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Yale prepares for atom smasher’s farewell, sets stage for new physics era

February 25, 2014 8:31 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale University has begun a multi-phase renovation of the former Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory that will reinvent the landmark nuclear physics lab for a new era in physics research....

Mandated 'smart' tech could put cars in charge of their drivers

February 25, 2014 6:53 am | by Stephanie Carmichael, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

A new federal mandate could ensure that you’re not the only driver in control of the wheel. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication is a big deal. Basically, it enables cars to “talk” to each other and exchange data such as speed and location. That way, if someone were to pull a dangerous maneuver, the cars would “know” and could respond to avoid a collision....

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Army researchers focus on partnerships

February 25, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Army researchers, scientists and engineers are collaborating and sharing to leverage limited resources and discover leap-ahead technologies. "I think collaboration is really essential," said Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

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Q&A: Breakthrough deal between Netflix, Comcast should produce better Internet video streaming

February 24, 2014 4:58 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

After years of bickering, Netflix and Comcast are finally working together to provide their subscribers with a more enjoyable experience when they're watching movies and old television shows over high-speed Internet connections. The new partnership is part of a breakthrough announced Sunday.

Reliable Software Developers’ Conference

February 24, 2014 4:30 pm | Events

The UK's first "Reliable Software Developers’ Conference" has been announced - a conference that will explore the coding standards, training and development tools that engineers and programmers can adopt for the development of software for safety critical and highly reliable systems.

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Overmolded backshells on connector interfaces offer improved reliability

February 24, 2014 4:17 pm | Api Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. (Orlando, FL) now offers overmolded backshells on connector interfaces from its Electromagnetic Integrated Solutions (EIS) product line, the leader in EMI/RFI components and interconnects. Ideal for use in military, aerospace, high-end industrial, oil and gas, as well as medical applications...

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For older hypertension patients, an unwelcome tradeoff

February 24, 2014 4:02 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Medications used by many older people to control their blood pressure also increase the risk of serious fall injuries by 30% to 40% — injuries that have a similar effect on mortality and functional loss as the strokes and heart attacks the blood pressure drugs are meant to prevent — according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Feb. 24 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine....

Samsung unveils phone with heart-rate monitor, bigger screen, sharper camera

February 24, 2014 3:50 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung on Monday unveiled a new smartphone with a built-in heart rate monitor to complement three upcoming fitness devices, as the Korean companies tries to turn its technological wizardry into lifestyle products that matter. The new Galaxy S5 phone...

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Simulation tool enables designers to correct signal integrity issues

February 24, 2014 3:19 pm | Cadsoft Computer Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The recently signed cooperation between Felicitas Customized Engineering GmbH and CadSoft Computer GmbH (London) gives EAGLE users access to the new simulation tool, developed by Felicitas Customized Engineering. Within this cooperation, Felicitas uses EAGLE as a front end for their simulation tool for signal integrity, PCBSim....

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Facebook's Zuckerberg paints long-term vision for WhatsApp, getting everyone online

February 24, 2014 1:53 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Mark Zuckerberg is known for his long-term vision for Facebook -and for bringing the Internet to billons of people around the world who are unconnected. The 29-year-old CEO of Facebook Inc. touched on both of those missions, in an on-stage interview at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Monday.

Vision Show and Conference

February 24, 2014 1:50 pm | Events

The Vision Show, North America’s largest vision and imaging trade show and conference, will be held in Boston, Massachusetts at the Hynes Convention Center, April 15-17, 2014. AIA, the world’s largest trade association promoting vision and imaging industries, founded The Vision Show in 1996.

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Olympic Viewing: Putin's seatmate, most tweeted Olympian

February 24, 2014 1:13 pm | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Olympic Viewing: Putin's seatmate, most tweeted Olympian. Highlights from television coverage of the Sochi Olympics: Good Seat, Miracle Worker, Closing the Ring, Cris Meet Marc, Bobbing for Gold, A Final Word From Our Sponsor, Tweet of the Day, Ratings, Most Tweeted.

Electro-thermal simulation in EMS for SolidWorks webinar

February 24, 2014 12:53 pm | Events

Joule, ohmic, or resistive heating all refer to the heat generated by passing an electric current in a conductor. This phenomena is desirable for some applications such as inductive heating and catheter ablation. On the contrary, it is highly unwanted in many other applications such as in power devices and electronic circuits.

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High-temperature inductor features a rating of -55°C to +300°C

February 24, 2014 12:51 pm | Coilcraft Critical Products & Services | Product Releases | Comments

The new AT549RBT cored-spring inductor from Coilcraft CPS (Cary, IL) features a temperature rating of -55°C to +300°C, making it ideal for extreme-temperature applications such as down-hole drilling and on-engine automotive. Features include...

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Ambient light sensors feature sensitivity over a range of 57,542 lux to 0.001 lux

February 24, 2014 12:50 pm | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Using the Santa Cruz ambient light sensor (ALS) from Maxim Integrated Products (San Jose, CA), factories can quickly configure and monitor multiple red, green, blue (RGB) and infrared (IR) ambient light sensors with the high accuracy required in industrial applications.

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