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Ensuring security for networks of the future

February 27, 2015 10:47 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Today's company networks comprise hundreds of devices: routers for directing data packets to the right receiver, firewall components for protecting internal networks from the outside world, and network switches. Such networks are extremely inflexible....

Using wind-powered freighters to reduce fuel consumption by 40 percent

February 27, 2015 10:38 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

International shipping is transporting 90 percent of all goods on earth. Running on heavy fuel oil freighters contribute to pollution. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) wants to reduce the environmental impact of ocean liners. One of ...

Photos of the Day: The "Ghost Gunner" milling machine for AR-15 lower receivers

February 27, 2015 10:21 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The “Ghost Gunner” tabletop milling machine can “manufacture any mil-spec 80% AR-15 lower receiver that already has the rear take down well milled out ... lowers with non-mil-spec trigger guards that are otherwise mil-spec are also compatible”....

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New CMI process recycles valuable rare earth metals from old electronics

February 27, 2015 10:11 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective. Rare-earth metals are valuable ingredients in a variety of modern technologies and are found ...

New filter could advance terahertz data transmission

February 27, 2015 10:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone users and Internet surfers to download data ...

QR codes with advanced imaging protect computer chips

February 27, 2015 10:03 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

QR, or Quick Response, codes - those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something - have been used to convey information about everything from cereals to cars and new homes....

Mouser Electronics signs global agreement with Microsemi

February 27, 2015 8:57 am | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement and partnership with Microsemi Corporation – a leading global provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability, and performance....

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Could pilots fly aircraft using their minds?

February 27, 2015 8:12 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The BRAINFLIGHT project has an ambitious goal – complete control over aircraft (or a significantly reduced workload) using nothing but your mind. The team from Tekever and a collection of European researchers recently demonstrated their brain-computer interface (BCI) ...

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Analog video decoder enables improved safety for drivers and pedestrians

February 27, 2015 4:13 am | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the TW9984 four-channel analog video decoder with built-in analog video encoder for around-view parking assist applications, providing improved safety for drivers and pedestrians. The TW9984 is based on Intersil’s market leading video decoder technology and replaces ...

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New flow battery to keep big cities lit, green, and safe

February 26, 2015 2:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Ensuring the power grid keeps the lights on in large cities could be easier with a new battery design that packs far more energy than any other battery of its kind and size. The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery, described in Nature Communications ...

Warming up the world of superconductors

February 26, 2015 2:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality. A team led by Vitaly Kresin, professor of physics at USC, found that aluminum "superatoms" ...

ORNL signs agreement with Whirlpool Corp. to develop new energy-efficient refrigerator

February 26, 2015 2:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Whirlpool Corporation are collaborating to design a refrigerator that could cut energy use by up to 40 percent compared with current models. The goal of the cooperative research ...

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Surface-mount isolators support 80W for infrastructure applications

February 26, 2015 2:00 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for twenty new surface mount isolators from RFCI. Available at popular base station frequencies from 728 to 2690MHz, these pin-style, surface mount isolators offer 500W peak forward power handling and 20-80W reverse power handling depending on ...

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Black hole collisions provide new insight about the most energetic event in the universe

February 26, 2015 2:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New research by an astrophysicist at The University of Texas at Dallas provides revelations about the most energetic event in the universe -- the merging of two spinning, orbiting black holes into a much larger black hole....

Yale physicists find a new form of quantum friction

February 26, 2015 1:07 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Physicists at Yale University have observed a new form of quantum friction that could serve as a basis for robust information storage in quantum computers in the future. The researchers are building upon decades of research, experimentally demonstrating a procedure theorized nearly 30 years ago....

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