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A hot start to the origin of life?

May 6, 2015 3:20 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

DNA is synonymous with life, but where did it originate? One way to answer this question is to try to recreate the conditions that formed DNA's molecular precursors. These precursors are carbon ring structures with embedded nitrogen atoms, key components of ...

Cal State L.A. receives $5-million NASA grant for research center

May 6, 2015 3:17 pm | by California State University, Los Angeles | News | Comments

Cal State L.A. has been awarded a $5-million grant to conduct NASA-related research and education to help train a new generation of scientists and engineers. Under the five-year grant, the University will establish a Data Intensive Research and ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Social Corporate Responsibility

May 6, 2015 3:00 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This award honors organizational efforts to be a greater corporate member of society, from a local to a global level. Good works criteria may include, but is not limited to, efforts to curb electronic waste and improve recyclability, overall carbon footprint reduction ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Material Technology Innovation

May 6, 2015 2:53 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This award will be given to the entrant with the most significant technical development during the year 2014 in the field of material development. From materials used to make batteries for wireless devices, to the use of GaN (Galium Nitride) to ...

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AC/DC power supplies packaged in a compact 5 x 3.2 inch U-Channel

May 6, 2015 2:30 pm | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct, has released the MPU-250S series; a family of high performance, 250W AC/DC power supplies packaged in a compact 5 x 3.2 inch U-Channel. These power supplies are specifically designed to provide the robust features, high power density, safety approvals and compact size required by a wide range of applications in a variety of industries. Four standard models operate from au...

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IP67 connector range enhanced with new In-line and Wire-to-Board devices

May 6, 2015 2:25 pm | by EDAC Europe | Product Releases | Comments

Connector specialist group EDAC has extended its popular E-Seal range of ingress protected (IP) connectors with the introduction of new water, mist and dust-proof wire-to-board and in-line plug & socket connectors. The IP code is used to define the level of environmental protection provided by ...

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Spectrum analyzer includes frequency controls, marker functions for tracking specific frequencies

May 6, 2015 1:47 pm | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of the compact RTSA7500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer - a powerful, full-featured spectrum analyzer designed to analyze wireless signals in real-time (not progressively scanned). This is essential for seeing intermittent and frequency-hopped signals. The RTSA7500 ...

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How emerging technologies are revolutionizing home health care

May 6, 2015 1:42 pm | by Alex Smith | Blogs | Comments

Caring for the elderly, ill, and chronically disabled in the home has always been a challenge. But, just as technology has made every other aspect of life easier, it’s making providing home health care easier, too. Emerging technologies are expanding and ...

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Engineering Update #109: NASA’s 10-engine tiltrotor drone

May 6, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

At first glance, NASA’s new 10-engine drone looks like someone Frankensteined together a C-130, V-22 Osprey, and a Harrier for good measure. So naturally, they dubbed it the GL-10 Greased Lightning. The Greased Lightning is a battery powered, diesel-electric hybrid....

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NASA’s morphing-wing technology could make flying more ... tolerable

May 6, 2015 1:09 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

While NASA experiments with tiltrotor drones capable of switching from aircraft to helicopter mid-air, it’s also testing a shape-changing wing that could save millions in fuel costs and improve the passenger experience. NASA has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Ann Arbor-based FlexSys ...

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Ethernet cabling system meets all device connectivity needs

May 6, 2015 12:05 pm | by Harting, Inc. | Harting, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING’s newly released Ha-VIS preLink is an ingenious, Ethernet cabling system for the full gamut of industrial applications. It is based on the simplicity of a termination block the user wires separately, then snaps securely into any one of seven mating profiles: RJ45, PushPull RJ45, M12 D-coded, M12 X-coded, RJ45 HARTING ...

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Space debris from satellite explosion increases collision risk for space craft

May 6, 2015 10:54 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Debris from the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F13 satellite, which recently exploded in orbit, could pose a threat to other spacecraft and missions according to new research from the University of Southampton.

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Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change

May 6, 2015 10:36 am | by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights. Instead, the broadcast of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight ...

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Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time

May 6, 2015 10:32 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. The milestone announced at a ...

Netflix says FCC should demand changes in AT&T-DirecTV deal

May 6, 2015 10:30 am | by MARLEY JAY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Internet video service Netflix is telling the Federal Communication that it should reject AT&T's purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV unless some changes are made. In a letter dated Monday, Netflix said if the deal is completed in its current form ...

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