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How a film major became an electrical engineer

December 12, 2014 8:37 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Nick Danyluk, a senior electrical engineering student at Syracuse University focused on electronics and robotics with a specific focus on design and prototyping. Nick began school with a focus in television radio and film before moving on to a more technology-focused major.

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The cell phone is the key

December 12, 2014 7:56 am | by Steve Spatig, General Manager, Electronic Access, Southco | Articles | Comments

The widespread proliferation of smart phones and wireless communication technologies continues to inspire innovation in the many ways these connected devices can be used, from monitoring home energy usage to remotely unlocking your automobile or ...

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Researchers to study social media use during crises

December 12, 2014 7:34 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Kent State University a $300,000 grant for three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members to study how human dynamics across social media and social networks can be modeled. The grant is part ...

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Connecting machinery to the IoT

December 11, 2014 4:30 pm | by Joakim Lindh, Applications Engineer, Bluetooth Smart Solutions, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Everything is about Internet of Things (IoT) nowadays. What does that really mean? Fundamentally, it means that a device, a thing, can connect to the Internet. This opens up many opportunities for a product. For industrial application, as an example, it means that machinery can...

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Fast-acting fuse includes both 420V AC and DC ratings

December 11, 2014 3:55 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 487 Series Fuse, the first fast-acting fuse from its 5x20mm fuse family with both 420V AC and 420V DC ratings. In contrast with existing fuse solutions that cannot meet high-voltage and short-circuit test ...

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DC/DC converter achieves efficiency of 85%

December 11, 2014 3:29 pm | Beta Dyne | Product Releases | Comments

The BHE30006 from Beta Dyne (Bridgewater, MA) is a high-performance, low-noise, isolated DC/DC converter consisting of a single output. The converter incorporates low switching noise techniques at the input and synchronous rectification on ...

New technology tracks carcinogens as they move through the body

December 11, 2014 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers for the first time have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, as extraordinarily tiny amounts of these potential carcinogens are biologically processed and ...

Engineering Newswire: The 10 worst toys for kids

December 11, 2014 12:27 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, the World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., released its 42nd annual 10 Worst Toys report … So we bought them … It was near impossible to secure a Catapencil or Bottle Rocket Party, so if you have a bead on ...

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A golden thread through the labyrinth of nanomaterials

December 11, 2014 11:55 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The use of nanomaterials can yield new or significantly improved product features. Industry would like to use the specific properties of nanomaterials for competitive products, but also avoid risks to humans and the environment. Many questions on the ...

Robotic surgery leads to organ preservation for kidney cancer patients

December 11, 2014 11:52 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Patients with operable kidney cancers were more likely to have a partial nephrectomy -- the recommended treatment for localized tumors -- when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a new study. Researchers from ...

Air Force research office funds Virginia Tech materials studies

December 11, 2014 11:48 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Giti Khodaparast, an associate professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has been awarded $1,199,998 over three years by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to probe "Nonlinear and Terahertz Studies of ...

Stacking two-dimensional materials may lower cost of semiconductor devices

December 11, 2014 11:45 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials ...

Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter

December 11, 2014 11:10 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Could there finally be tangible evidence for the existence of dark matter in the Universe? After sifting through reams of X-ray data, scientists in EPFL's Laboratory of Particle Physics and Cosmology (LPPC) and Leiden University believe they could have ...

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Unleash your inner scientist: A formula for success

December 11, 2014 11:05 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For his first two books, Chad Orzel turned to Emmy, his trusty German shepherd mix, to help explain complex scientific issues. The results, How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog, proved to be a clever and ...

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

December 11, 2014 10:56 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The uber-trendy Seoul neighborhood made famous by the "Gangnam Style" K-pop hit is known for status-conscious people, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. Now it's making a name as a bustling center for tech startups. Many ...

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