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Reference design kit includes a complete API

January 13, 2014 3:14 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Movea, Xm-Squared, and Texas Instruments (TI) demonstrated their new G-series high-performance multisport wearable solution at the Movea stand during CES. The G-series takes user experience to the next level with this energy-optimized solution for highly accurate activity tracking and advanced sports and sleep monitoring....

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17th R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit

January 13, 2014 3:06 pm | Events

This Summit will provide participants with a snapshot of the evolution, current status, and projected future of R&D and Product Development Metrics as viewed from the top of corporations. During the first two seminars of the Summit, we will teach the Body of Knowledge of R&D and Product Development Metrics -- with a focus towards the measures that company Officers and Senior Executives need....

Domestic drones and you: Leveraging privacy vs. security

January 13, 2014 2:36 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

While MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers are mostly confined to overseas battlefields, a wide variety of unmanned systems will play an expanded role in law enforcement, commerce, and even mail delivery ... which leads to all sorts of privacy concerns. Get your thinking caps and opinions ready, because we’re looking to drill down to the core issues presented by the use of unmanned systems in Peoria, USA.

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To curb China’s haze and air pollution, use water

January 13, 2014 1:54 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

A new idea to cut back on air pollution: spray water into the atmosphere from sprinklers atop tall buildings and towers, similar to watering a garden. This suggestion comes from Shaocai Yu of Zhejiang University in China, and North Carolina State University in the US. In an article published in Springer’s journal Environmental Chemistry Letters...

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Temporary manhole-mount explosion-proof LED fixture acts as convenient alternative to traditional string or tank lights

January 13, 2014 12:42 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The Larson Electronics MMLP-1MLED 150 watt Temporary Manhole Mount Light Fixture provides operators with a powerful and highly convenient alternative to traditional string or tank lights. LED technology, an innovative 21” man-way support bracket and compact design makes this lamp an excellent lighting solution....

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µModule regulator configurable as quad, triple, dual, or single

January 13, 2014 12:36 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LTM4644 quad output step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator configurable as a single (16A), dual (12A, 4A or 8A, 8A), triple (8A, 4A, 4A) or quad (4A each) output regulator. This flexibility enables system designers to rely on one simple and compact µModule regulator....

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LED luminaires enables design flexibility

January 13, 2014 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting announced the perfect energy efficient luminaire for messy industrial environments—Columbia Lighting’s LXEM LED Enclosed and Gasketed Fiberglass Industrial Luminaire. Built with design flexibility in mind, the LXEM is available in a wide range of lumen packages and offered in three different lengths—all in the same family.

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Towards perfect control of light waves

January 13, 2014 10:46 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

A team has constructed a detector, which provides a detailed picture of the waveforms of femtosecond laser pulses (1 fs = 10-15 seconds). Knowledge of the exact waveform of these pulses enables scientists to reproducibly generate light flashes that are a thousand times shorter – lasting only for attoseconds – and can be used to study ultrafast processes at the molecular and atomic levels.

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Climate engineering: What does the public think?

January 13, 2014 10:41 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Members of the public have a negative view of climate engineering, the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the environment to counteract climate change, according to a new study. The results are from researchers who have undertaken the first systematic large-scale evaluation of the public reaction to climate engineering.

'Superlens' extends range of wireless power transfer

January 13, 2014 10:40 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so far resulted in cumbersome devices that only work over very small distances. But now, researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of wireless power transfer using low-frequency magnetic fields over distances much larger than the size of the transmitter and receiver.

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Video game players can check out Toyota concept

January 13, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Video game players will get a chance to try out a virtual version of Toyota's new concept sports car that was unveiled in Detroit as a symbol of the automaker's design future. The Japanese automaker took the wraps off the FT-1 on Monday during press previews at the North American International Auto Show.

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The hottest gadgets of CES: 3-D printers to 4K TVs

January 13, 2014 10:28 am | by PETER SVENSSON & RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The biggest gadget trade show in the Americas wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas after swamping the city with 150,000 attendees. This year, "wearable" computing was big, along with various 3-D technologies, especially 3-D printing. Wearable devices in the shape of smartwatches and head-mounted displays have been a staple of the show for a long time...

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Gadget Watch: iPhone case lets you see heat

January 13, 2014 10:18 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Remember the alien with heat vision in the movie "Predator"? You, too, can now stalk people in the jungle by their heat signatures — or check your home's insulation for leaks, whichever is most useful to you. FLIR Systems Inc. is launching its first consumer product, an iPhone jacket that contains a heat camera.

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Gadget Watch: The desk that tells you to stand up

January 13, 2014 10:13 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sitting down all day is bad for you, or so doctors say. There's been a burst of interest in standing desks, but they're not that easy to use, and it's hard to motivate sitters to stand. Stir, a company founded by a former Apple engineer, says it has the answer: a table that will nudge you to stand, with a gentle, one-inch rise and fall of its surface.

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Japan automakers to unveil concept cars in Detroit

January 13, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. are among the major players in an increasingly confident automotive industry unveiling new concept models to stir excitement in the improving U.S. market at the North American International Auto Show that opened Monday in Detroit. U.S. research company Edmunds.com estimates 15.66 million new cars were sold in 2013...

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