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7 teen inventors who are changing the world

February 26, 2015 12:25 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta + Larry Corby, Digital Artist | Blogs | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields.

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Photos of the Day: The "Ghost Gunner" milling machine for AR-15 lower receivers

February 26, 2015 11:21 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The “Ghost Gunner” tabletop milling machine can “manufacture any mil-spec 80% AR-15 lower receiver that already has the rear take down well milled out ... lowers with non-mil-spec trigger guards that are otherwise mil-spec are also compatible”....

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Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'

February 26, 2015 9:56 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders." Google scientists have cooked up software that can do better than humans....

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Elon Musk's solar company to use former Solyndra buildings

February 25, 2015 5:32 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

SolarCity, the California-based solar power company chaired by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, will soon set up shop in the property that formerly housed Solyndra. The two-building, 200,000-square-foot complex in Fremont, California ...

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Could pilots fly aircraft using their minds?

February 25, 2015 5:12 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The BRAINFLIGHT project has an ambitious goal – complete control over aircraft (or a significantly reduced workload) using nothing but your mind. The team from Tekever and a collection of European researchers recently demonstrated their brain-computer interface (BCI) ...

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Planar transformers feature power levels from 50-200W

February 25, 2015 2:06 pm | by Champs Technologies, LLC | Champs Technologies, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Champs Technologies officially introduces to the market a standard planar transformer series termed “G45”. They have been specifically developed, tested, and adapted for use in Linear Technology’s Reference Design Series DC1317A. That series is renowned for its high efficiency and power....

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Position hinge delivers “one-way” motion

February 25, 2015 2:03 pm | by Reell Precision Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The new “PHT Position Hinge” from Reell Precision Manufacturing introduces an ideal solution for high-performance position control applications by providing reliable holding force in one direction while enabling easy adjustment with virtually no resistance in the other. This unique hinge delivering “one-way” motion especially suits ...

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DC-DC converters provide input voltage range of 18-75 volts DC

February 25, 2015 1:55 pm | by Ge Energy | Ge Energy | Product Releases | Comments

GE’s new 228-watt (W) quarter-brick QHHD019A0B isolated DC-DC converters are the latest addition to its Hammerhead series of DC-DC modules. The low-height converters provide a single, precisely regulated output voltage over an ultra-wide input voltage range of 18-75 volts DC. Cost-effective and energy- and space-efficient ...

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Photos of the Day: Military's largest cargo plane transports pathfinder backplane

February 25, 2015 11:55 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Rare glimpse into the mouth of a C-5 Galaxy military transport plane, the largest cargo plane in the U.S. fleet, which was designed to carry tanks, just before STTARS (the Space Telescope Transporter for Air Road and Sea) was loaded for transport....

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Power resistor lowers costs in automotive and industrial applications

February 25, 2015 11:28 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new AEC-Q200-qualified, 25 W thick film power resistor in a compact surface-mount TO-252 style (DPAK) package. For automotive, industrial, and military applications, the Vishay Sfernice DTO25 saves space compared with previous-generation solutions....

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Mouser, Grant Imahara unveil robotics "Empowering Innovation Challenge"

February 25, 2015 11:25 am | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is partnering with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to call on engineers of all levels to join them on a journey to Empower Innovation Together. Engineers worldwide can engage with Grant Imahara ...

EMI/RFI shielding product guide includes unique side-by-side format

February 25, 2015 11:10 am | by Tech-Etch Inc. | Tech-Etch Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The EMI/RFI Shielding Product Guide from Tech-Etch describes and pictures shielding products in a useful side-by-side comparison format. The eight-page brochure compares mounting, composition, size range, effective compression range, type of seal, contact interface, and performance data....

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New flow battery to keep big cities lit, green, & safe

February 25, 2015 11:02 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Ensuring the power grid keeps the lights on in large cities could be easier with a new battery design that packs far more energy than any other battery of its kind and size. The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery, described in Nature Communications , uses an electrolyte that has more than ...

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New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently

February 25, 2015 10:53 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland have developed a new method to implement different types of nanowires side-by-side into a single array on a single substrate. The new technique makes it possible to use different semiconductor materials ...

Using 'fuzzy logic' to optimize hybrid solar/battery systems

February 25, 2015 10:51 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

How did fuzzy logic help a group of researchers in Tunisia and Algeria create an ideal photovoltaic system that obeys the supply-and-demand principle and its delicate balance? In the Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy ...

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