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Georgia manufacturers boost profits, but reduce long-term investment

September 24, 2014 5:35 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

September 24, 2014 Atlanta, GA Georgia manufacturers are enjoying higher profits, but in the rush to meet the demands of a rebounding economy, they may be shortchanging investment in future-focused technology and innovation, a new survey of the state’s manufacturing companies has found.

Logic PD Joins Telefónica’s M2M Global Partner Programme

September 24, 2014 5:19 pm | by Logic PD | News | Comments

Logic PD has partnered with Telefónica to provide customers with global wireless coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and the ability to bring connected products to market quicker. “With this partnership Logic PD will be able to ...

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Adapter allows any Pmod boards to plug into an Arduino-compatible microcontroller platform

September 24, 2014 5:12 pm | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated’s (San Jose, CA) Pmod-to-Arduino adapter allows any board with Pmod connections to plug easily into Arduino-compatible microcontroller platforms. Using Maxim components, this adapter is suitable for quickly creating ...

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Compression molded enclosure ideal for industrial applications

September 24, 2014 3:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Allied Moulded Products, Inc. (Bryan, OH) has announced its latest introduction to the marketplace – the compression molded Control XL Series fiberglass enclosure (part numbers AMXL403212L3PT and AMXL403212L3PTW). The compression-molded ...

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Low noise amplifier supports low return loss

September 24, 2014 3:44 pm | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for TriQuint’s high-linearity, low noise amplifier (LNA), the TGA2613-SM. An internally balanced configuration supports low return loss and improves robustness of the TGA2613-SM....

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Samsung to launch new phone in China before Apple

September 24, 2014 3:32 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its latest Galaxy Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in China and South Korea later this month as its flagging mobile business tries to defend sales from Apple's new iPhones. Samsung said all three ...

Struggling BlackBerry releases new phone

September 24, 2014 3:29 pm | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry launched a new smartphone Wednesday as the embattled Canadian company hopes for a comeback. Chief executive John Chen unveiled a large-screen, square sized phone called the Passport to a Toronto audience. London and Dubai ...

Engineering Update #77: A portable artificial kidney

September 24, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Because kidney failure can mean being attached to a non-mobile machine for three times a week for up to four hours at time, the wearable artificial kidney could offer a more normal lifestyle to those dealing with the condition. The 10 pound unit ...

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Drivers, don't trade in your smartphone for Google Glass yet

September 24, 2014 3:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded -- but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of their vehicles....

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Most metal-poor star hints at universe's first supernovae

September 24, 2014 3:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers, led by Miho N. Ishigaki, at the Kavli IPMU, The University of Tokyo, pointed out that the elemental abundance of the most iron-poor star can be explained by elements ejected from supernova explosions of the universe's first stars....

Project aims to turn mobile phones into detectors of disease-spreading insects

September 24, 2014 2:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Insects transmit many of the world's most infectious diseases, but there has been a decline in the expertise needed to recognize species of insects most likely to transmit illness to people. In a new effort to safeguard human populations ...

German man banned from Yellowstone in drone crash

September 24, 2014 2:50 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A German citizen who crashed a drone into a lake in Yellowstone National Park this summer has been banned from the park for a year and was ordered to pay $1,600 in fines and restitution. Andreas Meissner of Koenigswinter, Germany, was charged....

Protecting our processors

September 24, 2014 2:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced nine research awards to 10 universities totaling nearly $4 million under a joint program focused on Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient ...

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11 ways to keep data safe when traveling overseas

September 24, 2014 2:41 pm | by Jeff Multz, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

For business travelers going to foreign lands, the old “Don’t leave home without it” slogan should be brought back with one slight change: “Leave home without it.” Computers, mobile phones and any other electronic devices that contain personal ...

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Solar energy-driven process could revolutionize oil sands tailings reclamation

September 24, 2014 1:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Edmonton—Cleaning up oil sands tailings has just gotten a lot greener thanks to a novel technique developed by University of Alberta civil engineering professors that uses solar energy to accelerate tailings pond reclamation efforts by industry....

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