Advertisement
Serving the Electronic Design Community Since 1956
Subscribe to ECN Magazine All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

ECN Daily

Google makes colorful statement about Russian anti-gay law with Winter Games-themed 'Doodle'

February 7, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press, San Francisco | News | Comments

With the Winter Games underway in Sochi, Google Inc. quietly but vibrantly added its voice Thursday to the chorus of U.S. companies speaking out against Russia's law restricting gay-rights activities by updating its iconic search page logo to depict illustrations of athletes skiing, sledding, curling and skating against a rainbow-colored backdrop.

Researchers blend orthopedics, engineering to better repair torn rotator cuffs

February 7, 2014 9:28 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Rotator cuff tears are among the most common orthopedic injuries among adults in the United States, due to wear and tear or the effects of age. With a 94 percent failure rate for surgical repairs of large tears in older patients, it's no surprise that the injury is a major cause of pain and disability.

TOPICS:

From Sydney to Sochi: How Olympics video has evolved online over 14 years

February 7, 2014 9:24 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

 NBC's Olympics coverage online has evolved over the years. In the beginning, NBC was worried about interfering with broadcast coverage - its own and those of others. Now, NBC sees the Internet as complementary to its television broadcasts. Here's a look at the evolution of Olympics video online....  

Advertisement

Armored coaxial cable assemblies operate up to 20 GHz

February 7, 2014 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave (Allen, TX) introduces a new line of armored coaxial test cables which are designed to withstand punishing environments such as production line testing and continual in-the-field use. The new armored cables from Fairview can be ordered with SMA or N-Type connectors which are constructed of rugged stainless steel.

TOPICS:

NASA study points to infrared-herring in apparent Amazon green-up

February 7, 2014 8:48 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For the past eight years, scientists have been working to make sense of why some satellite data seemed to show the Amazon rain forest "greening-up" during the region's dry season each year from June to October. The green-up indicated productive, thriving vegetation in spite of limited rainfall.

Google makes statement about Russian anti-gay law

February 7, 2014 8:45 am | by AP | News | Comments

With the Winter Games underway in Sochi, Google Inc. quietly but vibrantly added its voice Thursday to the chorus of U.S. companies speaking out against Russia's law restricting gay-rights activities by updating its iconic search page logo to depict illustrations of athletes skiing, sledding, curling and skating against a rainbow-colored backdrop.

Photos of the Day: Electronic tongue can identify brands of beer

February 7, 2014 8:37 am | News | Comments

Spanish researchers have managed to distinguish between different varieties of beer using an electronic tongue. The discovery, published in the journal 'Food Chemistry', is accurate in almost 82 percent of cases. Varieties of beers that the tongue is not trained to recognise, such as beer/soft drink mixes or foreign makes, were not identified....

TOPICS:

Apple said to take $14B bite of stock via buyback

February 7, 2014 8:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has reportedly repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its first-quarter financials and second-quarter revenue outlook disappointed investors. Its shares are up almost 2 percent in premarket trading Friday. Late Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple Inc....

Advertisement

Engineering is for boys. Pink is for girls.

February 7, 2014 8:02 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

We’ve talked about GoldieBlox a few times on the site before both about what a cool toy it is and then again when the company released a video of all the cool things you could do with the kit. I recently stumbled across a Tedx done by the CEO and Creator of GoldieBlox, Debbie Sterling. Sterling, who has engineering degree from Stanford...

TOPICS:

Possible Weather Caused Delays

February 6, 2014 7:11 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

Yes, we here in the Portland area can get snow too. I know it's not as deep as everywhere else, but it still gets in the way. That means that some parts shipments in to our plant may be late...

Activision shares jump after strong 4Q results

February 6, 2014 6:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Activision Blizzard Inc. rose Thursday after the video game publisher posted higher-than-expected results for the fourth quarter thanks to strong game sales over the holidays. Activision earned $174 million, or 22 cents per share, in the October-December quarter. That's down 51 percent...

STEM Students Sought for Virtual Mentoring Program

February 6, 2014 4:02 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Entrepreneurs and innovators of late are keen on applying the idea of gamification, or introducing aspects of gaming into other products and services. In one campus program, it’s now being applied to mentoring. BreakThru, a virtual mentoring program ...

TOPICS:

February 2014: Power

February 6, 2014 3:49 pm | by ECN Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

We’re always looking to expand our expertise and knowledge base here at ECN, so we’re using this Power issue to introduce our brand-new editorial advisory board. Our new board is made up of the industry elite with a broad range of engineering expertise that we’ll be utilizing throughout the year....

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Scientists use 'voting' and 'penalties' to overcome errors in quantum optimization

February 6, 2014 3:27 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Seeking a solution to decoherence—the "noise" that prevents quantum processors from functioning properly—scientists at USC have developed a strategy of linking quantum bits together into voting blocks, a strategy that significantly boosts their accuracy.

Theorists predict new forms of exotic insulating materials

February 6, 2014 3:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Topological insulators — materials whose surfaces can freely conduct electrons even though their interiors are electrical insulators — have been of great interest to physicists in recent years because of unusual properties that may provide insights into quantum physics. But most analysis of such materials has had to rely on highly simplified models.

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading