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Hackathon helps students invent musical instruments

February 17, 2015 5:24 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A distorted commotion of sounds filled the room. Electronic scratches, drum beats and eerie echoes flowed from the musical instruments. About 50 Georgia Tech students hammered, drilled and plucked strings as they raced to put the finishing touches on the devices they created....

Poor decision-making can lead to cybersecurity breaches

February 17, 2015 1:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Recent high-profile security breaches, such as those at Target, Anthem Inc. and Sony Pictures, have attracted scrutiny to how the seemingly minor decisions of individuals can have major cybersecurity consequences. In a presentation at this year's ...

Some bilinguals use emoticons more when chatting in non-native language

February 17, 2015 1:15 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Sometimes, a smile can say everything. But has :-) -- the emoticon version of a happy grin -- crossed that line into becoming a socially acceptable way of communicating? For some bilingual speakers, it turns out emoticons often are useful ...

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New algorithms locate where a video was filmed from its images and sounds

February 17, 2015 1:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers from the Ramón Llull University (Spain) have created a system capable of geolocating videos by comparing their audiovisual content with a worldwide multimedia database. In the future this could help to find people who have gone missing after posting ...

Photos of the Day: World's 1st compact rotary 3D-printer-scanner

February 17, 2015 1:09 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

The device is the brainchild of Blacksmith Group's founders, NTU engineering graduate Dr Alex Pui Tze Sian and Mr Fang Kok Boon. Mr Fang, CEO of Blacksmith Group, said their aim is to make 3D printing easy and accessible to the average consumers....

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How carbonates behave in the Earth's interior

February 17, 2015 1:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Carbonates are the most important carbon reservoirs on the planet. But what role do they play in the Earth's interior? How do they react to conditions in the Earth's mantle? These are the questions being asked by a group of scientific researchers from ...

Experimental 'short cut' reduces the measure of glass viscosity

February 17, 2015 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Glass is a solid material, but has such a chaotic structure that it could be considered a liquid with an extraordinarily high viscosity. It flows like a liquid, but at low temperatures molecular mobility is so low that experimental observation is impracticable....

Half spheres for molecular circuits

February 17, 2015 1:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imagine taking a fullerene (C60) and cutting it in half like a melon. What you get is a corannulene (C20H10), a molecule that, according to a just-published study conducted with SISSA's collaboration, could be an important component of future "molecular circuits"....

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A new spin on spintronics

February 17, 2015 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University is exploring new materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption, even in harsh environments. Most modern electronic circuitry relies ...

Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics

February 17, 2015 12:17 pm | by Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics | News | Comments

Compact, sensitive and fast nanodetectors are considered to be somewhat of a "Holy Grail" sought by many researchers around the world. And now a team of scientists in Italy and France has been inspired by nanomaterials and has created a novel....

Technology changing teacher's role

February 17, 2015 12:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Along with technological development, traditional teaching methods have been challenged by various technologically enhanced teaching and learning methods. This trend has received mixed reactions: On the one hand it is feared ...

Linear voltage regulator ruggedized for high reliability

February 17, 2015 11:58 am | by Cissoid | Product Releases | Comments

CMT-ANTARES is a new fixed-voltage 5V linear voltage regulator ruggedized for high reliability and high temperature automotive and industrial applications. CMT-ANTARES delivers up to 200mA to the output load from input voltages between 5.5V and 30V. The output voltage is stabilized to 5V +/- 5% including ...

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Color sensor comes in 2 mm by 1.25 mm by 1.0 mm package

February 17, 2015 11:41 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new digital RGBW sensor featuring Filtron technology for accurate RGBW spectral sensitivity while providing ambient light spectral sensitivity with responses close to that of the human eye. Vishay Semiconductors' ...

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PWM inverters deliver 500VA with pure sine wave output voltage

February 17, 2015 11:39 am | by Absopulse | Product Releases | Comments

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ CSI 500-2XD3-IP66 series was developed for the transportation, mining, marine, military, telecom, oil and gas applications that require a rugged, waterproof, dust-proof, sand-proof, fire and explosion proof* pure sine wave output solution. The CSI 500-2XD3-IP66 high frequency PWM inverters deliver 500VA....

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Everything you need to know about the Hubble's successor

February 17, 2015 11:31 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Have you ever wondered what happens after the Hubble? The Hubble Space Telescope has a successor, and it's called the James Webb Space Telescope

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