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New technique helps probe performance of organic solar cell materials

January 23, 2015 1:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A research team led by North Carolina State University has developed a new technique for determining the role that a material's structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells, which are candidates for low-cost, next generation solar power. The researchers have used ...

LG to launch curved G Flex 2 smartphone next week

January 23, 2015 1:10 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. said it will start selling a new curved smartphone next week in its latest effort to bring the curve to a mass market. The South Korean company said Thursday that the G Flex 2 will be launched locally on Jan. 30 and overseas in coming months....

Twitter can predict rates of coronary heart disease

January 23, 2015 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Twitter has broken news stories, launched and ended careers, started social movements and toppled governments, all by being an easy, direct and immediate way for people to share what's on their minds. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have ...

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Profitable phishing schemes tinker with our heads, then rip us off

January 23, 2015 12:59 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found evidence that the incredible spread of email phishing scams may be due to phishers' increased use of "information-rich" emails that alter recipients' cognitive processes in a way ...

Re-creating planet formation, super-earths, and giant planets in the laboratory

January 23, 2015 12:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

New laser-driven compression experiments reproduce the conditions deep inside exotic super-Earths and giant planet cores, and the conditions during the violent birth of Earth-like planets, documenting the material properties that determined planets' formation and ...

Engineering Newswire: NISTAR fights global warming

January 23, 2015 10:40 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

NISTAR is an instrument set to fly aboard the weather-observing spacecraft called the Deep Space Climate Observatory or DSCOVR. It's intent? To measure the Earth's radiation budget. One of two Earth science instruments aboard DSCOVR ...

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Microsoft creates wearable Star Trek Holodeck

January 23, 2015 10:17 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, MDT | Blogs | Comments

In case you missed it, earlier this week Microsoft unveiled their latest peripheral gadget to accompany Windows 10, the HoloLens. Star Trek fans in particular will enjoy the “holodeck” style augmented reality the goggles produce – rather than the completely immersive world previous ...

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TVS device protects the USB 3.0 interface from ESD

January 23, 2015 9:53 am | by Semtech Corp. | Semtech Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. (Camarillo, CA) announced the RClamp3346P, a high-performance, ultra-low capacitance transient voltage suppression (TVS) device to protect the USB 3.0 interface in computing and mobile devices from electrostatic discharge (ESD) ...

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A first peek beneath the surface of a comet

January 23, 2015 9:39 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In some of the first research findings to be published from the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists including astronomer Peter Schloerb of the University of Massachusetts Amherst report early measurements of ...

Scientists set quantum speed limit

January 23, 2015 9:20 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a "quantum speed limit" on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to optical switching. The energy-time uncertainty relationship ...

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AC-DC power supplies designed for non-life support medical applications

January 23, 2015 9:20 am | by Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new PM202 Series of compact 200W AC-DC power supplies from Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. (Wrentham, MA) are specifically designed for non-life support medical applications that require EN/UL 60601-1 safety standards. The single output ...

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Linear position sensor adapts to existing hydraulic cylinder designs

January 23, 2015 9:19 am | by Alliance Sensors Group | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group (Moorestown, NJ) has expanded its in-cylinder position sensor product line to include the MHP series linear inductive sensors. These compact inductive linear sensors were designed to be installed into the rear endcap of ...

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Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials

January 23, 2015 9:14 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered "elastic" waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent changes to ...

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Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device

January 23, 2015 9:08 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples to show how you might use three-dimensional ...

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China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship

January 23, 2015 9:02 am | by JACK CHANG, Associated Press | News | Comments

China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday. The virtual private network provider Golden Frog wrote ...

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