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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....


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....

Photos of the Day: Servicing satellites

May 2, 2014 7:21 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Earth-orbiting spacecraft are now so prevalent they could easily be taken for granted. Since April 2011, engineers at Kennedy have partnered with the SSCO at Goddard to develop robotic satellite servicing technologies necessary to bring in-orbit inspection....


Engineering Newswire: Experimental electric plane takes first flight

May 2, 2014 7:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The electric E-Fan experimental aircraft performed its first successful public flight last week and served as the highlight of Airbus Group's — that's the old EADS — E-Aircraft Day in France. An electrical energy management system, or e-FADEC, is integrated into the aircraft....


Anaren awarded $8.3 million initial contract by Raytheon to support U.S. Navy’s air and missile defense radar program

May 2, 2014 6:59 am | News | Comments

Anaren, Inc. announced that it has been awarded an $8.3 million contract from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to support the initial Engineering and Manufacturing Development (E&MD) phase of Raytheon’s contract for the U.S. Navy’s nextgeneration integrated Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)....


Watch five monster machines battle it out for Jenga champion

May 2, 2014 6:59 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

I love Cats. I just find them to be awesome in their majestic beauty. I am, of course, talking about Caterpillar machines. (I’ve been strictly a “dog” girl from day one.) My obsession with these beauties requires a little background. My dad is a builder, so it was just part of growing up to have big toys everywhere....


Non-inductive resistors present very low thermal resistance

May 1, 2014 7:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BEC Distribution, ARCOL's Premier UK Distributor has announced the availability of ARCOL's AP101 and AP140 non-inductive resistors which feature extremely low thermal resistance. The AP101 is capable of dissipating 100 W, and the AP140 can…


Rotary encoders offer EtherCAT communications interface

May 1, 2014 7:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL’s (Hamilton, NJ) high-performance IXARC optical rotary encoders are available with EtherCAT communications interfaces. EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is a special form of industrial Ethernet that eliminates…

Instrument measures temperature, velocity and pressure at same time

May 1, 2014 5:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Thermal Solutions’ (Norwood, MA) iQ-200 instrument measures the temperatures of solid materials and surrounding air, while also tracking air velocity and air pressure. This laboratory-grade instrument simultaneously captures…


Carrier card offers scalable data acquisition to PCIe

May 1, 2014 5:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

4DSP (Austin, TX) announced the release of a new PCI Express product featuring the Xilinx Kintex-7 combined with the highest performance analog I/O card available in the marketplace, according to the company. With a single-channel…


Coca-Cola partners with A*STAR to expand technology presence in Singapore

May 1, 2014 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has entered into a joint collaboration agreement with DP Beverages, Ltd., (DP), an affiliate of The Coca-Cola Company, to develop potential new technologies and innovations that add value to consumers and support a sustainable world....

Entire star cluster thrown out of its galaxy

May 1, 2014 4:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The galaxy known as M87 has a fastball that would be the envy of any baseball pitcher. It has thrown an entire star cluster toward us at more than two million miles per hour. The newly discovered cluster, which astronomers named HVGC-1, is now on a fast journey to nowhere....


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