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Volvo Cars pave the way for improved safety by studying driver behavior in Chinese megacities

April 28, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

The China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety (CTS), with Volvo Car Group in a leading role, is now starting a close-up study of driving behavior in the Chinese megacities Beijing and Shanghai. The insight into how drivers handle these exceptionally busy traffic environments is an important part of...

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Supreme Court takes on privacy in digital age

April 28, 2014 10:05 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American's virtual home? How the justices answer that question could determine the outcome of the cases being argued Tuesday....

Engineering Newswire 87: Combat drone flies with twin fighter & business jet

April 28, 2014 9:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On March 20, 2014, Dassault Aviation organized a first of its kind formation flight, including a nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle, a Rafale twin-engine fighter, and a Falcon 7X business jet. The occasion marks the first time in the world that a combat drone flew in formation with other aircraft....

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AC power source delivers 1350 VA

April 28, 2014 9:53 am | Behlman Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Behlman Electronics (Hauppauge, NY) has developed a new AC Power Source/Frequency Convertor/Inverter ideal for all these market segments. It delivers 1350 VA of clean, regulated AC power from a 3.5” high bench-top unit that easily converts to rack mount....

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Power supply series features five-year warranty

April 28, 2014 9:43 am | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the five year warranty TDK-Lambda RWS-B series of AC-DC power supplies, designed to provide solid performance at an economical price. The product line up has four power levels and compact case sizes, rated at 100, 150, 300, and 600W....

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Embedded I/O modules include MiniPCIe Interface for fast I/O extension

April 28, 2014 9:35 am | Advantech | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech (Irvine, CA) announces a series of new Embedded I/O Modules for Touch, CANBus, Parallel, Serial, GigaLAN, SATA III, and USB 3.0 using standard full-size MiniPCIe interface. Using this standard design, customers can simply extend extra interface ports without board modification....

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Battery assemblies deliver portable power to a wide range of embedded applications

April 28, 2014 8:59 am | Varta Microbattery | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery (Rye, NY) announced the CellPac BLOX system, a design program implemented to offer OEMs a semi-custom power solution when off-the-shelf lithium ion (li-ion) or lithium polymer (LiPO) soft pack battery assemblies do not meet the design criteria....

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Diggers find Atari's E.T. games in landfill

April 26, 2014 5:10 pm | by Juan Carlos Llorca - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico (AP) — A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari "E.T." game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made. Film director Zak Penn showed one "E.T." cartridge retrieved from the site and said that...

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Poorer countries stand to miss out on the big data boom

April 25, 2014 4:13 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

Ranking countries by their “networked readiness” reveals a major geopolitical digital divide.The economic benefits of big data are no longer just hype—but many developing economies are set to miss out on them, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum....

50 watt LED low bay lights offer smooth and even illumination

April 25, 2014 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

GlacialLight (Taipei, Taiwan), the lighting division of GlacialTech Inc., is introducing the Arcturus series of GL-BL50 Low Bay Lights. These dimmable 50 watt LED low bay lights come in three colors, and an artistic design making them suited for a variety of indoor environments....

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It's a bubble, but not as we know it

April 25, 2014 9:45 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Multi-sensory technology that creates soap bubbles, which can have images projected onto them or when the bubbles are burst release a scent, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month. The research paper, to be presented at one of the world's most important conferences ...

When things get glassy, molecules go fractal

April 25, 2014 9:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Colorful church windows, beads on a necklace and many of our favorite plastics share something in common -- they all belong to a state of matter known as glasses. School children learn the difference between liquids and gases, but centuries of scholarship ...

Breakthrough harnesses light for controlled chemical reaction

April 25, 2014 9:30 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When chemist Tehshik Yoon looks out his office window, he sees a source of energy to drive chemical reactions. Plants "learned" to synthesize chemicals with sunlight eons ago; Yoon came to the field a bit more recently. But this week, in the journal Science, he and three collaborators detail a way....

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Channel makeover bioengineered to switch off neurons

April 25, 2014 9:28 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists have bioengineered, in neurons cultured from rats, an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control over brain circuit activity with a flash of light. The research funded by the National Institutes of Health ...

Cosmic illusion revealed

April 25, 2014 9:24 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Kashiwa Japan - A team of researchers led by Robert Quimby at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) has announced the discovery of a galaxy that magnified a background, Type Ia supernova thirtyfold through gravitational lensing....

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