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Babu Makes Printing Receipts Obsolete

May 13, 2014 5:20 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

 For those tired of trying to find a receipt or hanging on to stacks and stacks of them, University of Illinois students are making organizing them easy and printing them irrelevant with an receipt reducing app called Babu.  Consumers can register an account and add any credit/debit card numbers they use through Babu’s secure app.

Sun rises on solar panels on White House roof

May 13, 2014 4:11 pm | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof, capping a project that President Barack Obama hopes will send a signal that renewable energy is feasible and environmentally shrewd. Obama said in 2010 that he would retrofit his family's new home with solar panels starting in 2011....

The doctor's in - through webcam, smartphone

May 13, 2014 4:07 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural Maryland home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his laptop....

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Solar-powered UAS provides “silent operation”

May 13, 2014 3:51 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Imagine a flying Prius with all the blather of a mime and you’ve got the Silent Falcon sUAS. This solar-powered small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) was one of the cooler wares on display at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) 2014 in sunny Orlando, Florida....

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MEMS nanoinjector for genetic modification of cells

May 13, 2014 12:40 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research—including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. But the traditional method of transferring genetic material into a new cell, called "microinjection," has a serious downside.

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Chemists design molecules for controlling bacterial behavior

May 13, 2014 12:38 pm | by Syracuse University | News | Comments

Chemists in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University have figured out how to control multiple bacterial behaviors—potentially good news for the treatment of infectious diseases and other bacteria-associated issues, without causing drug resistance.  Yan-Yeung Luk, associate professor of chemistry, has spearheaded the discovery, in conjunction with his research lab at Syracuse University...

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GM recall shows gaps in air bag knowledge

May 13, 2014 12:33 pm | News | Comments

General Motors' recall of 2.6 million small cars has shed light on an unsettling fact: Air bags might not always deploy when drivers — and federal regulators — expect them to. Thirteen people have died in crashes involving older GM cars...

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Teaching robots right from wrong

May 13, 2014 12:30 pm | by Alexander Reid, Tufts University | News | Comments

Researchers from Tufts University, Brown University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are teaming with the U.S. Navy to explore technology that would pave the way for developing robots capable of making moral decisions. In a project funded by the Office of Naval Research and coordinated under the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative...

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Frost & Sullivan: Cost-effectiveness continues to drive opportunities for the global measurement gages market

May 13, 2014 12:28 pm | News | Comments

The global measurement gages market has limited technological advancement, thus pricing strategy is a key differentiator for companies operating in this space.  Realizing this, manufacturers are wooing price-sensitive end users by offshoring their manufacturing to cost-efficient countries in Asia. To continue rolling out cost-effective products, market participant are expanding their manufacturing capabilities in Asia-Pacific (APAC)...

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Central Semiconductor announces global distribution agreement with Digi-Key

May 13, 2014 12:20 pm | Central Semiconductor Corp., Digi-Key | News | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp., and global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced a global distribution agreement. Central Semiconductor supplies leading edge discrete semiconductors for the latest high-tech products, from smart phones, tablets and laptop computers to bar code scanners, portable medical devices and telecom systems.

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Computing platform provides I/O design configurability

May 13, 2014 12:13 pm | Elma Electronic Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. (Fremont, CA) introduced the S50J Computing Platform, a rugged field-deployable system with abundant configurable I/O for design versatility. According to the company, virtually any I/O scheme can be supported using…

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Thin film resistors offer high accuracy

May 13, 2014 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of through-hole single-in-line thin film resistors. For high accuracy in precision, high-voltage instrumentation and amplifiers, the Vishay Dale Thin Film HVPS devices feature high resistance values to 10 MΩ, tight tolerances down to ± 0.01  percent, and high working voltages to 1800 V.

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LED drivers perform in hazardous locations

May 13, 2014 11:49 am | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products (Elgin, IL) has introduced two new LED Drivers designed for use in hazardous location fixtures. The new LED-HL Series 25-W and 40-W drivers are based on the company’s standard LED Series models. These units add…

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Rugged processing modules offer cost-effective solution

May 13, 2014 11:43 am | Curtiss-Wright Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the first member of its new family of rugged ARM®-based COTS processing modules, the VPX3-1701, a 3U VPX single board computer (SBC) based on a CPU that features dual 1 GHz ARM processors.

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Motherboard is based on AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform

May 13, 2014 11:23 am | Congatec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

congatec AG (Deggendorf, Germany) introduced an industrial Mini-ITX motherboard. The new embedded motherboards will meet the same standards and quality as the established Computer-On-Modules from congatec. This Mini ITX board is…

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