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DARPA taps lab to help restore sense of touch to amputees

February 9, 2015 4:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to join a collaborative research team that intends to build the world's first neural system to enable naturalistic feeling and movements in ...

Waterproof mobile device protection without compromising acoustic quality

February 9, 2015 3:56 pm | by W. L. Gore & Associates | News | Comments

Today’s consumers expect mobile devices to function reliably wherever they are — on the beach, on a ski lift riding to the top of a mountain, or hiking through the wilderness. Incipio Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a global manufacturer of mobile device accessories that ...

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A new design tool for metamaterials

February 9, 2015 3:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Metamaterials - artificial nanostructures engineered with electromagnetic properties not found in nature - offer tantalizing future prospects such as high resolution optical microscopes and superfast optical computers. To realize the vast potential of metamaterials, however, scientists ...

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The benefits of silicon carbide for sensors in harsh environments

February 9, 2015 3:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The use of silicon carbide as a semiconductor for mechanical and electrical sensor devices is showing promise for improved operations and safety in harsh working environments, according to new research from Griffith University. Experiments with silicon carbide grown ...

Dish's online TV package debuts with addition of AMC

February 9, 2015 3:34 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dish Network's online television package, Sling TV, has made a formal debut Monday with additions to its previously announced lineup. The $20-a-month package now comes with AMC, joining a lineup of 11 other channels that include ESPN, CNN and the Disney Channel. That means subscribers ...

Paris to ban the most polluting diesel vehicles by 2020

February 9, 2015 3:32 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has presented a plan to ban most diesel vehicles from the city by 2020 in order to lower air pollution. By July, diesel buses and trucks will be banned during the daytime from entering the city but not from the ring road around Paris, Hidalgo explained ...

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DC/DC converter offers 360 watts of output power

February 9, 2015 3:11 pm | by Calex Mfg | Calex Mfg | Product Releases | Comments

Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. of Concord California announces the introduction of the wide input range MTW series. The MTW offers 360 watts of output power in a standard ½ brick case. Available output voltages are 12, 15, 24 and 28VDC. The input range for all models is 9 to 36VDC with ...

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GE develops tiny, battery-less, bomb-sniffing stickers

February 9, 2015 2:57 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

A tiny sticker inspired by the molecular structure of butterfly wings could detect the smallest traces of chemicals and explosives at airports, shipping ports, and other heavily trafficked areas, GE said. Radislav Potyrailo, a chemical sensing principal scientist at GE Global Research ...

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FPGA chip features integrated AFDX protocol

February 9, 2015 2:52 pm | by MEN Micro | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. has released the CS1, an FPGA chip with an integrated AFDX protocol that provides a flexible alternative for communication in airplanes. The customizable CS1 enables users to build AFDX-based communication systems independent of a form factor. The new FPGA can be installed directly ...

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Student winners of Space Tools Challenge announced

February 9, 2015 2:34 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

A multipurpose maintenance tool designed by a high school student will be 3D printed on the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Space Tools Challenge. Winner Robert Hillan of Enterprise, Ala. designed the Multipurpose Precision Maintenance Tool (MPMT)....

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium

February 9, 2015 2:04 pm | Events

Technology Training Corporation in association with the American Institute of Engineers is holding their 2015 symposium on “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium” on March 11-12, 2015 at the Wyndham Hotel in San Diego, CA. This conference brings together key officials and ...

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Codec includes GPS receiver and incremental encoder

February 9, 2015 1:46 pm | by Sensoray Co., Inc. | Sensoray Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sensoray announces that its Model 2253P A/V Codec with GPS Receiver and Incremental Encoder Interfaces brings incredible performance in the compact design necessary for pipeline inspection, mining, robotics and more. In addition, all operating power is supplied by ...

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HotSpot: New sensor magnetizes users’ senses

February 9, 2015 1:16 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Scientists from Germany and Japan have developed a new magnetic sensor, which is thin, robust and pliable enough to be smoothly adapted to human skin. This electronic skin features a magneto-sensory system that equips the recipient with a “sixth sense” able to perceive the presence ...

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Naval leaders: Uncertainty will drive innovation for the future force

February 9, 2015 1:12 pm | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

At the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO in Washington D.C., Department of Navy leaders on Feb. 5 called for investment in new ideas and scientific research to keep the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps technologically superior in increasingly uncertain times....

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3 trends in passives for 2015

February 9, 2015 1:08 pm | by Larisa Miles, Newark element14 | Articles | Comments

Like any evolving technology, in recent years the electronic components industry has seen a shift toward passive components that are smaller, more reliable and more powerful. Distributors and manufacturers alike are investing heavily in the development of these features, and we ...

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