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A new view of the solar system: Astrophysical jets driven by the sun

February 19, 2015 2:01 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

As the sun skims through the galaxy, it flings out charged particles in a stream of plasma called the solar wind, and the solar wind creates a bubble extending far outside the solar system known as the heliosphere. For decades, scientists ...

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Obama sets out privacy rules for government drones

February 19, 2015 1:57 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

As the U.S. prepares to see more drones aloft in coming years, President Barack Obama is taking steps to ensure that the government respects privacy and civil liberties when it uses the unmanned aircraft to collect information. Obama issued a memorandum....

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Littelfuse Speed2Design wins second Platinum MarCom Award

February 19, 2015 1:50 pm | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. has received a 2014 Platinum MarCom Award in the Marketing/Promo Campaign/Special Event category for the planning and promotion of the Speed2Design 2013 campaign. The company earned its second Platinum Award for creating ...

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MAPPS Fall Conference to be held in conjunction with Drone World Expo

February 19, 2015 1:45 pm | Comments

Drone World Expo is thrilled to announce a conference partnership with MAPPS, which will bring together all stakeholders, constituents, and levels of government in the surveying, mapping, and geospatial field. The MAPPS Conference will be held as a part of Drone World Expo....

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Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind

February 19, 2015 12:48 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along. One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little ...

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Beyond silicon: New semiconductor moves spintronics toward reality

February 19, 2015 10:08 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A new semiconductor compound is bringing fresh momentum to the field of spintronics, an emerging breed of computing device that may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics. Created from a unique low-symmetry crystal structure ...

Supercomputer simulations explore how an air-reed instrument generates air flow and sound

February 19, 2015 10:06 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Hiroshi Yokoyama and his colleagues at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology in collaboration with researchers at YAMAHA Corporation have succeeded in directly predicting sound radiating from a recorder ...

Does dark matter cause mass extinctions and geologic upheavals?

February 19, 2015 10:03 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Research by New York University Biology Professor Michael Rampino concludes that Earth's infrequent but predictable path around and through our Galaxy's disc may have a direct and significant effect on geological and biological phenomena occurring ...

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Researchers build atomically thin gas and chemical sensors

February 19, 2015 9:51 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The relatively recent discovery of graphene, a two-dimensional layered material with unusual and attractive electronic, optical and thermal properties, led scientists to search for other atomically thin materials with unique properties. Molybdenum disulfide ...

Man charged in biggest US hacking scheme pleads not guilty

February 19, 2015 8:55 am | by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | Comments

A Russian citizen pleaded not guilty Tuesday to an 11-count indictment charging him and four others with running what authorities have called the largest criminal computer hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the United States. Vladimir Drinkman appeared in ...

Juggling too many remotes? Try this touch screen

February 19, 2015 8:52 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

How many remotes does it take to watch television, stream Netflix or record your favorite show on DVR? The Ray Super Remote wants to declutter your coffee table and become the central nervous system of all ...

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Did NSA plant spyware in computers shipped abroad?

February 19, 2015 8:47 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world? A new report from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said ...

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Proposed rules for drones envision routine commercial use

February 18, 2015 10:04 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | Comments

Drone on, the government says. Just not through the night sky. Or close to an airport. Or out of the operator's sight. And probably not winging its way with a pizza or package, any time soon. Long-anticipated rules proposed Sunday ...

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Iran spokeswoman says it's concerned by cybersecurity report

February 18, 2015 9:58 am | by AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press | Comments

Iran is concerned by a Russian cybersecurity firm's report suggesting a new family of malicious programs and worms is infecting computers there and elsewhere in the world, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday. Without naming the United States ...

Remcom announces benefits of time-domain electromagnetic simulation

February 18, 2015 9:45 am | Comments

Remcom announces unique benefits of time-domain electromagnetic simulation for automotive radar sensors via XFdtd® 3D EM Simulation Software.  XFdtd enables simulations of full sensor models with a bumper’s fascia ...

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