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Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

April 29, 2014 2:11 pm | by Mark Sherman - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search cellphones found on people they arrest without first getting a warrant. A key question in two cases argued Tuesday is whether Americans' cellphones, with vast quantities of sensitive records, photographs and...

As strong as its weakest link: Experiments determine real-world limits of graphene

April 29, 2014 1:20 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have measured the fracture toughness of imperfect graphene for the first time and found it to be somewhat brittle. While it's still very useful, graphene is really only as strong as its weakest link, which they determined to be "substantially lower" than...

Broadband limiting amplifiers target electronic warfare, broadband communications

April 29, 2014 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises (Irvine, CA) unveiled new wide dynamic range broadband limiting amplifiers commonly used in electronic warfare, microwave receivers and broadband communications systems. These coaxial limiting amplifiers cover...

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SMT Aluminum electrolytic capacitors target high-temperature applications

April 29, 2014 11:44 am | Illinois Capacitor | Product Releases | Comments

Illinois Capacitor (Lincolnwood, IL) has introduced four new lines of surface mount electrolytic capacitors, with maximum temperature ratings of 105°C to 125°C. These products are designed to handle a wide range of applications in power, portable instruments and other compact electronic devices. Capacitance ranges from...

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Exploring the streets with K-Glass, a new augmented reality

April 29, 2014 10:59 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) | Videos | Comments

Walking around the streets searching for a place to eat will be no hassle when a head-mounted display (HMD) becomes affordable and ubiquitous. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed K-Glass, a wearable, hands-free HMD....

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MakerBot 3D prints Toyota's FT-1 concept car

April 29, 2014 10:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The New York International Auto Show roared into the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this week and Toyota made a splash with 3D printed versions of its FT-1 concept car by MakerBot, a desktop 3D printing company. MakerBot was at the Toyota booth this week....

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Utility resumes construction of wind power project

April 29, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumers Energy is resuming construction on a wind power project in Michigan that will expand the company's renewable energy options.The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. broke ground last year on the project in Tuscola County's Akron and Columbia townships, about 90 miles northwest of Detroit....

Nissan develops first "self-cleaning" car

April 29, 2014 10:28 am | by Nissan | News | Comments

Washing a car can be a chore – and a costly one at that. In response, Nissan in Europe has begun tests on innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt, meaning drivers may never have to clean their car again. The specially engineered super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint ...

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Researchers convert basic discoveries into real-world applications

April 29, 2014 10:24 am | by Rick Robinson, Georgia Tech | News | Comments

When scientists and engineers use the word materials, they mean any naturally occurring substance manipulated by humans to make things. Beginning with the first metals, discovered by trial and error thousands of years ago, the drive to develop materials ...

This vehicle gets 2,824 miles per gallon

April 29, 2014 10:22 am | by Shell Oil Company | News | Comments

After a nail-biting weekend of Université Laval and University of Toronto vying for the best mileage in the last Shell Eco-marathon Americas to take place in Houston, Université Laval's Alérion Supermileage team ultimately took top honors with an impressive achievement of 2,824 miles per gallon....

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Engineers feel underpaid & overworked

April 29, 2014 10:17 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

PD&D recently asked engineers industry-plaguing questions centered on the OEM industry’s cogs, the engineers. As technology continues to move faster than Moore’s Law predicted, and unlike the rest of the world who can sit and enjoy the fruits of technological splendor, engineers are required to keep pace with the changing landscape....

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Surface-mount isolator covers a 55MHz bandwidth from 1625 to 1680MHz

April 29, 2014 9:31 am | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for a 100W forward power/20W reverse power, Surface Mount isolator from RFCI. The RFSL5401R covers a 55MHz bandwidth from 1625 to 1680MHz. Other features include typical insertion loss of <0.25dB....

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Manual, pneumatic, and cordless guns ideal for dispensing two-component adhesive materials

April 29, 2014 9:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD (East Providence, RI) introduces a new line of manual, pneumatic, and cordless guns for dispensing two-component adhesives. The guns make dispensing even the thickest materials easier and less cumbersome. A 26:1 thrust ratio enables a lighter touch to dispense more material....

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Infrared technology for touchscreens

April 29, 2014 9:02 am | by Sevugan Nagappan, Marketing Manager, Infrared Laser Products, Osram Opto Semiconductors | Articles | Comments

Touchscreens are the input media of the future. Users appreciate the fact that they are so easy to use. The industry is making increasing use of touchscreens for various devices and controllers. From the small display on a smartphone to huge screens suitable for several people to operate...

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The fall of capitalism and the Internet of Things

April 29, 2014 8:26 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

We are just beginning to glimpse the bare outlines of an emerging new economic system, the collaborative commons. This is the first new economic paradigm to emerge on the world scene since the advent of capitalism and socialism in the early 19th century....

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