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Element 117 discovered by Lawrence Livermore one step closer to being named

May 2, 2014 1:19 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Element 117, first discovered by Lawrence Livermore scientists and international collaborators in 2002, is one step closer to being named. The existence of element 117 and its decay chain to elements 115 and 113 have been confirmed by a second international team led by scientists at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research....

Bluetooth Innovation Series advances developer knowledge

May 2, 2014 1:05 pm | by Steve Hegenderfer, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen explosive growth over the last few years — a growth fueled by Bluetooth Smart technology, which developers are integrating into millions of new devices and helping to bring connectivity to everyday objects. In fact, ABI Research revealed that half of the Bluetooth enabled devices shipped in 2013 ...

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Motor kits cover a wide range of applications in direct drive motion control

May 2, 2014 11:49 am | Applimotion, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion’s (Loomis, CA) ULT, UTH, and UTS frameless brushless motor kits cover a wide range of applications in direct drive motion control. New sizes recently introduced have large center through-holes and thin radial cross-section. Coupling this to the…

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Preassembled cables suit areas subject to site limitations

May 2, 2014 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kerite (Seymour, CT) announced a full line of preassembled aerial cable for use between substation getaway riser cable and the circuit’s open-wire distribution portion, for express feeder circuits with site limitations, and for…

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Limiter diodes provide fast turn-on time, low-loss, and low capacitance

May 2, 2014 10:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

SemiGen, Inc. (Manchester, NH) offers limiter diodes that feature fast turn-on time, low loss, low capacitance and resistance, and easy bonding. The company’s limiter diodes can be supplied in chip form or in a choice of packages.

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150 watt portable LED work light features adjustable aluminum frame

May 2, 2014 9:27 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a 150 watt portable LED work light, the EPL-TFM-150LED-RT-100-2023, mounted to an adjustable aluminum frame. This portable LED unit produces 12,000 lumens of light while drawing only 150 watts of power....

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Power resistor offers current ratings to 85 A

May 2, 2014 9:15 am | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology (Malvern, PA) introduced a new universal edgewound power resistor. Providing a convenient drop-in replacement for competing solutions, the universal-mounted EDGU combines a high-reliability design....

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Linear flood light now available in LED version

May 2, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting (Greenville, SC) announced that Architectural Area Lighting’s (AAL) popular Pivot linear flood light is now available in LED. Coupling the fixture’s simple yet striking aesthetics with long lasting LEDs, the Pivot is an exceptionally flexible lighting solution....

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NASA sounding rocket to study interplanetary medium

May 2, 2014 8:18 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

NASA will conduct a sounding rocket mission in May 2014, carrying a payload designed to measure the nature of the interplanetary medium, characterizing the particles that fill our solar system. The Hydrogen Polarimetric Explorer, or HYPE, measures light reflected by interplanetary hydrogen....

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Whales hear us more than we realize

May 2, 2014 8:13 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Killer whales and other marine mammals likely hear sonar signals more than we've known. That's because commercially available sonar systems, which are designed to create signals beyond the range of hearing of such animals, also emit signals known to be within their hearing range....

Stimulated mutual annihilation

May 2, 2014 8:03 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Twenty years ago, Philip Platzman and Allen Mills, Jr. at Bell Laboratories proposed that a gamma-ray laser could be made from a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) of positronium, the simplest atom made of both matter and antimatter (1)....

Syracuse University physicists confirm existence of new type of meson

May 2, 2014 7:58 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University have made several important discoveries regarding the basic structure of mesons—subatomic particles long thought to be composed of one quark and one antiquark and bound together by a strong interaction....

Collaborative 'metasurfaces' grant to merge classical and quantum physics

May 2, 2014 7:55 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to lead a multidisciplinary effort that will merge research in classical and quantum physics and accelerate the development of advanced optical technologies....

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Police use new tool to source crowds for evidence

May 2, 2014 7:52 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 people ended up in the hospital, including several police officers....

Today's advice to graduates: No selfies

May 2, 2014 7:48 am | by MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Toss your cap. Turn your tassel. Just don't snap that selfie. Graduates at the University of South Florida and Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., have been asked to refrain from taking self-portraits with their cell phones as they collect their diplomas....

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