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New catalyst process uses light, not metal, for rapid polymerization

January 13, 2015 9:17 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of chemistry and materials science experts from University of California, Santa Barbara and The Dow Chemical Company has created a novel way to overcome one of the major hurdles preventing the widespread use of controlled radical polymerization....

A novel inorganic material emitting laser light in solution is discovered

January 13, 2015 9:13 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The work, published in Nature Communications, demonstrates that the new material presents efficient and degradation-resistant laser emission in the blue, a spectral region of interest in applications such as spectroscopy or materials processing, among others....

Self-taught computer program finds super poker strategy

January 13, 2015 9:01 am | by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A computer program that taught itself to play poker has created nearly the best possible strategy for one version of the game, showing the value of techniques that may prove useful to help decision-making in medicine and other areas. The program considered 24 trillion ...

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After gadgets and gizmos go home, CES exhibits get recycled

January 13, 2015 8:57 am | by KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, Associated Press | News | Comments

As exhibitors at the International CES showcase for consumer electronics packed up their booths last week, workers were just getting started recycling what was left behind. Convention-goer badges become room keys, vinyl banners get a new life....

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Drone World Expo

January 13, 2015 8:43 am | Events

Drone World Expo, the premier event for commercial drone technologies and applications, will take place November 17-18, 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center. The expo and conference is produced for the industry, by the industry, working with ...

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Explosion-proof transducers serve oil and gas applications

January 12, 2015 6:46 pm | by Gems Sensors & Controls | Gems Sensors & Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls (Plainville, CT) has announced the global market launch of the 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series. The Gems 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series is a family of heavy duty explosion-proof pressure transducers. They are expressly designed ...

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Multi-GNSS receiver module available in 7mm x 7mm form factor

January 12, 2015 6:02 pm | by SkyTraq Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SkyTraq Technology Inc. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) introduces Venus828F, a stand-alone multi-GNSS receiver module in small 7mm x 7mm form factor. It works with multiple satellite systems and tracks up to 28 satellites concurrently. Designed with the highest performance ...

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January 2015: Military/UAVs

January 12, 2015 4:17 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

In the January editor of ECN, we explore the world of the military in the form of MILSPEC-required extreme environments and Smart UAVS. As military technology continues to evolve towards more durable, smarter technologies, the components must also change. We’re also...

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Air Force developing critical processors for satellites

January 12, 2015 2:15 pm | by 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and a small business partner are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites with funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program....

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Engineering Newswire: Mercedes' futuristic self-driving car

January 12, 2015 2:13 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Lots of new technologies and innovations were displayed this past week at CES. However, few were more impressive than Mercedes’Benz self-driving F015 Luxury in Motion. Living up to its name, this car looks like something out of a science fiction movie....

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World's most powerful camera receives funding approval

January 12, 2015 12:33 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

The 3,200-megapixel centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will provide unprecedented details of the universe and help address some of its biggest mysteries, has received key "Critical Decision 2" approval from the DOE....

New process transforms planar materials into 3D microarchitectures

January 12, 2015 12:31 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Researchers, lead by MatSE professor John Rogers, have invented simple routes to complex classes of 3D micro/nanostructures in high performance materials, with relevance to electronics, photovoltaics, batteries, biomedical devices, and other ...

Army Game Studio creates virtual training environments for Soldiers

January 12, 2015 11:36 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Becoming a software developer for the "America's Army" video game at the U.S. Army Game Studio was an unlikely career choice for Matt Roberts, who was not a "big gamer" growing up. But after serving as a Soldier in the Army, Roberts was drawn to this ...

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How to cross the success threshold in IoT

January 12, 2015 9:44 am | by Charles W.K. Gritton, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer, Hillcrest Labs | Blogs | Comments

In the previous article, we discussed some basic principles of making money in the evolving IoT market (something I termed the Eywa Economy). With those 3 principles, one can find and define very powerful applications — applications that are not just ...

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Solid 2015

January 12, 2015 9:17 am | Events

The traditional boundaries between hardware and software are falling. Whatever you choose to call this disruption—the Internet of Things, digital manufacturing, the connected world, the Industrial Internet, Maker Pro, hardware startups, or the integration ...

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