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Microdroplet structures may lead to new technologies

May 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | Comments

Unexpected shapes of mesoscale atoms -- structures built of microdroplets encapsulated within microdroplets -- have been created at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.

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New portable device could test how 'squishy' cancerous tumors are

May 20, 2015 1:25 pm | by University of Southern California | Comments

Tumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them...

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This wearable will track your fluid loss during exercise

May 20, 2015 1:22 pm | by University of Strathclyde | Comments

A wearable device being developed by the University of Strathclyde will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite athletes.

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New technology could fundamentally change future wireless communications

May 20, 2015 1:17 pm | by University of Bristol | Comments

Radio systems, such as mobile phones and wireless internet connections, have become an integral part of modern life.

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Air force’s new unmanned strategy has F-35 pilots flying drones

May 20, 2015 1:14 pm | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | Comments

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilot will one day control a small fleet of nearby drones from the cockpit while in flight — according to a new Air Force report on autonomous systems, Air Force Chief Scientist Mica Endsley said.

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Army tests new acoustic threat detection system

May 20, 2015 1:07 pm | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | Comments

The U.S. Army is experimenting with acoustic threat detection systems to help soldiers in combat zones pinpoint the location of incoming fire, from automatic weapons to rocket-propelled grenade.

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Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk

May 20, 2015 9:12 am | by Wiley | Comments

Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor seals while offshore wind turbines were being installed in 2012. Data on ...

Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones

May 20, 2015 9:08 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. AT&T, which had a popular "Reach Out and Touch Someone" slogan in the 1980s, now wants to be on your TV, car and even trashcan.

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Review: Curves and 'self-healing' in super-premium phones

May 20, 2015 9:04 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You're already getting a lot with flagship phones from those two companies. For about $100 more, you can get a ...

Army researchers develop cold-spray system, transition to industry

May 20, 2015 8:02 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a novel, hybrid cold-spray system, in collaboration with the South Dakota School of Mines, which is being transitioned throughout the Department of Defense and is anticipated to save millions of dollars in sustainment costs.

Sandia researchers first to measure thermoelectric behavior by ‘Tinkertoy’ materials

May 20, 2015 8:02 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling computer chips and cameras and ...

Helping Atlanta’s underserved children see a future in STEM

May 19, 2015 6:02 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

For low-income students, summer is a critical time. Many education experts say that is the time of year when underserved K-12 students fall behind their classmates. While other middle and upper class students are taking family vacations and heading off to summer camp ...

EDS launches new professional group

May 19, 2015 2:47 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Spark is a new program being launched this year within the EDS Summit as a way to engage younger professionals and showcase the benefits of attending EDS each year. The program, which will supplement the EDS meeting schedule with other meetings and ...

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ERA elects new officers for 2015-17 term

May 19, 2015 2:34 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

The Electronic Representatives Association (ERA) reports that its board of directors recently elected new national officers for the 2015-17 term. They are: chairman of the board - Paul Nielsen, CPMR, of Brainard-Nielsen Marketing in Elk Grove Village, Ill ...

Triad awards Digi-Key Corporation Top Global Distributor Award at EDS 2015

May 19, 2015 2:31 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Triad Magnetics has awarded Digi-Key Corporation its Top Global Distributor Award during the Electronic Distribution Show in Las Vegas. Digi-Key is one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components, distributing products to more than 170 countries worldwide.

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