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2015 Shell Eco-marathon

April 6, 2015 3:42 pm | Events

The Shell Eco-marathon Americas is an event where college and high school students race ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.  Leading up to the competition, students seek ways to solve current and future energy challenges. To introduce the public to the Eco-marathon, Shell invited Cedarville to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January to ...

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Smart cities: How M2M will affect major urban areas

April 6, 2015 3:29 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief, WDD, @JMooneyWDD | Articles | Comments

By 2050, the United Nations projects 67 percent of the global population will live in cities. The rapid urban growth will require cities to become more sustainable, safer, and even interactive. In many places, the only way to handle this population influx ...

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Programmable DC power supplies feature voltage of 600W

April 6, 2015 3:18 pm | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of 600W high voltage models to TDK-Lambda’s Z+ series of programmable DC power supplies.  This extensive series is now available with output voltages of 0-10, 0-20, 0-36, 0-60, 0-160, 0-320 or 0-650VDC and with output powers of 200, 400, 600 and 800W.  These higher voltages ...

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Accelerating materials discovery with world's largest database of elastic properties

April 6, 2015 1:56 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published the world's largest set of data on the complete elastic properties of inorganic compounds, increasing by an order of magnitude ...

How do you feel? Video of your face may tell all

April 6, 2015 1:42 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University researchers are developing a highly accurate, touch-free system that uses a video camera to monitor patients' vital signs just by looking at their faces. The technique isn't new, but engineering researchers in Rice's Scalable Health Initiative are making ...

US Navy develops next-gen temperature sensor to measure ocean dynamics

April 6, 2015 1:38 pm | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | News | Comments

UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics that shape marine biology, climate patterns and military operations. The fiber-optic sensor can register significantly smaller temperature ...

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Human Vision Components include ten different sensing functions

April 6, 2015 1:28 pm | Videos | Comments

The Human Vision Components (HVC) incorporates 10 algorithms of the OKAO Vision Image Sensing Technology, including Face Recognition, Expression Estimation and Hand Detection, to recognize the conditions of people. Information on people's conditions ...

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Embedded Vision Summit

April 6, 2015 1:11 pm | Events

The fifth annual Embedded Vision Summit will be held May 12, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This technical, educational forum is designed for product creators, innovators and business leaders interested in incorporating computer vision into their applications, including medical imaging ...

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Researchers discover N-type polymer for fast organic battery

April 6, 2015 1:08 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultrafast battery applications. The discovery relies upon a "conjugated redox polymer" design....

Researchers create first metal-free catalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries

April 6, 2015 1:00 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and ...

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Water makes wires even more nano

April 6, 2015 12:53 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Water is the key component in a Rice University process to reliably create patterns of metallic and semiconducting wires less than 10 nanometers wide. The technique by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour builds upon its discovery that the meniscus ...

New advancements in 3-D designs for neural tissue engineering

April 6, 2015 12:48 pm | by Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering | News | Comments

It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a unique approach for reconstructing damaged neural tissue....

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Watch this chainsaw-powered machine gun destroy its target

April 6, 2015 11:38 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Joerg Sprave is the mad genius of do-it-yourself slingshots. The German businessman spends his free time designing absurd, slightly impractical weapons like the machete slingshot and the granddaddy of all absurdities, a chainsaw launcher. His latest ...

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Ultra-low-profile antenna offers performance in a small package

April 6, 2015 10:59 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the AT2450A2008AT ultra low profile chip antenna from Frontier Electronics. The AT2450A2008AT serves 2.4GHz applications with bandwidths as wide as 150MHz. Capable of handling 3 watts of continuous power and up to 5 watts for short durations, the Frontier AT2450A2008AT ...

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Rapid-prototyping kit features 256KBytes of Flash and 64K of SRAM

April 6, 2015 10:54 am | Mouser Electronics, Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MSP-EXP432P401R LaunchPad Evaluation Kit from Texas Instruments (TI). This new TI LaunchPad is an easy-to-use rapid-prototyping kit for TI’s new MSP432P401R microcontrollers featuring 256KBytes of Flash and 64K of SRAM. The new TI MSP432 microcontroller family is based on a low power ...

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