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F-35's helmet-mounted display system will cost a small fortune

March 2, 2015 7:47 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

You’ve probably heard that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will cost a few shekels. But we don’t usually talk about the other money pit sucking up taxpayer dollars — the F-35’s helmet-mounted display system (HMDS), pegged at an absurd $770,000 apiece....

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From the Top: The past, present, and future of wearable technology

March 2, 2015 7:00 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion. That’s a $56 billion dollar gap to be filled in less than ...

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'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy development

February 27, 2015 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With many projects under development in coastal regions such as New England, tidal power -- which extracts "hydrokinetic" energy from marine environments -- seems poised to join other U.S. commercial power sources. A new study finds that little ...

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Network analyser supports a typical dynamic range of 120dB

February 27, 2015 1:12 pm | by Livingston | Product Releases | Comments

Livingston has further extended its broad portfolio of RF test equipment with the inclusion of the latest Rohde & Schwarz two-port vector network analyser. The R&S ZND is an entry level analyser product for evaluating the performance of RF systems and components in manufacturing facilities and development laboratories....

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Programmable system-on-chip series includes 128KB flash memory

February 27, 2015 12:30 pm | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a new product family from its PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture. The new PSoC 4 M-Series expands the acclaimed PSoC 4 architecture by delivering: more programmable analog and digital blocks, 128KB flash memory, a direct memory access controller ...

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Spectrometer system perfect for chemical processing plants

February 27, 2015 12:29 pm | by KROHNE, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KROHNE, Inc. announces its new SpectroBAY process near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer system for efficient process control in the chemical industry. Improving chemical plant reliability and profitability through automated control, the SpectroBAY system is ideal for a range of applications....

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BGA socket operates at bandwidths up to 75GHz

February 27, 2015 12:07 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 75GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications. The GT-BGA-2019 socket is designed for 25x25 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 75GHz....

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Engineering Newswire: Bicycle hybrid reaches 100 MPH

February 27, 2015 11:45 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

The Raht Racer is calling itself the fastest pedal ride in the world, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph. The vehicle even has air-conditioning, a rear seat and trunk, and is safer than a motorcycle, with a reinforced carbon fiber body, roll cage frame ...

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Top-precision optical atomic clock starts ticking

February 27, 2015 10:52 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A state-of-the-art optical atomic clock, collaboratively developed by scientists from the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University, and Nicolaus Copernicus University, is now "ticking away" at the National Laboratory of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics in Toru?, Poland....

New research signals big future for quantum radar

February 27, 2015 10:49 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A prototype quantum radar that has the potential to detect objects which are invisible to conventional systems has been developed by an international research team led by a quantum information scientist at the University of York....

Ensuring security for networks of the future

February 27, 2015 10:47 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Today's company networks comprise hundreds of devices: routers for directing data packets to the right receiver, firewall components for protecting internal networks from the outside world, and network switches. Such networks are extremely inflexible....

Using wind-powered freighters to reduce fuel consumption by 40 percent

February 27, 2015 10:38 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

International shipping is transporting 90 percent of all goods on earth. Running on heavy fuel oil freighters contribute to pollution. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) wants to reduce the environmental impact of ocean liners. One of ...

Photos of the Day: The "Ghost Gunner" milling machine for AR-15 lower receivers

February 27, 2015 10:21 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The “Ghost Gunner” tabletop milling machine can “manufacture any mil-spec 80% AR-15 lower receiver that already has the rear take down well milled out ... lowers with non-mil-spec trigger guards that are otherwise mil-spec are also compatible”....

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New CMI process recycles valuable rare earth metals from old electronics

February 27, 2015 10:11 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective. Rare-earth metals are valuable ingredients in a variety of modern technologies and are found ...

New filter could advance terahertz data transmission

February 27, 2015 10:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone users and Internet surfers to download data ...

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