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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 ...

HotSpot Episode: A digital 6th sense

November 17, 2014 1:30 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

LTE Direct, Qualcomm’s device-to-device proximal discovery product, will be available commercially in 2016, according to the senior director for Qualcomm Research. The company refers to LTE Direct as a “digital 6th sense.” It essentially turns ...

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Dual-wideband transceiver includes frequency range of 70 MHz to 6 GHz

November 17, 2014 1:13 pm | Vadatech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) has announced a dual-wideband transceiver in the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) format. The board has a frequency range of 70 MHz to 6 GHz. The FMC214 utilizes eight SSMC connectors for the input/output. It combines ...

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System-on-chip designed for high-performance smartphones and tablets

November 17, 2014 12:44 pm | Marvell Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Marvell (Santa Clara, CA) announced the octa-core 64-bit 5-mode 4G LTE ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 system-on-chip (SoC) targeted for high-performance smartphones and tablets globally. Marvell’s new 5-mode 4G LTE mobile processor features ...

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Spiral laser beam creates quantum whirlpool

November 17, 2014 12:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Physicists have engineered a spiral laser beam and used it to create a whirlpool of hybrid light-matter particles called polaritons. "Creating circulating currents of polaritons - vortices - and controlling them has been a long-standing challenge," said leader ...

Readying the neural network

November 17, 2014 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Synapse, the name for the signal-receiving site on a neuron, comes from the Greek word for contact. Neuroscientists used to maintain that neurons form one-to-one relationship to contact one another. Yet more researchers are finding evidence that shows ...

Controlling the movements occurring within magnetic materials

November 17, 2014 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of New York University and University of Barcelona physicists has developed a method to control the movements occurring within magnetic materials, which are used to store and carry information. The breakthrough could simultaneously bolster ...

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Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines

November 17, 2014 12:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices--carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. A team of Carnegie scientists led ...

NTU engineers develop innovative process to print flexible electronic circuits

November 17, 2014 10:56 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer. The electronic circuits are printed using unique materials in layers on top of everyday flexible materials such as ...

Photos of the Day: 3 umbrella designs that will never catch on

November 17, 2014 10:10 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

Everyone who lives in a moderately wet climate has complained about the traditional umbrella design at least once in their lives. In fact, during a particularly nasty torrential downpour last summer, I remember cursing my umbrella’s metal rods for ...

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Camera taken to space in '60s sold for $275,000

November 17, 2014 9:46 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The camera that "would forever change our view of Earth" from space more than a half century ago has been sold at auction for $275,000, the auctioneer says. The Hasselblad camera body and Zeiss lens, reportedly purchased by astronaut Wally Schirra ...

Engineers-in-training compete to be world champion drone builders

November 17, 2014 9:44 am | by American Society of Mechanical Engineers | News | Comments

Eighteen teams of young engineers-in-training competed for the right to call themselves world champion drone builders at the 22nd annual ASME Student Design Competition (SDC) finals today at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress...

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Review: Apple's iOS 8 provides a smarter type

November 17, 2014 9:42 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

I never would have considered writing this review on my iPhone if I hadn't upgraded to Apple's new operating system, iOS 8. With the free upgrade, typing on the iPhone's touch keyboard doesn't seems as tedious, cumbersome, or infuriating ...

Rutgers engineers create smartphone app to cut risk of power outages

November 17, 2014 9:34 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An easy-to-use smartphone app developed by Rutgers engineers will help keep the lights on in a heavily wooded New Jersey suburb that suffered widespread power outages during Superstorm Sandy. Officials in Warren Township, a country-like ...

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