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Power vest supports the back without restricting freedom of movement

March 25, 2015 12:36 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

In Germany, back pain is a national complaint, with nearly ten percent of all lost working days attributable to lower back problems, according to the 2014 Health Report published by the Techniker Krankenkasse. The study found that occupation had a significant impact ...

Connectors provide a space-saving connection for LED lighting

March 25, 2015 12:35 pm | by JST Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new LEK Series connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois, provide a space saving and low profile connection for LED lighting and reliable contact construction for high density applications. Any misalignment between the horizontal connections between the ...

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Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

March 25, 2015 12:32 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain. The fibers have proven superior to metal electrodes for deep brain stimulation and to read signals from a neuronal network....

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Does your password pass muster?

March 25, 2015 12:27 pm | by Concordia University | News | Comments

"Create a password" is a prompt familiar to anyone who's tried to buy a book from Amazon or register for a Google account. Equally familiar is that red / yellow / green bar that rates the new password's strength. But when those meters give the go-ahead ...

Sensor cable monitors fences of all kinds and can even detect low-level drone fly-bys

March 25, 2015 12:25 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Fenced-in areas, such as airports, nuclear power stations, industrial sites, or private plots of land, can now be monitored thanks to novel sensor technology that has been developed by a team of experimental physicists, led by Professor Uwe Hartmann at Saarland University....

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Latest F-35 software glitch mucks with the jet's sensors

March 25, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

A seemingly endless string of hardware and software errors have plagued the F-35, and ... here’s another one. A brand new software glitch is causing the JSF’s sensors to malfunction when detecting targets whilst in formation....

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New locomotives ensure energy-efficient transport

March 25, 2015 12:03 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The swift, efficient movement of freight and equipment is essential to the Army's mission, whether by air, land, or sea. Fort Campbell's railroad operations are a key part of this mission to remain a premier power projection platform capable of deploying troops in 36 hours....

Gain block offers 19dBm of output P1dB

March 25, 2015 11:59 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA3503-SM, 2 to 30GHz Gain Block from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA3503-SM offers 19dBm of output P1dB with a corresponding small signal gain of up to 10dB. Output third order intercept is >25dBm. Wideband performance of the TGA3503-SM supports multiple applications....

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Gigabit Ethernet switch includes a 29 GBit/s switch matrix

March 25, 2015 11:16 am | by MEN Micro | Product Releases | Comments

New Flexible Multiport Gigabit Ethernet Switch from MEN Micro 29 GBit/s switch matrix provides high speed communication for rugged railway applications BLUE BELL, Pa. February 2015 – MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, recently released the new G101, a managed 3U...

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Sealed enclosures range enhances the aesthetics and ergonomics of industrial electronics

March 25, 2015 10:04 am | OKW Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has added a new size to its SMART-BOX range of advanced sealed plastic enclosures for industrial electronics: 5.12” x 8.66” x 2.36”. SMART-BOX is designed to enhance the aesthetics and ergonomics of industrial electronics such as HVAC, control and safety systems. Design features include hinged flush-fitting trims which ...

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Gene editing technology investigator honored for groundbreaking research

March 25, 2015 9:39 am | by American Association of Anatomists | News | Comments

The newest gene editing tool - called CRISPR-Cas9 - is leading to new research possibilities in cell biology and neuroscience. This includes the ability to make transgenic animal models more quickly, which helps researchers better study diseases that affect thousands ...

NASA-funded mission studies the Sun in soft X-rays

March 25, 2015 9:36 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

At any given moment, our sun emits a range of light waves far more expansive than what our eyes alone can see: from visible light to extreme ultraviolet to soft and hard X-rays. Different wavelengths can have different effects at Earth and, what's more ...

Safety sensors and switches sales revenues estimated to cross $3 billion mark by 2020

March 25, 2015 9:27 am | by IndustryARC | News | Comments

Safety sensors and systems as part of different equipment play a vital role to ensure safety of employees and workers in factories and production units across industry verticals. These products act as a bridge between human and machine interaction....

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Photos of the Day: Jet engine powers world's fastest ship

March 25, 2015 9:15 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When the first C-5 transport plane took off in 1968, it became the world’s largest aircraft, capable of lifting 130 tons of cargo. As tall as a six-story building and 80 yards long, the U.S. Air Force called it “a beautiful, useful giant.”

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Snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders

March 25, 2015 9:03 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

March 24, 2015 Atlanta, GA Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on how to make rapid and even sharp turns with their undulating, modular device.

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