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Twitter posts may shine a fresh light on mental illness

December 10, 2014 4:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins computers scientists, who have already used Twitter posts to track flu cases, say their techniques also show promise as a tool to gather important information about some common mental illnesses. By reviewing tweets from users who ...

39 W LED driver offers simple programming

December 10, 2014 4:52 pm | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products (Elgin, IL) introduces a new programmable LED Driver. The new LED39WPR series constant-current driver offers OEMs a flexible, easy way to reduce complex parts inventory. The key advantage of this product is simple ...

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The world’s smallest automotive 4G LTE communication module

December 10, 2014 3:54 pm | Marvell Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Marvell (Santa Clara, CA) announced  that Alps Electric Co., Ltd. has launched the world’s smallest automotive 4G LTE high-speed data communication module, the UMDZ series, with dimensions of 28.90 × 29.80 × 4.22 mm. Powered by Marvell’s ARMADA ...

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Watch the Navy blow up boats with their new laser

December 10, 2014 3:53 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

It's official. The U.S. Navy has deployed its newest laser weapon prototype to the Persian Gulf and (as an added bonus) has released footage of the laser being used to blow things up. Your government tax dollars at work, folks. But on a more serious note, the LaWS Laser Weapons ...

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Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices

December 10, 2014 3:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology have made new compact, high-value resistors for nanoscale quantum circuits. The resistors could speed the development of quantum devices for computing and fundamental physics research....

Gold could be affordable catalyst for energy and environmental applications

December 10, 2014 3:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions, but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive. However, computational modeling below the nanoscale level may allow researchers to design more efficient ...

Maximizing solar power on electrical grids

December 10, 2014 3:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The ...

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Abandoned wells can be 'super-emitters' of greenhouse gas

December 10, 2014 3:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Princeton University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere. After testing a sample of abandoned oil and natural gas wells in northwestern Pennsylvania ...

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Team creates the first modern germanium circuit

December 10, 2014 2:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A laboratory at Purdue University provided a critical part of the world's first transistor in 1947 - the purified germanium semiconductor - and now researchers here are on the forefront of a new germanium milestone. The team has created the first ...

Largest ever CTBT on-site inspection exercise concludes successfully

December 10, 2014 2:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The most sophisticated on-site inspection exercise conducted to date by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) formally concludes this week. The Integrated Field Exercise IFE14 in Jordan started on 3 November and ...

Fueling the future

December 10, 2014 2:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In the swirling, churning fireball at the heart of every internal combustion engine, complexity reigns supreme. Valves and pistons lunge up and down at thousands of feet per second, pressure spikes to peak levels in an instant and sprays of ...

A breakthrough paper on new-generation wireless technology

December 10, 2014 2:49 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) named a research team led by Professor Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, founder and director of the NYU WIRELESS research center, as the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for ...

PoL DC-DC converter delivers 50 A/165 Watts

December 10, 2014 2:25 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata (Mansfield, MA) has announced the OKDx-T/50 series of 50 Amp digitally controlled point-of-load (PoL) DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. These converters, adding to Murata’s Okami range of non-isolated converters, are ...

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TFT display modules offer HD quality imaging

December 10, 2014 2:15 pm | Tianma Microelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America (Santa Clara, CA) and Tianma Microelectronics USA have announced the introduction of new 4.66” and 5.7” 720 x 1280 (720 HD) TFT display modules. The TM046JDHP01 and TM057JDHP04 modules offer HD quality imaging and ...

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Tech summit addresses industry's lack of diversity

December 10, 2014 2:07 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work. Now comes Diversity 2.0 — finding ways to ...

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