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Multi-head camera system features frame rates up to 750,000 fps

October 10, 2014 9:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Photron, Inc. (San Diego, CA) announces the FASTCAM Multi, a flexible, multi-head camera system that is tethered to a remote processor — current cable lengths are 16 ft. (5m) and 33 ft. (10m) with longer lengths planned. The small, sealed camera heads ...

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Dead star shines on

October 10, 2014 9:16 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A supernova is the cataclysmic death of a star, but it seems its remnants shine on. Astronomers have found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. This is the brightest pulsar -- a dense stellar remnant....

Hubble reveals most detailed exoplanet weather map ever

October 10, 2014 9:13 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made the most detailed map ever of the temperature of an exoplanet's atmosphere, and traced the amount of water it contains. The planet targeted for both of the investigations ...

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'Plasmonic paper' detects chemical warfare agents

October 10, 2014 9:12 am | by AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing | News | Comments

Using a common laboratory filter paper decorated with gold nanoparticles, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have created a unique platform, known as "plasmonic paper," for detecting and characterizing even trace amounts of chemicals....

DNA nano-foundries cast custom-shaped metal nanoparticles

October 10, 2014 9:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA, Nature's building block, as a construction mold....

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

October 10, 2014 9:02 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called "radical polymers" may bring low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft. Researchers have established....

Virtual worlds to be used to trial potential new water systems

October 10, 2014 8:56 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Virtual worlds similar to those experienced by game-players of the global phenomena Minecraft and SimCity could be used to help test potential new water infrastructure development in the UK. Experts from the University of Exeter are pioneering....

The new family portrait? 3D-printed statue selfies

October 10, 2014 8:52 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Walk into Eddie DaRoza's office and you'll find two of him there: the actual 32-year-old video producer, and a 5-inch statuette of him. "There are a lot of double takes. It's like a little action figure of myself," the Los Angeles native said....

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Japan court orders Google to remove search results

October 10, 2014 8:48 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A Japanese judge has ordered Google to remove search results of a man's unflattering past in an order the plaintiff's lawyer compared to Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling. The Tokyo District Court ordered Google Japan on Thursday....

Robotic surgery produces more complications, higher expense

October 10, 2014 8:45 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

For benign gynecologic conditions, robot-assisted surgery involves more complications during surgery and may be significantly more expensive than conventional laparoscopic surgery, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University....

Engineering Newswire: The Navy's autonomous "swarming" boats

October 10, 2014 8:38 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The Office of Naval Research has announced a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle to not only protect Navy ships, but also autonomously “swarm” hostile vessels. According to demonstrations, as many as 13 Navy boats ...

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Amplifier performs 600 V/m radar pulse radiated immunity testing

October 9, 2014 3:13 pm | Ametek | Product Releases | Comments

Instruments for Industry (IFI), a unit of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions (Ronkonkoma, NY), now offers a dual-mode, solid-state amplifier that combines continuous (CW) and pulse (P) operating modes.  The new S31-500-900P amplifier has been optimized....

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Gas discharge tube protects a broad range of communication equipment

October 9, 2014 3:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the SL1010A Series Gas Discharge Tube (GDT), a small-footprint, three-terminal, surface mount component that protects a broad range of communication equipment from damage due to fast-rising transients....

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High-power resistors include value range up to 20K ohms

October 9, 2014 2:53 pm | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole (Raleigh, NC) announces the expansion of the TR Series of TO-220 and TO-247 style power resistors. The TR Series value range now starts at 50 milliohms and goes up to 20K ohms for most sizes (the TR30 value range extends up to 100K ohms)....

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More efficient transformer materials

October 9, 2014 2:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Transformers convert the standard voltage from the wall outlet into the lower voltages required by electronic devices. Similar but more powerful transformers are used in electricity substations to convert the high voltages of the transmission grid....

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