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Ethernet switch provides high speed communication for rugged railway applications

March 23, 2015 12:04 pm | by MEN Micro, Inc, | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. recently released the new G101, a managed 3U flexible multiport Gigabit Ethernet switch, with a 29 GBit/s switch matrix, implemented as a CompactPCI Serial board. Specifically designed for rugged mobile communication in harsh environments, the new Ethernet switch ...

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Northrop Grumman selects Wind River for Black Hawk Cockpit Digitization Program

March 23, 2015 11:01 am | by Wind River | News | Comments

Wind River, has announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation has selected Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform for its latest helicopter digitization avionics mission equipment package to be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter.

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New processing technology converts packing peanuts to battery components

March 23, 2015 10:26 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes, representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste....

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Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education

March 23, 2015 9:09 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. At the White House Science Fair on Monday ...

I was kidnapped at South by Southwest

March 23, 2015 8:58 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

I was picked up by a white van with tinted windows on the corner of a city that I’ve never been to before – as it turns out, my captors had no malicious intent. The experience was organized by Vinli and Gemalto to promote an innovative Vinli aftermarket device....

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New law requires solar panels (or plants) on all commercial buildings

March 23, 2015 8:34 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Though the Step In Time dance from Mary Poppins is not longer an accurate depiction of the world above us, roof tops still play an interesting role in society.

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A firsthand glimpse at the Navy’s Blue Angels

March 23, 2015 8:21 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

They’re the rock stars of the military, the glamorous face of the Navy’s recruitment efforts, and arguably the most celebrated flight demonstration team in the world. They’re the Blue Angels — more elite than the Navy SEALs, more precise than a brain surgeon, and as close-knit as any Special Forces unit....

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Amazon finally gets approval to fly drones (Sort of)

March 23, 2015 7:44 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Watching the FAA try and figure out how to regulate drones is sort of like watching a newborn foal figure out how to walk.

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The welding system of the future is self-learning

March 20, 2015 2:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is developing an entirely new kind of welding system, one which solves quality and productivity problems related to automated and mechanised welding. The system is self-adjusting, flexible, and adaptable....

First proof of isolated attosecond pulse generation at the carbon K-edge

March 20, 2015 2:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In a recent study, "Spatiotemporal isolation of attosecond pulses in the soft X-ray water window " published in Nature Communications by the Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics Group, led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Jens Biegert, the generation of isolated attosecond pulses ...

New approach uses 'twisted light' to increase efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

March 20, 2015 2:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Rochester and their collaborators have developed a way to transfer 2.05 bits per photon by using "twisted light." This remarkable achievement is possible because the researchers used the orbital angular momentum of the photons ...

Streaming TV services: What you get, what it costs

March 20, 2015 2:27 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony jumped into the pay-television business Wednesday with an online package of more than 50 channels starting at $50 a month. It's the most complete of the Internet-only offerings, but also the most expensive. In the works for more than a year, the PlayStation Vue service could drive more people ...

Can't remember your password? Here are 2 new ways to log in

March 20, 2015 2:23 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked....

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Physicist seeks answers on supermassive black holes with the next-gen X-ray telescope

March 20, 2015 1:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Waterloo Professor Brian McNamara along with two Canadian astronomers will be part of the science working group directing ASTRO-H, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA's) newest flagship x-ray astronomy observatory....

Three key markets for smart surfaces

March 20, 2015 12:36 pm | by NanoMarkets | Blogs | Comments

NanoMarkets believes an emerging opportunity for advanced materials, sensors firms and others is presented by so-called smart surfaces. Smart surfaces are most broadly defined as any material surfaces that re-arrange their morphology or composition ...

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