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Compact quadpod includes 150 watt flood light

February 23, 2015 10:16 am | by Larson Electronics Llc | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a 150 watt quadpod mounted work light. Built to provide a high power lighting solution that requires minimal setup time, the WAL-LQP-1X150RT-100 provides operators with an ideal lighting ...

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Digitizers boast real-time sampling rates up to 5 GS/s

February 23, 2015 10:14 am | by Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

For the first time Spectrum is offering a solution to engineers and scientists looking to capture and analyze fast electronic signals in the DC to 1.5 GHz frequency range. The company has greatly extended the performance of its PCIe based instruments by adding nine new models to its M4i series of digitizers. These cards boast real-time sampling rates up to 5 GS/s and high bandwidth making it...

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Monitoring fitness ... in the bedroom

February 23, 2015 10:08 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

I’ve said it before, wearable fitness tracking devices all seem to do the same thing. They monitor your heart rate, count steps and calories burned, and spit out data to be analyzed in order to refine your workouts – I’ve heard it all before....

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Tracking invasives? There's an app for that

February 23, 2015 9:42 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University. Midwestern residents can now snap photos with their smart phones, log a few quick notes, and send their alert ...

Ancient and modern cities aren't so different

February 23, 2015 9:38 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Colorado Boulder....

A wearable, printable, temperature sensor

February 23, 2015 9:30 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference....

'Imitation Game' introduces WWII codebreakers to audiences

February 23, 2015 9:21 am | by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A little-known war museum outside Boston is drawing back the curtain on a key secret of "The Imitation Game," giving visitors a rare chance to use the complex Nazi Enigma coding machines at the center of the Oscar-nominated film....

Dutch SIM card maker investigating reported UK-US hack

February 23, 2015 9:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dutch company that makes SIM cards for cellular phones says it is investigating reports that it was hacked by Britain's electronic spying agency in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency. Amsterdam-based Gemalto, which describes itself ...

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Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

February 23, 2015 9:12 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might ...

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French minister meets with Google, Facebook, Twitter

February 23, 2015 9:05 am | by OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it. "We emphasized that when ...

YouTube to release kids app to ease parents' worries

February 23, 2015 9:00 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet. The YouTube for Kids app, scheduled to be released for Android devices on ...

This drone delivery service is less efficient than Amazon’s

February 23, 2015 8:37 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

So if the FAA regulates your business from existence, the answer is to make it even less efficient? Huh? In case you haven’t heard the news (or saw the firestorm on this site), the FAA belatedly released its suggested rules for domestic drones....

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Widespread wind from black hole can shape star formation

February 23, 2015 8:01 am | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

Astronomers have discovered that the winds from supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies are blasted out in all directions. This new finding was made possible by observations with ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's NuSTAR X-ray telescopes and it supports the picture of black holes ...

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Materials ideal for use in semiconductor applications

February 20, 2015 2:29 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials announces advances in their range of materials grown using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes. Morgan’s CVD Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Pyrolytic Boron Nitride (PBN) materials are ideal for use in semiconductor applications, including rapid thermal ...

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EMC probe kit suitable for detecting radiated emissions

February 20, 2015 2:18 pm | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The economical TBPS01-TBWA2 EMC Probe Kit consists of four rubber-handled near-field probes (three H-field and one E-field), a 20dB or a 40dB wideband amplifier, and associated cables, supplied in an attractive wooden case. The shielded probes have built-in ferrites and insulated ...

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