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Sexual Violence Resources, Support Continue to Grow

November 24, 2014 2:57 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

November 24, 2014 Atlanta, GA As sexual assault on college campuses continues to be in the national spotlight, Georgia Tech is working to enhance survivor support programs, campus resources, and prevention initiatives to make Tech a safer place for all students.

Arduino Day 2015

November 24, 2014 2:44 pm | Events

Sure, with the holiday season just around the corner, what’s not to be excited about? However, there’s one special occasion that us Makers just can’t help but love — that’s Arduino Day! It is a 24-hour celebration — both official and independent ...

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Researching the physics of cooling liquid metals on the ISS

November 24, 2014 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Sure, it's easy to say that research in microgravity is cool, but the European Space Agency's (ESA) new electromagnetic levitator brings new meaning to the word. A new ESA facility aboard the International Space Station will serve as a furnace capable ...

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Engineering Update #87: Virtual reality beach vacations

November 24, 2014 2:13 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Last week, we talked about a system of targeted advertising very similar to the film Minority Report, based on the short story by Phillip K. Dick. And this time, we shine the spotlight on a famous hotel chain — rhymes with “chariot” — that’s introducing ...

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Ultra-compact power modules feature a footprint of only 2.9 mm x 2.3 mm

November 24, 2014 1:11 pm | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation (Iselin, NJ) announces a new series of ultra-compact EPCOS µDC-DC converters featuring a footprint of only 2.9 mm x 2.3 mm and an insertion height of 1 mm. One 6-MHz power switch is embedded in the miniature PCB. The integrated ...

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IC linearizes temperature sensors with good accuracy

November 24, 2014 1:01 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTC2983 high-performance digital temperature measurement IC which directly digitizes RTDs, thermocouples, thermistors, and external diodes with 0.1°C accuracy and good resolution....

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Discovery sheds light on nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event

November 24, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new discovery about the atomic structure of uranium dioxide will help scientists select the best computational model to simulate severe nuclear reactor accidents. Using the Advanced Photon Source (APS), a Department of Energy (DOE) Office ...

A coating that protects against heat and oxidation

November 24, 2014 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Gases don't conduct heat as well as solids do. Cellular or aerated concretes take advantage of this effect, which experts call "gas-phase insulation". The heat barrier is achieved by air encased in the cavities of the concrete. But gas-phase insulation has ...

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Novel robotic walker helps patients regain natural gait

November 24, 2014 12:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Survivors of stroke or other neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and Parkinson's disease often struggle with mobility. To regain their motor functions, these patients are required to undergo physical therapy ...

Researchers get $1.25 million to advance carbon storage

November 24, 2014 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Clemson University researchers and their partners at Georgia Institute of Technology, UNAVCO and Grand Resources Inc. received a $1.25 million award from the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop technology that will significantly improve the ...

New terahertz device could strengthen security

November 24, 2014 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

We are all familiar with the hassles that accompany air travel. We shuffle through long lines, remove our shoes, and carry liquids in regulation-sized tubes. And even after all the effort, we still wonder if these procedures are making us any safer. Now ...

Theater arts research offers insight for designers, builders of robots

November 24, 2014 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As an actress, producer, director and theatre arts lecturer at The University of Texas at Arlington, Julienne Greer knows the techniques that help draw people's deepest emotions to the surface. Now, she's building on her experience and research to ...

More “lady brains”: Barbie is a lousy engineer

November 24, 2014 12:11 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Blogs | Comments

Let’s be honest — Barbie has never been a shining beacon of progressive thought. Her figure looks more like Jessica Rabbit than Jane Doe, and her physics-defying measurements would kill an ordinary girl. That said, her latest fictional adventure ...

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Battery free RFID weight monitoring tag transmits a unique identifier

November 24, 2014 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Atlas from Farsens S.L. (San Sebastián, Spain) is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated weight measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the ...

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Power supply series extends to 800W 650V output

November 24, 2014 9:33 am | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation (San Diego, CA) announces the introduction of 800W high voltage models to TDK-Lambda’s Z+ series of programmable DC power supplies. The series is now available with output voltages of 0-10, 0-20, 0-36, 0-60, 0-160 ...

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