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Why Bluetooth Smart is perfect for M2M

December 2, 2014 12:37 pm | by Joakim Lindh is an Applications Engineer, Bluetooth Smart Solutions, at Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Wireless connectivity outside of cellular has been around for almost 20 years and new process technologies are pushing solutions toward high-performance and power-optimized architectures. Bluetooth Smart is one of the technologies riding the Internet of Things (IoT) wave...

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Not too late for a Screaming Circuits electronics business card holder

December 2, 2014 12:08 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

In November, we started our electronic business card holder program. We ended up building more than we had planned, so it will be available for December as well - at least until we run out. Here's how you get one:...

Extending the life of rechargeable lithium batteries

December 2, 2014 10:53 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new study will help researchers create longer-lasting, higher-capacity lithium rechargeable batteries, which are commonly used in consumer electronics. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers showed how a coating that makes ...

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OEM battery charger meets demands for extended load times

December 2, 2014 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal Power (UK) announced the availability of their new 25 amp output 31FC2512-BHF High Current OEM Battery Charger developed for applications which require longer autonomy times from battery packs. High power battery charging applications will ...

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Photos of the Day: Cheetah robot has real-world applications

December 2, 2014 8:35 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | News | Comments

In this Oct. 24, 2014 photo, researchers Randall Briggs, left, and Will Bosworth monitor a robotic cheetah during a test run on an athletic field at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. MIT scientists said the robot, modeled after the fastest land animal

Pasta helps explain mysterious, ring-shaped polymers

December 1, 2014 4:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics. As a way of demonstrating the complicated shapes that ring-shaped ...

'Smart dust' technology could reshape space telescopes

December 1, 2014 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Telescope lenses someday might come in aerosol cans. Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory are exploring a new type of space telescope with an aperture made of swarms of particles released from ...

Computer equal to or better than humans at cataloging science

December 1, 2014 4:29 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In 1997, IBM's Deep Blue computer beat chess wizard Garry Kasparov. This year, a computer system developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison equaled or bested scientists at the complex task of extracting data from scientific publications and ...

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Golden Ratio offers a unity of science

December 1, 2014 4:21 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

It is said to represent a "cosmic constant" found in the curvature of elephant tusks, the shape of a kudu's horn, the destructive beauty of Hurricane Katrina, and in the astronomical grandeur of how planets, moons, asteroids and rings are distributed in ...

Microcontrollers enable user interface designs for the Internet of Things

December 1, 2014 4:12 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) is expanding the use of touch panel displays in healthcare, building automation, and home appliance applications with the new RX113 Group of microcontrollers (MCUs). Part of the RX100 Series ...

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Matched 'hybrid' systems may enable wider use of renewable energy

December 1, 2014 1:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to "match" different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers ...

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Social media data may help understand human behavior

December 1, 2014 1:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A growing number of academic researchers are mining social media data to learn about both online and offline human behavior. In recent years, studies have claimed the ability to predict everything from summer blockbusters to fluctuations in ...

Single-atom gold catalysts may expedite production of fuel and chemicals

December 1, 2014 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New catalysts designed and investigated by Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have the potential to greatly reduce processing costs in future fuels, such as hydrogen. The catalysts ...

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Characteristics of a universal simulator

December 1, 2014 12:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

"A quantum computer may be thought of as a 'simulator of overall Nature," explains Fabio Franchini, a researcher at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, "in other words, it's a machine capable of simulating Nature as ...

New electrolyte for magnesium-sulfur batteries

December 1, 2014 12:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) established by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is pushing research relating to batteries of the next and next-but-one generations: A research team has now developed an electrolyte that may be used for ...

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