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Huge solar plant lags in early production

November 18, 2014 11:00 am | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected. Sprawling across ...

Feds say Web privacy firm deceived consumers

November 18, 2014 10:56 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data. The company known ...

NYC plan would replace pay phones with Wi-Fi hubs

November 18, 2014 10:51 am | by DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging ...

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Toyota to launch fuel cell car next month

November 18, 2014 10:46 am | by KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press | News | Comments

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world's largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will begin ...

Single-axis gyros with vibration immunity target industrial applications

November 18, 2014 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Qualtré, Inc (Marlborough, MA) introduced the QGYR110Hx BAW MEMS gyroscopes, single-axis angular rate (rotational) sensors designed for harsh environments. Based on Qualtré’s patented Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) MEMS technology, the new gyros ...

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U.S. to build two flagship supercomputers for National Labs

November 18, 2014 10:09 am | by Nvidia | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled plans to build two GPU-accelerated supercomputers – expected to deliver at least three-times greater performance than today’s most powerful system – which will move the world closer to the long-held goal of ...

This maglev passenger train goes 501 km/hr

November 18, 2014 8:50 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Blogs | Comments

You’ve probably heard of maglev technology — or magnetic levitation — where trains float above the tracks and are propelled by magnetic fields. This solves the problems traditionally associated with “normal” trains (like inclement weather), while floating ...

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Catch ECN's Engineering Live: How to Secure the Internet of Things

November 18, 2014 7:53 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

IEEE has 80 Internet of Things (IoT) related standards with 45 more currently in development, ranging from telecommunications and information exchange in metropolitan area networks to device specific personal health communication. As we enter ...

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Researchers build tractor beam to move particles using light

November 18, 2014 5:57 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Optical trapping and manipulation of light-absorbing particles. The particle is visible as bright spot localized in the focal area of the singular beam   A research team that includes physicists from Texas A&M University at Qatar has taken the ...

A new acoustic sensor for chemical and biological detection

November 17, 2014 6:52 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new microscopic acoustic device that has been dramatically improved by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has the potential to form a new test for ovarian cancer or the presence of a particular chemical....

RF power-adjustable radios includes frequencies between 425MHz and 470MHz

November 17, 2014 4:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lemos International/Radiometrix (England), has launched a new range of highly flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B Transmitter offers industry-leading true Narrow Band FM performance and is available on ...

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GaN driver amplifier offers 2W of output power

November 17, 2014 3:53 pm | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for a 5 to 8GHz GaN Driver Amplifier. The TriQuint TGA2599-SM offers 2W of output power with >23dB of small signal gain. It uses a 25V bias and draws only 50mA. Other features ...

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Linear sensor measures the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders

November 17, 2014 3:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group (Moorestown, NJ) announces the ME Series Linear Position Sensors for embedded use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial, mobile, or subsea applications. The ME Series is designed ...

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New report on sex and gender differences in adaptation to space flight

November 17, 2014 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In the future, as space exploration takes astronauts on longer missions and more female astronauts participate, "The Impact of Sex and Gender on Adaptation to Space" will become increasingly critical to astronaut safety and mission success, as explored ...

UT Arlington to lead $1.6 million research project focused on digital learning

November 17, 2014 1:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Lab at UT Arlington has been chosen to lead a $1.6 million initiative to connect and support researchers across the country as they examine digital learning's effect on higher education today and ...

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