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Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts

May 4, 2015 9:21 am | by WILSON RING, Associated Press | Comments

At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts will ...

Pilot to fly solar plane across Pacific for 5 days, 5 nights

May 4, 2015 9:18 am | by LOUISE WATT, Associated Press | Comments

A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. André Borschberg, 62, is due to fly over the Pacific Ocean for five days and ...

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Google embeds engineers as professors

May 4, 2015 9:15 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. First, there was her name: Professor Sabrina. She was an African American woman, kept ...

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Texas Instruments gives $3.2 million for Student Plaza and Maker Space

May 4, 2015 8:03 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A $3.2 million gift from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) will support the construction of the Texas Instruments Plaza and Maker Space for Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The plaza and the maker space will be located, respectively ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Test & Measurement

May 1, 2015 4:22 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

This category honors the best instruments and test software available to assist electronic design engineers. Examples of products in this category include, but are not limited to: analyzers, waveform generators, data acquisition, dataloggers, meters, multimeters ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Solid State Lighting

May 1, 2015 4:18 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

The craze for efficient lighting sees no sign of stopping. Here, we honor solid state lighting fixtures, lamps and luminaires, discrete LEDs, OLEDs and drivers and solid state lighting modules/controllers....

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AVX to attend & announce new products at EDS 2015

May 1, 2015 4:12 pm | Comments

AVX Corporation is attending the 2015 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS), which will take place May 12 – 15 at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. At the event, AVX will introduce four new products, meet with its various sales and distribution partners, and attend ...

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Pulsar with widest orbit ever detected

May 1, 2015 2:43 pm | by National Radio Astronomy Observatory | Comments

A team of highly determined high school students discovered a never-before-seen pulsar by painstakingly analyzing data from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Further observations by astronomers using ...

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Mars researchers suspend reality when working in Utah desert

May 1, 2015 2:37 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | Comments

The Mars Society chose the American Southwest for its training facility because the soil and lack of vegetation resemble the landscape of the red planet, but that's where the similarities end. Most of the simulations in Utah require participants to imagine the ...

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SpaceX mile-high escape test will feature 'Buster' the dummy

May 1, 2015 2:34 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace writer | Comments

SpaceX is just days away from shooting up a crew capsule to test a launch escape system designed to save astronauts' lives. Buster, the dummy, is already strapped in for Wednesday's nearly mile-high ride from Cape Canaveral, Florida....

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Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems

May 1, 2015 2:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist. Inked and irked Apple fans have dubbed the issue "TattooGate" on Twitter, complaining that they ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Software Design

May 1, 2015 2:07 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Without software, we’d still be sketching on napkins and hunched over our draft boards. This category serves to reward any new design engineering software or new feature added to existing software in 2014. Product categories include, but are not limited to ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Sensors

May 1, 2015 2:01 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Our increasingly automated world makes sensors a prime category for innovation. Examples of products for Award consideration in this category include, but are not limited to: sensors, MEMS, accelerometers, gyroscopes/position sensors ...

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Bourns’ FLAT Gas Discharge Tube named as 2015 ECN Impact Award Finalist

May 1, 2015 1:56 pm | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced that its FLAT Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technology has been named a finalist for a 2015 ECN IMPACT Award in the “passive components and discrete” category. Compared to a Bournssurface mount 8 mm GDT ...

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IU researcher looks to Internet as new frontier in collecting data on the mind

May 1, 2015 10:54 am | by Indiana University | Comments

With Apple's launch of new health tracking tools for the iPhone and medical researchers' forays into Facebook to recruit clinical trial volunteers, Web and mobile apps are increasingly seen as a new source for health data. But psychologists are also looking to the Internet as ...

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