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Purdue's M-STEM3 program to offer grants for teachers

June 18, 2014 3:15 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Purdue University's M-STEM3 program has launched a website to help elementary and secondary school teachers get grants to purchase curricula that harnesses the excitement of auto racing and advanced manufacturing to teach science, technology, engineering and math....

Amazon ties new 4.7-inch phone to its services

June 18, 2014 3:13 pm | by Ryan Nakashima - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3-D. The Fire phone will share many characteristics found in other Amazon devices. The home screen will have a carousel of recently...

High-density interconnect system intended for large-scale storage

June 18, 2014 2:19 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) announces the launch of its new comprehensive iPass+ High-Density Interconnect System, comprised of host-side board connectors, internal and external copper cable assemblies and Active Optical Cables (AOCs) capable of transporting SAS 3.0, 12 Gbps signals....

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Army aware, wary of IT challenges

June 18, 2014 1:18 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare hosted a forum June 12, 2014, titled "The Future of Cyber in Support of Strategic Landpower." Throughout panel discussions at the event, experts emphasized the current vulnerability to cyber-attacks.....

Photos of the Day: Building a chocolate drone

June 18, 2014 12:32 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

An intrepid DIYer built a quadcopter made of at least 40% chocolate. The best part is: This chocodrone actually flies! The unnamed artiste filmed the creation process – and the ensuing flight – using a GoPro Hero 3. She coats the wings in a thick layer of cocoa and uses molded chocolate for the lower frame....

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Framework configures, secures remote access to legacy and emerging energy devices for utilities

June 18, 2014 12:16 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Due to a variety of attacks on the energy sector in the last decade, utilities are on high alert for possible infiltrations to their security. Having incorrect or inconsistent configuration of energy sector devices is just one of the areas attackers could leverage to thwart the security....

Mitra develops verification tool for trustworthy cyber-physical systems

June 18, 2014 12:16 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Over the past few decades, information systems have increasingly replaced human operators and processes, with technology assisting in everything from flying aircraft to regulating heartbeats. As the movement toward more autonomous systems continues, there is a growing need....

8-channel, 12-bit oscilloscope features up to 1 GHz of bandwidth

June 18, 2014 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne LeCroy announced the HDO8000 oscilloscope product line with 8 analog input channels, 12-bits of vertical resolution utilizing Teledyne LeCroy’s HD4096 technology, and up to 1 GHz of bandwidth. The HDO8000 oscilloscopes have maximum performance....

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Magneto-resistive position sensors in DFN package help simplify PCB assembly

June 18, 2014 11:14 am | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA) has expanded its magneto-resistive (MR) product offering with a line of accurate, low power position sensors housed in a compact DFN package. The KMXP Series can be easily soldered to a PCB via automated standard assembly methods.

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Dynamic spectroscopy duo

June 18, 2014 10:18 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

From allowing our eyes to see, to enabling green plants to harvest energy from the sun, photochemical reactions – reactions triggered by light – are both ubiquitous and critical to nature. Photochemical reactions also play essential roles in high technology, from the creation of new nanomaterials to the development of more efficient solar energy systems....

Alta Devices AnyLight Demonstration

June 18, 2014 10:13 am | Events

Alta Devices (www.altadevices.com) will describe how its AnyLight™ technology can power sensors for a variety of applications using indoor light. This is a result of Alta’s unique technology that not only holds the world-record for the highest efficiency of any solar technology under one sun at 28.8%, but also captures substantial energy under extremely dim indoor lighting conditions.

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What amino acids in shells can tell us about Bronze Age people

June 18, 2014 10:11 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new study by scientists at the University of York has shed new light on the use of mollusc shells as personal adornments by Bronze Age people. The research team used amino acid racemisation analysis (a technique used previously mainly for dating artefacts), light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy....

Move over, silicon, there's a new circuit in town

June 18, 2014 10:10 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When it comes to electronics, silicon will now have to share the spotlight. In a paper recently published in Nature Communications, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering describe how they have overcome a major issue in carbon nanotube technology by developing a flexible, energy-efficient hybrid circuit....

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MIPT-based researcher predicts new state of matter

June 18, 2014 10:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A researcher with the Department of Electrodynamics of Complex Systems and Nanophotonics, Alexander Rozhkov, has presented theoretical calculations which indicate the possible existence of fermionic matter in apreviously unknown state – in the form ofaone-dimensional liquid....

Shortage of cybersecurity professionals poses risk to national security

June 18, 2014 10:05 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals – particularly for positions within the federal government – creates risks for national and homeland security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. Demand for trained cybersecurity professionals who work to protect organizations from cybercrime is high nationwide....

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