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1U rackmount I/O server delivers solid-state reliability

August 19, 2014 9:19 am | Sealevel Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc. (Liberty, SC) announces the Relio R4 industrial computer designed for applications requiring flexible I/O configurations in a compact 1U rackmount design. Based on COM Express architecture, the system offers high reliability, scalable processing ...

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PWM modules provide easy integration into new and existing applications

August 19, 2014 9:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (Van Nuys, CA) offers a low-cost solution for solenoid control electronics. In Pick & Hold applications, a higher (Pick) force is required initially and then a switch is made to a lower continuous (Hold) force....

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Sequencing at sea

August 19, 2014 8:55 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Daylight was breaking over the central Pacific and coffee brewing aboard the MY Hanse Explorer. Between sips, about a dozen scientists strategized for the day ahead. Some would don wetsuits and slip below the surface to collect water samples....

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Graphene rubber bands could stretch limits of current healthcare, new research finds

August 19, 2014 8:52 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the first time treated common elastic bands with graphene....

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

August 19, 2014 8:51 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN LOCHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant ...

A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices

August 19, 2014 8:48 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. Amazon does it, too. It's understandable. The devices need to communicate with each other....

US won't reveal records on health website security

August 19, 2014 8:45 am | by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in....

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Sandia report draws lessons learned from ‘perfect heists’ for national security

August 19, 2014 8:20 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

LIVERMORE, Calif. — In 2003, the unthinkable happened at Belgium’s Antwerp Diamond Center. Thieves broke into its reputedly impenetrable vault and made off with hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds, gold, cash and other valuables. Through years of meticulous planning, they got past...

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Bacterial nanowires are really wires, not hairs

August 18, 2014 8:17 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Some bacteria shoot out tendrils that conduct electricity. Now, researchers have determined the structure of one variety of bacterial nanowire, and found the wires are distinct from common bacterial hairs that they closely resemble. The results will help scientists understand how bacteria build ...

3-D codes yield unprecedented physics, engineering insights

August 18, 2014 5:18 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry in 2002, sophisticated computer models were key to determining what happened. A piece of foam flew off at launch and hit a tile, damaging the leading edge of the shuttle wing and exposing the underlying structure....

GaN power amp delivers 16 dB of flat gain

August 18, 2014 4:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC (Westford, MA) announces the addition of the CMD216, a new 14-18 GHz GaN power amplifier in die form, to their expanding product line. The CMD216 delivers 16 dB of flat gain across the entire 14 to 18 GHz bandwidth, an output 1 dB compression point of +37 dBm ...

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Photos of the Day: 3D-printed blades for jet engine turbines

August 18, 2014 1:21 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Engineers at the Italian aerospace company Avio have developed a breakthrough process for 3D printing light-weight metal blades for jet engine turbines. The method builds the blades from a titanium powder fused with a beam of electrons....

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On the edge of graphene

August 18, 2014 1:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have discovered that the conductivity at the edges of graphene devices is different to that of the central material. Local scanning electrical techniques were used to examine the local nanoscale electronic properties....

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TUM researchers develop defense against cyberattacks

August 18, 2014 1:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Port scanners are programs that search the Internet for systems that exhibit potential vulnerabilities. According to the report published today by journalists at Heise Online, Hacienda is one such port scanning program. The report says that this program is being put into service by the "Five Eyes"....

Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too

August 18, 2014 12:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Amid a neuroscience debate about how people and animals focus on distinct objects within cluttered scenes, some of the newest and best evidence comes from the way bats "see" with their ears, according to a new paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology. In fact, the perception process in question ...

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