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Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton

December 15, 2014 5:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but a new study shows that these two approaches can be compatible. An international team led by Chinese scientists and ...

Disney Research builds computer models to analyze pro basketball and soccer

December 15, 2014 5:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With the ball at the three-point line near the top of the key, what will Tim Duncan of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs do? Pass to a player posting up? Or does he take a shot? An analysis by Disney Research of player tracking data, however, suggests the ...

Lead islands in graphene can magnetize the material of the future

December 15, 2014 5:16 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers in Spain have discovered that if lead atoms are intercalated on a graphene sheet, a powerful magnetic field is generated by the interaction of the electrons' spin with their orbital movement. This property could have implications in ...

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New algorithm a Christmas gift to 3-D printing -- and the environment

December 15, 2014 5:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Just in time for Christmas, Simon Fraser University computing science professor Richard Zhang reveals how to print a 3D Christmas tree efficiently and with zero material waste, using the world's first algorithm for automatically decomposing a ...

Copyright confusion has 'chilling effects' in online creative publishing

December 15, 2014 5:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Online content creation has become easier than ever and is quickly reaching parity with content consumption. From writing a blog or social media post to letting an app turn your photos into a video montage, anyone with an Internet connection can ...

Giant European particle collider ready for 2nd run

December 15, 2014 4:40 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The scientific organization that operates the world's biggest particle accelerator says it's gearing up for a second three-year run. The Large Hadron Collider buried beneath the Swiss-French border near Geneva was instrumental in the discovery of ...

Study: Your all-electric car may not be so green

December 15, 2014 4:35 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming. Ethanol isn't so green, either. "It's kind of ...

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Slim OLED displays come in 2x16, 2x20, and 4x20 character formats

December 15, 2014 2:12 pm | Newhaven Display International | Product Releases | Comments

Newhaven Display International, Inc. (Elgin, IL) announces new slim character OLED displays. Newhaven Display International, Inc. announces today the first line of slim character OLEDs. These new OLEDs bring to Newhaven Display’s vast product line ...

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Magnetometer 2D calibration for accurate angle computation

December 15, 2014 1:04 pm | by Jacques Trichet and Benoit Marchand, Freescale Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

In the last couple of years, magnetic sensors have emerged in consumer electronics end products such as smart phones, computer tablets, gaming accessories, audio/video devices and personal electronics. This proliferation was enabled by advances in ...

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Communication for first responders

December 15, 2014 12:46 pm | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Articles | Comments

One of the well-acknowledged lessons from the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks was that federal, state, and local authorities had failed to prepare properly to support first responders with logistics, inter-agency coordination, and ...

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Photos of the Day: U.S. launches classified defense satellite

December 15, 2014 12:22 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload launches from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. The mission is classified for national security reasons, so no details ...

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LDO in SOT-23 package offered in -55° to +125°C MP grade

December 15, 2014 12:14 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) announces a new military MP grade version of the LT3014B, a high voltage, micropower, low dropout regulator capable of delivering 20mA output current. The LT3014B operates with a continuous input voltage ...

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Light mast equipped with a 400 Watt LED light

December 15, 2014 11:56 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a 15 foot telescoping light mast equipped with a 400 watt LED light head. The LM-15-5-4S-400W-LED is a four stage light mast that provides a safe and effective ...

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Engineering Update #90: The Army's drone airport

December 15, 2014 10:00 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The Army isn’t normally associated with drones — or Unmanned Aerial Systems, as they prefer them to be called. The popular Predator and Reaper models are operated by the Air Force from Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. But the Army has a host of fully armed ...

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Earth's most abundant mineral finally has a name

December 15, 2014 9:53 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An ancient meteorite and high-energy X-rays have helped scientists conclude a half century of effort to find, identify and characterize a mineral that makes up 38 percent of the Earth. And in doing so, a team of scientists led by Oliver Tschauner, a mineralogist ...

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