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Engineering Newswire: Robot takes a pounding in dodgeball barrage

April 2, 2015 12:07 pm | by David Mantey, Melisa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

The bipedal ATRIAS robot can hand the assault like a pro without stopping or falling over. Developed at Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory, the ATRIAS design is based around two pogo-stick like legs that provide the robot ...

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Showcasing an electric motorcycle at the world's most dangerous race

April 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Polina Brodsky,Technical Coordinator, Buckeye Current Racing: Electric motorcycle at Ohio State. She was part of the team that has showcased electric motorcycles at the Isle of Man racing competition....

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Hubble finds ghosts of quasars past

April 2, 2015 11:51 am | by ESA/Hubble Information Centre | News | Comments

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a set of enigmatic quasar ghosts -- ethereal green objects which mark the graves of these objects that flickered to life and then faded. The eight unusual looped structures orbit their host galaxies and glow in ...

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Battery energy storage project shows promise for electricity network

April 2, 2015 11:47 am | by Griffith University | News | Comments

With rising electricity prices one of the biggest issues facing households, Griffith University (Australia) research into energy storage and supply holds the promise of cheaper, better quality power for the low voltage (LV) electricity distribution network. According to the research ...

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Researchers observe new charge transport phenomenon

April 2, 2015 11:44 am | by Aalto University | News | Comments

Researchers of Aalto University in Finland and the German University of Marburg have collaborated in the study of the movement of charges over interfaces of semiconductor materials. The group noticed a new kind of transport phenomenon for charges. In the phenomenon ...

Wafer Processing Adhesive intended for device wafer processing up to 450mm

April 2, 2015 11:42 am | by AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) | Product Releases | Comments

Temporary wafer bonding for thin wafer processing is one of the key technologies for wafer level 3D system integration. AI Technology, Inc (AIT) is proud to be the first known provider of a film format high temperature temporary bonding adhesive for thin wafer processing of bonding device wafer ...

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Low-cost splitters support broadband CATV

April 2, 2015 11:19 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for MiniRF’s low cost, 2-way splitter, model MRFSP0014. Covering the CATV bandwidth of 5 to 1002MHz, the MRFSP0014 is designed for applications that require small, low cost and highly reliable surface mount components. Typical insertion loss is 0.5dB with isolation of 30dB....

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Keeping engineers better informed: Setting ECN apart from the competition

April 2, 2015 10:59 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, Design Group, @djamesmanny | Blogs | Comments

I wanted to reach out and share some of the new things that we’re doing in Advantage Business Media’s Design Engineering Group to make sure that you are the industry’s most informed design engineers at every stage of the development process....

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Drop the bounce test: A common battery test often bounces off target

April 2, 2015 10:18 am | by Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Don't throw away those bouncing batteries. Researchers at Princeton University have found that common test of bouncing a household battery is not actually an effective way to check a battery's charge....

Chief of naval research talks naval STEM workforce at upcoming expo

April 2, 2015 10:05 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., will have an opportunity to engage in all things STEM -- short for science, technology, engineering and math -- at the Naval STEM Exposition, held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on April 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Nanoscale speed bump could regulate plasmons for high-speed data flow

April 2, 2015 9:57 am | News | Comments

The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the "nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator" is not a doomsday device. Developed by a team of government and university researchers, including physicists from the National Institute ...

Dish's Internet TV, Sling, gets HBO service for $15 a month

April 2, 2015 9:23 am | by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

HBO lovers have one more way to watch "Game of Thrones." If you subscribe to Dish's $20-a-month Internet TV service, Sling TV, you can order HBO for an extra $15 each month. That's the same price as the new HBO Now Internet service. For the moment, you can order ...

Piezoelectric composite components cover frequencies from 100 kHz to 12 MHz

April 2, 2015 8:28 am | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of a new range of piezoelectric composite components, ideal for applications where high performance is critical, including medical imaging, doppler flow, and military and commercial sonar. Components manufactured with Piezo composite materials offer improved ...

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This inappropriate card game will fund STEM scholarships for women (and why that's amazing)

April 2, 2015 7:53 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

It seems like everyone is trying to figure out how to get kids in STEM and how to keep them there. There is a particular interest in increasing the number of women in STEM professions...

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Embedded DDR4 DIMM and SODIMM designed for industrial applications

April 2, 2015 5:26 am | by Innodisk | Product Releases | Comments

Innodisk is introducing DDR4 memory modules designed for industrial applications on Intel's upcoming Skylake platform. The new unbuffered long DIMM and compact SO-DIMM memory offerings will feature significantly lower power consumption and higher performance than comparable DDR3 modules and ...

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