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Piezoresistive shock accelerometer designed for weapons testing

December 13, 2013 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has introduced the Endevco model 7284 series, a family of lightly damped, high-g, triaxial, piezoresistive shock accelerometers designed for weapons testing, high-g data recorders, missile fuzes and other extreme-g applications.

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Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code

December 13, 2013 11:37 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a second code hiding within DNA. This second code contains information that changes how scientists read the instructions contained in DNA and interpret mutations to make sense of health and disease. A research team led by Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos, University of Washington associate professor of genome sciences and of medicine, made the discovery.

Keeping the lights on

December 13, 2013 11:32 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A method of assessing the stability of large-scale power grids in real time could bring the world closer to its goal of producing and utilizing a smart grid. The algorithmic approach, developed by UC Santa Barbara professor Igor Mezic along with Yoshihiko Susuki from Kyoto University, can predict future massive instabilities....

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How to keep our children safe from online predators

December 13, 2013 11:27 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new book entitled "Cyberbullying through the New Media" seeks to provide a better understanding of how we can cope with and confront cyberbullying, and how new media technology can be used to actually support the victims of such abuse.

Labor group sees progress at major Apple supplier

December 13, 2013 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A labor group monitoring three Chinese factories that make iPhones and other Apple products says once-oppressive working conditions have steadily improved in the last 18 months, but more must be done to reduce the amount of overtime that employees work.

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Army tests vehicle-mounted laser against multiple targets

December 13, 2013 11:00 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army used a vehicle-mounted high-energy laser for the first time to successfully engage more than 90 mortar rounds and several unmanned aerial vehicles in flight. The Army High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator, or HEL MD, underwent multiple test events between Nov. 18 and Dec. 10, at White Sands Missile Range.

Hybrid amplifiers provide up to +61 dBmV output power and 26 dB gain

December 13, 2013 10:00 am | Richardson RFPD, Inc., Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for two new hybrid amplifiers for CATV applications from TriQuint. The TAT8884HO GaAs power doubler amplifier operates from 50 to 1000 MHz and features high linearity and gain.

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Power MOSFETs offer a low-side maximum on-resistance down to 6.4 mΩ

December 13, 2013 9:52 am | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology launched two new AEC-Q101-qualified, 40 V, dual n-channel TrenchFET power MOSFETs in the asymmetric PowerPAK SO-8L package. For automotive applications, the Vishay Siliconix SQJ940EP and SQJ942EP combine both high- and low-side MOSFETs....

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Light-measurement sensor designed for industrial automation and factory assembly applications

December 13, 2013 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

EMX Industries has announced the global market introduction of its LEX-1000 color light measurement sensor. The LEX-1000 is used within industrial automation and factory assembly related applications, providing fast, high-resolution comparative measurements of the color characteristics of a variety of light sources and illuminated objects.

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Low-power tunneling transistor for high-performance devices at low voltage

December 13, 2013 9:38 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new type of transistor that could make possible fast and low-power computing devices for energy-constrained applications such as smart sensor networks, implantable medical electronics and ultra-mobile computing is feasible, according to Penn State researchers.

Programming smart molecules

December 13, 2013 9:31 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Computer scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have joined forces to put powerful probabilistic reasoning algorithms in the hands of bioengineers.

Can we turn unwanted carbon dioxide into electricity?

December 13, 2013 9:27 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide (CO2) underground—and use it as a tool to boost electric power generation by at least 10 times compared to existing geothermal energy approaches.

First rock dating experiment performed on Mars

December 13, 2013 9:23 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Although researchers have determined the ages of rocks from other planetary bodies, the actual experiments—like analyzing meteorites and moon rocks—have always been done on Earth. Now, for the first time, researchers have successfully determined the age of a Martian rock—with experiments performed on Mars.

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Photos of the Day: Gift Guide: Strong slate of iPad challengers

December 13, 2013 9:14 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Once upon a time, people who craved a tablet computer bought an iPad. But Apple faces its strongest slate of challengers this holiday season, with several tablets besting the trend-setting iPad on price and features. There are still plenty of reasons to get an iPad - either the full-size iPad Air starting at $499 or the iPad Mini at $399.

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Israeli start-up seeks to end roaming charges

December 13, 2013 2:22 am | by JOSEF FEDERMAN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

An Israeli startup is trying to combat a common fear for international travelers: getting socked with hundreds or thousands of dollars in unexpected roaming charges for using cellphones away from home. Cell Buddy aims to turn any smartphone into a local one. Travelers can choose from an array of...

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