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STEM integration in K-12 education

December 22, 2014 | Videos | Comments

What is STEM? It's the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But while kindergarten through 12th grade education usually focuses on science or mathematics in isolation, all four of these disciplines are closely intertwined in ...

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IoT: Ensuring security is in place

December 22, 2014 1:46 pm | by Kevin McDermott, Director of Strategic Marketing, IoT, Imagination Technologies | Blogs | Comments

As we start 2015, the forecasts and market projections for IoT are already increasing by multiple billions of devices it appears, almost on a daily basis. The industry is ramping up, and with an already initial foundation of a few billion smartphones, tablets, and ...

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IoT: Adapt to change!

December 22, 2014 1:38 pm | by Kevin McDermott, Director of Strategic Marketing, IoT, Imagination Technologies | Blogs | Comments

In early 2015, the adoption of IoT appears to one of the most predicted events of consumer electronics; the sheer numbers of articles predicting the IoT explosion are in themselves reaching record numbers. The predictions show that not only will ...

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Photos of the Day: Holiday lights from space

December 22, 2014 1:10 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Nighttime lights in the suburbs and outskirts of cities in the United States can be between 30 percent and 50 percent brighter in December, when compared to the rest of the year. Here, a house in Virginia is decorated for the holiday season....

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API Technologies partners with Young Mind Awards

December 22, 2014 10:41 am | by API Technologies | News | Comments

API Technologies Corp.is now a wireless vertical market partner of the Advantage Business Media (ABM) ”Young Mind Awards.“  This unique engineering competition challenges middle school, high school, and undergraduate students to design, build, and present an ...

Pressure transmitters feature hazardous location ratings

December 22, 2014 9:12 am | American Sensor Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies (Mt. Olive, NJ) has received SIL2 certification for its 4-20mA pressure transmitters with hazardous location ratings including explosion-proof, intrinsically safe, and non-incendive areas. The SIL (Safety Integrity Level) certification was ...

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Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

December 22, 2014 9:03 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low." A growing number of retailers are using software that ...

5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

December 22, 2014 8:59 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way ...

N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

December 22, 2014 8:55 am | by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House and the Pentagon. Such rhetoric is routine from North Korea's massive propaganda machine....

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California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

December 22, 2014 8:51 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe. It's a rare case of the law getting ahead of ...

How you can replace wires with Bluetooth Smart

December 22, 2014 5:30 am | by Joakim Lindh, Applications Engineer, Bluetooth Smart Solutions, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Wires, piles of dusty dirty wires. There is no love for wires. The solution is obviously to get rid of them. Or more easily, replace them by using wireless connectivity solutions instead. There are many wireless protocols to reliably compensate for the loss of the expensive copper...

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LED lamps act as perfect alternative to halogen 50W to 120W lamps

December 18, 2014 4:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Soraa (Fremont, CA) announced that it has extended its line of PAR and AR111 lamps to offer a full range of halogen replacement lamps from 50W to 120W halogen equivalent. The newly launched 12.5W line features a lower wattage addition to its ...

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Board-to-board connector features a compact space-saving design

December 18, 2014 4:35 pm | Hirose Electric Usa, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose (Simi Valley, CA) announces the use of its DF40 Series board-to-board connector in the newly-released Intel Edison miniature computing platform. The postage-stamp sized Edison chip set uses the Hirose DF40 70-pin header (part # DF40C-70DP-0.4V(51) on ...

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The consumer electronics Americans want this holiday season

December 18, 2014 3:17 pm | by LG | News | Comments

Christmas is almost here, and procrastinators are hitting local malls, big-box retailers and department stores in droves to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Already deep into the holiday buying season, consumers will likely find crowds, full parking lots and ...

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TVS diode provides greater protection from load dump

December 18, 2014 1:41 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the SLD Series TVS Diode for automotive and high-reliability applications. This AEC-Q101-qualified TVS Diode is designed specifically to protect sensitive electronic equipment from voltage transients induced by ...

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Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory

December 18, 2014 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers. By analyzing relevant words and phrases from fashion reviews, researchers were able to identify a network of influence among major designers and track how ...

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