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Nanotube-based sensors can be implanted under the skin for a year

November 4, 2013 11:02 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how NO behaves in both healthy and cancerous cells.

Synaptic transistor learns while it computes

November 4, 2013 11:00 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

It doesn't take a Watson to realize that even the world's best supercomputers are staggeringly inefficient and energy-intensive machines. Our brains have upwards of 86 billion neurons, connected by synapses that not only complete myriad logic circuits; they continuously adapt to stimuli...

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MOSFET boasts an Rds(on) of only 19 mΩ in a TO 247 package

November 4, 2013 9:13 am | Mouser Electronics, Infineon | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics announced the availability of the CoolMOS C7 MOSFET from Infineon Technologies, with 650V Superjunction MOSFET technology and one of the lowest Rds(on) specs in the industry. A MOSFET behaves like a voltage controlled switch or resistor. The lower the on‑state resistance (Rds(on)), the more current flows through the switch and therefore the higher the efficiency of the circuit.

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Photos of the Day: Chinese journalist tries to crowdfund his career, challenging state-controlled, corrupt industry

November 4, 2013 9:03 am | by LOUISE WATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

From his temporary home on a friend's sofa, Yin Yusheng hopes to craft a new kind of journalism in China, where the industry is widely seen as state-controlled and corrupt. He wants to make his readers the boss - and that includes paying his salary. Once users pledge 5,000 yuan ($800) - half his monthly pay when he worked for a business daily - he takes a story up.

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Metamorphosing beast center-stage in Sony game

November 4, 2013 1:51 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Knack was created to be the perfect beast to show off the spectacularly vamped up visual powers of the PlayStation 4 game console. The hero of the game, which is also called "Knack," is made up of 5,000 parts that cluster together and hang in the air to shape its ever-metamorphosing form. Each...

Understanding who is most susceptible to West Nile virus

November 3, 2013 12:01 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

A Yale study has uncovered a key genetic mechanism that may determine a person’s susceptibility to the ravages of West Nile virus. The study appears in the Advance Online Publication of Nature Immunology....

Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases

November 1, 2013 6:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Ameriana BanCorp : Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 98.3 decrease from its 65-day average volume. The shares remained unchanged at $13.75. Bank of the James Financial Group : Approximately 100 shares changed...

Why you shouldn’t implant computer chips in your arm

November 1, 2013 3:31 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

In general, medical implants and their components are strictly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and for good reason. You can’t just stick anything under your skin without extreme consequences including things like major infections, pretty gnarly scaring, and potentially deadly health complications.

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Too much texting can disconnect couples

November 1, 2013 2:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Couples shouldn't let their thumbs do the talking when it comes to serious conversations, disagreements or apologies. Brigham Young University researchers Lori Schade and Jonathan Sandberg studied 276 young adults around the country and found that being constantly connected through technology can create some disconnects....

Study: Staggering turbines improves performance 33 percent

November 1, 2013 2:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Research into the best ways to arrange wind turbines has produced staggering results — quite literally. The University of Delaware's Cristina Archer and her Atmosphere and Energy Research Group found that staggering and spacing out turbines in an offshore wind farm can improve performance by as much as 33 percent.

Button cells ideally suited for medical applications

November 1, 2013 1:40 pm | Varta Microbattery | Product Releases | Comments

Announced  by VARTA Microbattery is the H2 family of hydrogen gas generating cells.  The button cells offer an energy-independent solution for the displacement of virtually any liquid, gel, paste or granule, and are engineered to provide a portable dosing solution for automatic dispensers used in  short-, medium- or long-term drug delivery systems, as well as in analytics, sensing or leakage detection applications.  

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Solid-state power amplifier block upconverters offer 47 dBm of output power

November 1, 2013 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Comtech Xicom Technology announces new military satellite communication (MIL-SATCOM) solid-state power amplifier block upconverters will be presented during MILCOM'13. At MILCOM’13, Xicom will be showcasing its new generation of 50-Watt X-Band and 40-Watt Ku-Band solid-state high power amplifiers (SSPAs).

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Software delivers ultra-rapid prototyping and development for ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers

November 1, 2013 1:09 pm | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited announces its Software Platform, delivering ultra rapid prototyping and development for ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers, at an unparalleled attractive cost level. The Software Platform - which Altium will be showcasing at the ARM TechCon Conference - includes a comprehensive range of middleware functionalities....

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Siemens, Texas A&M researchers to develop cost-effective technology to remove heavy metals from water and wastewater

November 1, 2013 12:52 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

Siemens Water Technologies and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have signed an exclusive license agreement and a research and......

Capacitor series includes extended capacitance range up to 39µF

November 1, 2013 12:51 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its Mini-TurboCap and RoHS Compliant Mini-TurboCap Series with a new 25V rating and an extended capacitance range (up to 39µF) for its 50V parts. Now available in 25V, 50V, and 100V, these state-of-the-art base metal electrode (BME) capacitor series exhibit extremely high volumetric efficiency....

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