July 29, 2014 3:52 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has expanded its offering of High-Reliability Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes available with customized upscreening and sorting process flows. These components, which protect sensitive electronic equipment from voltage transients induced by lightning surge and other transient voltage events ...

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DDR4 DIMM sockets support UDIMMs, RDIMMs, and LRDIMM memory applications

July 29, 2014 3:13 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) introduced its DDR4 DIMM sockets in both aerodynamic and standard versions, giving design engineers more options and improved performance while remaining cost-competitive.  The aerodynamic socket features a through-hole termination style....

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Gun law forces Beretta out of Maryland

July 29, 2014 2:10 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Beretta U.S.A. announced that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is building in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin that is set to open in mid-2015....

Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

July 29, 2014 1:15 pm | by Michael Liedtke - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect...

DC/DC power solution fuels bus-powered applications

July 29, 2014 1:13 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) expanded its industry-leading Thunderbolt portfolio with the TPS65980 DC/DC switching regulator, the first fully integrated power solution for bus-powered Thunderbolt applications. The TPS65980 is the centerpiece of  TI’s certified Thunderbolt single port peripheral reference design....

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Product Safety & Product Liability Prevention Seminar

July 29, 2014 12:51 pm | Events

A very unique two day seminar on the key elements for assuring product safety and avoiding the possibilities of a product liability lawsuit. A highly informative and educational seminar for engineers, inventors, and corporate management teams.....

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New method provides researchers with efficient tool for tagging proteins

July 29, 2014 12:29 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Aarhus University researchers have developed an easier method to create DNA–protein conjugates. The method can potentially strengthen the work involved in diagnosing diseases. DNA linked to proteins – including antibodies – provides a strong partnership that can be used in diagnostic techniques....

K-12 teachers gain experience with nanotechnology research

July 29, 2014 11:49 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Nanotechnology, as a word, tends to enter the vocabulary late. High-school students have “heard the term and have a sense of it being about very tiny things,” said Terry Koker, a chemistry teacher at Mahomet-Seymour High School. “But that’s about the extent of what their prior knowledge is.”

New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs

July 29, 2014 11:39 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers. Opening up new career paths and educational opportunities for people with vision impairment....

A new brain-based marker of stress susceptibility

July 29, 2014 11:37 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Some people can handle stressful situations better than others, and it's not all in their genes: Even identical twins show differences in how they respond. Researchers have identified a specific electrical pattern in the brains of genetically identical mice that predicts how well individual animals will fare in stressful situations....

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Optimum inertial self-propulsion design for snowman-like nanorobot

July 29, 2014 11:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scale plays a major role in locomotion. Swimming microorganisms, such as bacteria and spermatozoa, are subjected to relatively small inertial forces compared to the viscous forces exerted by the surrounding fluid. Such low-level inertia makes self-propulsion a major challenge....

Development kit accelerates Internet of Things product development

July 29, 2014 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR plc (San Jose, CA) announces the launch of its CSRmesh Development Kit, which will allow developers to get hands on with the recently launched CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol. The kit, available from selected CSR distributors in July 2014, includes development boards....

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