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Is Apple Pay really all that?

October 28, 2014 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Blogs | Comments

The hype around Apple Pay is overblown. I'm generally not impressed when Android users scream from the mountaintop that they've had this or that feature for years. Having used a number of high-end Android phones, I know what first to market means....

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When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more

October 27, 2014 4:50 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings ...

Physicists closer to understanding matter, antimatter in universe

October 27, 2014 4:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Physicists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have made important discoveries regarding Bs meson particles—something that may explain why the Universe contains more matter than antimatter. Distinguished Professor Sheldon Stone and his colleagues ...

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Watching the hidden life of materials

October 27, 2014 4:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at McGill University have succeeded in simultaneously observing the reorganizations of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of the "smart material" vanadium dioxide (VO2) from a semiconductor into a metal....

Obama taking action to push manufacturing

October 27, 2014 4:31 pm | by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama on Monday expanded his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers....

High frequency connectors feature a 360° raised grounding ring

October 27, 2014 4:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Southwest Microwave, Inc. (Tempe, AZ) has announced the introduction of a new line of 1.0mm (W) DC to 110 GHz connectors. Products in this high-frequency connector series include field-replaceable two and four-hole flange mount and thread-in connectors....

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Fiber cassettes interconnect 10, 40, and 100/120Gb networks

October 27, 2014 4:07 pm | Tripp Lite | Product Releases | Comments

Tripp Lite (Chicago, IL) has introduced a line of high-density fiber cassette solutions that physically interconnect any combination of 10Gb, 40Gb, and 100/120Gb network equipment. Network managers can choose from a variety of easy-to-use modular cassettes....

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LED fixture provides 37,500 lumens of light while drawing only 450 watts

October 27, 2014 1:51 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) releases an explosion-proof high bay light fixture, EPLC2-HB-3X150LED-RT, that provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries. LED technology ...

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Attenuator provides a linear attenuation slope versus control voltage

October 27, 2014 1:44 pm | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for a temperature compensated voltage controlled attenuator. RFMD's RFSA2013 provides a linear attenuation slope versus control voltage with very little sensitivity to temperature changes....

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5 keys to engaging a product development partner

October 27, 2014 12:41 pm | by Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions CEO | Blogs | Comments

While my current gig is serving as the President of a product development professional services firm, I’ve spent many years in companies large and small developing products as a mechanical engineer and also in engineering management....

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This mouse of the future requires your whole body

October 27, 2014 11:44 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

If you thought Leap Motion was going to be the mouse of the future (ok, I thought it was) then you should brace yourself for what could be the next big thing in the world of the mouse. The Dynamic Chair is a full-body chair designed to replace the traditional mouse....

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Excellence in engineering recognized at women's engineering event

October 27, 2014 11:25 am | News | Comments

Two Huntington Ingalls Industries employees were honored last week at the Society of Women Engineers’ annual conference in Los Angeles. Alma Martinez Fallon from HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division and Dianna Genton from HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division received recognition for their dedication to women in the engineering profession.

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UT Dallas team infuses science into 'Minecraft' modification

October 27, 2014 11:14 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The 3-D world of the popular "Minecraft" video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, "Polycraft World," created by University of Texas at Dallas professors, students and alumni....

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New software promises to revolutionize survey design and accuracy

October 27, 2014 11:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Doctoral student Emma Tosch of University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science won a Best Paper award this week at the premier international computer programming language design conference in Portland, Ore., for her work on "Surveyman"....

New nanodevice to improve cancer treatment monitoring

October 27, 2014 11:02 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate and ten times less expensive than equipment ...

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