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Next for DARPA: 'Autocomplete' for programmers

November 5, 2014 4:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Writing computer programs could become as easy as searching the Internet. A Rice University-led team of software experts has launched an $11 million effort to create a sophisticated tool called PLINY that will both "autocomplete" and "autocorrect" code....

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Engineering Live: How Do We Get More Kids Into STEM?

November 5, 2014 4:38 pm | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

It’s easy to say we need more kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the challenge comes in finding ways to accomplish it. Whether it’s the toys they play with as kids, or the classes they take as students ...

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Cable tie/bundle product line now includes expandable sleeving

November 5, 2014 4:19 pm | Nte Electronics Inc | Product Releases | Comments

NTE Electronics (Bloomfield, NJ) has expanded their cable tie/bundle management product line to now include expandable sleeving. This flame-retardant expandable sleeving is made of lightweight, self-fitting, braided polyester material that is designed....

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High-current terminals feature push-in connection technology

November 5, 2014 4:10 pm | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact (Middletown, PA) introduces a new line of push-in technology terminal blocks for high-power applications. The PTPOWER 95 provides easier spring connection for wires up to 4/0 AWG than screw connectors traditionally used....

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Powerful imaging for point-of-care diagnostics

November 5, 2014 3:52 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new handheld probe developed by a team of university and industry researchers in the Netherlands and France could give doctors powerful new imaging capabilities right in the palms of their hands. The imaging system, which is described....

Measuring nano-vibrations

November 5, 2014 3:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In a recent paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Joel Moser and ICFO colleagues of the NanoOptoMechanics research group led by Prof. Adrian Bachtold, together with Marc Dykman (Michigan University), report on an experiment in which ...

Bacteria pump out higher quantity of renewable gasoline

November 5, 2014 3:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An international team of bioengineers has boosted the ability of bacteria to produce isopentenol, a compound with desirable gasoline properties. The finding, published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology ...

UT Arlington professor honored by fellow physicists

November 5, 2014 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Texas at Arlington Physics Professor Suresh Sharma has been awarded the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by the Texas Section of the American Physical Society. The award, given at the Texas group's October meeting at Texas A&M University ...

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Researchers hit milestone in accelerating particles with plasma

November 5, 2014 3:32 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of California, Los Angeles have shown that a promising technique for accelerating electrons on waves of plasma is efficient enough to power ...

Zener diodes feature 500 mW of power dissipation

November 5, 2014 2:18 pm | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (Malvern, PA) introduced the first new series of Zener diodes with 500 mW of power dissipation in the new ultra-compact MicroSMF eSMP series package. Combining extremely tight voltage tolerances with low leakage current ...

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LED rig light fixture withstands the rigors of offshore operation

November 5, 2014 1:58 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a powerful new LED fixture designed to provide powerful output combined with rugged construction capable of withstanding the rigors of offshore operation. The HAL-48-2L-LED-BMSW-BL ...

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Polymers that can transport electrons as efficiently as crystalline inorganic semiconductors

November 5, 2014 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified a class of low-cost, easily-processed semiconducting polymers which, despite their seemingly disorganised internal structure, can transport electrons as efficiently as expensive crystalline....

Uranium-extracting technology for seawater earns research award for grad student

November 5, 2014 1:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago's Carter Abney, a graduate student in chemistry, has been ...

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The digital therapist

November 5, 2014 1:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imagine this scenario: You've been feeling persistently blue lately, so you pull out your phone. Instead of asking Siri to tell you a joke, though, you open an app that records you simply talking about your day. A few hours later, your therapist sends ...

5 top engineering fields for recent grads

November 5, 2014 12:16 pm | by Matt Pierson | Blogs | Comments

As the world economy transitions into the 21st century, many industries are contracting as entire occupations begin to disappear thanks to technological improvements. Engineering, however, is not one of these occupations. Although consisting of a widely diverse field of careers, engineering not only seems immune from bleak forecasts for the rest of the economy, but looks more promising than ever for recent college graduates.

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