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Study cracks how the brain processes emotions

July 10, 2014 2:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Although feelings are personal and subjective, the human brain turns them into a standard code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations and even people, reports a new study by Cornell University neuroscientist Adam Anderson....

FMCs designed for network interface

July 10, 2014 1:11 pm | Vadatech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) now offers FMCs with high-speed interfaces up to 40GB speeds. This includes cages for dual QSPF+, SPF+, and RJ-45 as well as some quad cage versions. The latest in the network interface series of FMCs is the FMC108....

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Engineering Update Episode 66: The Navy's robo-tuna

July 10, 2014 10:39 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The Navy is experimenting with a 4-foot long unmanned undersea vehicle designed to blend in with marine life and perform military functions. This so-called "biometric" autonomous vehicle not only looks like a fish, but swims like one as well. The "robo-tuna" doesn't rely on traditional means of propulsion like propellers or jets, but it actually swims by flipping its tail....

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AC & DC axial fans available for harsh environments and IP56 rated

July 9, 2014 3:31 pm | Qualtek Electronics Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Qualtek (Mentor, Ohio) introduces its series of high-performance, low-cost HPLC series, AC and DC axial fans tested to withstand harsh environmental conditions, including dust and water. The axial fan series, with sizes ranging from 172mm to 280mm, have met or exceeds the international standard IEC 60529....

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RFID light detector is battery-free

July 9, 2014 2:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The SHADOW from Farsens S.L., (San Sebastián, Spain), is a battery free RFID ambient light detector tag. These tags are compatible with commercial EPC C1G2 readers. It features a LPRS N5AC501085 Light Dependent Resistor (LDR) to detect exposure to light or darkness.

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Signal may send cancer's cellular factories into overdrive

July 9, 2014 2:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A network of signals active in almost all types of cancer sends the protein factories in our cells into overdrive, and may help fuel a tumour's uncontrolled growth, new research suggests. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, identified a molecular trigger responsible for ratcheting up activity of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)....

New technology illuminates colder objects in deep space

July 9, 2014 2:52 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Too cool and faint, many objects in the universe are impossible to detect with visible light. Now a Northwestern University team has refined a new technology that could make these colder objects more visible, paving the way for enhanced exploration of deep space....

A transparent touchable display wall

July 9, 2014 2:24 pm | by Lan Yoon, KAIST | News | Comments

At a busy shopping mall, shoppers walk by store windows to find attractive items to purchase. Through the windows, shoppers can see the products displayed, but may have a hard time imagining doing something beyond just looking, such as touching the displayed items or communicating with sales assistants inside the store....

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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

July 9, 2014 2:12 pm | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

What you study — math and science are a plus — seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department....

Google selects 5 charities to create ideas for Glass

July 9, 2014 2:09 pm | by Brett Zongker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work.After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that'll get a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers....

Engineering challenge offers $1M in seed money to inventors

July 9, 2014 2:07 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Few people mention marine iguanas, honey bees and oil sands in the same breath, but scientist Brian Gregg believes the combination might hold an elegant solution to a hard engineering riddle. Extracting oil from oil sands generates copious amounts of low grade waste heat....

Building smaller, greener electronics

July 9, 2014 2:03 pm | by Bryan Alary, University of Alberta | News | Comments

In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.The digital age has resulted in a succession of smaller, cleaner and less power-hungry technologies since the days the personal computer fit atop a desk....

BMW is developing inductive charging systems

July 9, 2014 2:01 pm | by BMW | News | Comments

Driving pleasure and sustainability are fused together in the all-electric BMW i3 and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. Their high-voltage batteries can be recharged quickly and easily by means of the BMW i Wallbox that forms part of the 360° ELECTRIC portfolio....

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Want to innovate? Become a "Now-ist"

July 9, 2014 1:59 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly....

Review: Unlimited e-book services offer plenty

July 9, 2014 1:42 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Two startups are trying to do for e-books what Netflix does for movies. Oyster and Scribd let you read as many books as you want for a monthly price - $10 for Oyster and $9 for Scribd. I was skeptical at first. I can never find enough time to read, and I'm picky about what I do read....

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