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Content kingmaker -- quality or webpage position?

June 13, 2014 12:46 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In today's Information Age, it's easy get overwhelmed by online content. On YouTube alone, over 100 hours worth of video is uploaded every minute. Showcasing the most interesting content allows providers to convey a certain level of quality to its audiences and encourages users to stay on the website....

Company profile: HARTING

June 13, 2014 12:45 pm | Videos | Comments

Almost 65 years ago, Wilhelm Harting invented the rectangular connector. Today, the company he founded is a global leader in industrial, communications and device connectivity, still owned and managed by his descendants. Many more HARTING innovations in connector design and termination technology have followed over the years....

Scientists find trigger to decode the genome

June 13, 2014 12:40 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists from The University of Manchester have identified an important trigger that dictates how cells change their identity and gain specialised functions. And the research, published today in Cell Reports, has brought them a step closer to being able to decode the genome....

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Active particles may enhance phase separation

June 13, 2014 11:55 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Systems containing self-propelling particles, such as bacteria or artificial colloidal particles, are always out of equilibrium but may show interesting transitions between different states, reminiscent of phase transitions in equilibrium. However, application of analytical and computational methodologies from equilibrium statistical mechanics is questionable....

Long-range tunneling of quantum particles

June 13, 2014 11:48 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

One of the most remarkable consequences of the rules in quantum mechanics is the capability of a quantum particle to penetrate through a potential barrier even though its energy would not allow for the corresponding classical trajectory. This is known as the quantum tunnel effect....

Quantum computation: Fragile yet error-free

June 13, 2014 11:17 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Even computers are error-prone. The slightest disturbances may alter saved information and falsify the results of calculations. To overcome these problems, computers use specific routines to continuously detect and correct errors. This also holds true for a future quantum computer....

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MyHome gives radiator owners chance to control heat remotely

June 13, 2014 11:15 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering student Christopher Moy and a team of engineers are creating a system called “MyHome,” which can help regulate how much heat is produced by these relics called radiators and thus virtually eliminating wasted ...

New computer program aims to teach itself everything about anything

June 13, 2014 11:12 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In today's digitally driven world, access to information appears limitless. But when you have something specific in mind that you don't know, like the name of that niche kitchen tool you saw at a friend's house, it can be surprisingly hard to sift through the volume of information online....

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Imaging tools help radiologists diagnose lung cancer, save lives

June 13, 2014 11:09 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Medical-imaging software under development at Rochester Institute of Technology could someday give radiologists a tool for measuring the growth of nodules in patients at risk of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention....

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3 reasons you’d kill yourself with a lightsaber

June 13, 2014 11:02 am | by JF Stackhouse, Engineerjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

When I was eight years old, there was only one thing I wanted more than for someone to invent the lightsaber. I wanted one to fall off the back of a truck and land in my front yard.Fortunately, neither occurred; lightsabers are dangerous, poorly designed, and unstable. Here are three of the many reasons they should be preemptively outlawed....

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In-car networking technology

June 13, 2014 10:28 am | by Bert Bergner, Principal Engineer, Advanced Development Infotainment Automotive; TE Connectivity, Bensheim Jens Wuelfing, Development Engineer, Product Development Infotainment Automotive, TE Connectivity, Bensheim Andreas Engel, Senior Manager | Articles | Comments

There are a broad variety of data busses available for use in today’s automotive communication infrastructure: from the cost efficient dedicated control message systems, such as LIN, CAN and FlexRay, up to optimized media streaming networks like MOST....

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This is what it looks like when you play soccer in space

June 13, 2014 9:55 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

In recognition of the World Cup, the astronauts on the International Space Station got their own game of soccer going. Obviously, the rules and logistics are a little bit different when neither the ball nor the players are subject to the whims of gravity. The video stars U.S. astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson and fellow German astronaut Alexander Gerst.

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Crossing the goal line: New tech tracks football in 3-D space

June 13, 2014 9:47 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with Disney Research, have developed a system that can track a football in three-dimensional space using low-frequency magnetic fields....

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Tesla opening access to its electric car patents

June 13, 2014 9:44 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE and DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised Thursday to give away the company's entire patent portfolio to all comers, as long as they promised not to engage courtroom battles over intellectual property....

Computers replace humans reading weather reports

June 13, 2014 9:42 am | by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two outpost offices of the National Weather Service in Alaska are finally ending what has been a bygone practice for most of the nation for almost two decades - using real human voices in radio forecast broadcasts. The Nome and Kodiak offices are switching to computerized voices....

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