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Unidentified country likely behind spying software

November 25, 2014 10:12 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official agencies and other ...

LED lamps use only 7.5 watts of power

November 25, 2014 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Soraa (Fremont, CA) announced that it has upgraded the performance of its award-winning MR16 GU10 base 120V LED lamp line with the world’s most efficient LED — the company’s third generation GaN on GaN LED. Featuring the company’s ...

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All-in-one indicator features moisture seal for outdoor applications

November 25, 2014 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

VCC (Poway, CA) has developed a series of indicators that combine design flexibility and ease of assembly with ruggedness and reliability. The all-in-one CNX 714FV Series 14mm indicator utilizes FlexVolt Technology, enabling it to be used with ...

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LED connector range features mated footprint of 8.80mm x 11.00mm

November 25, 2014 9:15 am | Gct Semiconductor, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

GCT has expanded its range of White Lite LED lighting connectors. Engineered to be the perfect choice for LED strip light applications, the new BJ300 and 301 two position mating connector combinations offer reliable dual-contact design. LED ...

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Replacing mailmen with drones

November 25, 2014 8:58 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

When Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos announced his company’s plans in late 2013 to start offering 30 minute drone deliveries for packages weighing less than five pounds, many news outlets criticized his idea. In spite of this criticism, Amazon is now ...

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Army Cyber branch offers Soldiers new challenges

November 25, 2014 8:55 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Soldiers who want to defend the nation in cyberspace, as part of the Army's newest and most technologically advanced career field, now have an Army branch to join that will take its place alongside infantry, artillery, and the other Army combat arms ...

This is what it's like to fly in the cockpit of an F-15E Strike Eagle

November 25, 2014 8:19 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly in the cockpit of an F-15E Strike Eagle? Perhaps, like me, if you're not familiar with the fighter than you have not had this particular dream, but for many folks this video is as close as you're going ...

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NASA sets prelaunch activities for Orion flight test

November 24, 2014 7:52 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The first flight test of Orion, NASA’s next-generation spacecraft that will send astronauts to an asteroid and onward to Mars, is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4. NASA will host a series of news conferences and flight test commentary on NASA Television, as ...

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New supercomputers increase nation's computational capacity and capability

November 24, 2014 4:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Tens of thousands of researchers nationwide currently harness the power of massive supercomputers to solve research problems that cannot be answered in the lab. However, studies show this represents only a fraction of the potential users of ...

Ultra-short X-ray pulses explore the nano world

November 24, 2014 4:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

X-ray flashes are a unique scientific tool. They are generated by accelerating electrons to very high energy levels in kilometer-long vacuum tubes, so-called linear accelerators, and then deflecting them with specially arranged magnets. In the ...

Online cybersecurity training for communities

November 24, 2014 4:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Municipal governments across the nation use computer systems in almost every facet of their day-to-day operations. Communications to emergency responders are dependent on intact communication channels. Essential service providers such ...

Preform jumpers suitable for reverse mounting

November 24, 2014 4:14 pm | Components Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

To accommodate reverse mounting on the circuit board for specific design requirements and optimum use of board real estate, Components Corporation (Denville, NJ) offers the FJ-Series of preform jumpers in a variety of package sizes.  The FJ-Series ...

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Crimp receptacles provide commercial-off-the-shelf alternatives

November 24, 2014 3:51 pm | Mill-Max | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) announces the addition of new crimp receptacles to their selection of wire termination products. The new 07XX series are commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) alternatives to the popular Mil-Spec M39029 female crimp ...

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Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

November 24, 2014 3:37 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that — given time — they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield wipers, cut the brakes, or lock ...

Quantum mechanical calculations reveal the hidden states of enzyme active sites

November 24, 2014 3:32 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Enzymes carry out fundamental biological processes such as photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and respiration, with the help of clusters of metal atoms as "active" sites. But scientists lack basic information about their function because the states thought ...

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